Changes at the top: Farewell and thank you to our Chairman and Chief Executive

17 Mar 2016

In May our current Chairman, Michael Smith, and Chief Executive, Andrew Douglas, will be stepping down from their positions.

We are excited to announce the arrival of Paul Rawlinson as our new Chairman and Fiona Miller Smith as our new Chief Executive.

Having both served nine years for Barts Charity, Michael and Andrew will be missed, but we welcome and look forward to working with Paul and Fiona.

Paul has been a Barts Charity Trustee since 2011 and is stepping up from his current position as Deputy Chairman.

Fiona joins us from Social Finance Ltd which partners with government, the social sector and the financial community to find better solutions to society’s most difficult problems – where she is currently Chief Operating Officer.

Speaking about the changes, Michael said: "I have really enjoyed working with the Trustees and excellent staff in developing the Charity, which is in good shape for a bright future." 

Andrew said: “The Charity is in great condition after nine years of development and progression. I have been fortunate to have had a great team to work with during my time here. It is now time for someone with a new vision to take Barts Charity on the next stage of its journey.”

We wish Michael and Andrew all the best for their next steps and look forward to welcoming Paul and Fiona in May!

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