Professor Sir Chris Ham is currently independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire STP and non-executive director of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He has recently been appointed as co-chair of the new NHS Assembly. His interests span many aspects of health policy and management and he has had a long-standing interest in the development of integrated care in the UK and internationally. Much of Chris’s work is focused on translating policy into practice, working with leaders in the NHS, local government and the third sector in the development of integrated care system and the promotion of population health and wellbeing.
Chris is the former Chief Executive of The King's Fund, before working at The King’s Fund, Chris was professor of health policy and management at the University of Birmingham, and director of the strategy unit at the Department of Health, working with ministers on healthcare reform between 2000 and 2004. As well as his work in the UK, Chris has advised the WHO and the World Bank and has served as a consultant to governments in several countries.