We are delighted to announce the appointment of Claus Madsen as the Trust’s new Chief People Officer.
Claus has more than two decades’ experience as a senior people leader with a background in both the public and private sectors.
Claus joins us from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) where he is currently the Associate Director of Education and Organisational Development. At YAS he has led on the development and implementation of their People Strategy and its alignment to the NHS People Plan and Promise, and he is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Trust’s People and Culture business priorities.
Nationally, Claus is involved in the ‘Future of HR & OD in the NHS’ programme as a member of NHS England’s People Professional Development Board and he is involved with the NHS workforce supply agenda as a member of NHS England’s Apprentice Growth Strategy Implementation Oversight Group.
Claus holds a BA (Hons) in Teaching, an MA in Educational Sociology, and an MSc in Leadership and Management from Henley Business School, UK. In 2020 Claus achieved Chartered Fellowship status of the CIPD. He moved to England from Denmark in 2016 and is married with three daughters.
On his appointment Claus said, “I am honoured and delighted to take up the post as Chief People Officer and take the lead on the ambitious people and culture agenda for the Trust. I am very excited about joining Team WCHC and can’t wait to meet colleagues out and about and learn more about the Trust and how we can make it an even better workplace together.”
We are delighted to welcome Claus to the Trust. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a breadth of experience in many areas. I am sure everyone will join me in giving him a very warm welcome when he officially joins us, but we look forward to him visiting us occasionally before his formal start date in April 2023.