Ben Richardson

Managing Partner

Ben Richardson is a co-founder of CF and leader of the company’s work in life sciences and healthcare analytics.

He has worked with clients across all areas of healthcare on four continents to improve healthcare and support the uptake of innovation.

Previously, Ben was a senior partner at McKinsey and leader of the integrated care and payment innovation service line in Europe. 

Ben has worked across every element of the health system including private and NHS providers, commissioners, systems. Ben has also supported the crafting and development of health partnerships in the UK and abroad.

Key areas of expertise

  • * Deep understanding of global health systems, helping them innovate and develop sustainable change
  • * Supporting the development and delivery of integrated care systems to improve health, care and financial sustainability 
  • * Improving the performance of healthcare systems and providers 
  • * Exploiting the power of big data with creation of integrated datasets and application of advanced analytics
  • * Helping organisations partner with health systems to drive uptake of research and product innovation



  • * Master’s, Public Policy, International Economics, Harvard University
  • * A.B., Ancient History, Magna cum Laude, Princeton University


Example client projects

UK: Ben was the architect of the first Primary Care Networks in the country in 2006 for improved management of population health. The work delivered a 20 per cent improvement in diabetic control, screening, patient satisfaction, access and productivity of GPs and CHS providers in one of London's most deprived boroughs

Ben led the development of an integrated care programme covering 500,000 people; including redesigning incentives and developed robust information governance arrangements used to this day to identify and target individuals for coordinated care programmes across north-west London

COVID19 support to the whole of London. Ben developed a set of analytical tools to enable planning covid response and recovery and providing support to each part of London. The tools enabled for the first time a whole system view from infection to admission and discharge to manage demand and capacity in beds and staff. The tools are now actively being used for recovery planning

Life sciences: Supported life sciences companies to develop a new partnership approach with the NHS to maximise health gain and contribute to improved affordability. Additionally, helped these companies to identify how they can create value for the NHS and develop partnerships for mutual benefit. 

USA: Developed a multi-stakeholder process to form an ambitious plan to improve health and financial sustainability. Aligned payors behind a plan to agree with payment model reform so providers get paid for keeping patients healthy rather than for treating illness or injury alone

Gulf Healthcare: Assessed the opportunity to improve value in the health system in the Gulf. Work included identifying areas for greatest improvement and developed plan for implementation

Australia: Supported collaborative working co-design a new model for diabetes based on best practice. Developed five interventions that were piloted alongside the existing care model including integrated information, changes in the funding model, and introducing care facilitators



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