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Board of Directors

Jonathan Brotherton, Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan BrothertonChief Executive

Jonathan joined Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT) in September 2014, as Director of Operations and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015. When UHB and HEFT merged in April 2018, Jonathan became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

On 1 April 2019, he was appointed COO for the whole Trust and was responsible for the day-to-day running of its four hospitals, Birmingham Chest Clinic, Solihull Community Services and a number of ‘satellite’ units. In addition to holding the COO role, Jonathan was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive in February 2022, and became Interim Chief Executive in January 2023.

In July 2023 Jonathan was appointed as the Trust’s Group Chief Executive.

Jonathan joined the NHS in 1992 as a trainee paramedic in Worcestershire, working clinically for 12 years, before moving into management full time. He graduated from the University of Worcester with a Masters’ degree in Management Studies in 2007 and has worked in senior leadership roles in a number of acute hospital trusts, regional ambulance services and the National Intensive Support Team.