Professor Tamar Thompson lives in Malvern and began her career in health as a Nurse. She has held roles of Director of Nursing and Quality, Workforce and Service Improvement at two Strategic Health Authorities and an NHS Acute Trust followed by a number of key senior roles. She has been a Chief Executive in a Primary Care Trust and in two Ambulance Services. In addition, she was a Professional Adviser for the Parliamentary Secretary for Health.
Tamar was a Commissioner on the Prime Minister’s Commission into the future of Nursing and Midwifery. A visiting Professor of Healthcare Leadership at both London Southbank University and the University of Worcester, and a past General Council member of the King’s Fund. Tamar is Group Chairman of KM&T, a global consulting firm, Chairman of The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), Chairman of Malvern Theatres and also Vice Chairman of the Worcestershire Community Foundation. In 2009 she received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Health Care.