At Carnall Farrar it is our people who make us stand out from the competition. We have a multi-disciplinary team with a wealth of experience from across the healthcare sector and various consultancy firms.                                         

Our team are passionate about health care and are strong problem solvers, clear communicators and team players. We pride ourselves in being able to meet even the most specialised needs of our clients – be that analytics, organisational development, executive coaching or full service consultancy.

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Ruth Carnall Partner

Ruth Carnall is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. Ruth has extensive experience as a chief executive at NHS London. In this capacity, she oversaw a city wide programme of performance improvement and strategic change. The results of this work are widely recognised in the UK and internationally.

Ruth has worked at all levels of the NHS for over 30 years and worked as an independent consultant with various public and private sector clients. These included the Department of Health, Monitor, Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, pharmaceutical companies as well as the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. Ruth also has experience as a non-executive Partner of a public company, chair of a private company and trustee of a charity. Ruth is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Kings Fund.

Ruth has a strong reputation in leadership development and the creation of high performing teams. She is frequently asked to speak about her experience in the UK and abroad.

Hannah Farrar Partner

Hannah Farrar is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. She began her career in the civil service where she gained experience in developing health policy. She had a lead role in a major government-wide change programme focused on improving the efficiency and performance of the Department of Health.

Hannah worked for Monitor, the Independent Regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts in England, where she was responsible for their strategy function.

Hannah has worked on programmes of strategic change in the NHS in London. Until recently she was the Director of Strategy, Commissioning and Provider Development at NHS London. In this role she has led a series of major initiatives in primary and integrated care, in the rationalisation of acute services, in productivity improvement and in commissioning development. This work has received national and international recognition. Hannah is fully conversant with all methods of engagement and communication from small working groups with patients and their representatives through to large-scale events. Hannah is also the co-author of a book entitled Healthcare for London: reflections on leadership, lessons and legacy and she is frequently asked to speak about her experiences and achievements at national and international conferences.

Ben Richardson Partner

Ben Richardson


Ben Richardson is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. He works with clients across health and care to help them achieve the triple aim of better care and better experience at lower cost. He is a global leader in Integrated Care and Payment Innovation.

He focuses on serving clients primarily in England and America, as well as bringing together clients and insights from all around the world including Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

Prior to joining Carnall Farrar he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and leader of the Integrated Care & Payment Innovation Service Line in Europe.

Bev Evans Partner

Bev Evans


Bev Evans is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. Bev is an experienced, qualified accountant who has worked at senior levels in a wide range of NHS organisations. Bev has fulfilled various interim Director of Finance roles in challenging organisations. She has also provided strategic financial management advice on a range of programs including pathology integration, business case development, finance system transformation and commissioning strategies.

Bev has extensive experience in supporting NHS Trusts to become Foundation Trusts.

Anne Rainsberry Partner

Anne Rainsberry


Anne is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. Anne worked in the NHS for over 32 years and has extensive experience at all levels across the system. She has been on the front line as a Chief Executive and has undertaken a range of regional and national roles. She understands first-hand the demands and complexity of leading in the NHS. Her last role was Regional Director for London overseeing the Capitals health service.

She has a breadth of experience of leading complex health systems and in developing health strategy, service redesign. She has personally lead a number a major service reconfigurations.

Anne worked closely with the London Mayor to set up the London Health Commission and worked alongside Lord Darzi to produce Better Health For London- a City wide strategy to drive better health, better care and better integration across the Capital. Anne has a great feel for how people and organisations work and has a reputation for building and developing senior teams. Anne is a fully accredited executive coach and enjoys working with both individuals and teams acting as a sounding board, challenging thinking, stimulating creativity and helping shape practical solutions.

Paul Brown Partner

Paul Brown


Paul is a Partner at Carnall Farrar. He has a career spanning more than 30 years in healthcare and the public sector. The first phase of his career was working for the NHS, training as an accountant and then a spell of ten years at three NHS Trusts as an executive director of finance and deputy CEO for acute, community and mental health Trusts. During this time he consistently delivered financial targets, and led several programmes that delivered significant organisational improvement.

For the past 15 years Paul has worked in the consultancy sector, recently joining Carnall Farrar to work on the financial aspects of the strategic projects we deliver. During this phase of his career he has supported major strategic change programmes, financial turnaround and performance improvement in the NHS, local government, third sector, housing and education. Within the NHS he has worked across the provider, commissioner and regulatory sectors, and has helped numerous clients in health and other public services to deliver tangible improvements to services they provide to their patients / service users.

Scott Bentley Manager

Scott Bentley


Scott is a Manager at Carnall Farrar and has extensive strategy consulting experience across both public sector healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Scott has worked on a number of high visibility projects across the NHS and the private sector. He joined Carnall Farrar from ZS Associates where he specialised in new product forecasting across HIV and rare disease therapy areas.

Scott is a Chemist by academic background, with an MChem and DPhil from The University of Oxford.

