Tim Smart retires from role as King’s Chief Executive

30 April 2015 - Tim Smart, Chief Executive of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, today announced he is retiring from the position he has held for seven years

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Tim joined King’s in 2008, and has played a key role to establish King’s as one of the largest and most prestigious Foundation Trusts in the country.

During his time as Chief Executive, Tim was instrumental in the formation of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), and leading the Trust in the acquisition of the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in 2013.

He was also one of the driving forces behind the development of the Trust’s Values, which are a key part of his legacy.

Lord Kerslake, who took over as King’s Chair on 1 April, said: “I am new to the Trust, but I know from colleagues and hospital staff that Tim’s contribution over the last seven years has been significant. On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank Tim for his hard work over the years, and strong commitment to patient care, which I know was always his number one priority. He will be missed, and I wish him well for the future.”

Roland Sinker continues in his role as Acting Chief Executive, and will do so until a permanent appointment to the position is made.

Tim Smart said:

“It has been a privilege to be part of Team King's since 2008. King’s is a world leader in so many ways; uniquely, we provide high quality care for local patients, as well as being a tertiary centre for many specialties, and academic medicine. I hope too that we are a more inclusive organisation, which has been an important goal for me.

“I retire from my role as Chief Executive of King’s with a mixture of sorrow and pride, plus excitement about what the future holds. I shall treasure each and every experience and memory of King's.”