Described by the leading health publication as ‘innovative and influential’, Mr Marsh is among a list of the top leaders in the NHS.
The list was judged by a panel of leading experts, including NHS England Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh; Jan Sobieraj, Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy; Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices; Peter Carter, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing; and Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council.
The HSJ said of Mr Marsh: “Our judges appreciated his presence on the frontline and the way he has established good relationships with colleagues in the police and in mental health services.”
In an extensive ambulance career beginning in non-emergency patient transport services over 25 years ago, Mr Marsh has held a number of senior posts and is currently the Chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and National Ambulance Advisor to the Department of Health. Most recently, he received a Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours.
Following the announcement today (Friday), Mr Marsh said: “I am very touched and flattered to have been chosen by such an expert panel and to be ranked alongside some fantastic colleagues across the country.
“Whilst it is a humbling experience and I am obviously very proud, this award is a reflection on the hard work of all of the staff who work with me in the West Midlands, whatever their role within the organisation.
“The passionate way in which they go about their work is a credit to the service. From my conversations with them, I know how dedicated they are to providing the very highest level of care possible for each and every patient.”
The HSJ reports on health management and policy. Click here for more information on the Top 50 Chief Executives List.