Matthew Kershaw

Senior Fellow

Matthew works in the Policy team and has more than 25 years’ experience in the NHS, most recently as Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. Before joining East Kent, Matthew was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for three years. 

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.