RICHARD Bowyer will be the new chief executive of Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity.

He will take over from May 10 following the retirement of the current chief executive, Gill Raikes.

He was previously Director of Marketing and Public Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Richard Hunting, the charity’s chairman, said: “Richard is taking over at a crucial time, where NHS charities are needed more than ever to support our hard-working NHS staff in the fight against COVID-19.”