Consultancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed a former trust chief executive as head of healthcare advisory.

The company today announced that Malcolm Lowe-Lauri would be joining in January, from his role as chief executive of the Cambridge Academic Health Science Centre.

Mr Lowe-Lauri has previously been chief executive of Kings College Hospital in London and University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, as well as having a significant role in developing national policy.

Grant Thornton head of NHS transactions Matt Custance said in an email to staff: “As well as leading on public sector healthcare for the firm, Malcolm will develop and lead a new consulting offering to work alongside NHS organisations to develop realistic and deliverable plans.”

Cambridge University Health Partners is an academic health science centre, distinct from an academic health science network. Ther are six AHSCs in England, based around partnerships between provider trusts and large univesities.

 

This story was amended on October 21st at 12.51 to make clear that Mr Lowe-Lauri works for the academic health science centre, nt the academic health science network for the east of England.