14. June 2012 14:51
Heather Lawrence (pictured), Chief Executive of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is to step down from her role and join Monitor as a Non-Executive Director.
She will join the Independent Regulator on 1 July and brings more than 40 years of experience working within the healthcare sector.
David Bennett, Chair, Monitor, said Heather will be a “very welcome addition to the team of Non-Executives”.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley also backed the appointment. “I am delighted to announce Heather Lawrence’s appointment as a Non Executive Director of Monitor,” he said.
“She has a breadth of front-line 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.”
Monitor authorises and regulates NHS foundation trusts and supports their development, ensuring they are well-governed and financially robust.