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Oxford AHSN Board members are listed immediately below. Scroll down or click through to the next pages for other members of the Oxford AHSN core team. Alternatively, you can refine your search by using the categories listed on the right.

Nigel Keen

Nigel Keen chairs the Oxford AHSN Board, Partnership Board and Partnership Council. He is also Chairman of Syncona Partners, a company funded by The Wellcome Trust which was founded in 2012 and operates as an evergreen investment company, taking an active role in identifying, supporting and developing technologies with the potential significantly to impact the […]

Professor Gary A Ford CBE, FMedSci

Professor Gary A Ford CBE was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Oxford AHSN in 2013. Gary has led the adoption of innovation in stroke care for many years. He remains a practising clinician as a consultant stroke physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Visiting Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at […]

Dr Paul Durrands

Paul joined Oxford AHSN in 2013. He has oversight of all its activities with a particular focus on governance, business planning and work with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships. ​ Paul has an extensive commercial background, with international experience of licensing, contracting and mergers and acquisitions​. He has also been a director of two local life sciences companies […]

Dr Bruno Holthof

Bruno Holthof became Chief Executive Officer of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October 2015. He was previously head of the Antwerp Hospital Network in Belgium for a decade. He has also worked as a partner at McKinsey & co, serving clients in Europe and the USA, gaining significant expertise in strategy, organisation and […]

Dr Nicholas Edwards

Dr Nicholas Edwards chairs the Oversight Group for the Strategic and Industry Partnerships Programme. After research into the use of artificial intelligence in medical diagnosis and work in cardiology and general surgery, he spent 18 years with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Nick is the Chairman of MedInnovate and Chairman of Kinapse. He has a particular […]

Neil Dardis

Neil is Chief Executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, taking up the post in March 2018. He was previously Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, a position he held from April 2015. He has an in-depth understanding of acute and teaching hospitals, community and specialist services based on over 20 years’ experience in […]

Stuart Bell CBE

Stuart chairs the Informatics and Research & Development oversight groups. He has been Chief Executive of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust since October 2012. He was previously Chief Executive of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since it was formed in 1999. Stuart joined the NHS in 1982 and has held senior planning […]

Steve McManus

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a post he has held since January 2017. Steve’s NHS career dates back more than 30 years. He began training as a nurse in 1987 and has gone on to hold a number of senior roles. He chairs the Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement […]

Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison is Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Joe has over 25 years’ experience of working in acute hospitals, including senior director roles in big teaching hospitals and several district general hospitals. His focus is on improving patient services and ensuring clinical care is delivered appropriately and in the right […]

Dr Minoo Irani

Minoo chairs the Oversight Group for Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience. He is Medical Director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. A consultant paediatrician, Minoo has experience of working on projects and committees within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, General Medical Council, Department of Health and Berkshire Research Ethics Committee.

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