Deputy Chief Executive
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Lawrence is the Deputy Chief Executive at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) NHS Foundation Trust, the largest and one of the most prestigious healthcare provider organisations in the UK. He joined GSTT in March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, and immediately set to work on securing vital international supplies of medical equipment and PPE for the Trust and the wider UK supply lines.
He led the successful merger of GSTT with the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in 2021, creating a power-house of cardio-respiratory medicine and research. His role includes oversight of the Trust’s multiple major strategic changes programmes. Lawrence also leads the Trust’s approach to Innovation and Improvement including the creation of the newly formed Centre for Innovation, Transformation and Improvement (CITI). He also sits on the Board of King’s Health Partners Ventures, a joint venture limited company to accelerate spin out of Med Tech start-ups.
In the decade prior to joining GSTT, Lawrence worked in a range of strategy and leadership roles in university hospitals in the UK and overseas. Lawrence began his career working for the UK Government in Whitehall.