Chair of the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Tessa Green CBE, receives honorary degree from City Law School
Tessa Green CBE, Chair of the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has received an honorary degree from City, University of London.
She was made a Doctor of Laws in recognition of her outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 31st January 2018.
Dr Green was presented with her degree by outgoing Chair of City, University of London's Council, Mr Rob Woodward, at the Barbican Centre in London.
The award was conferred during a graduation ceremony for students from the City Law School.
Speaking during the event, Dr Green advised graduands of the need to be "caring and go the extra mile when it matters." She reminded her audience of new degree holders to be flexible and be "open to work in different ways, at different times, in different places".
Dr Green started her career in communications as Head of Corporate Affairs for Carlton Communications. She was Chairman of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust from 1998 to 2010.
At the Royal Marsden, she founded the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign and was a Trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. Dr Green is a member of the BUPA and Healthcare UK advisory boards, a Trustee of the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and a non-executive director of the retailer, Pets at Home plc.
After attending Putney High School, Dr Green proceeded to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, graduating with a BA in 1986.
She went on to earn an LLB with distinction (Graduate Entry) from the Law Department at City, University of London in 1993 and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1994.
She has served as Chair of the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2016.