Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, University of Exeter Medical School
Clive Ballard joined the University Exeter as Executive Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor in November 2016. He was previously Professor of Age Related Diseases, King’s College London. After undergraduate training at the University of Leicester and psychiatric training at the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, he took up a post as Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham in 1992. He moved to the University of Newcastle as Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, where he was part of the very successful dementia with Lewy body research group led by Professor Elaine Perry and Professor Ian McKeith, before moving to London in 2003.
Director, Brake Property Limited
Gavin has a financial background having previously been a Managing Director with the global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. In his career he specialised in corporate finance, complex financial transactions and stock market flotations and has experience working across the major economies and financial markets. He now lives full-time in the South West and runs his own businesses in the property and retail sectors. Gavin was an undergraduate at Cambridge University and studied at the Judge Business School.
Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Phil is Chief Executive of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - the main provider of mental health, children’s and learning disability services for people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. As a qualified mental health nurse, he has 30 years’ experience working in health care within the public, private and academic sectors.
Director of External Affairs at Association of British Healthcare Industries Ltd (ABHI)
Richard joined the ABHI in June 2015 and has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries -most recently as Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for North West Europe with BD. In November 2013, Richard was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the SW AHSN and took over as its interim Chair in May 2015. He is also a longstanding member of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Dr Mark Edwards
Independent Pharmaceutical Physician
Mark Edwards is a drug developer with 25 years’ pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) and science policy experience. Formerly global clinical R&D director and then Director of Science and medical public affairs at Pfizer in Sandwich, Kent, he has worked in all phases of clinical development across therapeutic areas.
His experience also includes the establishment of major R&D projects at the interfaces between academia, the NHS and the biopharmaceutical industry, e.g. helping to lead the establishment of MRC/industry pre-competitive consortia in COPD and RA, as well as the UK Government’s Translational Research Partnership Programme.
Mark is currently also Chief Scientific Officer of Clinical Professionals Ltd, and founder and chairman of The Health Science Business Gateway.
Dr Jonathon Gray
CEO, South West Academic Health Science Network
Jonathon is a passionate leader and brings significant experience as a clinician and an academic, an executive team member, and a director of local, national and international improvement and innovation.
Most recently, Jonathon established and led Ko Awatea (Maori for ‘First Light’), an institute for health system innovation and improvement in South Auckland, New Zealand. Jonathon trained as a clinical geneticist, as a public health practitioner with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard, and as an improvement leader, through a Health Foundation Quality Improvement fellowship based at Boston with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Director of Corporate Services, South West Academic Health Science Network
Claire has worked in a variety of health related roles spanning the development of patient focussed business strategy, business planning, clinical and information system management and organisational development.
Claire’s Master’s Degree in Management (University of Exeter) concentrated on the leadership of change and how differing styles and qualities affect both transactional and transformational leadership. Claire has worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, private sector and overseas. She has lead a wide range of service developments, including integration of health and social care.
Professor Elizabeth Kay
Associate Dean for Equality and Inclusion / Foundation Dean Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth University
As well as being a full-time academic and Professor of Dental Public Health, Liz is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health, working with Public Health England and the British Dental Association. Her research and public health work focus on inequalities in oral health. She is a highly committed clinician and teacher focusing on the delivery of appropriate care to those who find clinical treatment particularly challenging.
As well as teaching BDS students, Liz is also the Programme Lead for an MBA in Healthcare. In her research career, Liz has attracted approximately 1.5 million pounds of research funding, published 150 peer-reviewed papers and is about to publish her sixth book.
Professor Stuart Logan
Director, National Institute for Health Research Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (Pen CLAHRC)
Stuart is a practising paediatrician, but his major role is as a researcher and Director of The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula - or PenCLAHRC.
Dr Sonja Manton
Director of Strategy, NEW Devon CCG and South Devon and Torbay CCG
Sonja has managed and led acute and integrated community health and social care in the NHS in a variety of roles since January 2003, most recently for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust as their Associate Director for Community Health and Social Care, and previously as Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager for Health and Social Care at Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust. She has a strong track record of working with clinicians and professionals in acute, primary and community health and social care provider and commissioning organisations, to deliver system-wide sustainable benefits for the population.
Deputy CEO, South West Academic Health Science Network
Louise has over 10 years’ experience working at a local and national level on NHS improvement programmes, with a focus on primary care development and working across organisational boundaries. With initial commercial sector experience, she has more recently been working with the Department of Health, NHS England, and at clinical commissioning group (CCG) and local authority level. Louise was an operational lead for the delivery of an integrated care model within a clinical commissioning group and understands the complexity of delivering change at a local level.