Boris Johnson has announced the appointment of Pamela Chesters as his Adviser on Health and Youth opportunities. Chesters, who is to step down as Chair of the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, will take up her role part time in April before becoming full time in June.
Mayor Boris Johnson said, “Pamela has tremendous insight into services for children and young people that deliver real change. She will be a great asset to my team who are dedicated to boosting youth opportunities; tackling youth crime and helping youngsters achieve their full potential. Pamela will also address serious health inequality issues in the capital. I promised to make young people my priority and I’m now pleased that I have a full team in place to help provide the fundamental long-term change for vulnerable children in the capital that is profoundly needed.“
Pamela Chesters said “I am delighted to be joining the Mayor’s team, and supporting his ambitious objectives to enhance the opportunity for London’s youth. I am also looking forward to working with key partners in tackling the health inequalities which are all too evident in the capital.”