Dr Kathy McLean OBE has held board positions in the NHS at both regional and national levels. She is chair of University Hospitals Derby and Burton and chair of the Integrated Care Board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. On top of this, she is a non-executive director at both Barts Health NHS Trust and at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.
Prior to becoming a non-executive, Kathy was executive medical director and chief operating officer at NHS Improvement, the organisation responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and foundation trusts prior to merger with NHS England.
Kathy was executive medical director at the former Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for over six years. Before that she was also a consultant physician at the trust from 1994 until 2009. Her experience also includes being medical director at the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
Her work has focused on improving quality by building clinical leadership and expertise across the system, supporting the most challenged organisations and leading change. In 2018, Kathy was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to leadership across the NHS.