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date: 21 September 2020

Cunningham, Phyllis Margaret free

CBE 1997

Born 15 Sept. 1937; d of late Andrew Cunningham and of Minnie Cunningham (née Rees)

Chief Executive, Royal Marsden NHS Trust, 1994–98 (Chief Executive, Royal Marsden Hospital Special Health Authority, 1980–94)


Chorlton Central Sch., Manchester; Loreburn Coll., Manchester (Dip. in Business Studies, 1956)


Trainee Adminr, Withington Hosp., Manchester, 1956–59; PA/Res. Asst to Med. Dir, Geigy Pharmaceutical Co., 1959–62; Unit Adminr, Roosevelt Hosp., NY, 1962–64; Planning Officer, Royal Free Hosp., London, 1964–74; Dep. House Gov./Sec. to Board, Royal Marsden Hosp., 1974–80. Mem., Ministerial Adv. Bd, Med. Devices Agency, 2001–03. Trustee and Mem. Council, St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, 1999–2013; Trustee: Headley Court Trust, 2001–13; Lady Capel’s Charity, 2003–; Trustee/Chm., Abbeyfield Richmond, Thames and Dist Soc. Ltd, 2002–04; Trustee/Bd Mem., Abbeyfield UK, 2004–07. Governor: Christ’s Sch., Richmond, 1996–99; Queen’s Sch., Richmond, 2002–16. FRSA 1992


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