Peter Axon
ICS/ICB Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Peter Axon
Peter Axon, ICS/ICB Interim Chief Executive Officer

Peter Axon was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System and the anticipated local NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) in December 2021. 

Peter has 13 years’ experience at board level, across the NHS. He previously led the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s continued journey of improvement achieving the highest rating of ‘outstanding’. The Trust is one of only two specialist mental health trusts in the NHS to have received this award from the Care Quality Commission. 

With a strong background in finance, Peter has previously held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, working across both the community physical and mental health foundation trusts.  

Before becoming Chief Executive Officer, Peter had led several system-wide programmes, including the development of place-based partnerships, and sponsoring the organisational development and leadership and diversity and inclusivity programmes.

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David Pearson MBE

ICB Non-Executive Chair

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Peter Axon

ICS/ICB Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Megan Nurse

Non-Executive Chair of Finance and Performance Committee

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Julie Houlder

Non-Executive Chair of Audit Committee

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Josephine Spencer

Non-Executive Chair of Quality and Safety Committee

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Shokat Lal

Non-Executive Chair of People, Culture and Organisational Development Committee

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Alex Brett

Chief People Officer

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Chris Ibell

Chief Digital Officer

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Heather Johnstone

Interim Chief Nursing and Therapies Officer

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Paul Brown

Chief Finance Officer

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Sally Young

Director of Corporate Governance

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Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones MBE

Chief Medical Officer

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Chris Bird

Interim Chief Transformation Officer

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Phil Smith

Chief Delivery Officer

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Jon Rouse

City Director, City of Stoke-on-Trent Council (Partner Member)

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Dr Jack Aw

Partner Member - Primary Care

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Neil Carr

Partner Member - Physical Health. Chief Executive - Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Buki Adeyemo

Interim Chief Executive North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust , Partner Member - Mental Health

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Paddy Hannigan

Partner Member - Primary Care

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Tracy Bullock

Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (Partner Member)

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John Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, Staffordshire County Council (Partner Member)