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Baroness Morgan to become new Trust chair

Baroness Sally Morgan has been appointed by the Council of Governors as the next Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and will take up her new role in January 2025.

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Baroness Sally Morgan

Sally is currently the Deputy Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and was previously Chair of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust.

Sally will relinquish her role at GSTT before taking up the position of Chair of CUH.

Sally is also Master of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, sits on the University Council, and has been a Member of the House of Lords since 2001.

She previously served in Tony Blair’s government as Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, Political Secretary to the Prime Minister and Director of Government Relations at 10 Downing Street. She has been Chair of OFSTED, a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympic Games and a board member of businesses and charities.

Sally will succeed Dr Mike More who stands down as Chair of CUH in December 2024 after a total of 11 years’ service on the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with eight years as Chair.

Roland Sinker, Chief Executive of CUH, welcomed Sally’s appointment:

Sally’s extensive knowledge and experience across health and care and other sectors will be a huge asset to CUH. We will benefit greatly from her understanding of the delivery of frontline care and what that means for our patients and staff. I look forward to working with Sally as we continue to drive forward our ambitions for Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie Hospitals and the wider Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

I would also like to thank Mike More for his outstanding commitment and contribution to our hospitals and his leadership of the CUH Board, which will continue until the end of this year.

Roland Sinker

Baroness Sally Morgan said:

I am very pleased to be taking up the role of Chair in the new year. CUH rightly has a great reputation for its outstanding patient care, education and research and we have the opportunity to build further on this. I am passionate about the NHS and also recognise there will be a period of change ahead for the system. I am keen to help support CUH in its next stage of development.

Baroness Sally Morgan

Dr Mike More, Chair of CUH, said:

I am delighted that the Council of Governors has appointed Sally as my successor and I wish her every success in the role. It has been a great privilege to be Chair of CUH and to work with our amazing staff and partners in service of our patient and communities, and I look forward to continuing to do so over the next six months ahead of Sally taking up post.

Dr Mike More

Baroness Sally Morgan was appointed following a competitive recruitment and interview process led by the CUH Council of Governors and with input from internal and external stakeholders. Her appointment was approved by the Council of Governors at a meeting on 26 June 2024.