Matthew Swindells has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare. He is the former Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer for the NHS in England, currently working as an independent consultant.
Matthew joined the NHS from university as a graduate trainee and worked his way up as an IT director, clinical services manager, chief operating officer and hospital chief executive before joining the Department of Health as Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State for Health and then as the NHS’s first chief information officer.
Matthew is a member of the University Council at Hull University and holds Visiting Professorships at Surrey University and at Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation.
Matthew is joint chair, responsible for 12 hospitals across four NHS trusts in north west London: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and our Trust.
Pippa joined our Trust in February 2022 as Chief Executive Officer.
Previously, she was Chief Nurse at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, and for the North West London Integrated Care System.
Pippa first joined the NHS in 1993 as a healthcare assistant.
She qualified as a midwife at the University of Herefordshire in 1998, and practised as a clinical midwife for the next 10 years
From there, Pippa became a consultant midwife in 2007.
She has undertaken several clinical leadership roles in her career, including director of women’s services and clinical director. She has also led complex change programmes, such as the maternity services redesign in north west London.
In 2018, Pippa was named one of 70 most influential nurses and midwives, and subsequently received her MBE in 2019.