Mary Fleming Appointed as New Chief Executive

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Wigan-Infirmary

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Fleming as the Trust’s new permanent Chief Executive and she will assume this role with immediate effect.

Mary’s appointment comes after a rigorous recruitment process, which involved internal and external stakeholders as well as a formal panel interview which included representatives from NHS England and NHS Greater Manchester as well as an independent Chief Executive advisor. 

Mary brings a vast amount of experience to the role, having held a number of NHS senior leadership roles over the years and she is a compassionate and inclusive leader who will take WWL from strength to strength.

After spending the first part of her career in the private sector, Mary joined the NHS as an Admin Clerk in Radiology 27 years ago before taking on various roles in trusts across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. She joined WWL in 2008 and quickly progressed from an Operational Lead within the Division of Surgery to a Divisional Manager, before being appointed as Deputy Director of Operations and Performance. Mary became a member of the Board of Directors in 2016 when she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, and she was appointed to the Deputy Chief Executive role in 2021.