Neil Large MBE - Non-Executive Member

Neil Large MBE

Neil is an experienced NHS professional with extensive Board Level experience who is passionate about the NHS, the patients it serves and its staff who deliver inspirational and dedicated care day in day out.

Neil’s NHS career has spanned more than 50 years - all in Cheshire and Merseyside, but has also encompassed a number of regional and national roles.

A qualified accountant, he was appointed to his first board level post as Finance Director at Chester Health Authority before becoming its Chief Executive Officer. Neil also undertook the Chief Executive Officer role of the Family Health Services Authority in the early 1990s.

In 2001 Neil was appointed Finance Director of the then newly-formed Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority. Following retirement in 2006 he joined Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Foundation Trust and subsequently acted as Chair from August 2009 to March 2022.

During his tenure the Trust was rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Neil also served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust from 2014 to 2021.

Neil was awarded the MBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list for services to healthcare in both the NHS and Charitable sectors where Neil has given many years of service as a Trustee at Tarporley Cottage Hospital and The Hospice of The Good Shepherd.

Neil Large