Dr. Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner, Global Health Practice, KPMG in the UK 

Mark has a pioneering vision of the future of healthcare in both the developed and developing worlds.


Over the last 3 years, I’ve worked in 40 different countries on over 100 occasions. I’m always taken by the fact that every country or organization in that country has something to teach the rest of the world, but it also has something to learn from the rest of the world as well.

One of the great things about being part of KPMG is that we’re a truly global firm. We can take solutions from the East and implement them in the West. We can take solutions from the North and implement them in the South, and vice-versa. The great thing about our Center of Excellence and our healthcare practice is, unlike many of our competitors, it’s truly global and has a number of global propositions and our knowledge management is second to none. That means that we can give the client what they want, when they want, where they want it, by bringing you the best ideas, the best knowledge and the best talent from around the world to meet their specific demands.

Empowering and inspiring healthcare innovation

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.

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