Mike Cooke's Profile

Mike Cooke joined the Trust in September 2016 bringing with him 32 years experience in NHS provider leadership roles, most recently Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire Healthcare. Mike is delighted to join the Trust to use this experience in any way he can to benefit patients, service users and staff.   

Mike was Founder and First Chair of Mental Health Foundation Trust Network and helped set up and then Chaired East Midlands Leadership Academy.  He has a long held interest in health services research and was Special Professor in Healthcare innovation and Leadership at the University of Nottingham, Chaired several Research collaborations and networks in East Midlands and served two terms on The National Advisory Board of National Institute of Health Research.  He was heavily involved in the success of The Institute of Mental Health and is affiliated with the University of York since his move to the East Riding.

Mike is a long term service user and was lead Chief Executive for ImROC an important recovery movement across sectors in mental health. He was in 2010 awarded a Commander of The Order of the British Empire for services to mental health. 

Mike is a Trustee of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, A University of York Consultant, Executive Mentor and Coach and lives in Storwood on Pocklington Canal.  He enjoys spending time with his family, garden and dog Ruby.