Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG are entering a new era as a new Chief Officer joins to lead the organisations in ensuring local health and care services are fit for the future.
Denis Gizzi started working across the CCGs on Monday 16 October, following the departure of Jan Ledward to Liverpool CCG.
He joins from Oldham CCG, where he has been Managing Director since early 2013, following six years in an executive role with NHS Oldham.
Denis is a seasoned NHS professional having worked in the service for 28 years, ten of those years at executive level, across areas such as commissioning, transformation, service redesign and improvement, clinical service management, performance and planning.
Denis said: “I’m delighted about my appointment to the role of Chief Officer for Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG. I hope I can bring my experience working at the forefront of changes in Greater Manchester to help with the many challenges in central Lancashire; not least, helping to make local health and care services more sustainable for the future.
“I am also looking forward to getting out and meeting local patients to hear what they think we can do differently, better and more efficiently.”
Gora Bangi, Chair of Chorley and South Ribble CCG said: “It is clear that Denis is passionate about driving improvements in health outcomes for patients. His experience will be invaluable in taking forward our agenda to transform local healthcare for people.”
Sumantra Mukerji, Chair of Greater Preston CCG added: “Denis joins us at a challenging but exciting time, as we work ever closer with our Lancashire and South Cumbria colleagues to improve health and care services. We are confident that Denis will provide strong and innovative leadership for our CCGs.
“We would like to thank Jan for all her hard work and determination in her time with us, and wish her every success for the future,” he added.