Interim Director of Operations (non-voting Director)
Kathy Brasier was appointed interim director of operations at the end of October 2023.
Kathy’s NHS career began over 25 years ago when she trained as a nurse at Charing Cross/Chelsea and Westminster, qualifying in 1996. She worked in a number of hospitals before joining QVH in March 1997 as a Registered Nurse on Canadian Wing. Kathy’s interest in patient centered care enabled her to progress her career through a variety of roles including ward manager, matron, and head of nursing. She also established the Trust’s trauma coordinator role.
During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 Kathy played a lead role in supporting QVH to become a surgical cancer hub for the south east.
After completing the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme and gaining her MSc in Healthcare Leadership, Kathy became interim business manager at QVH in August 2019, progressing to deputy director of operations in December 2021, focusing on improvement. She became deputy director of improvement and strategy in April 2023, leading projects across all of our services.
Kathy is passionate about continuous improvement and driving transformational change.
As interim director of operations at QVH, Kathy is responsible for the leadership, management, planning and operational delivery of surgical and clinical specialities as well as developing effective internal and external working relationships.