Mason Fitzgerald

Senior Consultant

Mason Fitzgerald



Mason has recently joined GGI as a consultant following 19 years working in NHS provider organisations, working in four different systems. He originally qualified as a barrister and solicitor and is currently qualified as a company secretary and HR professional, and has also lived and worked in New Zealand and the United States.

Mason has been an executive director responsible for strategy, organisational development, governance, performance and workforce at East London NHS foundation Trust, which achieved an outstanding CQC rating, and has an internationally renowned quality improvement programme. Working with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Mason led the development and implementation of an innovative and ambitious outcomes-focused strategy for the organisation that profoundly changed the culture, structure, and operations of the Trust. Mason was also the executive lead for Tower Hamlets Together, a vanguard site and national thought leader for system working, which included the development of an integrated commissioning function, place governance and a provider alliance to deliver community health services.

More recently Mason was Deputy CEO and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, where he developed the Trust’s first Partnership Strategy with a focus on working with the VCSE sector, and put in place joint transformation functions with local commissioners. He actively contributed to the development of system working and place-based arrangements in both the Norfolk & Waveney and Suffolk & North East Essex ICSs.

Mason has worked nationally with NHSI and the King's Fund to develop the Culture and Leadership programme and with NHSI/CQC to develop the well-led framework.