Michael Pace to step down as NHS LPP Managing Director

The Managing Director of NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) has announced he is to step down from his post.

Michael Pace joined NHS LPP in October 2018 and during that time he has led the organisation through many changes, including a global pandemic. Over the last four years the business has exceeded expectations in its growth and what it does today. A great example of this is the £1M investment back to members this financial year.

Michael said: “This has been one of the hardest decisions of my whole working career, but I have decided that I want to change my work/life balance and, while I’m still young enough to do so, play with cars on the floor with my grandson.”

“There are many achievements and service improvements that I am proud of during my time at NHS LPP. This includes bringing in new teams such as the Sustainability and Social Value team, doubling the size of the organisation workforce to better serve the NHS and meet member needs, and significantly increasing revenues to allow NHS LPP to support the NHS and its members even further.

“I am looking forward to seeing from afar how the business progresses and I am confident that the organisation will be in safe hands when I leave.”

Lee Joseph, who is currently Deputy Managing Director at NHS LPP, will be stepping up as Interim Managing Director until the NHS LPP Board appoints a new managing director. Lee said: “On behalf of everyone at the organisation, I’d like to thank Michael for everything he has done for NHS LPP. Michael has achieved a great deal during his time here, provided excellent leadership and continuously championed all we do as an organisation - he will be very missed.”

Michael said: “I’d like to thank my Executive colleagues, the NHS LPP Board and the incredible wider NHS LPP team for all their support during my time at the organisation. Supporting the NHS system to deliver excellent patient care is at the forefront of everything they do and I am incredibly proud of them all.”