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Louise Stead - Chief Executive

Louise Stead - Chief Executive

Louise was appointed as Chief Executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in September 2018. She has been a Board member since November 2011 and has played a pivotal role in the leadership of the Trust and its successes – including the recent CQC rating.

Louise qualified as a registered nurse in 1988. Prior to joining the Trust, she had a varied career in a number of London teaching hospitals and is an experienced nurse in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine and surgery, haematology and coronary care. She has an MSc in Professional Practice (Leadership and Management).

Executive Directors

The Executive Directors are chaired by the CEO and comprises other senior management appointed by the Board. The Executive Directors meet regularly to address matters concerning the Trust, including matters on strategy and operational management, as well as any issues regarding staff or patients.

The Executive Directors regularly speak with patients and staff, listening to their views, ideas and concerns.