Mark Britnell is Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG in the UK and leads our Global Center of Excellence. Over the past three years, Mark has worked in 40 countries with hundreds of organizations (public, private and not-for-profit) and engaged with Ministers, clinicians, executives and officials. He has dedicated his entire professional career to the health sector and was a fast track graduate of the UK’s highly acclaimed National Health Service (NHS) training scheme, run from his alma mater, the University of Warwick. Mark is one of the youngest ever chief executives in the NHS. His leadership talents were further demonstrated during his six years at the helm of University Hospital Birmingham making it one of the highest performing health institutions in the UK.
Mark masterminded the largest single new hospital building in the history of the NHS and helped develop the NHS Plan – a ten year plan for investment and reform. He subsequently became CEO for the NHS region between Oxford and the Isle of Wight and was asked to become Director General at the Department of Health where he also sat on the NHS Management Board for three years.
He speaks and writes regularly on international health affairs and the NHS and has consistently been voted one of the most influential people in the industry. Over the last 20 years, Mark has worked at operational, strategic, national policy and global levels in health, payer and provider, public and private sectors.
Mark holds a BA from University of Warwick, is a Senior Associate of The Kings Fund and a Senior Fellow in Health Service Management at Birmingham University. He is active in the charitable and voluntary sectors and is a trustee and Board Member of a major cancer charity, Prostate Cancer UK.