Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, chief executive of University Hospitals Leicester Trust, is taking up a new job with the consultancy firm.

The boss of the £700m-turnover trust is leaving after the organisation’s foundation trust application to the Department of Health was delayed and quality concerns surfaced.

Starting in September Mr Lowe-Lauri will be working in KPMG’s global centre of excellence in healthcare and based in London and Sydney, Australia.

He has previously led Peterborough Hospital Trust and King’s College Hospital in south London.

Andrew Hine, partner and head of public health for KPMG UK, said: “Malcolm’s huge achievements in the NHS can help our clients with the pressing issues they face today. His strategic and operational experience, coupled with his commitment to quality, will help us build our practice and serve clients better”.

Mr Lowe-Lauri said: “I’ve always wanted to apply the skills and experience I have developed in the NHS across a global canvas. I hope to help clients successfully address some of the most pressing issues health systems face. I’ve met the global team and am excited about the opportunity.”