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Our people: Oxford HIN Board

Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley Directors and Board members are listed first. Scroll down or click through to the next pages for other members of our team. Alternatively, you can refine your search by using the specialties listed below.

Professor Gary A Ford CBE, FMedSci

Gary has been at the helm of Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley since its formation as the Oxford AHSN in 2013. He served as Chair of the AHSN Network, the overarching body which brought together England’s 15 AHSNs, from 2021-23. Prior to that he was also twice Vice Chair of the national network. He […]

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Nigel Keen

Nigel Keen is the Board chair. His career has encompassed venture capital, industry and banking. He has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and has been involved in the formation and development of high technology businesses for more than thirty years. He is also […]

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Dr Paul Durrands

Paul joined in 2013. He has oversight of all its activities with a particular focus on governance, business planning, environmental sustainability and partnerships with integrated care systems. ​Paul has an extensive commercial background, with international experience of licensing, contracting and mergers and acquisitions​. He has also been a director of two life sciences companies and […]

Specialties: Oxford HIN Board

Joe Harrison

Joe has been Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2013. Under his leadership the trust has gained teaching hospital status and pioneered digital advances that have revolutionised patient care and experience. Joe is a champion of innovation and workforce wellbeing. He has over 25 years’ experience of working in acute […]

Specialties: Research and Development Oxford HIN Board

Dr Minoo Irani

Minoo co-chairs the Oversight Group for Community Involvement and Workforce Innovation. He is Medical Director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. A consultant paediatrician, Minoo has experience of working on projects and committees within the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, General Medical Council, Department of Health and Berkshire Research Ethics Committee.

Specialties: Community Involvement Workforce Innovation Oxford HIN Board

Neil Dardis

Neil is Chief Executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, taking up the post in March 2018. He was previously Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, a position he held from April 2015. He has an in-depth understanding of acute and teaching hospitals, community and specialist services based on over 20 years’ experience in […]

Specialties: Clinical Innovation Adoption Oxford HIN Board

Steve McManus

Steve is Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, a role he has held since January 2017. Steve’s NHS career dates back 35 years and includes both clinical and managerial responsibilities. He began training as a nurse in 1987 and has gone on to hold a number of senior roles. He chairs the […]

Specialties: Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement Oxford HIN Board

Professor Keith Channon

Keith was appointed Director of the Oxford Academic Health Partners in December 2019. He joined the Board in 2020. Keith is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) and is Field Marshal Earl Alexander Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford. He directed the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre from 2010-18. Keith is […]

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Neil Macdonald

Neil’s second stint at Buckinghamshire Healthcare began in July 2013 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Surgery and Critical Care, becoming Chief Operating Officer in April 2015. Neil was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer in March 2018, taking on the role on a permanent basis in January 2019.

Specialties: Oxford HIN Board

Peter Ellingworth

Peter leads the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the UK trade association which has 390 members across medical devices, diagnostics and digital health. He sits on the Government’s Life Sciences Council, the sector specific Health Technology Partnership which supports it and a number of the expert groups that feed into the delivery of the Life […]

Specialties: Strategic and Industry Partnerships Oxford HIN Board