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17th January 2019 - Breakfast with Professor Sir Malcolm Grant - Outgoing Chairman of the NHS

Date: 17th January 2019

Start Time: 08:00

End Time: 10:00


We are privileged to hear from Sir Malcolm again, sharing his experiences of running one of the most complex and challenging healthcare systems in the world.

Sir Malcolm was appointed by the UK Prime Minister to be the founding chairman of NHS England when it was set up as an independent body in 2011. He recently completed a 7-year term. He was previously the President and Provost of University College London (UCL) for 10 years, through a period that saw significant growth and a soaring international reputation, particularly in medical and life sciences: by the end of his term of office, UCL was ranked 5th in the world in the QS global university league tables. He was knighted in 2013 for services to higher education.

He had previously been Pro Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, and he is currently the (largely honorary) Chancellor of the University of York. He is a non-executive director of Genomics England Ltd, a world leading government owned company leading the development and clinical application of genomic medicine.

Sir Malcolm was born in Oamaru, New Zealand, and studied law at the University of Otago. He was a law professor successively at Southampton, UCL and Cambridge, specialising in environmental, planning and property law, with extensive publications in these specialties. He is a barrister and Bencher of Middle Temple. He is married to Chris, a medical doctor, and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

He is an Honorary Fellow of Clare College Cambridge, and of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has chaired the Local Government Commission for England, the UK’s Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission on Genetic Modification, and the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. He is currently a trustee of Somerset House and President of the Campaign for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Sir Malcolm is an expert adviser to the government of Russia, where he has served for 5 years on their international council for the so-called 5-100 project which is intended to improve significantly the quality of a small group of Russian universities to become world class. He is also an adviser to the Government of France where he served in 2017 as chair of the international jury for assessing nearly 200 bids from french universities and research institutes to set up new graduate schools; similarly in 2018 as chair for the government’s 5-year review of its significant Labex investment in university research facilities; and he has been appointed to chair in 2019 the second wave of graduate school applications. He is currently also a consultant adviser to universities in the USA, UK and Australia.

You can view a one minute trailer for the event here and the full talk can be found on our speaker videos page

Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4AGXX

Non Members Price: £20.00

Members Price: £0.00

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