The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has announced the names of five new Trustees who will be joining its governing Council in 2020.

The new Council members are:

  • Professor Ami David MBE (RN, DN, QNI Fellow, lead for Quest for Community Health and governing body nurse member for Southwark CCG and Lambeth CCG)
  • Candace Imison (Director of Strategy Development at the Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • Dr Katerina Kolyva (Chief Executive of the Council of Deans of Health)
  • Rebecca Myers (RN, Chair Wells Community Hospital Trust; Visiting Fellow London Southbank University; Community Staff Nurse, London)
  • Jeremy Taylor OBE (previously Chief Executive of the charity National Voices).

Dr John Unsworth, Chair of the QNI’s Council commented:

‘I am delighted to announce the five new members of Council of the Queen’s Nursing Institute. The work of the charity is guided by its Council and we are extremely fortunate to be able to appoint five such high profile and experienced new trustees. They follow in the footsteps of many great names in the nursing profession, civic leadership and social reform since the foundation of the charity in 1887. Their breadth of experience and knowledge will make a huge contribution to the continued success of the charity, its values and mission.’

Candace Imison said:

‘I am thrilled and honoured to have been appointed as a Trustee to the Queen’s Nursing Institute. I have long admired the role that the QNI has played in supporting and developing nurses. When working in health policy, I was particularly appreciative of the opportunity QNI gave me to shadow Queen’s nurses. It brought to life for me the complexity and sophistication of community nursing.’

Dr Katerina Kolyva said:

‘I am delighted to join the QNI as one of its new trustees. The policy context of nursing in the community has never been more relevant and the QNI’s influence and strategic leadership will be crucial. I look forward to offering my expertise in higher education policy, regulation and international development to the Council.’

The new trustees will attend their the QNI’s first Council meeting of the year in March 2020.


Notes to Editors

Brief information about the new trustees is available below. For photographs or interviews, please contact the QNI.

QNI Trustees

Professor Ami David MBE

Candace Imison

Dr Katerina Kolyva 

Rebecca Myers 

Jeremy Taylor OBE 

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