Chairman of the Board
Following her retirement from the role of Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation Helena has taken on a portfolio as the Chair of 2020 Health, a health think tank, as a non-executive director of the National House Building Council where she chairs the Consumer Committee, and as a trustee of the charity Independent Age. Earlier in her career Helena worked extensively in the public and charity sector in the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the Audit Commission, the Local Government Commission for England, the Competition Commission, the Better Regulation Task Force and the National Lottery Commission. All of these appointments were at board level. Helena has an MBA from Strathclyde Business School, is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and was the first non-medic to be awarded the British Thoracic Society Medal in 2011.
Board Member & Founding Director
Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer, campaigner and commentator. She is based in London and is the founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal. Through networking, technology, research, relationships and campaigning 2020health has influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination.
Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. She specialised in diabetes (University of Warwick Certificate in Diabetic Care) and founded Julia Manning Eyecare in 2004, a home and prison visiting practice for people with mental and physical disabilities using the latest digital technology, which she sold to Healthcall (now part of Specsavers) in 2009. Experiences of working in the NHS, contributing to policy development, raising two children in the inner-city and standing in the General Election in Bristol in 2005 led to Julia forming 2020health at the end of 2006.
Julia is a regular guest on TV and radio shows such as BBC News, ITV’s Daybreak/ GMB, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio, LBC and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week. She is mum to a rugby-mad son, a daughter passionate about Shakespeare, and wife of a comprehensive school assistant head-teacher. She loves gardening, ballet, Zimbabwe, her Westies Skye and Angus, is an honorary research associate at UCL and a Fellow of the RSA.
Dr Paul Hodgkin, Founder & Chair of Patient Opinion
Paul was a GP for 25 years, before founding and leading Patient Opinion for its first nine years. He is now chair of Patient Opinion. Paul is a graduate of the Young Foundation's School for Social Entrepreneurs. He has written more than 30 articles and papers about the future of medicine and how the web is changing health care for the BMJ, The Lancet, the Guardian and The Independent. Paul is also a columnist for E Health Insider. Paul was a member of the Future Forum’s Information workstream during 2011/12. He has contributed discussion papers to the department of Health and the Cabinet Office and was a member of the Independent Advisory Group for Sir Ian Caruthers’s Innovation Review in 2011. He is vice chair of the Third Sector Sounding Board which gives advice to ministers within the Department of Health about issues relating to the third sector. Paul contributed to the Francis Inquiry as a key speaker. At the fifth of a series of seminars held during the Inquiry, Paul was asked to provide expert comment on how to prevent and detect problems such as those that occured at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2009.
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.
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.