Professor Chris Ham CBE, PhD, MPhil, FRCP (Hon)
Chris Ham took up his post as Chief Executive of The King's Fund in April 2010.
He has been Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham, England since 1992. From 2000 to 2004 he was seconded to the Department of Health, where he was Director of the Strategy Unit, working with ministers on NHS reform. Chris is the author of 20 books and numerous articles about health policy and management. Chris was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Kent in 2012.
Chris has advised the WHO and the World Bank and has served as a consultant to governments in a number of countries. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Royal College of General Practitioners, an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management, and a visiting professor at the University of Surrey.
Chris was a governor and then a non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust between 2007 and 2010. He has also served as a governor of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Health Foundation.
In 2004 he was awarded a CBE for his services to the National Health Service.