New chairman for Cambridge University Hospitals starts
1 November 2012
Jane Ramsey, previously vice chair at a leading London NHS Foundation Trust, starts her new role as chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals today. She succeeds Dame Mary Archer, who has stepped down after 20 years of service to the Trust.
Jane is a lawyer by profession and spent many years in senior roles in local government. In the last decade she has become one of the leading non-executives in the NHS, with roles at local, regional and national level. She was chair of Lambeth PCT for five years prior to joining University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London’s leading foundation trust, where she became vice-chair; was a non-executive member of the Department of Health audit and risk committee for six years; has undertaken a range of non-executive roles including being a lay member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; chaired a local housing association; and been vice chair of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority.
During her time as an associate board member of the NHS in London,
Jane was appointed to provide support to boards of NHS Trusts as they prepared to apply to become Foundation Trusts. She also has expertise in leading organisations through times of change.
Outside the NHS, Jane chairs Croydon Care Solutions Ltd, a local authority trading company providing services to people with learning disabilities and equipment to those with physical disabilities.
Paying tribute to Dame Mary Archer, Jane said: “Mary is known across the NHS for the leadership she has given the board at Addenbrookes and the part she has played in establishing the hospitals as some of the best in the country. I am privileged to have been appointed as her successor.”
Looking forward Jane said: “I am delighted to be starting as Chairman of the trust. The NHS faces significant challenges in the next few years and I look forward to working with colleagues across the hospitals to being at the forefront of NHS care and innovation.”