Dame Ruth Carnall has over 30 years' experience in health care, including 20 years as a chief executive in acute hospitals, mental health, community services and health authorities. She spent seven years in charge of the NHS in London as Chief Executive of NHS London and now works providing strategic advice to leaders in health care.
Prior to NHS London, Ruth worked as an independent consultant with a range of clients from the public and private sector, including the Department of Health, Monitor, NHS Trusts, the Prime Minister's Delivery Office, the Cabinet Office and GSK. She was appointed by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in 2013 to provide advice and expertise on major health issues affecting London. Ruth was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2011 for her achievements in health care.