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Heather Lawrence confirmed as Non-Executive Director at Monitor

13 June 2012

Heather Lawrence, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is today confirmed as Non-Executive Director at the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (Monitor).

Heather Lawrence, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is today confirmed as Non-Executive Director at the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (Monitor).

Heather will be leaving her post as Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after 12 years on 28 June. She will take up post as Non-Executive Director at Monitor from 1 July.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: “I am delighted to announce Heather Lawrence’s appointment as a Non-Executive Director of Monitor. She has a breadth of frontline NHS experience which perfectly equips her for this challenging role. Her knowledge of the NHS will offer Monitor’s Board insights that will help Monitor in the development and delivery of its duty to protect and promote the interests of those who use healthcare services.”

Chair of Monitor, David Bennett said: “Heather is a very welcome addition to the team of Non-Executives at Monitor. She brings with her over 40 years of frontline NHS experience from being a nurse to running one of the most high profile and successful trusts in the country. Her expert knowledge of and contribution to the NHS will give our Board a perspective that is directly relevant to our future role.

“Heather’s achievements and expertise have benefited many leading organisations and policy makers during her distinguished career and I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to make good use of them in developing our new functions and fulfilling our duty to protect and promote the interests of those who use healthcare services.”

Monitor authorises and regulates NHS foundation trusts and supports their development, ensuring they are well-governed and financially robust.