NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has appointed Michael Brodie as its new chief executive.
Currently finance and commercial director at Public Health England (PHE), Mr Brodie had worked as finance director at NHSBSA before joining PHE in April 2013.
He is expected to begin his role after the current chief executive, Alistair McDonald, retires this summer.
NHSBSA chair Silla Maizey said: ‘[Mr Brodie’s] leadership skills and his enthusiasm for our business and our people came through very clearly during the recruitment process.
‘He is well-regarded within the wider health and care system and has a proven track record.
‘He has the relevant expertise, experience and values to lead the NHSBSA and I am confident he will help us achieve our vision of being the delivery partner of choice for the NHS.’
Ms Maizey thanked the departing chief executive for ‘his hard work and dedication’ in shaping the organisation’s strategic direction over the past two years.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Brodie said: ‘I am genuinely thrilled to be returning to the NHSBSA as chief executive as it is an organisation with a special place in my heart. I have admired the transformation that has been undertaken in the last couple of years and am profoundly excited by the opportunities ahead.
‘I feel privileged to be appointed as its new leader and I am looking forward to meeting everyone and continuing the excellent work the NHSBSA does for patients, the public and the taxpayer.’
Mr Brodie said it has been difficult for him to leave PHE, which he thinks is an ‘outstanding organisation doing astonishing things at the heart of Government’.
As part of his most recent work for PHE, he collaborated on a report with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy calling for a new, systemic approach on evaluating the costs and benefits of public health investments.