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Our Team

The Executive Team come with many years’ experience in Medicine, Nursing, Finance, Governance and Fundraising, and run our successful, forward-thinking and safe hospital. The team are committed to delivering the Hospital’s strategic plan: to ensure a sustainable business and charitable future, with patients put before profit, and outstanding healthcare at the heart of everything we do.

Lindsey Condron

Chief Executive

Lindsey joined King Edward VII’s Hospital from the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, where she was the Associate Director of the Private and International Business. Lindsey was responsible for the operational management as well as a number of strategic initiatives both in the UK and Internationally. Lindsey has extensive leadership experience working across the NHS and private healthcare sectors and has successfully delivered a number of development initiatives most recently leading on the build and opening of an outpatient & diagnostic facility.

Kate Farrow

Director of Operations

Kate joined the organisation in February 2019. She has extensive operational experience having spent several years both in private healthcare and more recently in senior leadership roles within the NHS. Prior to joining KEVII she was at University College London Hospital where she was leading the Division of Women’s Health. She has previously led on national and regional cancer improvement projects as part of the National Cancer Vanguard, cost improvement and productivity as well as managing the largest Urology department in the UK. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Health Promotion and more recently obtained an executive certificate in Managing Healthcare Delivery at Harvard Business School. With a passion for operational excellence and commitment to patient centred care, Kate will provide strong leadership to drive productivity and efficiency across the organisation while working closely with the Directors of Nursing and Governance to insure the hospital continues to deliver out-standing patient care.

Emmett Steed-Mundin

Director of Nursing

Emmett Steed-Mundin joined King Edward VII’s Hospital in 2007 as a Senior Staff Nurse, working his way up to become Director of Nursing, starting in January 2022. Having previously held the roles of Clinical Nurse Manager and Head of Nursing, within the hospital, he brings with him a wealth of clinical leadership experience, and a deep commitment to continue driving forward the standards of excellent care, for which King Edward VII’s hospital is renowned. Graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge, in 2000, he has been a registered nurse for over 21 years, working initially within the NHS and specialising in Urology. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Strategic Leadership. Emmett is immensely proud to lead such a dedicated clinical team who put patient care at the heart of everything they do. He believes passionately in supporting, developing and investing in the clinical workforce to create a culture of learning where nurses are truly empowered to deliver world leading care and outstanding patient experience. Emmett will ensure a dynamic and forward-thinking clinical leadership team, considered in their approach, but committed implementing continuous improvement and developing clinical services in line with the best new methods, technologies and innovations.

Professor Justin Vale

Medical Director

Professor Justin Vale started as Medical Director in March 2018. His clinical background is in urology, with sub-specialist interests in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for kidney and prostate cancer. He has held a number of senior clinical leadership positions in the NHS including Clinical Programme Director for Cancer and Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare 2008-2013, managing an annual budget of £80m, and Deputy Medical Director for Safety and Effectiveness and Professional Development 2014-2018. Justin is passionate about Safety and Quality in healthcare and has led a number of successful Quality Improvement initiatives. He brings immense clinical governance experience to King Edward VII’s Hospital, coupled with the vision and ambition to help the Hospital grow its market share and charitable goals.

Mr Alan Farthing

Director of Clinical Strategy

Mr Farthing is a consultant gynaecologist specialising in the treatment of gynaecological cancers. He has particular expertise in treatments using laparoscopic surgery having learned these techniques in Australia at the beginning of the laparoscopic surgery revolution in the early 1990s. Originally appointed to St Marys Hospital he moved to Queen Charlottes Hospital with the formation of the Regional Gynaecological Cancer Centre in 2003. He has been Head of Gynaecological Cancer Services at Imperial for the last 8 years during which time it has doubled in size. He has been a user of King Edward VII Hospital for over 20 years and believes the world of Medicine should not stand still. He believes the next decade is likely to be governed by greater cooperation between groups of consultants and the Hospitals in which they practice along with the data that provides the patients in choosing their specialist.

Eamon Malone

Director of Estates & Major Projects

Eamon Malone is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Engineer with over 30 years working in senior estates roles in the University sector and the NHS, most recently as Chief Estates & Facilities Officer with the NHS in Essex. Eamon has spent most of his career with the NHS in Northern Ireland, where he was the Head of Estates for Belfast HSC Trust (the largest NHS Trust in the UK).

Owen Brady

Interim IT Director

Owen has over 30 years senior experience of working within a range of organisations. This includes organisations from start-ups, large corporates, healthcare (both public and private), charities, third sector and both local and central government. He has held many senior positions up to board level. Additionally, he has held a number of strategic advisory and consultancy roles. He has led multiple end-to-end turnaround and transformation programmes that have delivered significant benefits and efficiencies. This has included implementing new technologies, introducing good departmental and organisational governance, creating and leading high performing teams and working with people at all levels to deliver strategic objectives. Owen has worked with many leading healthcare organisations in the UK and abroad, including Nuffield Health, Nations Healthcare, Radiology Reporting Online, Whipps Cross NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust and BUPA.

Neil King

Director of Human Resources

Neil joined King Edward VII in 2021 from the Royal Institution of Great Britain where they were the Director of HR and Organisational Development. Initially training as a nurse and teacher before moving into HR, they have held senior HR roles in the care and education sector. Neil is experienced in leading and delivering cultural and organisational change through employee engagement, and leadership development, and is passionate about ensuring that all employees have the opportunities to be the best they can be.

Patrick Butterwork

Finance and Commercial Director

Patrick has extensive experience across multiple sectors, with the most recent 12 years in executive and consulting positions in public and private healthcare environments, preceded by 20 years in manufacturing, distribution and retail.

Alex Le Vey

Director of Philanthropy and Veterans' Health

Alex joined King Edward VII in January 2022 from Mental Health Innovations, where he was Director of Income. Prior to this, Alex worked in politics as a Director at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), and in the charity sector where he held senior fundraising positions at a number of organisations over the previous 10 years. He is also a Trustee at Fight for Peace. At KEVII, Alex is responsible for growing the Centre for Veterans’ Health and delivering the hospital’s capital fundraising campaign.

The Board

Trustees & Governors

President and Honorary Vice President

  • HRH The Duke of Kent (President)
  • Field Marshal the Rt. Hon. Lord Inge KG GCB DL (Honorary Vice President)

Board of Trustees

  • Sir Richard Sykes, FRS FMedSci HonFREng Chair
  • Professor Roger Kirby MA MD FRCS(Urol)
  • Mrs Alison Parkhouse
  • The Rt. Hon. Professor Lord Ajay Kakkar BSc PhD FRCS
  • Sir Stuart Lipton
  • The Hon Mrs Virginia Lovell JP, DL
  • Mr Simon Weil
  • Dame Lesley Regan DBE
  • Mr Paul Biddle
  • Miss Fiona Driscoll

Advisory Board

  • Sir Richard Sykes, FRS FMedSci HonFREng Chair
  • Mr Andrew Graham
  • Dr Martin CM Bricknell CB OStJ