ICB Chair Designate, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS & Chair of University Hospitals Derby and Burton
Kathy has held Board positions locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition to her role as Chair of University Hospitals Derby and Burton she is Chair of the Integrated Care Board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and a Non-Executive Director at Barts Health NHS Trust. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive, Kathy was Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer at NHS Improvement, the organisation responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and Foundation trusts.
Kathy was Executive Medical Director at the former Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for over six years, where she was also a Consultant Physician from 1994 until 2009, and then Medical Director at East Midlands Strategic Health Authority. Her work has focused on improving quality by building clinical leadership and expertise across the system, supporting the most challenged organisations and leading change. In 2018 Kathy was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to leadership across the NHS.