Chief Officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to health and social care.
As chief officer, Jon Rouse is responsible for the devolved £6billion health and social care budget for the city-region.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of people across the UK. A total of 1,057 people have been awarded titles.
In the 70th year since the foundation of the NHS, health workers make up one in eight of people recognised.
Reacting to the news, Jon Rouse said:
“I am honoured and humbled by this recognition. I feel deeply privileged doing the job I do; and I am passionate about making Greater Manchester the best place for health and care.
“Throughout my career I have been privileged to meet and be supported and inspired by so many extraordinary people – and to that extent this award is as much about their contribution as it is my own.
“I am deeply proud to work for the NHS and in public service, and would like to pay tribute to my wonderful family who support me in all I do.”
Jon was appointed as chief officer in July 2016, to coordinate the delivery of Greater Manchester’s strategy for transformation of health and care services, ‘Taking Charge’, as part of wider devolution plans for public service reform. Previously, Jon was Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health.
Before joining the department, he was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Croydon. Other previous roles include, Chief Executive, Housing Corporation and Chief Executive, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.
He has also held a wide range of non-executive positions with organisations including English Partnerships and Homelessness International, and was a non-executive director on the Department of Health’s board until 2010. He is currently chair of the Shaw Education Trust.
Jon has a first degree in law, Masters in business administration and urban policy and an honorary doctorate in urban design. Jon is also an honorary life member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute.