Today (1 April 2022), Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs has taken up her role as Chair in Common of Kingston Hospital and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH), following the retirement of Sian Bates at the end of March.
Previously, Sukhvinder was Vice Chair at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and led Workforce and Education for 7,000 employees. She also chaired the Quality and Safety Committee for the GP Care Group in Tower Hamlets – a vanguard primary care federation.
Currently, she is Chair of the Thames Water Customer Challenge, a Board Member of the Regulator for Social Housing and Chair of Regeneration for the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Sukhvinder is an accomplished CEO having led two high profile organisations (Barrow Cadbury and Runnymede Trust), through major change programmes and onto success in influencing government policies on inclusion, diversity and social justice. She is passionate about putting people first – staff, patients and the communities we serve.
Sukhvinder said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair in Common of the Trusts and I really look forward to working with the teams to build on the well-established collaborative working arrangements already in place.
“I’ve been really impressed by everything I have heard from the staff, patients and volunteers that I’ve met so far from both of the Trusts and I know from the conversations I’ve had already that there is a real opportunity for us to keep working to join up local health and social care for residents.
“I’m very much looking forward to working in partnership with staff and all of the stakeholders to support the delivery of outstanding care.”
Jo Farrar added: “I’d like to welcome Sukhvinder to the Boards of both Trusts. It’s a really exciting time to join HRCH and Kingston Hospital and I’m sure that Sukhvinder will enjoy working with us and leading our organisations through times of change.
“We have a lot to do in the months and years ahead and I really look forward to working with Sukhvinder in 2022 and beyond.”