THEA Stein, former Chief Executive of Leeds North East Primary Care Trust, has been appointed as Yorkshire Forward's new Executive Director of People.
Ms Stein will succeed Don Stewart who moved to the position of Director of Strategy following Tom Riordan's appointment as Chief Executive.
She has been in her previous role for four years, holding responsibility for a multi-million pound budget, and the health and social welfare of more than 160,000 people.
Ms Stein's earlier career history spans a wide variety of roles within the health and social care sector.
This includes Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Service Development with the Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.