May Li Manager

May is a Manager at Carnall Farrar and is an experienced strategy consultant with a focus on healthcare whole system transformation. May has led the delivery of a number of high-profile, complex projects across the UK. She focuses on developing strategic solutions across health and wider public sector services for clients, underpinned by her skills in impact assessment and business case development. May has worked with a large number of commissioners, providers, local authorities and regulators in the UK. Prior to joining Carnall Farrar, she was a core member of the PwC Strategy & health practice.

May was trained in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and has experience in financial regulatory compliance and business strategy outside health.

Alice Caines Manager

Alice Caines


Alice is a Manager at Carnall Farrar. She is an experienced strategy consultant, programme and project manager with excellent communication skills and broad experience across the public and third sectors.

Alice has a proven track record of applying her background in policy research and analysis, in combination with her passion for working in genuine partnership with people, to lead projects that drive improved outcomes for citizens. Alice focuses on working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authorities, and health and care organisations to provide strategic direction at Board and operational levels.

Alice has also worked with a number of non-profits on workforce capability building to adapt their strategy and business models.

Phil Livingstone Manager

Phil Livingstone


Phil is a Manager at Carnall Farrar. Phil has a track record of delivering change across the NHS at system, organisation and individual levels.

He uses strong interpersonal and motivational skills to lead work in care system redesign, organisation development and leadership development to ensure that proposed change is ambitious and realistic.

Phil started his career in consulting at KPMG, during which he was seconded to the NHS Leadership Academy, before joining Carnall Farrar.

Becky Taylor Manager

Becky Taylor


Becky is a Manager at Carnall Farrar. She is an experienced healthcare consultant with a track record of delivering change across the healthcare sector.  She manages programmes to identify opportunities to improve and design and implement change, using her excellent interpersonal skills, thorough understanding of operational processes, and rigorous problem solving.

Becky has worked across many acute and community health providers, in adult social care, for STP footprints, and independent sector providers.  She was a core member of the Newton Europe healthcare team before joining Carnall Farrar.

Toby Lambert Principal

Toby Lambert


Toby Lambert is a Principal at Carnall Farrar, bringing a background in both consulting and policy. He has worked to formulate and deliver national policy in a number of countries, alongside working with providers and systems to bring about change.

Toby is passionate about improving value in health care, enabling staff to deliver the best possible care for their patients.  Prior to joining Carnall Farrar he worked on policy and trust development, overseeing the National Tariff, developing the costing transformation programme, leading on strategy and policy for Monitor and supporting trusts to improve. Latterly he has been seconded to King’s College Hospital as director of strategy, overseeing major service developments and forward plans.

Jo Andrews Principal

Jo Andrews


Jo is a Principal at Carnall Farrar, and is passionate about improving value in healthcare and enabling staff to deliver the best possible care for their patients.  Prior to joining Carnall Farrar he combined a clinical career as a Consultant Anaesthetist with a range of leadership and management positions. These included Chief Operating Officer, Director of Strategy and Deputy Chief Executive at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, an acute and tertiary provider and teaching hospital.

Jo has led clinical services at a regional level, necessitating broad stakeholder engagement, and major service reconfigurations across sites to achieve service sustainability and clinical standards.

Mark Spencer Principal

Mark Spencer


Mark is a Principal at Carnall Farrar has a long clinical career as General Practitioner, trainer and CCG Commissioner alongside a wide range of leadership and managerial roles in PCT, CCG and NHS England.

He was Deputy Regional Medical Director, and previously Medical Director for Quality and Service Design, for NHS England (London Region). He held held this post since April 2013, having before that been the Medical Director for NHS North West London for four years

Mark has been a GP and Trainer since 1989, but his interests in public health, commissioning and quality has meant he has taken opportunities to become increasingly involved in service redesign and quality improvement.

Jason Retter Senior Analyst

Jason Retter

Senior Analyst

Jason is a Senior Analyst at Carnall Farrar. Jason has a proven ability to structure analysis of healthcare systems and present the findings to clients in an accessible manner. He has a degree in biochemistry from UCL and a master in European Business from ESCP Europe which he completed in Paris. Jason previously spent two years at Channel 3 Consulting which was also NHS focused.

He has experience of navigating complex challenges in healthcare and is passionate about transforming services to deliver improved outcomes for end users.

Ian Hutchison Senior Analyst

Ian Hutchison

Senior Analyst

Ian is a Senior Analyst at Carnall Farrar. He graduated with a MSci in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry and has recently finished his studies for a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is highly numerate and accustomed to working with large quantities of data. As part of his undergraduate degree, Ian spent a year working for a pharmaceutical company in France and then continued his studies, researching environmentally-friendly routes to synthesise novel functional polymers with pharmaceutical and biomedical applications for his PhD.

Having dedicated eight years to his studies and research, he has joined Carnall Farrar as an Analyst on the graduate programme.

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