Executive Directors

The Executive Directors are responsible for the operational management of the Trust.

Dawn Brodrick CB - Chief People Officer

Dawn Brodrick

Dawn joined King’s in October 2015. Previously she worked at the Department for Communities and Local Government, where she held the position of Director for People, Capability and Change.

Dawn has held director and senior human resources positions at HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions, and Jobcentre Plus. In 2015 she received an Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to public administration.

Beverley Bryant - Chief Digital Information Officer

Beverley Bryant

Beverley joined King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trusts as Chief Digital Information Officer in September 2019.

Prior to this, she worked as Chief Operating Officer for System C Healthcare. Previously, Beverley has held a number of senior leadership roles within the NHS. She was Director of Digital Technology for NHS England and Improvement, and Director of Performance and Improvement (NHS Leeds/Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust). She has also held senior health-related roles as Managing Director for Capita Health, and Chief Information Officer for the Department of Health.

Professor Clive Kay - Chief Executive

Clive Kay

Professor Clive Kay joined King’s as Chief Executive in April 2019. Clive has extensive clinical and leadership experience, and prior to taking up his position at King’s he was Chief Executive at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from January 2015. Previously he was Clinical Director of Radiology (2001-2006) and subsequently the Medical Director (2006-2014) at Bradford. Prior to working at Bradford, Clive was a Visiting Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a Member of Council of the Royal College of Radiologists, and former Chairman of both the Royal College of Radiologist’s Scientific Programme Committee and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Jonathan Lofthouse - Interim Site Chief Executive, Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and South Sites

Jonathan Lofthouse, Interim Site Chief Executive, PRUH and South Sites

Jonathan joined the Trust in February 2020. He is responsible for the overall management of the PRUH and South Sites division.

Prior to this he was Director of Improvement at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has previously held senior operational roles in a number of organisations. These include The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, and NHS Grampian.

John Palmer - Deputy Group Chief Executive for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Site Chief Executive for King’s College Hospital

John Palmer

John joined the Trust in May 2020 as Deputy Group Chief Executive for the Trust, and Site Chief Executive for King’s College Hospital at Denmark Hill. In his role as Site Chief Executive he has specific responsibility for King’s College Hospital’s quality, people, and performance standards for patients and staff. Additionally, John works closely with health system partners in south east London, to further develop integrated and sustainable NHS services that meet the future needs of patients.

Previously, John was Chief Operating Officer for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board in Wales, with responsibility for its three district general hospitals in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf. He has also held a number of other senior leadership roles in local and national government.

Jackie Parrott - Chief Strategy Officer

Jackie Parrott, Chief Strategy Officer

Jackie joined King’s in July 2019. She has a joint role, with responsibility for strategy at both King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Jackie has over 32 years NHS experience having started her career as a management trainee in south east London. Having managed surgical services and some medical specialties she joined Guy’s and Lewisham Trust in 1991 as a General Manager for women’s services at Guy’s Hospital. When Guy’s and St Thomas’ was formed she moved on to manage a wide range of specialist services including cancer, medical physics, haemophilia/haematology, cardiothoracic and renal services.

Her career has spanned both operational and strategic management with a number of policy, planning and partnership roles held from 2000 and as part of a job share from 2002. In 2010 she became Joint Director of Strategy and then Director of Strategy in 2013.

Dr Leonie Penna - Acting Chief Medical Officer

Dr Leonie Penna

Biography to follow.

Professor Nicola Ranger - Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery

Professor Nicola Ranger

Professor Nicola Ranger joined King’s as Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery in July 2019. Prior to this she was Chief Nurse at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Nicola was previously Chief Nurse at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. She has also held a number of senior nursing roles at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. Earlier in her career she worked at George Washington University Hospital (Washington) and Mount Sinai Medical Centre (New York) in the United States.

Professor Julia Wendon - Executive Director for Clinical Strategy and Research

Julia Wendon

Professor Wendon is an Intensive Care Consultant. She has earned a worldwide reputation for the care of critically ill patients, particularly those with liver disease.

Julia joined King’s in 1989, became a Consultant in 1992, and more recently served as Clinical Director for Critical Care. She has played a key role in developing King’s liver service, including the expansion of the liver intensive care unit from eight to its current 19 beds. She has published over 150 papers on acute liver failure, and between 2008 and 2013 was the Trust’s research and development lead.

Caroline White - Executive Director of Integrated Governance

Caroline White

Caroline joined King’s as Executive Director of Integrated Governance in September 2019. Caroline is a registered nurse having specialised in cancer nursing early in her career. Prior to this, her role was International Healthcare Risk Director for an insurer of healthcare providers globally. She worked with insured public, private and governmental healthcare providers internationally on governance, risk management, patient safety and quality matters.

She has previously held senior NHS nursing, governance and risk management roles in acute, community and commissioning organisations. She was Director for Integrated Governance and Clinical Director for Hounslow and Richmond provider arms during Transforming Community Services. She also led governance and nursing in Wandsworth borough during the establishment of Clinical Care Groups.

Lorcan Woods - Chief Financial Officer

Lorcan Woods

Lorcan joined King's in July 2018. He has overall responsibility for the Trust’s financial strategy. This includes the development and delivery of the Trust’s financial plan and ensuring that effective financial management and control is maintained across the organisation.

Lorcan was a board director at Four Seasons Health Care; an investment held by the private equity firm Terra Firma, where he also held a number of board positions in the healthcare, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to this he worked in senior roles at Unilever internationally.