Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has named Mark Polin as the new chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Mr Polin will leave his current post as Chief Constable of North Wales this summer. His appointment was announced as one of a series of further steps to tackle problems at the health board, which is in Welsh Government special measures.
Mr Gething was responding to the publication of a report on conditions at the Tawel Fan mental health ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Although less critical than an earlier report it still identified failings and shortcomings.
Mark Polin has been a police officer for 35 years, serving in the City of London, Gwent and Gloucestershire before becoming North Wales Chief Constable in 2009. He says he intends to set a "clear path" for getting Betsi Cadwaladr out of special measures.