Peter Landstrom has been appointed as the Royal Free London’s (RFL) acting group chief executive, with Caroline Clarke leaving to take up the role of London regional director for NHS England.
Peter has been the RFL’s group chief delivery officer and deputy group chief executive since he joined in April 2022, having previously held senior leadership positions across the NHS. He will begin his new role leading the RFL with immediate effect.
Mark Lam, chair of the RFL, said: “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to confirm Peter as our new acting group chief executive. Working alongside his executive colleagues, the board, and with the support of everybody across the trust, Peter will lead the RFL in delivering our objectives over the coming months. I am sure you will all join me in wishing him every success.”
Peter said: “In my first year at the RFL, I have seen first-hand how devoted our staff are to providing the very best care for our patients. It’s been a difficult time for the NHS, but this commitment to the communities we serve has been unwavering. I look forward to supporting our brilliant teams in all of their work and sharing our story with our many partners and stakeholders.”
Mark added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline for her service to our trust – she has a long association with the RFL dating back to 1991. She brought energy, enthusiasm and dynamism to the role and set a clear strategic direction. She steered the trust through the most challenging periods in NHS history – the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery – and set an exciting vision for our future. She will be greatly missed and we wish her well in her new role.”