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Strategy Advisory Committee

Our Strategy Advisory Committee is made up of multi-disciplinary, national experts who steer our work.

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Katherine Ward – Chair

Katherine is Chief Commercial Officer and MD, UK and Europe for a digital healthcare startup leveraging smartphone and cloud technology to offer access to the benefits of colour-based healthcare and medical imaging.

She has worked in healthcare for 26 years. Firstly, 15 years in the UK National Health Service in both provider and payer roles, and then 11 years with UnitedHealth Group. Here, she was the Chief Executive of UnitedHealth UK and latterly the Chief Growth Officer for Optum International, where she had responsibility for sales, account management and growth strategy.

Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

Yasemin is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for higher risk strategies at CDC Group. Previously, she covered Digital Identity and Innovation at Omidyar Network, and served in several roles at J.P. Morgan in London across derivatives and impact investing. In addition, Yasemin earned a Master of Science with merit in financial mathematics from King’s College London.

Ian Abbs

Dr Ian Abbs is Medical Director, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to his clinical work, Ian was closely involved in work to integrate with Lambeth and Southwark community services.

Professor James Barlow

James was co-founder of the Innovation Studies Centre, and from 2006-2013 was Principal Investigator and a Director of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC).

Adrian McLachlan

In addition to being the Chair of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Adrian is a GP Partner at Hetherington Practice in Clapham where he has worked since 1989. He trained at Kings College in 1983, taking up a hospital based post in Plymouth before returning to London.

Geoff Alltimes

Geoff was formerly CEO of Hammersmith & Fulham Council and NHS Hammersmith & Fulham, having previously been the Director of Social Services and the honorary secretary of the Association of Directors of Social Services.

Paul Corrigan

Paul Corrigan is a former senior health adviser to Tony Blair. Presently, he is an adjunct professor of health policy at Imperial College, London, and adjunct professor of public health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Yvonne Doyle

Yvonne‘s career highlights include: Director of Public Health for NHS South of England, advising the World Economic Forum, the EU and the World Bank on aspects of successful aging.

Nigel Edwards

Nigel is Chief Executive at the Nuffield Trust. Prior to becoming this in 2014, he was an expert advisor with KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health and Life Sciences, and a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund.

Dr Jonty Heaversedge

Jonty has been a GP in Southwark for 12 years. Chiefly, he is providing clinical leadership on the Community Based Care Workstream for the South East London Community Based Care Programme.

Mat Hunter

Mat Hunter is Managing Director at Central Research Laboratory. Formerly, he was Chief Design Officer at the Design Council.

Jen Hyatt

Jen is a seasoned digital health entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Troo Life Coach. Additionally, she founded and was CEO of Big White Wall, an award-winning online mental wellbeing service for people experiencing psychological distress.

Graham Thornicroft

Graham is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL. In addition, he works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Nick Timmins

Formerly, Nick was Public Policy Commentator at the Financial Times. Presently, he is working part-time at The King’s Fund on a range of policy projects. He has led a joint piece of work with the Institute for Government using the NHS reforms as a case study of policy making in coalition government.

Rob Trimble

Rob has been Chief Executive of the Bromley by Bow Centre since 2002. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list and is also a non-clinical Partner in the Bromley by Bow Health Partnership, which delivers primary care services to 30,000 patients in East London.

Tony Burton

Tony works on a wide range of community and environmental projects, including providing support for community groups on neighbourhood planning and as Executive Chair of Sustainable Homes. He is Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth and is also a trustee of TCV and mySociety. Tony founded Civic Voice in 2010 and has over twenty five years’ experience on the Boards of national charities.

Nick Stanhope

Nick Stanhope is the Founder and CEO of Shift, a product design charity based in the UK and USA. Previously, he was a youth and community worker and campaigner.

Vinay Nair

Vinay is co-founder and CEO of Lightful. He passionately believes that those doing the greatest work deserve the best technology. Previously, Vinay worked at Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), Acumen Fund and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. Vinay has launched two public health social enterprises, one in the UK and one in Mozambique.

Annika Small OBE

Annika works to create a step-change in charities’ use of digital approaches in order to build a more resilient, responsive civil society.  In addition, she was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to social innovation and digital technology.

Our work

Our mission is to build a healthier society. Found out how our work, guided by our Strategy Advisory Committee, contributes to this.