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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital appoints new Chair

17 December 2013

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed by the Council of Governors as the new Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for three years, replacing Professor Sir Christopher Edwards who steps down after six years leading the organisation.

bio-sir-tom.jpgSir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed by the Council of Governors as the new Chair of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for three years, replacing Professor Sir Christopher Edwards who steps down after six years leading the organisation.

Sir Thomas (Tom) brings a wealth of board experience to the Trust holding a number of important positions in health associated sectors with a focus and passion for improving patient care and quality as well as healthcare innovation.

From 2000–2012 Tom was Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care and prior to that he had a career in investment banking latterly at Flemings where he ran global securities and asset management. Tom has led a number of government reviews most recent of which is chairing Essex County Council’s Who Will Care Commission aimed at restructuring health and social care in the county.

Tom is currently a Trustee of the King’s Fund as well as being Executive Chair and Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Global Health and Innovation, Imperial College London.

Tom Hughes-Hallett said: “I am delighted to be joining the Chelsea and Westminster team. Having experienced the hospital's excellent care, I feel privileged to be asked to chair an organisation that makes such an important difference to the lives of so many.”

Tony Bell, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Tom will be joining the Trust as Chair in the New Year. Tom brings a unique background with highly regarded leadership, both of which will be hugely important in leading Chelsea and Westminster forward through a time of opportunity and change.

“I would also like to thank Sir Christopher Edwards for the commitment he has shown to Chelsea and Westminster during his six years of chairmanship—his drive, dedication and determination will be hugely missed.”