Sir Robert Naylor, chief executive, University College London Hospitals foundation trust

The country’s highest-profile chief executive continues to move from strength to strength. Sir Robert was awarded a knighthood for services to healthcare in the New Year honours list and has been instrumental in the emergence of UCL Partners, Europe’s largest academic health science partnership. He has held his current post since 2000 and was previously chief executive of Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull trust for 15 years.