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John Lawlor

John Lawlor is the former Chief Executive of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

He joined the Tavistock and Portman at the beginning of June 2022 as Chair following confirmation of his selection by the Trust’s Council of Governors.

John has a long and distinguished career as a leader in the NHS, and also has early experiences in teaching and in the Department of Health.

He is a passionate champion of mental health and disability services and a successful system leader.