SOLENT NHS Trust has appointed Sue Harriman as its new chief executive.

Mrs Harriman, a registered nurse who trained in the Royal Navy and spent 16 years in the military, takes up the reins from Dr Ros Tolcher.

Chairman Alistair Stokes said: “I am thrilled that Sue has accepted the position. We involved a large number of people in the recruitment process to ensure we chose the right person. Sue has a wealth of experience.”