The Lord Hameed (Dr Khalid Hameed, CBE DL) worked for three London teaching hospitals. Following this he developed a successful practice in Central London and was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the Cromwell Hospital, London. He is currently Chairman of the Alpha Hospital Group and also Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the London International Hospital, a new Centre of Excellence being created for the treatment of cancer, heart and the brain.
Lord Hameed is Chairman of the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council, Chairman of the Friends of The British Library, President of the Little Foundation, Chairman of the Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, a Trustee of the Ethnic Minority Foundation, a Governor of the International Students House, and supports other charities. He is involved in interfaith harmony and dialogue for which he regularly undertakes public speaking. In 2005 he was awarded the Sternberg Award for his work on interfaith matters, and in 2007 he was also awarded the Ambassador for Peace Award by the Interreligious & International Federation for World Peace. He was the recipient of the Asian of the Year Award 2007.
Lord Hameed was also appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and was appointed High Sheriff of Greater London in March 2006 by HM The Queen. In 2007, he was appointed as a Member of the House of Lords where he sits as a crossbench Peer.