• Cambridge University Health Partners has appointed Malcolm Lowe-Lauri executive director
  • The former King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust CEO will join on 1 August
  • Mr Lowe-Lauri is currently working for KPMG is Australia

Cambridge’s academic health science centre has appointed a former chief executive of King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust to lead the prestigious organisation.

Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, who has been working for consultants KPMG in Australia, will take up the role as Cambridge University Health Partners’ executive director on 1 August.

Mr Lowe-Lauri spent 32 years in the NHS, including as chief executive of King’s between 2002 and 2008, of University Hospitals of Leicester Trust in 2008, and at Peterborough Hospitals Trust.

He said: “I’m delighted to be back in the UK and working for CUHP at the intersection of health, health services, research, education and industry. The opportunity is to bring these into more effective mutual working, and that has to mean benefits all round.”

The former hospital chief executive also held a number of other senior roles in the sector including being a member of the implementation board for the National Institute for Health Research, and a director of the Picker Institute Europe.

Baroness Helene Hayman, who chairs CUHP, said: “We now live in a world where if we are to innovate successfully and make significant improvements for patients, then people, institutions and companies need to work in partnership. I am sure Malcolm will bring together the rich mix of organisations and individuals in Cambridge for the benefit of the region and to make a global contribution both to patient care and scientific achievement.”

Baroness Hayman is a cross-bench life peer, member of the General Medical Council and held the role of undersecretary of state at the Department of Health from 1998 to 1999.