Appointment of new Chairman

Colin Beresford appointed as new Chair of Primary Care Sheffield

Primary Care Sheffield (PCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Beresford as Board Chairman.

Colin Beresford, currently an independent director at PCS, was appointed as Chair following a rigorous and competitive selection process. He succeeds John Boyington who, earlier this year, announced his decision to retire as chairman after nearly six years in the role. Colin will formally take over the role on 1 January 2023 following a handover period.

New Primary Care Sheffield Chairman, Colin Beresford.

Colin Beresford said, “I am delighted to take up the post at such an important time for the future of Primary Care Sheffield. I know the organisation well, and have been hugely impressed by the impact it has had in supporting the delivery of world-class primary care in Sheffield.

“I’m looking forward to getting started, bringing my experience and expertise to the table to help the organisation deliver for people in Sheffield.”

Chief Executive, Dr Andy Hilton said: “We are very pleased to appoint Colin whose expertise as well as passion and commitment to be PCS Chair really shone out amongst an impressive field of candidates.

“Obviously we know him well and we are extremely confident that we will benefit from his extensive experience and his approach. He is a fantastic fit for the organisation.”

About Colin Beresford

Colin has been operating at Board level in the Sheffield City Region for 30 years, leading a wide range of private and public sector corporate organisations. He has extensive experience in organisational change and growth, as well as collaborative partnership working. Born and bred in Sheffield, he is passionate about the city and its people. As an Executive, he led the public private partnership that re-built all the schools in the city. Now focused exclusively on a non-Executive career he sees the role of PCS Chair as central to his ambition to improve the lives of the people that live here. Outside of work Colin is usually in the peak district on his bike, for fun or raising funds for charity.  

About Primary Care Sheffield

Primary Care Sheffield (PCS) is a not-for-profit company set up and developed by general practice in Sheffield to provide support in delivering world class primary care. The organisations does this through it’s work in four areas:

  • Practice|Care We support practices in Sheffield to deliver the best care possible.
  • Future|Care We push for improvements to shape the future of care.
  • Patient|Care We deliver a range of primary care services to the people of Sheffield.
  • Home|Care We help people live independent and fulfilled lives in their own homes.