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New Chair to join Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

We’re pleased to announce that our Council of Governors today (21 March) approved the appointment of Professor Andrew George MBE as the next Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Andrew is expected to take over from current Chair, Andy Trotter OBE, on 1 May 2024 once all Fit and Proper Persons Test checks are complete. Andy Trotter’s role at Oxleas comes to an end this year as he has completed his third, and final, term of office.

Andrew George is an immunologist who has worked in Southampton, USA and at Imperial College London. He held several roles at Imperial including Director of the Graduate School before moving to Brunel University London where he was Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education and International. He is co-chair of the UK Committee on Research Integrity, and Deputy Chair of Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Andrew has played a key role in leading research ethics in the NHS and currently is on the Board of the Health Research Authority. He was awarded an MBE for services to research participants and research ethics.

Sue Sauter, Lead Governor, welcomed the appointment saying:

“We have undertaken a thorough search for the next person to lead Oxleas and are pleased to be welcoming Andrew to join the trust. His experience and expertise will help Oxleas build on current successes and help us take forward our strategy to improve lives by providing the best care possible.”

Andrew, who is looking forward to joining Oxleas, said:

“I have been very impressed to see the difference Oxleas makes for the people and communities that it serves. I am delighted to be appointed Chair, and I look forward to working with colleagues and partners of Oxleas as the trust continues to grow and develop.”

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