Chairman of the Board
Dame Helena Shovelton DBE, FRSA, Hon. FRCP
Helena Shovelton has recently retired from being Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation. She is now starting a non-executive portfolio with her first appointment being to chair 2020 Health, an independent health think-tank. Previously Helena was Chair of the Audit Commission following four years as an Audit Commissioner. Helena has also been a member of the Competition Commission, Deputy Chair of the Local Government Commission for England, a member of the Better Regulation Task Force and the Banking Code Standards Board, a non-executive board member of the Energy Saving Trust, Chair of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, and a trustee of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Helena has an MBA from Strathclyde University and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. In 2011 Helena was awarded the British Thoracic Society Medal for exceptional service to respiratory medicine – the first non-medic to be so honoured.
Richard Lucas, Chief Executive, Tangent 90
Built 3 businesses from scratch, dissolved one, left one, sold one. Now working as the UK Managing Director of Tangent 90, a highly rated Digital consultancy and delivery business. Previous career highlights include production of all the graphics and onset interactive elements for Goldeneye (James Bond Movie). Other movie work includes United 93, Hellboy II and Da Vinci Code. Richard was credited on Goldeneye and Hellboy II. Dell computers - concepted and created an EMEA webcasting system which has saved over $1M and delivers a better communications platform broadcasting weekly to 113 countries. IMC - concepted and delivered a website marketing system providing centralised web based solutions for Pharmaceutical communications and Key Opinion Leader Management. Think London - developed the business intelligence dashboard for presenting London to Foreign Direct Investors. Richard's specialities include Digital Brand protection, leveraged business and marketing communications.
David Walden, CBE, Independent Public Policy Consultant
David has been a consultant since retiring from the Social Care Institute for Excellence in June 2012, where he was Director of Adult Services since April 2009. Prior to that he spent 5 years as Director of Strategy at the Commission for Social Care Inspection, where his responsibilities included planning, stakeholder engagement and CSCI’s publications, including its annual and influential State of Social Care report. In 2003, he led the establishment of Monitor and previously worked for the Department of Health for over 25 years, becoming Head of Social Care Policy in 1999. Amongst other roles, he served as Private Secretary to the late Sir Roy Griffiths when he was Deputy Chairman of the NHS Management Board. David has had two operational spells – as HR Director of Poole Hospital NHS Trust and as a Director of Anchor Trust, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider for older people. Between 2006 and 2009 David was a Non-Executive Director of the Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA). He is currently a Trustee of Affinity Trust, a not-for-profit provider of learning disability services.
A former anaesthetist at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington (now part of Imperial College), Dr Mark Martin set up Cavendish Medical Ltd in 2005. Unable to find his own financial adviser who understood the intricacies of the NHS scheme, Mark realised he could do a better job. He spent one year on sabbatical working in the City and never returned to clinical practice. After working in finance for 17 years including time spent at Citibank, Allianz and Lincoln, Mark co-founded Cavendish and specialises in pensions advice.
Andrew Burns, Consultant and General Colorectal Surgeon, Withybush Hospital & Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University