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New Moorfields chief executive appointed

Dr Martin Kuper, chief medical officer of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, will take up the role later in 2021

Dr Martin Kuper
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Moorfields Eye Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr Martin Kuper as the NHS trust’s new chief executive.

Current chief executive, David Probert, will step down from the role in the summer and Kuper will join Moorfields later in 2021.

Kuper is currently the deputy chief executive for transformation and chief medical officer of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

“I am delighted to be offered the role of chief executive of Moorfields, a world-class centre of ophthalmic care, research and education at such a critical time in its development,” he said.

Kuper has 10 years of board experience as a medical director in foundation and non-foundation trusts in London.

Moorfields Eye Hospital chair, Tessa Green, said that she looked forward to working with Kuper.

“He has shown great resilience, creativity and leadership in his hospital’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, both internally and supporting the broader sector response,” she noted.

Green also paid tribute to Probert’s contribution over the past five years as outgoing chief executive.

“He has not only delivered us through a pandemic, but his exemplary leadership has always put the best interest of patients first,” she said.