12 September 2016 - King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Sao Bui-Van as its Communications Director.
Sao joins King’s from the British Council where he was responsible for the organisation’s global communications programme.
A seasoned communications professional, Sao has worked in public and private sector communications teams for over 20 years. He previously worked at the BBC and Viacom International Media Networks.
At the BBC, Sao held senior roles in internal communications and engagement, and media relations. He managed the communications element of the BBC’s transformation and change programme. This included large departmental relocations, and a review and restructure of the internal communications function across the BBC. Sao also worked as Deputy Head of Press at the BBC, where he led on a range of high-profile proactive and reactive media campaigns. As Vice President of Communications at Viacom, Sao had a global remit covering the full range of communications specialisms.
Talking on the appointment, King’s Executive Director of Workforce, Dawn Brodrick, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Sao to King’s. An expert in both internal and external communications, Sao will lead the Trust’s communications function; ensuring staff are engaged with the organisation’s vision for the future, and leading on work to further promote our strong reputation for research, innovation and clinical excellence.”
Sao Bui-Van added, “I am excited to be joining the Trust. I look forward to working with colleagues, both to serve the local community as well as further enhance its world-class reputation."
Sao will join King’s in October, replacing Sally Lingard who left the Trust in August.
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