Dr Diana Walford, CBE, MD, BSc MSc FRCP, FRCPath, FFPH


Chair, Board of Trustees, Inner Circle Educational Trust

Diana, a clinical haematologist, has held senior posts in the NHS, the civil service, a non-departmental public body and in higher education.  Formerly, she was Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford (2002-11); Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service (1993-2002); Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director of Healthcare on the NHS Management Executive (1989-1992). She was an honorary consultant haematologist to the Central Middlesex Hospital. In addition to her current non-executive role as Chair of the Inner Circle Educational Trust,she is a member of the Council of the University of Liverpool. Formerly, she chaired the Board of Trustees of Regent’s University London and other non-executive director positions have included the Board of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Board of the NHS Blood and Transplant Authority; Trustee of Sue Ryder and Member of the State Honours Committee.

Having previously been a Governor of The Ditchley Foundation for 20 years, Diana is now an Honorary Governor (2020 -).