Jan Sobieraj was seconded to the Department of Health in January 2010 from NHS Sheffield, where he was Chief Executive, to take on the role of Director for Leadership.
Previously he was Chief Executive of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and before that, Chief Executive at an NHS Trust in Lincolnshire providing community and mental health services. He has been an NHS Chief Executive since 1997. In addition to his health service experience, he has also held a number of senior general management positions in the social housing sector and has worked in the private sector.
Jan is a Visiting Senior Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, Governor of the Health Foundation, and a member of the NHS National Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation. He is also a member of the King’s Fund General Advisory Committee and was previously Chair of the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Leadership Group.
Over the past 30 years of his management career, Jan has been passionate about working in partnership with leaders, staff and trade unions to improve services for patients.