As a registered nurse, Donna brings more than 40 years-service in the NHS and education and has been an independent member in several NHS organisations.
Professor Donna Mead OBE takes over from Rosemary Kennedy.
The Health Secretary said:
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Donna Meade as the new chair of Velindre NHS Trust. Professor Meade brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the NHS to this role. It is an important and challenging time for the NHS in Wales as we look to deliver a health service fit for the future and Professor Meade’s enthusiasm and knowledge will help drive that work forward.”
“I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of Velindre NHS Trust. Like everyone who lives in Wales and beyond I am aware of the awesome reputation that all aspects of the Trust has for service delivery. I consider it a huge privilege to be given the opportunity to serve the staff, patients and blood donors who receive services from Velindre Trust. I realise that the outgoing chair, Rosemary Kennedy, has left me with very big shoes to fill and that will be one of my challenges. I am joining the Trust at an exciting time and look forward to seeing the many important plans come to fruition.”
As a registered nurse, Donna brings more than 40 years-service in the NHS and education and has been an independent member in several NHS organisations. Donna is also a trustee of St John (Cymru) Wales and a governor at Neath Port Talbot Group College. Her academic credentials include a PhD and recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Swansea University.