• Will join Carnall Farrar as a senior independent adviser to the board
  • Is also chair of Coventry and Warwickshire STP, non-exec director at Royal Free and co-chair of NHS Assembly

Sir Chris Ham, the NHS Assembly co-chair and until recently the King’s Fund chief executive, has signed up as an adviser to a healthcare management consultancy.

Sir Chris will join Carnall Farrar as a senior independent adviser to the board from next month. The firm was founded in 2014 by the former NHS London chief executive Dame Ruth Carnall and its director of strategy and provider development Hannah Farrar.

Sir Chris is also currently independent chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire sustainability and transformation partnership and non-executive director of the Royal Free London Foundation Trust. He was last month announced as the co-chair of a new NHS Assembly, established by NHS England to help with delivering the NHS long-term plan. He was the King’s Fund chief until the end of last year.

His interests span many aspects of health policy and management, including a long-standing interest in the development of integrated care in the UK and internationally

Carnall Farrar chair Dame Ruth said Sir Chris’ “experience in health policy, both in the UK and internationally, and his leadership on the development of the integrated care agenda will be invaluable both for us and our clients”.