New Chief Executive announced for the Health Innovation Network (HIN)

January 13, 2021

Following the appointment of the HIN’s previous CEO Tara Donnelly to Chief Digital Officer at NHSX, Dr Rishi Das-Gupta has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Health Innovation Network (HIN).

Dr Das-Gupta will be joining the HIN, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, in March 2021 from his current role as Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He is medically qualified, has worked in management consultancy and is the co-founder of a health tech start-up.

Chair of the HIN Richard Barker said: “Congratulations to Rishi on his new role. The HIN board and I are looking forward to working with him to continue to build the HIN’s reputation for leading innovation-enabled transformation in the NHS.”

“ The HIN enjoys a fantastic reputation, with a great track record and I am excited to be joining the team at a time of rapid change in healthcare.”Dr Rishi Das-Gupta

Rishi said: “The HIN enjoys a fantastic reputation, with a great track record and I am excited to be joining the team at a time of rapid change in healthcare. I am passionate about how innovation and technology can support change to improve the health of residents, outcomes for patients, and the working lives of staff working across healthcare and social care.

“The health system is undergoing wide-ranging changes as we recover from the pandemic and the role of the HIN is critical. Working with the team, I hope that my clinical and innovation experience will help us support high-impact programmes across our member organisations in south London.”

Zoe Lelliott will continue as Deputy Chief Executive after acting as interim CEO while Tara Donnelly was on secondment to NHSX. Richard said: “We want to thank Zoe for her tremendous contribution to building momentum at the HIN and for her valuable contributions at national level.”

 

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By Rita Mogaiji

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