AHSN NENC names Interim CEO

The Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria has today named Deputy CEO, Dr Nicola Wesley, to assume the role of Interim CEO following the departure of Dr Séamus O’Neill.

Nicola, who played a leading role in establishing the AHSN NENC in 2013, will take the helm from September this year.

Since the inception of the AHSN NENC, Nicola has developed and deployed The Innovation Pathway, successfully secured and managed two rounds European Regional Development Fund funding, has been instrumental in creating the vision and delivering the work programme for the national economic growth agenda for The AHSN Network, and helped to develop the business case for the recently-opened North East Futures UTC in Newcastle.

Dr Arnab Basu, Chairman of the AHSN NENC, said:

“We are delighted to announce that Deputy CEO, Dr Nicola Wesley, will take on the role of Interim CEO. Nicola was a driving force in setting up the AHSN NENC and has continued to play a vital role in the development and growth of the organisation over the last six years.

“We have a strong senior team in place who are all committed to driving forward the AHSN NENC’s vision and Nicola will do a fantastic job leading the team as we move into this exciting new chapter.”