Steve Russell

Chief executive of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Steve Russell joined Harrogate and District NHS Trust as chief executive in April 2019.

Steve has a decade’s worth of board-level experience with NHS organisations, including two as a deputy chief executive, and has held key leadership roles in successful NHS trusts.

Steve’s previous post as executive regional managing director for NHS Improvement in London saw him working across the provider and commissioner sectors. 

Prior to his time with NHS Improvement, Steve spent two years as chief operating officer at South London Healthcare NHS Trust, a year as London programme director (A&E) and improvement director at the NHS Trust Development Authority, and two years as deputy chief executive at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Before this, Steve worked for seven years at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where he was the executive director of medicine and emergency care.