Kate Slemeck

Job title

Royal Free Hospital chief executive


Kate joined the trust as director of operations in 2011 before being appointed as chief operating officer in 2012 and then chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital in 2018.

Prior to taking up her position at the Royal Free London, Kate was the director of operations at the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust for five years and before that, deputy director of operations. She has over 23 years’ NHS management experience, mainly in acute trusts (including Northwick Park Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability). She originally trained as an occupational therapist.