Welcome

Thank you for visiting. Most recently, I have had a high media profile promoting improved governance, patient safety and public sector reform. I’m collaborative, a communicator, a problem solver, decisive, full of energy and ideas, and inspiring to work with. Please feel free to contact me if you need advice or support in the following areas:

Leadership
Performance Management
Performance Improvement
Mergers
Public speaking
Governance
Coaching
Programme Management
Patient safety
Whistleblowing

A little about me:

Strategic leader with a proven record of delivering operational and organisational turnaround in many of the most challenging operational environments with budgets in excess of £350m

Trusted Board advisor delivering significant improvements in governance in highly regulated systems

Respected by employees and customers/patients/clients for putting them first and never compromising on safety or quality

Skilled problem solver able to implement creative solutions by identifying and developing talent

Some of my achievements and experience:

Campaigner for a national review on gagging clauses, now banned in the public sector.
Advisor to a variety of organisations including the NHS, HM Treasury and Fraud Prevention organisations
Commissioner for Public Concern at Work’s UK-wide review into whistleblowing
Promoter for patient safety and public sector accountability, appearing in the media such as Newsnight, and speaking at national/international conferences

Turnaround Chief Executive of organisations up to £350m / 8,000 employees:

Increased turnover by 16% (£45m) over a two year period
Reduced operating costs by £15m in real terms for one organisation
Reduced surgical waiting times by 45%
Reduced diagnostic waiting times by 90%
Cut hospital acquired infections by 40% to one of the lowest infection rates in England
Achieved and sustained A&E targets often for the organisations’ first time
Restructured and rebuilt governance structures
Developed clinical management and a new culture
Achieved a broad range of improvements resulting in the healthcare regulator removing all intervention and relaxing monitoring
Championed the redesign of clincial and administrative operational processes
Created effective partnerships and working relationships

Media Appearances:

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Some feedback:

Gary is one of the few CEOs I have worked with who can combine creative, transformational leadership with a firm grip on the operational issues that impact performance today. An inspiration.

Managing Partner at Banana Park Consulting LLP

Gary is a very motivated and energetic manager who brings great energy to tasks. He holds very high principles and integrity. He has a track record of successfully turning around organisations facing severe challenges and has strong financial and business acumen.

Eric Morton Associates Limited

Gary is one of the most skilled and credible CEOs I have worked with. His integrity is only surpassed by his commitment to improve public services, and deliver impressive operational performance.

David Bowles, Former NHS Trust Chairman