Prof Richard Trembath, Executive Director, announces plan to step down

Prof Richard Trembath has announced his intention to step down from his role as Executive Director of King’s Health Partners and Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) at King’s College London at the start of the 24/25 academic year. 

Prof Richard Trembath - October 2022Richard [pictured right], a clinician scientist of international renown through his work in medical and population genetics, and a former NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, took up the position in September 2020. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the defining features during Richard’s tenure, his leadership has supported King’s College London and King’s Health Partners to find new ways to address the novel and complex challenges facing healthcare, supporting front-line services while driving forward the delivery of the King’s Health Partners five-year plan.

He has led innovation through successful commercial partnerships and built on KHP’s foundational structure of clinical academic integration. He has fostered cross-faculty collaboration and partnership working across professional, disciplinary, and organisational boundaries.

Across King’s College London and King’s Health Partners, Richard has overseen the development of research, education and training opportunities. He was instrumental in launching King’s Clinical Academic Training Office (KCATO) which has gone on to secure significant NIHR investment to train future health-related academic leaders.

Other examples include the development of the KCL Centre for Lung Health and, most recently, the Centre for Translational Medicine, designed to enable innovation in disease detection, prevention and treatment of disease.  

Prof Richard Trembath said:

I look forward to working closely with the KHP Board, Executive and university leadership, particularly as we implement KHP priorities in Personalised Health, Digital Health and Data Sciences and Population Health, widen the scope of our Mind and Body programme and expand our educational and training support. 
Thank you to everyone across the partnership for all that you continue do to support the aims and ambitions of King’s Health Partners, as we seek to improve patient care and health outcomes. 

The King’s Health Partners Board has launched a global search for a revised position to succeed Prof Trembath, combining the role of Senior Vice President for Health, King’s College London with the role of Executive Director of King’s Health Partners with an additional Chief Academic Officer function, working across Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS FTs.