11 November 2015

David Probert to join Moorfields Eye Hospital as chief executive

David Probert has been announced as the new chief executive for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is due to take up the post in April next year following the retirement of John Pelly.

Professor Sir David Fish, Managing Director, UCLPartners said:
“I am delighted to hear of David’s appointment to Moorfields. His strong leadership will drive the trust’s position as the world’s leading eyes and vision centre and further promote their global reputation. Moorfields plays a crucial role in UCLPartners, both in terms of excellent patient care and increasing involvement in research. David is the ideal match for Moorfields and I look forward to welcoming David to the Executive Board of UCLPartners in the new year.”

David is currently the director of strategic development at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he has led the development of a number of major strategic initiatives including two major hospital developments on the UCH site. He was previously chief operating officer at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and has held a number of senior operational leadership positions at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.