Mark Fisher CBE has been appointed as the new chief executive designate of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, taking over from Sarah Price who will continue as interim chief officer until Mark formally takes his post on 1st July 2022.

Commenting on his appointment, Mark said:

“It’s a huge privilege to be appointed as the first chief executive of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care. The region has a long history of collaboration and partnership working, and we now have a real opportunity to make further change: to better address health inequalities, further improve clinical outcomes, and contribute to the wider social and economic development of Greater Manchester.

“It is from the diverse and vibrant communities of Greater Manchester that comes the incredible team of NHS and care staff, unpaid carers and volunteers, who have gone well above and beyond in very difficult circumstances recently. They have already demonstrated the impact we can have when we all work together as one system.

“There are undoubtedly big challenges ahead, but I am very much looking forward to being part of one of the most ambitious integrated care systems in the country, working with and for all the people and communities of Greater Manchester.”

Please find below a little more infomation about Mark. You can also read a letter from Sir Richard Leese announcing the appointment here.

Mark Fisher biography

Mark grew up in the West Country. After university, he joined the Civil Service as a fast stream trainee. Since June 2017, Mark has been a director general in the Cabinet Office and secretary to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

Mark has worked in the Benefits Agency, as HR director of the Department of Social Security Group, and as a board director of Jobcentre Plus. He has been chief executive of the Sector Skills Development Agency, the body charged by Government with developing the network of Sector Skills Councils; to promote effective employer investment in skills. He was subsequently labour market director in the Department for Work and Pensions during the 2009 recession. Immediately prior to his current appointment, Mark was director of the Office for Civil Society at the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for social action, social investment, support for charities, business partnerships, and youth policy.

Mark has been a director of Working Links (Employment) Ltd, an advisor for the Prince’s Trust Team (formerly volunteers) programme, and a public member of Network Rail. Mark is on the Council and chair of the Estates and Finance Committee of the University of Huddersfield and is a trustee of the Clore Social Leadership Foundation. He is also chair of the Civil Service Sports Council. In January 2010, Mark received a CBE.

Mark lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.