Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The life peerage awarded to Sir Simon Stevens has been announced

The life peerage awarded to Sir Simon Stevens has been gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Stevens of Birmingham, of Richmond upon Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Simon Laurence Stevens, who was born 4 August 1966, is a British health manager and public policy analyst serving as the eighth Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England since 2014. He previously served as an executive at the UnitedHealth Group from 2004 to 2014, an American for-profit managed health care company which offers health care products and insurance services. A former member of the Labour Party, he was a councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth from 1998 to 2002.

Lord Stevens was appointed CE of NHS England by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and retained by his successors Theresa May and Boris Johnson. He will step down from his role on 31 July 2021, and has been appointed a Life Peer for his services during the coronavirus pandemic.


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