James Lowell

Southwark Place Executive Director

James Lowell will perform his role as Southwark Place Executive Director alongside his current post as Chief Operating Officer at South London and Maudsley NHS FT (SLAM).  He is an experienced systems leader with over 24 years experience working in several health and systems partnership roles.  He joined SLAM in January 2021; having held a role leading the Covid-19 recovery response for the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System (ICS) immediately prior to this.

Prior to the Pandemic, James was the Director of System Transformation for the Medway and Swale Integrated Care Partnership.  Establishing one of four new place-based partnerships that underpinned the developing ICS.  From 2016, he was part of the executive team who were successful in leading Medway NHS Foundation Trust out of the CQC Quality special measures regime.

James grew up and attended school in South East London.  In 1996, after leaving school, he joined Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) initially as a Porter and then as a Healthcare Scientist apprentice in Anatomical Pathology.  He continued to work for GSTT for the next 20 years in progressive leadership roles.