Marcel Levi has had a distinguished career as a clinician, academic and clinical leader in the Netherlands. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board of the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam since 2010 and for the previous ten years was chairman of its Department of Medicine and Division of Medical Specialisms.
He studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam and in 1991 obtained his PhD and was appointed as a Fellow by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science. He is a practising consultant physician, specialising in haemostasis and thrombosis, and leads an active research programme.
Welcoming the announcement, UCLH Chairman Richard Murley said: “I am delighted to welcome Marcel to London. We conducted an extensive international search for our new Chief Executive and in Marcel we have found an exceptional leader with a strong track record in medicine, management, education and research. I am confident that he will inspire colleagues across UCLH to continue to be the best that we can be.”
Marcel said: “It is a great privilege to become Chief Executive at a Trust with UCLH’s reputation and history. I am fortunate to have been part of an excellent team at the Academic Medical Center for more than 25 years and I look forward to working with UCLH’s patients and staff to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research.”
Sir Robert Naylor will retire from UCLH on 30 September 2016. Neil Griffiths, Deputy Chief Executive, will become Interim Chief Executive until 3 January 2017.
UCLH’s Council of Governors has agreed to extend Richard Murley’s term as Chairman for a further six months until the end of 2017 to support the transition to the new Chief Executive.