Ellen Schroder, chair of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, will step down from the role later this year, to take up the position of chair at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.
Ellen joined our Trust as chair in April 2016, and was elected for a second term in 2020 – which was due to end in April 2024.
Before joining the Trust, Ellen held a number of non-executive roles including at Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Her professional career covered 25 years in the City of London, working in corporate finance for investment banks Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Wood Gundy Inc.
“It has been a privilege to chair the Trust and I will be sorry to say goodbye. I have always been hugely impressed by the care, commitment and dedication of the staff across the Trust – and the way in which the Trust pulled together during Covid will stay with me for many years.
“I wish the Trust every success in the future and I will be following their progress closely.”
Adam Sewell-Jones, Trust chief executive said:
“Ellen has chaired our Board through some of the most challenging times the NHS has seen and we are grateful for her leadership.
“She has always championed the interests of our communities and will be much missed by all across the Trust. I wish her well in her new role at Great Ormond Street”
A recruitment process for a new chair for the Trust will begin shortly.