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Dame Julie Moore, chair
Dame Julie Moore is chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust. She is a graduate nurse who worked in clinical practice before moving into management. She was appointed executive director of operations at University Hospital Birmingham in 2002, subsequently becoming chief executive in 2006. Her trust has performed consistently highly in national rating systems. It has 1,213 beds, £640m turnover, 8,000 staff, treats 800,000 patients a year and has a £545m PFI new hospital building which opened on time and on budget in 2010.
Dame Julie was a member of the national organ donation taskforces in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 she was a member of the Nuffield Trust steering group on new frontiers in efficiency. 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 Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR), a member of the Ministry of Defence/Department of Health partnership board overseeing healthcare of military personnel. She is also a board member of Marketing Birmingham, a strategic partnership to drive the city’s inward investment strategy.
Dame Julie is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In April 2011 she was asked by the government to be a member of the NHS Future Forum to lead on the proposals for education and training reform and in August asked to lead the follow up report on the same subject. Ms Moore was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the new year’s honours 2012.
Professor John Appleby, commissioner
John Appleby has been chief economist at The King’s Fund since 1998. He has worked in the NHS in Birmingham and London, and as senior lecturer at the universities of Birmingham and East Anglia. John has published widely on a range of healthcare finance and economic issues in books, academic journals, reports, magazines and newspapers. He contributes regularly to the British Medical Journal on economic issues. Professor Appleby has also acted as an adviser to the UK government and parliament in various capacities.
As well as his post at The King’s Fund, Professor Appleby is a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at City University, where he teaches and carries out joint research with colleagues in the City Health Economics Centre.
Professor Julienne Meyer, commissioner
Julienne Meyer is professor of nursing care for older adults in the school of health sciences, City University London. Professor Meyer leads research in care for older people at City University London and is executive director of My Home Life programme, a UK-wide initiative to promote quality of life for those living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people.
Professor Meyer trained as a nurse, starting her career at Charing Cross Hospital, London. She became a ward sister, specialising in general medicine/endocrine, before working as a clinical consultant of the nursing process. Her transition into teaching came when she moved into a nurse tutor role at the West Thames School of Nursing. She later moved to King’s College London as a research fellow and then a lecturer of nursing, before taking up a consultancy role in research and development for King’s College London Healthcare Trust. She joined City University London as a reader.
Professor Meyer has an international reputation for expertise in appreciative action research, which uses participative and affirming methods to research attempts to improve practice. The value of the work is not only the lessons learnt (scientific knowledge), but also the engagement of users and providers as co-researchers in the educational process of reflecting on and learning from practice, within the context whole systems thinking (social change). Over the last three years, as director of My Home Life, her work has focused primarily on quality improvement in care homes.
John Myatt, commissioner
John Myatt is the strategic development director for Serco’s healthcare business. He is responsible for developing and establishing Serco’s healthcare strategy in the UK, working with NHS organisations to design and establish joined-up care services that treat patients as whole people. Mr Myatt’s work has a global reach, and he has supported Serco’s recent market entry activities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
My Myatt has extensive experience in healthcare, from policy through commissioning to delivery. He previously worked at the UK Cabinet Office, and reviewed central government departments’ performance (including Number 10 and the Department of Health). Prior to joining Serco, Mr Myatt established a healthcare advisory business at Capgemini.
Professor David Oliver, commissioner
Professor David Oliver has been a practising hospital doctor for 25 years and a consultant, specialising in geriatric and general internal medicine, for 16 years. He has been lead clinician and clinical director for both South London Trust and the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust. He is currently a visiting fellow at The King’s Fund. During his fellowship with the think tank, Professor Oliver will work on a variety of integrated care projects, with a particular focus on integrated services for older people.
Professor Oliver has played a variety of national leadership roles. He was the government’s national clinical director for older people at the Department of Health; was seconded to the civil service from 2010-13; and before that was a specialist clinical adviser in the DH, where he co-led programmes of work on falls and bone health. He is a past secretary and current president-elect of the British Geriatrics Society and chair of the Royal College of Physicians’ specialty committee for geriatric medicine.
In academia, Professor Oliver was a senior lecturer in the school of health sciences at the University of Reading from 2004-09. Since 2009 he has been a visiting professor of medicine for older people at City University London, where he also teaches on health policy and health leadership modules. He has a visiting chair at the University of Surrey. He has lectured both in the UK and internationally, and has advised the Taiwanese government in its initial training programme for geriatricians.
Professor Oliver has published more than 100 articles and papers on subjects including: falls and bone health; health services for older people; age discrimination; and ethical and legal issues in the care of older people. He has also carried out numerous independent expert reviews.
Jenny Ritchie-Campbell, commissioner
Macmillan director of cancer services and innovation Jenny Ritchie-Campbell joined the charity in 2010. She was appointed director of cancer services innovation in June 2011, leading on the charity’s older people pilots and on geriatric oncology. Her career began in banking with Lloyds TSB and then Morgan Grenfell. After completing her master’s in the US, Jenny joined Gemini Consulting, an international management consulting firm, where she was a principal in its strategy practice.
Ms Ritchie-Campbell led large transformational change programmes across different cultures and communities, from Finland to South Africa and many points in between. She also set up and managed Capgemini’s global life sciences and consumer products strategic research units with teams based in Mumbai and London. Ms Ritchie-Campbell has an MA honours in English language and literature from the University of Edinburgh, and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.