Meet the Royal Free Hospital leadership team

Royal Free Hospital is run by an experienced and highly motivated team of individuals who between them, pool their clinical and leadership skills and experience to deliver a world class service to our patients.

  • Dr Chris Streather

    Royal Free Hospital chief executive officer

    Dr Chris Streather joined us as the chief executive officer of the Royal Free Hospital on 1 June 2017, following his role as chief medical officer of HCA International. Chris began his career as a renal physician in NHS hospital trusts in Brighton, London and Cambridge. He became medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2004, and later director of strategy. In 2008 he was the London clinical director as the capital’s stroke services were comprehensively redesigned.

    Chris became the first chief executive officer of South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2009, and later the managing director of the Health Innovation Network, leading on patient safety nationally. More recently, he was a non-executive director, board quality lead and senior independent director at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Sarah Dobbing

    Sarah Dobbing

    Royal Free Hospital director of operations

    Sarah has worked in the NHS since 2004 when she joined the graduate management training scheme. She has worked in a range of healthcare organisations including the Department of Health and for commissioners, but she has spent most of her management career in teaching hospitals in London. Sarah joined The Royal Free Hospital in 2014, initially as director of operations for the women, children and imaging division. 

  • Robin Woolfson

    Robin Woolfson

    Royal Free Hospital medical director

    Robin Woolfson was appointed as consultant nephrologist to UCLH in 1997, moving to Royal Free Hospital in 2005. He was divisional director for transplantation and specialist services since between 2009 and June 2017.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and chapters and is interested in management of hypertension, chronic kidney disease and diabetic nephropathy.

  • Rebecca Longmate

    Rebecca Longmate

    Royal Free Hospital director of nursing

    Prior to becoming director of nursing, Rebecca was the deputy director of nursing and divisional director of nursing for transplantation and specialist services at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

    Rebecca started at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) in 1997 as a specialist nurse in anaemia and has worked in senior nurse roles managing liver, renal, specialist and cancer services.

    Before joining the RFH, Rebecca has worked in three other London teaching hospitals at Guys & St Thomas’, St Mary’s and King’s College in urology, renal and liver transplantation, high dependency unit and as a site and bed manager. Rebecca also spent a year working in Australia in Alice Springs and Sydney as a staff nurse in medicine and surgery.  Rebecca holds a bachelor of nursing in health studies and a Master’s degree in advancing critical care practice. Rebecca recently qualified as a coach.