I have over 32 years experience as an NHS manager, including 17 years as a chief executive, together with almost four years as a business leader in professional services. I have spent much of my leadership time in service transformation, new business model development, and as adviser to governments on health and life sciences development. I am delighted that many colleagues and team members who have worked with me have gone on to become NHS or professional services leaders. Building the next generation of leaders and change agents continues to be important to me.
My role involves creating a genuinely value-adding team to work with the NHS and related industries. We help clients from service and financial improvement programmes, to the development of clinical and organisational strategies and the development of business cases. I have a particular passion for creating capability and performance in the middle of NHS organisations, where resource consumption and people management requirements meet the day-to-day realities of hard-pressed institutions. I have worked with great success on this in several states in Australia, as well as through my operating and advisory experience in King’s College Hospital, University Hospitals Leicester and Cambridge University Hospitals.
Out of work I am an enthusiastic skier (Winter) and wire-guide climber (Summer) in the French Alps. I also play percussion in my own rock and roll band. Owing to the amount of time taken up by working and travelling you may see me take my sticks and practice pad into one of the meeting rooms in Bishopsgate to do 15 minutes on my rudiments.
- BA (Hons), Modern History, University of Oxford
- Certificate in Health Economics, University of Aberdeen
- Diploma in Health Services Management, Institute of Healthcare Management
- MSc, Organisational Behaviour, Birkbeck University of London
@gomez_karena I remember you as very clever!