Trust Non - Executive Director appointed as Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Managing Director
19 July 2019

Congratulations to Dr Paul Evans, a non-executive director at the Trust on his successful appointment as Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s (FMLM) Medical Director.

Dr Evans, a former Air Marshal and Surgeon General, has been a staunch supporter of FMLM since its inception and was the armed forces representative on Council for a number of years. He is a Founding Senior Fellow, an FMLM senior appraiser and a member of the Standards Certification Awards Committee.

Dr Evans will bring a wealth of experience to the Medical Director role. In addition to leading a range of major change programmes within the UK Armed Forces, he has also provided strategic leadership at national and international level; during his career.

Mr Peter Lees, FMLM Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul as our new Medical Director and very much look forward to working with him – and sharing the load! Paul is a long-standing supporter of FMLM who brings invaluable new insights and I have always valued his wise counsel. His appointment marks another significant milestone in the progress of FMLM.”

Dr Paul Evans said "I am delighted to take up the role of Medical Director of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.  I look forward to bringing 40 years' experience of medical leadership within the RAF and Defence Medical Services to FMLM.”

"I am passionate about the importance of clinical engagement and the development of medical leadership and management to improve the leadership culture in the NHS to deliver better patient care. FMLM's leadership standards and growing fellowship of the Faculty provide the ideal foundation that can underpin this development. I am excited about the opportunities of my new role and look forward to working with the FMLM team and colleagues across the UK to help drive forward this essential work."

Alistair Flowerdew, Medical Director at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust said “I am delighted for Paul on his new appointment and know that he will make a great success of it alongside continuing to be a valued member of our non-executive board of directors”.

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