Ghada Trotabas named managing director of Siemens Healthineers as Peter Harrison steps down

Peter Harrison is retiring from his role as managing director of Siemens Healthineers in May. He will be replaced by Ghada Trotabas as managing director Great Britain and Ireland.

Trotabas has more than 20 years of experience in the medical technology industry, in imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and therapy. At Siemens Healthineers, she led the global radiation oncology and refurbished systems businesses and held senior positions in laboratory diagnostics and molecular imaging. For the past five years she has served as executive vice president of marketing and commercial excellence with global responsibility to build advanced commercial capabilities and drive digital marketing and sales transformation. She has held senior roles in Europe and the US.

Trotabas is focused on transforming healthcare to make it more precise, more local, more digital and more compassionate. Her extensive industry experience and familiarity with the challenges facing providers will help her to support the vision of the NHS as it moves to a new service model in which patients get more options, better support and integrated care at the right time and in the right setting.

“The pandemic has made it even more apparent that radical changes are needed in the provision of diagnostic services,” she said. “This creates unique opportunities to develop new models of service delivery backed by action on workforce and technology. At Siemens Healthineers, we are working in close partnership with the NHS and all providers to enable these changes, and I truly believe that technology and innovation play a key role in making this happen.”

Having worked for Siemens for 26 years, and following a decade of leadership, Harrison’s retirement marks the end of an era for the company. He has led the team in Great Britain and Ireland through the rebranding of Siemens Healthcare in 2016, the certification of the company as a ‘great place to work’, and the global COVID-19 pandemic. During his tenure, the business has been a leading supplier in the medical imaging modalities market, achieving growth supported by the evolution of the managed equipment service proposition.

On his retirement, Harrison stated: “This was not a decision I took lightly as I truly love my job and will miss the pleasure of working with such passionate and committed colleagues.

“I am told there is more to life than work and reminded that, in retirement, it’s always too early, until it’s too late.

“I am very proud of what we have delivered over the years, recently exemplified by the collective team’s steadfast response to the pandemic. I have remarked on the pace of change, innovation and flexibility we have witnessed within the NHS and it has been a privilege to support this. In turn, I am very grateful for the support and loyalty of our customers, as well as the support of colleagues within Siemens and beyond.”

Picture: Peter Harrison has led Siemens Healthineers for a decade. He hands over the reins to Ghada Trotabas.

Published on page 12 of the May 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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