Richard Mycroft has been elected as the new Lead Governor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Richard, who has represented South West Lambeth as a St George’s Governor since 2017, takes over from Kathryn Harrison in the role.

Governors have an important role in making Foundation Trusts better for patients and staff. They hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board, and represent the interests of Trust members and the public.

Gillian Norton, Chairman, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Richard into his new role at the Trust. The position of Lead Governor is vital in representing our members and the communities we serve, and I look forward to working closely with Richard over the coming years.

“I’d like to once again convey my thanks to Kathryn Harrison for her contribution to St George’s during her tenure as Lead Governor.”

Richard Mycroft said: “Since becoming a Governor in 2017, I’ve really enjoyed being able to give something back to an organisation that means so much to so many people – so it’s an honour to now be elected as Lead Governor.

“For me, the role is so important in representing the interests of the public and ensuring the Governors can work collaboratively with the Trust’s leadership.

“I hope to be able to build on the excellent work Kathryn has done in the role, and encourage more people to make their voice heard by becoming a member.”

Richard was elected as Lead Governor following a vote of the 25 Governors who currently make up our Council of Governors.

Our membership community includes more than 22,000 members – a mixture of patients, staff and the public – who play an important role in ensuring we meet the needs of local communities and those who use our services.

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