Professor Sir Malcolm Grant
CBE, Chair NHS England
"Leading Change to Achieve Sustainable Health Care for an Entire Population: Culture as Tripwire or Enabler?"
How is one of the most important health care systems in the world, National Health Service in England, surviving the tightest financial squeeze in history? Hint: they don’t do it on their own. Have you ever stopped to consider what data you’re actually using when deciding how you’ll transform health care? With most health systems suffering from kinks in their supply chains and uncoordinated processes, who is pushing the boundaries and emerging as pioneers of change? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to talk with Sir Malcolm Grant as he elaborates on these questions and more.
Sir Malcolm Grant was born and educated in New Zealand, graduating in law from Otago University. He came to the UK as a lecturer at the University of Southampton, then became Professor of Law at University College London (UCL). He was appointed in 1991 as Professor and Head of Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. His academic interests were in planning law, environmental law and property law. He was the author of several books and articles, and for 22 years was the editor of the 8-volume Encyclopaedia of Planning Law and Practice, of which he remains still the Consultant Editor. In recognition of his academic work he was elected an Honorary Member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and was appointed CBE for his services to planning and local government. He is a barrister by profession, and a member of the Bench of Middle Temple.
He was subsequently appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, and then returned to UCL as its President and Provost in 2003. He completed a 10-year term of office in 2013. During that period UCL emerged as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, regularly ranked amongst the top 20 in the world, and for each of the last 3 years has held 4th place in the QS World University Rankings. He was knighted in 2013 for his services to higher education.
He has also had an extensive career in public service. For 6 years he was the Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England, and for 5 years the Chairman of the UK Government’s Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission. He has chaired the Russell Group of the leading UK research universities and was for 4 years a member of the Board of Directors of the League of European Research universities. He is a Prime Ministerial appointee as a British Business Ambassador. He is a Board Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, and the International Council on Global Competitiveness of Russian Universities, of the Russian Federation, and is President of the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA). He is a Trustee of Somerset House.
Sir Malcolm was appointed in 2011 as the inaugural Chairman of NHS England, a new independent body established by Parliament to manage the National Health Service in England. NHS England commissions healthcare for a population of 55 million people, and holds an annual budget approaching £100 billion, with responsibility to deliver significant long-term improvements in health outcomes and the quality of healthcare in England.
Sir Malcolm is married, with three children and two grandchildren, and has great interests in classical music, especially opera, and in the management of woodlands. He holds both United Kingdom and New Zealand nationality.