Rosalynde Lowe has been a trustee since 2003 and served as Chair of the QNI’s Council until November 2012.
She studied to be a nurse and health visitor in Newcastle and Durham, and has worked at national, regional and local level in acute, community and mental health services and in primary care, in a variety of nursing and managerial positions. She was Chief Executive of Hounslow & Spelthorne Community & Mental Health NHS Trust from 1997 to 2002.
Ros has worked internationally as an advisor to the World Health Organisation in Romania and Serbia & Montenegro, and in Russia to Age Concern England with the Moscow Red Cross. She has been an appointed member of the Audit Commission, and an associate fellow of the King’s Fund. She chaired a review of the role of health visitors, Facing the Future, for the Chief Nurse and the Secretary of State in 2007, and was a Governor of Brighton University.
She was awarded a CBE in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List, for services to healthcare. She became a QNI Fellow in 2020 and was awarded the Gold Badge of the Institute, its highest honour, in 2021.