Our system leadership people

Find out more about our system leadership team below:

Nicola Walsh, Assistant Director, Leadership Development


Nicola has particular expertise in the areas of primary care, community health services and general practice and leads on system leadership and integrated care. Read Nicola's full biography

Chris Ham, Chief Executive


Chris has been Chief Executive of The King’s Fund since April 2010. He was Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Birmingham between 1992 and 2014 and Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the university between 1993 and 2000. From 2000 to 2004 he was seconded to the Department of Health, where he was Director of the Strategy Unit. Read Chris's full biography

Hugh Alderwick, Integrated Care Programme Manager

Hugh Alderwick (offset)

Hugh joined The King's Fund in 2014 as Senior Policy Assistant to Chris Ham and Programme Manager for our integrated care work. Before he joined the Fund, Hugh worked as a consultant within PricewaterhouseCooper's health team and was seconded to work on Sir John Oldham's independent commission on whole-person care. Read Hugh's full biography

David Oliver, Visiting Fellow

David Oliver

David Oliver
Professor David Oliver is seconded to The King's Fund from the NHS for one day a week as a visiting fellow, alongside his clinical job as a consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He is also President of the British Geriatrics Society. Read David's full biography

Becky Seale, Programme Manager

Becky Seale

Becky Seale
Becky has a background in research consultancy, and has more than seven years' experience of carrying out public and stakeholder engagement for the public and private sector. Read Becky's full biography.