Keith Walker was appointed as is Chief Operating Officer (previously Director of Operations) in August 2014, and as Deputy Chief Executive (joint) in August 2020. Prior to this, he held the post of Service Director for Specialist Services.
Keith is a qualified mental health nurse and has worked in the NHS for 25 years. Before joining Pennine Care in 2006, he worked in a number of clinical and management positions within adult and children’s mental health services.
As Director of Operations, Keith is responsible for overseeing the entire operations of our services. His priorities are to ensure that services are safe and effective, that patients receive high quality care and that staff are supported in the workplace. He also oversees our transformation programme, contract performance and emergency planning.
Keith’s overall aim is to ensure that Pennine Care is a place where staff want to work, all people feel valued and partners want to work with us.