Professor Steve Field is a practising GP in Birmingham and immediate past Chairman of Council for the Royal College of GPs. He is also Chairman of the National Inclusion Health Board.
Sir Stephen Bubb, Choice and Competition
Sir Stephen Bubb is Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, a national organisation representing the views of third sector leaders. In 2007, he became Secretary General of the European Third Sector Leaders Network.
Stephen is an advocate of public service reform through enhancing delivery through the third sector.
In 2007 Stephen was appointed executive chair of the Adventure Capital Fund which won the contract to run the Government’s Futurebuilders initiative – a £215m Fund to invest in service delivery by third sector organisations. He has since become chair of the Social Investment Business.
In his earlier career Stephen spent nearly two decades on the health authorities in south London, including as non executive director in the West Lambeth health authority. He was also chair of Tooting Bec Mental Health hospital for eight years and is the founder of a major HIV centre in south London. He also holds a wide variety of roles in third sector organisations.
Dr Kathy McLean was appointed Medical Director of NHS East Midlands in March 2009, before which she was joint clinical lead for the Next Stage Review in the East Midlands. Other roles include lead for the Quality Improvement workstream of the NHS Commissioning Board implementation project and Chair of the Staff and Associate Specialists Negotiating Committee for NHS Employers.
She is the lead director for Quality and Innovation and the senior responsible officer for the ‘Towards Excellence’ programme, the East Midlands response to the QIPP challenge.
Dr McLean qualified in medicine from St Andrews and Manchester University in 1983. After training in general and geriatric medicine she took up a consultant physician post at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. Having spent five years as Clinical Director for Medicine, she became Medical Director at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2002.
Kathy is passionate about the NHS and improving healthcare for patients and places great importance on the key role that healthcare staff play in achieving this ambition.
Julie is a graduate nurse who worked in clinical practice before moving into management. She was appointed as an Executive Director of Operations at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) in 2002, subsequently becoming Chief Executive of UHB in 2006.
Julie was a member of the National Organ Donation Taskforces in 2007 and 2008 and a member of the Nuffield Trust Steering Group on New Frontiers in Efficiency in 2009.
She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Birmingham Business School, an Independent Member of the Board of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research, a member of the MoD/DH Partnership Board overseeing health care of military personnel, a member on the Commission on Living Standards undertaken by the Resolution Foundation and a board member of Marketing Birmingham, a strategic partnership to drive the inward investment strategy for the city. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Geoff Alltimes, Patient and Public Involvement
Geoff is Chief Executive of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council.