Speeding up the best in health and care, together

Board Members

Our Board Members

Prof Richard Barker OBE

Chairman

Prof Richard Barker is Chairman of the Health Innovation Board. Richard is a strategic advisor, speaker and author on healthcare and life sciences. As a workstream champion in the Accelerated Access Review, he has advised successive UK governments on new healthcare tech.

Adrian McLachlan

Vice Chairman, Board

Adrian is a GP Partner at Hetherington Practice in Clapham and Chair of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group. He trained at Kings College in 1983 and after qualifying took up a hospital based post in Plymouth before returning to London. During his career he developed an interest in mental health, addictions and healthcare for the homeless.

Kosh Agarwal

Board Member, Board

Kosh is a Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is also lead for the Viral Hepatitis service which is the largest treatment centre for the disease in the UK. He has accreditation in general internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology.

Angela Bhan

Board Member, Board

Dr Angela Bhan is Chief Officer of NHS Bromley CCG and a doctor specialising in public health.

Sarah Blow

Board Member, Board

Sarah Blow is the Accountable Officer for the NHS South West London Alliance, made up of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth CCGs, with Sutton CCG joining from April 2018. Sarah is also the senior responsible officer for the sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) in SW London.

Kieron Boyle

Board Member, Board

Kieron is Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and leads the organisation’s efforts to tackle major health and care challenges and accelerate innovation. He is also involved in other charity’s including as a non-executive director of the world’s first social investment bank Big Society Capital.

Amanda Coyle

Board Member, Board

Amanda started her career in private sector banking and gained her MBA whilst working in the energy sector. In 2010 she began to work for the Mayor’s office on policies relating to human capital. Her team delivers in excess of £80m of programmes for the Mayor including major public health programmes.

Julian David

Board Member, Board

Julian has spent over 30 years in the tech industry including roles at IBM as Vice President for Small and Medium Business and Vice President for Public Sector. As CEO of techUK Julian leads a 60 strong team in representing 800+ member companies, ensuring that the digital tech industry is at the heart of a modern society and economy in Britain.

Daniel Elkeles

Board Member, Board

Daniel joined the NHS management training scheme from university. Much of his early management career was in South West London including at both Epsom and St Helier hospitals. He was Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer at North West London Hospitals, flu director for London and most recently he was the Chief Officer for five CCGs in North West London.

Chris Elliott

Board Member, Board

Dr. Elliott qualified from Charing Cross Hospital in 1977 and undertook post registration hospital posts at St. Helier Hospital, Sutton, before undertaking General Practitioner training. He has been a GP partner in Sutton since 1982 and has led on work to improve care pathways. He is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at NHS Sutton CCG.

John Goulston

Board Member, Board

John has more than 20 years’ experience as a Chief Executive and Director of Finance within the NHS and is currently Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. He has led the transformation of the Trust to oversee continued quality improvements, and has steered the Trust out of financial special measures.

Kate Heaps

Board Member, Board

Kate has over 25 years’ experience in the NHS and voluntary sectors; as a Nurse and in a number of Service Improvement roles prior to becoming Chief Executive of the Hospice in 2010. Kate is passionate about nursing and palliative care and also lectures at King’s College London.

Jenny Higham

Board Member, Board

Professor Jenny Higham is Principal of St George's, University of London and represents universities on the HIN Board. She took up appointment at St George’s on 2 November 2015, where she also practices clinically as a Gynaecologist in the Trust . She is also the first female Chair of the Medical Schools Council, a position she was elected to in August 2016.

Aurea Jones

Board Member, Board

Aurea is the Local Director of Health Education England (HEE), working across south London. HEE is responsible for improving the quality of healthcare for the people and patients of England through education, training and lifelong development of staff. Aurea has worked in both acute hospitals and community settings and as provider and commissioner of NHS services.

Peter Littlejohns

Board Member, Board

Peter is Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Jill Lockett

Board Member, Board

Jill is the Director of Performance and Delivery at King’s Health Partners. She was Service Director for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry CAG in South London and Maudsley NHS FT. Previously, she was Director of Cancer Waits and Heart Team Capital Programme at DH. Previous roles include Chief Executive of a London PCG and Director of Commissioning in a PCT.

Julie Lowe

Board Member, Board

Julie is Chief Operating Officer for the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. Julie has been an NHS manager for over 20 years working mostly in provider organisations, including 9 years as chief executive of acute Trusts. She is currently co-chairing a national review of graduate management training across the NHS in England.

Jacqui Totterdell

Board Member, Board

Jacqueline joined St George’s as Chief Executive in May 2017. She was previously Chief Executive of West Middlesex University NHS Trust, where she helped steer the merger with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT. She spent 5 years as Chief Executive of Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, and been Chief Operating Officer at Barts Health and Hillingdon Hospital.

Hilary Newiss

Board Member, Board

Hilary is a lawyer and former partner in Denton Hall solicitors. She specialised in intellectual property law and has served on several public bodies. She is currently a Trustee of the Natural History Museum, Chair of National Voices and recently advised on a Review of Access to Innovative Medicines for the Office of Life Sciences.

Matthew Patrick

Board Member, Board

Matthew is Chief Executive of South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is now a member of the executive board of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and sits on the Board of the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).

Catherine Pearson

Board Member, Board

Catherine has been the Chief Executive of Healthwatch Lambeth, since its inception in 2013. The charitable organisation works to ensure that the voice of local people is heard. Catherine is also Vice Chair of Lambeth’s Safeguarding Adults Board and chairs the Board's Community Reference Group.

Jacqueline Scott

Board Member, Board

Jacqui was previously the Deputy Director of Finance for Bromley PCT having key responsibilities in the PCT’s finance functions and Finance and Commercial Director, in this key Board position, Jacqui was responsible for business planning, commercial strategy, performance reporting and for financial controls.

Darren Tymens

Board Member, Board

Darren is a GP Partner in East Sheen. Since 2014 he has been the Chair of the Richmond GP Alliance, a GP Federation that includes all 28 practices in Richmond upon Thames. He is also the Joint Chair of the South West London GP Federation Collaborative, an alliance of 6 GP Federations.

Dr Des Holden

Board Member, Board

Des, who starts as Medical Director at the Health Innovation Network in September, trained at KCL and worked as a senior lecturer within the patch at St George’s. He is an Obstetrician by training and has undertaken a number of hospital Medical Director roles including at Brighton and Sussex hospitals and his current one at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare. Des also knows AHSNs well as he is Medical Director at Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN, a role he will continue to undertake alongside ours.