The Kingâ€™s Fund appoints new director of leadership18th October 2010
Kate Lobley, director of leadership at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, will take up the post of director of leadership at health think tank The Kingâ€™s Fund on 1 December.
Kate will be responsible for taking forward The Kingâ€™s Fundâ€™s leadership and development programmes, building on the Fundâ€™s well-established reputation for developing existing and aspiring NHS leaders as the NHS faces its most radical shake-up.
The Kingâ€™s Fundâ€™s Leadership team provide personal and organisational development programmes and consultancy support. They also work closely with NHS organisations and groups of clinicians to design and deliver programmes that support the improvement of health care and develop future leaders.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Ham, chief executive of The Kingâ€™s Fund, said: â€˜I am delighted to welcome Kate to The Kingâ€™s Fund. She is joining at a crucial time â€“ the future of the NHS rests on having the right leaders in the right place to drive improvements and inspire change. Kateâ€™s knowledge and experience make her the ideal candidate to direct the Fundâ€™s programme of work in developing NHS leaders of the future.â€™
Kate Lobley said: â€˜I am excited to join The Kingâ€™s Fund at this challenging time for the NHS. The scale of the challenge facing NHS leaders is unprecedented and few organisations match The King's Fundâ€™s independence and integrated approach to improving the health system.â€™
Prior to her role at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, where Kate was responsible for all strategic and operational elements of its leadership work across the NHS, she was executive director of operations at the Healthcare Commission.
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Title: The Kingâ€™s Fund appoints new director of leadership
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 16423
Date Added: 18th Oct 2010