A new chairman has been appointed at Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Hattie Llewelyn-Davies OBE will take over the role in late March for a two-year term.
She will replace Fred Hucker and be entitled to a remuneration of £37,167 per year.
The chairman sits on the board of directors and is responsible for the overall conduct of the trust, managing the board and appointing and reviewing the performance of the chief executive and other executive directors.
Ms Llewelyn-Davies is currently chairman of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health and learning disabilities trust which provides services across the eastern region.
She said: “I am very pleased to be joining the trust at a time when real improvements to patient care are being made continuously.
“I am deeply committed to the NHS in Buckinghamshire, where both my children were born and whose services we continue to use.
“There are challenges ahead not only in Buckinghamshire but across the whole NHS as we strive to deliver the best possible care for every patient, but I am excited about working with the board, the staff, patients and our partners to address these.
“I look forward to meeting with staff, patients and the local community and to listen and learn from their experiences.”
Prior to working in the NHS, Ms Llewelyn-Davies was employed in a number of chief executive and senior management roles in the housing and homelessness sector and was awarded an OBE for services to homeless people in 2004.
The trust’s chief executive Anne Eden said: “I am delighted to welcome Hattie to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from within the NHS and the public sector.
“I am looking forward to working with Hattie to lead the organisation and to ensure that we are continuously improving quality and offering safe and compassionate care to every patient.”