Executive Directors

The Executive Directors are responsible for the operational management of the Trust. They sit on the Board of Directors as well as being employees of King's College Hospital.

Dawn Brodrick CB - Executive Director of Workforce Development

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.

Dr Shelley Dolan - Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery

Shelley Dolan

Shelley joined King’s in autumn 2016. Prior to this she was Chief Nurse at Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, where she led on quality, safety and patient experience. A registered nurse, she has over 30 years’ experience in hospital care specialising in critical care and cancer nursing, as well as extensive leadership experience in hospital and community care. She has been involved in numerous research studies and papers, and she holds a PhD in the early diagnosis of sepsis in cancer patients.

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.

Peter Herring - Interim Chief Executive

Peter Herring

Peter joined King’s in May 2018. He has spent his entire career in public health and financial management, particularly within the NHS.

His last Chief Executive role was Interim Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHSFT where he helped move the Trust out of special measures. Previously he has been Chief Executive at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

His is passionate about patient care and public health and has a track record of strong leadership, performance improvement and financial expertise.

Professor Julia Wendon - Executive Medical Director

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.