Jim Potter was born and raised in the Greater Manchester area, educated at Ambrose Barlow School and subsequently Salford Technical College and Moston College of Further Education.
He has spent most of his working life in electrical engineering, initially as an engineer then later moving into management, relocating to the West Midlands in 1969 and then to the Middle East in 1980 where he lived and worked until 1988. Jim moved back to the UK in 1988 to join a packaging company based on Salford Quays working as Export Sales Director and in 1990 he was made Managing Director, the position he still holds today. In addition to the UK operation Jim also has responsibility for the company’s French, US and China-based operations.
Jim was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in November 1999. He was appointed as Chairman on 1 July 2008 and has been reappointed twice.
Jim Potter was appointed as Chairman of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2016 in addition to his role at Salford Royal.
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