Michael Parker CBE

In May 2012 Michael Parker was appointed interim Chairman at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.  From December 2011 to April 2012 he was a Non- Executive Director of NHS London.  Prior to this he served as a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust before becoming Chairman at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Michael studied Economics at Brunel University and Birkbeck College, University of London.   He lectured on both Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees at the University of East London and Queen Mary, London.  He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and was a Registered Auditor for a while.  He is a member of the Health Panel and was the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  He is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College London, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary life member of the Institute of Risk Management.  He is the President of the Sickle Cell Society and Patron of the Big Issue, Malawi.  Michael is also an External Advisor to the Royal College of Nurses.