Posted on Friday 16 September 2016
Newly appointed Non-Executive Director Dr Felicity Harvey
Dr Felicity Harvey CBE has been appointed to serve as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
As Director General for Public and International Health, until her retirement from the civil service at the end of June 2016, and prior to that Director of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, Dr Harvey brings considerable senior leadership and strategic planning experience to her new role, which formally started on 15 September 2016.
After qualifying in medicine in 1980 at St Bartholomew's Medical College, London, Dr Harvey completed an International MBA before taking on a series of positions working at the highest levels of Government.
Her previous roles include Private Secretary to the Chief Medical Officer, Head of Quality Management at NHS Executive, Director of Prison Health and a member of the HM Prison Service Board at HM Prison Service and Head of the Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group at the Department of Health. She is also a visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.
Her appointment was approved at a full meeting of the Trust's Council of Governors, which includes elected representatives of patients, members of the public and staff.
Dr Harvey says: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Board of Guy's and St Thomas' and to have the opportunity to use my experience and skills to benefit patients and the local community."
Sir Hugh Taylor, Chairman of the Trust, says: "We look forward to welcoming Felicity to the Board of Directors here at Guy's and St Thomas'. Her vast experience and skills will be a huge asset, complementing those of other colleagues at a time when we face unprecedented challenges across the NHS.”