King Edward VII appoints new chair

Sir Richard Sykes will take over chairmanship of King Edward VII Hospital in April

Sir Richard Sykes has been appointed chairman of King Edward VII hospital, following news that current chairman Robin Broadhurst will retire at the end of March.

Broadhurst was a Trustee of the charitable hospital for ten years before taking on the role of chairman six years ago. Under his leadership, the Marylebone-based facility has been through a period of change and growth, including the successful campaign to raise £30m for the its redevelopment appeal.

King Edward VII chief executive Lindsey Condron said: ‘Robin’s commitment and dedication to King Edward VII’s Hospital has been outstanding and I am very grateful for all that he has delivered as chair as well as the support he has provided to the executive team and me.

‘I am delighted that we will have Sir Richard working with us to guide King Edward VII’s Hospital through its next phase of growth. Sir Richard has extensive healthcare experience with a strong track record in leading and chairing a range of institutions and will bring significant expertise to the organisation.’

Sir Richard, who recently retired as chairman of Imperial College Healthcare Trust, will assume the role from 1 April 2019.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: ‘I feel very privileged to have been chosen for this role at a time of significant change and very much look forward to making a positive contribution to this outstanding institution.’