Biography

David joined GGI as a principal consultant in May after a 38 year career in NHS management, most recently in London.

For the last 15 years David has had a special interest in strategic change including strategy and organisational development and service reconfiguration. From 2009, David was Head of Strategy and Reconfiguration for NHS London. As part of that role David supported the development of London’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the assurance of their accreditation as Integrated Care Systems (ICS). He also assured the merger of London’s CCGs with a particular focus on governance.

In his service reconfiguration role David supported the: implementation of London’s stroke and major trauma services; assured a variety of acute and mental health schemes; and programme managed the consultation and initial implementation phases of one of the NHS’ largest service reconfiguration programmes.

Prior to working in London: David worked for Monitor (the independent Regulator of Foundation Trusts) on their non-financial failure regime; held a variety of hospital operational and commissioning jobs and ran a clinical network.

David’s interests are in strategic change and organisational development, ensuring these big programmes remained focussed on the ultimate benefits to the organisation and their clients, users and staff. He co-authored the NHS’ service change guidance and is an expert in public engagement, consultation, governance and legal frameworks. He is passionate about actually delivering change and enjoys supporting others in realising the benefits of these complex programmes.

David has a degree in mining engineering and is a fully trained coal face worker. More usefully, he has diplomas in NHS Management from the University of South Glamorgan and Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck, University of London.

Outside work he recently moved to the countryside and is getting used to it.