Steve Ford today takes up his role as chief executive of the RCOT following his appointment in January.
Steve begins his tenure at the RCOT after the departure of previous chief executive Julia Scott in February.
He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the sector, including having been chief executive at Parkinson’s UK for the last 15 years, and prior to that holding general manager and chief executive roles in the NHS.
Steve’s first priority is to gain a deeper insight into the profession, the opportunities and challenges it presents, and to build on his understanding of what it’s like to be an occupational therapist.
Watch Steve’s video message to find out more about how he wants to do this and his ambitions for the profession.