Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, chief executive, University Hospitals of Leicester trust

The former chief executive of King’s College Hospital foundation trust has much to do in his new role. The Leicester trust’s proposed private finance initiative was cancelled because it was found unaffordable, so an “organisational refurbishment” will ensue instead. Governance and middle management issues also need to be addressed, but Mr Lowe-Lauri has praised the trust’s high clinical standards. Personifying the term “well respected”, he was instrumental in establishing Kings’ reputation for world class healthcare and research.