A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has appointed a new Executive Director of Finance and Performance.

Ian Currell, of Holmfirth, currently the Chief Finance & Deputy Chief Officer at NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will join Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) on August 9.

Ian started out in the NHS as a graduate finance trainee and went on to work in a range of provider and commissioner organisations including as Director of Finance at NHS England area teams and Deputy and Acting Director of Finance at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Ian replaces Steve Hackett, who leaves the Trust at the end of June to work at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Ian said: “I’m really looking forward to joining RDaSH. It’s an organisation that leads the way with care for its patients and fully supports its carers, patients’ families and staff.”

Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive of RDaSH, said: “I am delighted that after a national recruitment campaign we have appointed someone with such a broad range of expertise, experience and skills to join our executive team and Board. I know Ian will be a great addition to our team and we look forward to him joining us.

“I would like to also take this opportunity to thank Steve for his time at RDaSH and to wish him well in his new role.”