David Cockayne – GGI

David Cockayne

Strategic Advisor


David Cockayne is widely recognised across the health and social care sector in bringing innovation, commercial acumen and extensive communication skills to the roles that he undertakes. David believes that class-leading customer service is at the heart of successful businesses and works closely with Boards undergoing transformation, particularly those experiencing growth and expansion.

David has joined GGI from Tunstall Healthcare, where he was Managed Services Director leading the development and commercial relationships for the UK business with a turnover of over £70m+.

David excels in business transformation at Board level, supporting Tunstall to acquire over £35m in new service business during 2013.

Previous roles include Director of Strategy for the largest PCT in England, managing £800m in commissioning budgets, Director of Business Development for Humana Europe, working with over 85 healthcare organisations and roles in the US healthcare system.

As a former Private Secretary to two NHS Chief Executives earlier in his career, David was a Faststream Civil Servant taking national roles in drug policy and harm minimisation. David also played an active role in emergency planning, leading the design, construction of the NHS Major Incident Coordination Centre for the Secretary of State – including operational roles during the 7/7 London bombings and the South Asian tsunami.



When not working with customers David tries to get out on his bike at home in Yorkshire, renovate the house and spend as much time as possible with family.

David Cockayne