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Chris Lawrence - Trust Chair

Trust Chair

Director of People - Jo Humphries

Chris Lawrence

Chris has extensive experience in the NHS, private and charitable sectors spanning over four decades.

Prior to joining QEH as substantive Chair in November 2022 he served as a Non-Executive Director at West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2021. Before then he completed two full terms as Chair of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, during which time it was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and named Health Service Journal’s Mental Health Trust of the Year for its work in mental health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and Essex.

Chris’ portfolio includes managing director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and senior positions at banking firms including Lloyds, Citicorp, and Rothschild. He specialised in international mergers and acquisitions and was a senior partner and member of the leadership team that managed the international mergers of Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand in over 100 countries.

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