Rick Lennard

Executive Commercial Director

NHP

Biography

As Executive Commercial Director for The New Hospital Programme (NHP) in NHS England, Rick is a passionate industry executive, experienced in leading complex programmes and commercial models. The NHP is designed to transform how we deliver major healthcare projects in England, building hospitals that will revolutionise the healthcare sector and set a new standard for the way in which we build future social infrastructure.

He has had a long-spanning career delivering major infrastructure programmes from before joining NHS England where Rick spent 18 years in the nuclear sector at Sellafield Ltd, delivering one of the largest portfolios of complex major projects in the UK which was achieved by harnessing the power of collaboration with the supply chain and partnership working. As a chartered MCIPS member his leadership has successfully delivered several high profile multi-billion-pound procurements.

As a part of his commitment to infrastructure growth, he is a member of the UK’s Infrastructure Client Group and an executive member of Project 13, where he co-chairs the Adopters community looking at new business models for delivery.

The opportunity to build better through collaboration is on a scale rarely seen in the UK, to do it with something that touches the lives of so many and is so important to the country makes it even more important for Rick to play a part in it.

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