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The Walton Centre appoint new Chairman

21/02/2022

The Walton Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Max Steinberg CBE as the Chairman of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Max has extensive experience across business, innovation and industry, most recently eight years as Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision.

As CEO of Liverpool Vision he oversaw award-winning participation in the World EXPO Shanghai and was instrumental in securing the first UK International Festival for Business, in Liverpool in 2014. He was also Chair of the Festival in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

NHS Walton Centre

Born and bred in Liverpool, Max was awarded the OBE in 1997 for services to Housing and Regeneration on Merseyside and the CBE for services to Business and the Community in 2013. He was awarded a Doctorate at Liverpool University in 2019 and commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant in 2020.

He has served on a number of other boards, including Liverpool John Moores University European Institute of Urban Affairs. In August 2015, Max was appointed Chairman of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and in December 2018 Chair of the Board of The ACC Liverpool Group.

Jan Ross, Chief Executive, The Walton Centre, said:

“Max’s breadth of business experience, his personal commitment to public service, and his extensive experience at board level will be of immense value to The Walton Centre. I look forward to welcoming him as Chairman of the Trust.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Seth Crofts, who has been Acting Chairman and has provided the Walton Centre with stability and has personally supported me through a very difficult six months. Seth has been an exceptional and committed Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chair and Acting Chair in his time at The Walton Centre, and we cannot thank him enough for stepping up when required.”

Max, who will take up his position in April, said he was delighted to be taking up the role.

“The Walton Centre is one of the jewels in the crown of healthcare providers, not just in Liverpool but in the UK.

The Walton Centre

“As the son of a Liverpool GP, and the father of two NHS professionals, the opportunity to work for this fantastic institution was something I was very interested in.

“I have enormous pride in the city of Liverpool, and making the institutions of the city the very best. I am looking forward to working with all the staff at The Walton Centre to ensure it continues to provide the very best treatment and care to its patients and their family and friends.”

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