Val Davison has been appointed Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS.
Val has been a non-executive director of the Trust since October 2014 and was appointed interim Chair in June this year.
She commented: “I am delighted and very proud to have been appointed as Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. As a non-executive I have been lucky to see first-hand much of the amazing work which our wonderful staff do on a daily basis and to see their commitment to delivering excellent care for the people who use our services. I look forward to continuing to work with the Board to support the Trust in serving our local communities.”
Val is a graduate of Goldsmith College, University of London, Brunel University and Henley Management College. She trained as a nurse and enjoyed a successful career in cardiothoracic and intensive care nursing, working in several London teaching hospitals. Moving in to NHS management, Val worked initially for the Department of Health as a performance manager and subsequently was Director of Service Development at the Kent & Sussex Weald NHS Trust and then Director of Operations at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
For the last 10 years Val has worked for a wide range of organisations in the public and private sector. She has extensive experience of policy implementation, clinical services procurement, board development and managing service change.
Tim Higginson, Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Val has been appointed chair and I am sure that you will join me in congratulating her. Her considerable expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue to build for the future.”
Pictured: Val presenting Edward Szto, one of our long service volunteers, with his award in July.