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Eileen Milner to be Interim Chair of CPFT

Eileen Milner is to become the Interim Chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

She will succeed Julie Spence who has stepped down after nine years, the maximum amount of time she could serve in the post.

Eileen will take up the role on Thursday, 1 June – initially for six months – while the Trust recruits a permanent Chair.

The recruitment process is led by CPFT’s Council of Governors.

Lead Governor Andrea Hill said: “We are delighted that Eileen has agreed to be the Interim Chair. Her leadership and experience will be vital to the Trust while we seek a successor to Julie Spence, and we look forward to working with her.”

Eileen, who joined the Trust as a Non-Executive Director in September last year, said: “I am very excited to take up this role.  I have a long-standing interesting in mental and community health and I am delighted and honoured to be associated with CPFT.”

During a career which has spanned the public and private sectors, Eileen was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of the Care Quality Commission and led work across the NHS on whistleblowing and Freedom To Speak Up.

While Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, she was responsible for one of the largest budgets in UK public service as well as the regulation of academies and colleges in England.

A Cambridgeshire resident for more than 25 years, she is Chair of Bradford Children and Families Trust, a former Chair of Council at the University of Bradford, and on the board of Ofqual, the regulator of qualifications in England.


For more information contact:

Andy Burrows

Interim Head of Communications

E communications@cpft.nhs.uk 

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