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Professor Dame Lesley Regan appointed new Chair

Wellbeing of Women is excited to welcome Professor Regan, who has unrivalled knowledge and experience of women’s health issues


Professor Dame Lesley Regan DBE, a leading gynaecologist who recently stepped down as President of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), is the new Chair of Wellbeing of Women.

The appointment was confirmed at the Trustees Board meeting on Wednesday 23rd September. Professor Regan took over from businessman and philanthropist, Sir Victor Blank, who will continue to support the charity in his new role as Joint-honorary President alongside Sir Marcus Setchell.

Professor Regan drove the RCOG’s highly impactful Better for Women campaign last year and has herself been a recipient of several Wellbeing of Women research grants, which are awarded to researchers to improve the health of women, girls and babies.

Professor Regan’s standing in the world of women’s medicine, with her unrivalled knowledge and experience of women’s health issues, will be so valuable to the charity.

Professor Dame Lesley Regan said of her appointment:

“I am honoured to be the new Chair of Trustees for Wellbeing of Women and very excited to be leading the charity. I am looking forward to working with my fellow Trustees and the team at Wellbeing of Women to develop strategy for the next exciting stage of the charity’s development. Improving women’s health care and empowering women to make the best possible choices they can when it comes to their health will be at the very heart of this.”

Sir Victor Blank said:

“It has been an honour, privilege and pleasure to have been Chair of Trustees at Wellbeing of Women. I, my fellow Trustees and the executive leadership at Wellbeing of Women are all delighted that we have Lesley as Chair. She has tremendous standing in the world of women’s medicine and unrivalled knowledge and experience of women’s health issues to take the charity forward. I am very honoured and am delighted to accept the role of Joint Honorary President of Wellbeing of Women.”