Dr Simon Festing BHTA

Dr Simon Festing, Chief Executive Officer of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), has taken the decision to resign with immediate effect.

Having joined the association in March 2020, Dr Festing helped steer the BHTA through the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic, alongside implementing a range of operational and strategic changes.

Members of the Board and Senior Management Team will assume responsibilities for the management of the association, until such time as a new CEO is appointed.

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A qualified Doctor of Medicine who practised as a hospital doctor in his earlier career, Dr Festing joined the BHTA from the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

Andrew Stevenson, Chairman of the British Healthcare Trades Association, commented: “The board of directors thank Simon for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”

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