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New Interim Chief Executive Officer appointed to Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board

1st November 2023
Posted by Aston Avery

Tracy Dowling has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Tracy is a highly experienced leader who most recently retired as CEO of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation (mental health and community) Trust. Prior to this Tracy was the Accountable Officer in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group. Over her career Tracy has held senior posts in acute hospitals, in NHS commissioning organisations and in NHS England. Tracy will join the organisation on the 20 November, following Anthony (Mac) McKeever’s decision to retire.

Tracy said:

“I’m delighted to be taking up this role and am looking forward to working with colleagues across mid and south Essex. I have seen the commitment from all system partner organisations and our wider stakeholders to work together to achieve real improvements in the delivery of health services and outcomes for the population we serve. I look forward to building on this good work and believe we can make our shared ambitions a reality.”

Professor Michael Thorne CBE, Chair for Mid and South Essex ICB said:

“Tracy will bring her considerable expertise to the role, as we work to deliver effective and efficient health and care services and, most importantly, better outcomes for our residents, staff and communities in mid and south Essex.  Our focus will be on continued delivery of our Integrated Care Strategy, working with our partners to ensure a smooth transition before Anthony (Mac) McKeever retires in November.   

“I would like to thank Mac for the excellent leadership he has provided as Chief Executive Officer and to give my thanks to all the executive directors and teams for continuing to progress with ambitious and challenging plans and programmes of work.  The search for a new substantive CEO for Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board will continue.”