Andy Haywood

Andy Haywood was appointed Director of Digital Services in Janury 2020. He joins us from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, where he was the Associate Director of Digital. Prior to that, he was a Head of Relationship Management at NHS Digital and a Programme Manager responsible for cyber security, networks and a multi-million pound budget.

Andy, a former Royal Navy officer, has been appointed to shape and oversee an ambitious digital services strategy which will support the delivery of patient care and improve the experience of staff.

Andy began his career as an Air Traffic Control Officer the Royal Navy, and also served with the Royal Air Force, where he was responsible for the command of the RAF’s second largest air traffic control squadron.

It was in this role that he oversaw an £11m upgrade to RAF Topcliffe in North Yorkshire, which included new facilities for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.