Mike Bell

Chair
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

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Biography

Mike has more than 20 years of NHS board-level experience and is currently chairman of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Before moving to Croydon he spent 11 years on boards of strategic health authorities, serving as both the interim chairman and long-term vice chairman of NHS London.

Mike has chaired a wide range of organisations and networks, including the London Health Observatory and the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership, and he was a health commissioner for the Mayor of London from 2007 to 2013.

Mike has worked as a management consultant since 1993 and is the principal director of MBARC, which provides a range of consultancy projects to national and local public sector bodies across the UK. This includes a number of long-term assignments for the Department of Health, NHS England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and London.

He has a strong track record in public health related programmes with a particular focus on health inequalities, diversity and inclusion. He has led a number of national programmes related to sexual violence and sexual health and HIV. He was the first non-clinician to serve on the board of BASHH.