Chief executive, NHS North West ▼15

Innovative and a good communicator, Mr Farrar and his SHA have developed a strong reputation especially in outcome measurement.
Although he has twice failed to secure a national post, most recently losing out to Una O’Brien as DH permanent secretary, Mr Farrar - a
6’4” former semi-professional footballer with an amiable manner - has both the talent and the drive to go all the way.