Ron Kerr has been appointed chief executive of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in succession to Sir Jonathan Michael who has joined BT.
Incoming Mayor of Southwark Bob Skelly thanked colleagues for giving him "a second chance to serve" as he took office despite protests outside the meeting and a walk-out by opposition councillors.
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