- Roger Paffard stepping down from South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust
- June Mulroy will be interim chair until replacement appointed
- New chief executive David Bradley due to start in July
The chair of a leading mental health trust is to leave after four-and-a-half years in post.
South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust announced today that chair Roger Paffard was stepping down.
He said in a statement: ”I am sad to be leaving the trust after four-and-a-half happy and rewarding years as chair of this amazing organisation.”
Mr Paffard will leave at the end of the month and non-executive director June Mulroy will be interim until a replacement is appointed. The trust’s new chief executive David Bradley starts in the role in July.
In his statement, Mr Paffard said: “I am stepping down at a time when the trust is in great shape. We have a very talented board in place and an exceptional and experienced deputy chair in June Mulroy.”
The trust’s announcement stated: “Roger feels that the time is right, from both a personal and an organisational perspective, for him to be stepping down. He has been experiencing some health concerns recently and wants to address his work/life balance.”
Lead governor Jenny Cobley added: “Roger has been an exceptional chair of the board and of the council of governors. He has created a talented and high-performing board and has worked extensively with the governors to provide support, leadership and opportunities for constructive challenge and influence.”