Matthew Kershaw

Position
Visiting Senior Fellow
Teams
Policy

Matthew is now a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Fund, having previously worked full time in the Policy team.

In October 2018 he started as Interim Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services – a combined acute and community trust. In addition to leading the Trust, he is working on how they integrate more closely with clinical commissioning groups and other partners in Croydon.

Matthew has more than 25 years’ experience in the NHS, having been Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust before joining The King's Fund, and Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for three years before this. 

He has led the Kent Cancer Alliance, chaired the Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network, and has been a member of the Health Education England Kent Surrey and Sussex governing body. He has also worked with the Care Quality Commission.

Matthew’s early career was in Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex in operational and director roles, including as Chief Operating Officer at East Kent Hospitals and subsequently Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. He has also held a number of national roles for the Department of Health including developing the delivery plan for the 18-week referral-to-treatment target and being the first trust special administrator.