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 Clive Kay - Chief Executive

Clive Kay

Dr 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.

Dr Shelley Dolan - Deputy Chief Executive

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.

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.

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.