Nicola Grinstead

Nicola Grinstead, currently director of West London Children’s Healthcare at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, brings leadership experience in both the NHS and as a charity trustee.

She was deputy CEO at Great Ormond Street Hospital, having previously served as director of operations and performance at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and has held a number of other senior management positions in London teaching hospitals.  She is also the former chair of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, where she was able to share her passion for volunteering and lead a team to establish a guide and scout unit of volunteers at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London. She is also currently a Trustee for One YMCA.

“The positive impact of the Royal Free Charity on patients, families and staff is considerable – and our collective ambition to achieve even more is high! From building on the outstanding work of our volunteer teams, to acting on ideas from staff and patients about how we can better support them, to increased focus on funding vital research projects, I am proud to be part of the this team supporting patients across north London.”