Speaker Group: Day 1 - 8 October.

Rick Lennard

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… Read more »

Karina Dare

Karina has 26 years’ experience in health and disability sector in the UK and New Zealand working in primary and secondary care, clinical service management, change management and estates and facilities. She has 16 years’ experience in estates management and development including strategy for office, general practice and community hospital schemes. At NHSPS her work… Read more »

Carl-Magnus von Behr

Carl-Magnus von Behr is an industrial engineer with a focus on interdisciplinary problem-solving within healthcare management. His academic and practical work aims to facilitate knowledge sharing within healthcare systems to drive innovation and operational efficiency. Together with Jan Bluemel (PhD in AI for user experience at the University of Cambridge), he co-founded innex.ai, an AI-driven… Read more »

Hugh Robinson

Hugh has over 17 years’ experience of structuring proposals for projects utilising Public Private Partnership (PPP), private finance and joint ventures models. Hugh has created successful solutions for clients and partners across a wide range of sectors, with his projects ultimately delivering new health buildings, housing, schools, civic offices and a host of other social… Read more »

Caroline Cozens

Caroline Cozens, Director of Capital at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust: Caroline Cozens is Director of Capital Developments for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. The trust was the first in England to join up hospital and community care with adult social care and is a proud pioneer in integrating health and… Read more »

Giles Hartley

Giles is equipment project manager for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has worked in electronics all his working life, starting in the private sector before spending 33 years with Leeds Medical Physics team. Giles has a masters degree in clinical engineering and was a service manager in the Clinical engineering section with responsibility for… Read more »

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He has a long-standing interest in joint replacement surgery, particularly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who are especially prone to infection. He has a research program which runs jointly with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and with… Read more »

Scott Hislop

Scott’s background is in aero systems engineering, having spent 28 years in the Royal Navy working on various aircraft. In 2011, he undertook an MSc in Engineering and Project Management and achieved chartered engineer status in 2012. He moved into accident investigation in 2014, working at the Defence Accident Investigation Branch as an engineering investigator… Read more »

David Jones

David Jones is the Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development at the University Hospital of Southampton. Previously the Director of Estates and Facilities at Brighton University Hospital Trust and prior to that, the Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital at Western Sussex NHS Trust, David has worked in senior positions across the NHS for… Read more »

Henry Loo

Ex- Deputy Chairman of Constructing Excellence, 40+ year experience in UK and overseas construction, 10 years experience with Kajima, went to Japan 14 times and led 3 delegations to witness and learn how construction projects are delivered faster and cheaper with superior quality through Lean Thinking.