Dr Chris Streather has been the Royal Free London group’s chief medical officer since January 2018 following his role as chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital. Previously, he was chief medical officer of HCA International. Streather 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 clinical director for London as the capital’s stroke services were comprehensively redesigned.
Dr Streather became the first chief executive officer of South London Healthcare NHS Trust in 2009, and later the managing director of the Health Innovation Network. He was a non-executive director, board quality lead and senior independent director at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.