King’s appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

02 March 2012 - King’s College Hospital has appointed Faith Boardman and Sue Slipman OBE as new Non-Executive Directors of the Trust.

Prof Sir George Alberti

Both Ms Boardman and Ms Slipman bring a wealth of experience to the King’s Board, having held a number of Executive and Non-Executive positions in healthcare, and other industries.

Faith Boardman lives in Lambeth, and has a proven track record of delivering service improvements in both public and private sector organisations. She has been Chief Executive for both the Child Support Agency (1997-2000) and more recently at Lambeth Council (2000-05). She is Chair of Trustees for Vauxhall City Farm and London Ecumenical Aids Trust, and was formerly a Non-Executive member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Boardman said:

"I have given 40 years to public service - and the last 12 to serving the communities that depend on King’s for the health of their families. King’s has great prospects and challenges ahead, and I shall be proud to contribute to its future."

Ms Slipman lives in south east London. She is currently Chief Executive of the Foundation Trust Network, an organisation that represents the views and promotes the interests of NHS Foundation Trusts. She served as Chair of the Financial Ombudsman Service (2003-05), and has held Director roles at a number of organisations, including the National Council for One Parent Families (1985), services for which she was made an OBE in 1994.

Ms Slipman said: "I have had a lifelong association with King’s and have a deep commitment to its success on behalf of its patients and the local community. It has an exciting future, and I am proud and enthusiastic to be joining the Board at such an exciting time in its history."

Professor Sir George Alberti, King’s Chairman, said both new Non-Executive Directors would play an important role in helping the Trust face the long-term challenges of the future:

“I know that Faith and Sue will be invaluable additions to our Board as we face the challenges and opportunities that the future will bring, including the development of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. As Chairman, I continue to be impressed by the calibre and dedication of the many people associated with King’s and the services we provide.

I am sure Faith and Sue will feel the same, and I look forward to them joining our Board at this exciting time.”

Faith Boardman officially joins the Trust Board in March; Sue Slipman takes up her role in July.

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Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with nearly 7,000 staff providing around 1,000, 000 patient contacts a year. King’s has a unique profile, with a full range of local hospital services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as well as specialist services to patients from further afield. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. King’s also plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with its academic partner, King’s College London. For more information, visit

2. King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are both part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

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