Lesley Watts is Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and was also Chief Executive of the North West London Integrated Care System (ICS) until November 2021. A nurse and midwife by training, Lesley has extensive executive managerial experience, having led the Trust since 2015 and was previously Chief Executive for East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2020, under her leadership, the Trust was awarded a CQC rating of Outstanding for well-led and use of resources. She is currently National SRO for Discharge.

In December 2022, Lesley was awarded a CBE in His Majesty the King’s New Year Honours for her service to the NHS.

Lesley was appointed as a Trustee of CW+ in October 2016.