Mel Pickup was appointed as Chief Executive of the Trust in November 2019. Mel qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. Mel has worked in a number of management and leadership roles across Yorkshire and the Northwest.
Mel was Chief Executive of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust from January 2007 (Taking it through its Foundation Trust application to a successful conclusion) prior to her appointment with Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS FT in 2011, and now Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT.
In 2015 Mel was invited by Baroness Cumberledge to be the provider Chief Executive representative on The National Maternity Review and continues to work in support of the maternity transformation programme as a member of the stakeholder council.
Mel is the system lead for the Bradford and District Health and Care Partnership. As a member of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts, Mel leads on critical care and chairs the WYHP PPE Board.