Posted on Friday 4 May 2018
Sir Hugh Taylor
Guy's and St Thomas' Chairman Hugh Taylor
At their meeting on 25 April the Council of Governors of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust approved a recommendation from its Nominations Committee that Sir Hugh Taylor’s appointment as Chairman of the Trust should be extended for a period of up to two years following the end of his second term of appointment on January 31 2019.
Provision for such an extension is made in the Trust’s Constitution.
Hugh is a resident of Southwark and, prior to joining the Trust, had a long and distinguished career in the civil service which included senior roles in the Department of Health and NHS Executive, the Cabinet Office and the Home Office.
Sir Hugh Taylor says: “It is an honour to lead the Board of this outstanding organisation and its dedicated, inspiring and caring workforce.
“Our hospitals and community services are at the heart of the communities we serve – as well as caring for patients, we are the one of the largest employers locally, we train the healthcare professionals of tomorrow and, through pioneering research, we are developing new treatments that benefit our patients now and in the future.”
The Council of Governors also approved a second four year term as a non-executive director of the Trust for Steve Weiner, who joined the Board in 2014 and also chairs the Audit Committee.
Steve also lives in Southwark. He is a recently retired senior executive at Unilever and brings considerable business, financial, strategic and operational expertise to the Board.
Lead Governor, Devon Allison, says: “The Trust benefits hugely from Hugh’s wisdom, knowledge and experience, as well as his strong and visible leadership. His commitment to Guy’s and St Thomas’ is clear for all to see.
“By agreeing to extend his term of office, we will benefit from the continuity that this brings, particularly at a time when the Trust is driving forward an incredibly ambitious strategic agenda. This will be complemented by the financial skills and expertise of Steve Weiner and the many talents of the other Board members.”