Professor Sir Chris Ham joins CF as Senior Independent Advisor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sir Chris Ham, former Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, will be joining us as a Senior Independent Adviser to the Board from 1 April 2019. 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.

Chris 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.

Dame Ruth Carnall, Chairman at CF said: “We’re excited to have Chris on board and to be able to benefit from his extensive knowledge pool. Chris’ experience in health policy, both in the UK and internationally, and his leadership on the development of the integrated care agenda will be invaluable both for us and our clients."

Commenting on his appointment, Sir Chris said: “CF is a unique consultancy firm, which has been recognised by winning three prestigious awards in the last year. The company provides a fresh approach to the issues faced by health and care for the UK and abroad. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of integrated care, population health and the analytical tools that underpin that.”