David Harrison, Director and independent healthcare consultant has a public-sector management, economics and commercial background. He is a qualified chartered accountant and MBA who has worked extensively in the public and private sectors.
Since leaving the public sector in 2010, David has established a portfolio career, blending independent consultancy, interim senior management roles, non-executive directorships and trusteeships. Most recently, David spent four years as chair of a substantial, employee-owned social enterprise, delivering a mix of community health and primary care services.
David’s advisory work on integrated care dates back to 2016. He is designated as one of NHS England’s integrated care “subject matter experts”, having been deployed in several roles, from policy developer to implementor, to support and accelerate the adoption of integrated care in England.
Concurrent with David joining the board, IFIC also farewells four board members: Chad Boult, Robert Johnstone, Galileo Pérez-Hernández and Jason Yap, all of whom have made significant contributions to the Foundation and its work during their terms in office.
Philip Davies, Chair of the Board notes that, ‘We are delighted to welcome David as our newest board member. His financial management skills, coupled with his experience of integrated care, mean he is ideally placed to help drive the ongoing development of IFIC and the global movement for change that we seek to support. I would also like to express my thanks, and the thanks of the entire IFIC team, to Chad, Robert, Galileo and Jason for the support they have provided as board members. I am confident they will all continue to play important roles in the development and growth of integrated care.’
Chief Executive, Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani also welcomed the appointment noting ‘The Foundation’s team are delighted to welcome David on board. His extensive experience in integrated care in England will enhance the international expertise of the Board and support the delivery of our current strategy’
David joins a diverse range of individuals from different institutions and countries. The Board has ultimate responsibility for the Foundation’s development. The Board takes responsibility for setting strategies, monitoring progress, promoting and overseeing the work of the Foundation, as well as supporting the Foundation to secure finances. Find out more here.