Simon Linnett, Chairman
Simon is Vice-Chairman of Rothschild & Co in the City where he has spent his working life since university as an adviser to corporates and Governments focussed on the governance and financing of public services at the interface between the public and private sectors.
His first involvement in Health goes back 15-20 years discussing ideas on financing the NHS without resorting to PFI schemes. As a result of his learned interest in health governance, and from his time as a Trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Simon became Chair of the Luton & Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust in 2014. The Trust merged in 2021 with Bedford Hospital and he continues to chair the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where, amongst other interests, he focusses attention on the cancer pathway and performance.
Simon said: “Myeloma UK is a strong institution which has made major differences to the diagnosis and treatment of a complex and incurable blood cancer. I consider myself very fortunate to have been given this opportunity to contribute to the next phase of development, which will address the continuing unmet patient need in diagnosis, treatment and care.
I would like to pay tribute to the effort and drive invested in the organisation by retiring Chairman, Marc Gordon, and look forward to building on the strong track record delivered by the President, Judy Dewinter, Board of Trustees, CEO Laura Kerby, and the whole Myeloma UK team.”