GGI expands services with new Regional Director for the South East of England

6th February 2017

_84304935_2014-01-24-darren-graysonThe Good Governance Institute (GGI) has appointed a new Regional Director for the South East of England. Darren Grayson joins the GGI team following a long and successful career in the NHS, including fourteen years as a chief executive of primary care trusts in Kent and Brighton and of an integrated acute and community trust in Sussex.

David Cockayne, Managing Director of GGI said ‘We are delighted to welcome another talented and well-respected career health and social care manager to our senior team. As Regional Director for the South East, Darren brings a wealth of experience of working at Board level in complex environments and of developing and implementing new models of care. He will undoubtedly augment GGI’s already unrivalled expertise in bringing his significant experience to our work with boards. He is able to deploy the insight that can only really be gained by having been a chief executive of large, multifaceted organisations, understanding the pressures and challenges our clients face day in, day out.’

Darren Grayson said ‘This is a new chapter in my career. Working with multiple organisations in an advisory and facilitative role is a new way of supporting our NHS for me, and I am enjoying it hugely. Working with the growing and dedicated GGI team opens exciting new challenges and I am particularly looking forward to working with the broad base of clients GGI works with, sharing knowledge, but also learning from different sectors. I was impressed to find out that 20% of GGI’s work now is with universities, and we are expanding into arts, sports and third sector governance too’

GGI has been independent since 2009. Working with boards and top teams to improve board working and governance, GGI has worked with around 200 NHS and other healthcare organisations. It is also a significant provider of governance support to the university sector, and is working with commercial companies, the third sector and membership organisations across the whole of the UK.

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