Michael Williams, Chair of Nottingham CityCare CIC, is due to retire at the end of this month (April 2023) after a lifetime of public service in a career spanning almost 60 years. Michael started his current role as the Chair of the city’s largest NHS community healthcare provider in 2018.

Michael’s leadership has seen Nottingham CityCare maintain it’s ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who recognised the organisation’s strong focus on quality and safety and providing services that met the local needs of patients.

Michael said:

“After almost 60 years’ service in the public sector, I have decided the time is right for me to retire. Chairing Nottingham CityCare for the last 5 years has given me the greatest pleasure in my career. I have been humbled by the care and dedication of the CityCare’s staff and their commitment to Nottingham’s communities from the nurse gently holding the hand and comforting an end-of-life patient; the manager still motivating their team when facing enormous service pressures and, above all, the bravery of staff continuing to deliver services during Covid, the worst pandemic of our generation. It has been an honour and privilege to work for an organisation that is making a difference to people’s lives every day”.

Chief Executive Lou Bainbridge said:

“On behalf of the Board and all our staff I would like to thank Michael for his exemplary leadership, deep commitment to health and care services and his many years of dedicated service. Michael’s extensive career, loyalty to Nottingham and its communities is admirable. Michael has made a real difference as Chair at Nottingham CityCare. He will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Michael will chair his last board meeting on 24 April. Sherry Malik has been recruited and will commence the role officially in May.

Michael ‘s blog detailing his expansive career and thanking CityCare staff is available here.

Date published: 5 April 2023