Dale Bywater

Midlands Regional Director at NHS

Dale has been Regional Director of the Midlands and East region at NHS Improvement since the organisation’s creation in April 2016 and prior to that, he served as the Director of Delivery and Development at one of its predecessor organisations, the NHS Trust Development Authority, since 2012.

Before that, Dale was the National Director of Provider Delivery at the Department of Health, the Director of Provider Development for the Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) Cluster, and Director of Performance & Operations within NHS East Midlands.

He spent the first 10 years of his career working in a variety of senior operational roles within NHS acute hospitals.


  • Midlands Regional Director

    Current role

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