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Dame Fiona Caldicott (Chairman, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust): "I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Dr Bruno Holthof as our new Chief Executive. This appointment marks the culmination of a comprehensive search and selection process, which attracted a high level of interest from a range of excellent national and international candidates."

On completion of his medical training, Bruno gained an MBA at Harvard University and a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Leuven in Belgium.  During a highly successful earlier career as a Partner with McKinsey’s Global Health Care Practice, he acquired significant experience and expertise in advising medical and health organisations across Europe and in the United States.  He has worked extensively with major pharmaceutical, life science and medical equipment companies, where he advised on organisational strategy and design, and integration and innovation in healthcare provision.

For the past ten years Bruno has been Chief Executive of ZNA, a network of general and specialised hospitals in and around Antwerp.  Under his leadership, ZNA has come to be recognised as one of the best performing healthcare systems in Europe.  

Commenting on his appointment, Bruno stated: “I am very honoured to be appointed as Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Oxford has the talent and technology to create breakthrough innovations that will improve the health of the local population and also have a global impact.  Over the next decade we will see unprecedented change in the way healthcare is delivered, through the application of digitalisation, robotics and personalised medicine.  Together with colleagues at Oxford University Hospitals, the University of Oxford and other partner organisations, I look forward to ensuring these technologies are used to support the Trust as we continue to provide compassionate and excellent care to our patients and service users.”

In order to take up his appointment from 1 October 2015, Bruno will be relocating to Oxford with his family.