New chair announced

Date: 27 February 2017

Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark has been appointed Chair of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

Stephen has a vast experience as a non-executive director, and had a long career in the financial world before joining the board at Medway in January 2016. He is currently chair of the Trust’s Audit Committee.

The appointment process was led by the Trust’s governors. Lead Governor Stella Dick said: “Stephen brings a wealth of experience both from his career in investment and banking, and from his other varied appointments. During his time as a non-executive director at Medway he has shown excellent qualities and a rigorous approach to scrutiny.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in wealth management, investment banking, stockbroking and fund management, Stephen has been Chief Executive of three significant financial institutions, Oppenheimer International, Gerrard Investment Management and Moscow Narodny Bank/VTB Capital, where he became Chairman.

He is Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Governors at Canterbury Christ Church University, Chairman, Marshalls Charity (Church of England), Chairman, 3H Fund, and Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Stephen said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair. Having watched the Trust progress significantly in many areas over the last year, I know there are great opportunities ahead for us as we enter the next phase of our improvement journey.”

Chief Executive Lesley Dwyer said: “I look forward to working with Stephen as Chair. His experience will be invaluable to the Trust as we continue to meet the challenges that lie ahead and make the most of the improvements we have achieved so far.”

Stephen, who lives in Kent and is married with four children and five grandchildren, will take over as Chair in April, replacing Dr Peter Carter who has been Interim Chair since November 2016.

  • Summary:

    Stephen Clark has been appointed Chair of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.