Andrew Willis

Leadership Associate

A lawyer by background, Andrew has well over a decade’s experience of designing and delivering educational and leadership development programmes in the health and legal sectors. In recent months his NHS development work has included interventions with aspiring and established foundation trust boards to develop leadership capability at board and strategic business unit level. In addition, he has designed and delivered programmes for aspiring NHS chief executives and development work with clinicians and managers involved in quality initiatives around patient pathway redesign. He has a strong interest in quality governance and chairs a foundation trust governance committee. He has also recently completed a project with senior nursing and medical staff developing skills around operating in a quasi-market for healthcare.

Andrew has significant experience of the current NHS context. He serves as a non-executive director of a first wave foundation trust (having previously served on a major NHS teaching hospital board and a medium-sized foundation trust board). He has, in recent months, submitted doctoral research into drivers of NHS productivity at the London School of Economics and has co-authored a King’s Fund publication on developing corporate governance in Clinical Commissioning Groups. He also works with the Foundation Trust Governors Association developing governor knowledge and capability.

Andrew is a qualified solicitor, has a BA in Economics from Manchester University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.