Appointment of Independent Chair Millie Banerjee

South West London Health and Care Partnership is delighted to welcome Millie Banerjee CBE as our new Independent Chair.

Millie has enjoyed a long and distinguished career across private and public sectors in a number of chair and non-executive roles.

Millie is currently the Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant and the College of Policing. Previously she has been a non-executive director of both East London NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Health. Before that, she was the Chair of Postcom, a non-executive director at Ofcom, Channel 4 and the British Transport Police.

She has spent 30 years in the telecommunications and satellite industries including 25 years with BT in senior operations and customer service roles and culminating as the Director of BT Products and Services.

Millie was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2002 for her work supporting Civil Service reform. Millie will start with the Partnership on Monday 9 March.

Commenting on her appointment, Millie said: “I am excited about working together with colleagues from across the NHS, local authority and community and voluntary sector organisations to help to improve the health and care of the people in south west London.”

Sarah Blow Senior Responsible Officer South West London Health and Care Partnership said: “I am thrilled to welcome Millie, her broad range of experience will be invaluable helping the partnership to meet its ambitions to support local people to Start Well, Live Well and Age Well. The last three years have proved that when we come together, we can make a real and tangible improvement in services for local people. I would also like to say thank you on behalf of the Partnership to our outgoing Chair Cheryl Coppell. Her experience as a Local Authority Chief Executive for over 20 years offered a unique addition to the Partnership, strengthening our leadership team during an ambitious period of delivery and service improvement.”