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Sir David Nicholson

Sir David Nicholson joined the Trust as Chair on 1 May 2021 and also serves on the board of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust as Chair, having taken up his position there in December 2018.

Sir David’s career in NHS management has spanned more than 40 years and included the most senior posts in the service. He was Chief Executive of the NHS between 2006 and 2013 and, following a major national restructure, became the first Chief Executive of the organisation now known as NHS England from 2013-2014.

Since his retirement from the NHS in 2014, he has taken on a number of international roles providing advice and guidance to governments and organisations focused on improving population health and universal healthcare coverage.

He has worked with the World Health Organisation and World Bank, chaired the State Health Services organisation of the Republic of Cyprus, and more recently was also the Chair of the Metropolitan Group of Hospitals, Nairobi. He is also Chair of the Universal Health Coverage Forum of the World Innovation Summit for Health.

His contribution to healthcare was recognised by the award of the CBE in 2008, and he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2010.

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