New Year, New...letters after his name. Owen Williams OBE.

Owen Williams, our Chief Exec, is heading to the Palace after being awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to healthcare in West Yorkshire.

When the list was published late last Friday December 27 2019, he followed it up with this message of thanks to everyone at CHFT.

If you missed his email, then here's his message.


“It feels like five minutes since I wrote my first introductory Chief Exec message back in May 2012. Fast forward to now and I feel really humbled to have been given this accolade for service to healthcare across West Yorkshire.

“I am really clear that achievements such as this are not possible without the help and support of other people. That’s why I’d like to give my heartfelt thanks to CHFT colleagues, past and present, for the part they have played in helping me to be recognised for this award.

“I think this reflects positively on what the Trust has achieved over the years and is proof positive of the commitment that many of my friends and colleagues have towards providing compassionate care for local people.”