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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 Professor of Stroke Medicine at the […]

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 […]

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 NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems. ​ Paul has an extensive commercial background, with international experience of licensing, contracting and mergers and acquisitions​. He has also been a […]

Joe Harrison

Joe Chairs the Oxford AHSN Research and Development Oversight Group. He has been Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2013. Joe has over 25 years’ experience of working in acute hospitals, including senior roles in large teaching hospitals and district general hospitals. He has a track record for improving patient services […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

James Kent

Dr James Kent took over from Fiona Wise as the Executive Lead of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS) in spring 2020. He is also Accountable Officer of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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 […]

Professor Keith Channon

Keith was appointed Director of the Oxford Academic Health Partners in December 2019. He joined the Oxford AHSN Board in 2020. Keith is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and is Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford. He directed the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre from 2010-18. Keith […]