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Dr Fiona Adshead

Chair
Sustainable Healthcare Coalition

Fiona chairs the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition that inspires partnerships and action on sustainable healthcare. She also works as an independent expert advisor and board member for national and global organisations. This includes advising on person centred care, promoting health through business, economic and sustainability strategies, wellbeing at work, and technological transformation of health services. 

Her previous roles include: Deputy Chief Executive of the global NCD Alliance leading strategic and commercial partnerships, strategy and governance; Bupa’s Chief Wellbeing and Public Health Officer leading global commercial strategy on workplace health and wellbeing, behaviour change, partnerships, and sustainability; Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting on health and sustainability. For five years, she was Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director General in the UK Government responsible for Health Improvement and Health Inequalities followed by being Director of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion at the World Health Organisation. 

She is a high profile wellbeing and public health leader with a track record of reframing thinking and developing innovative strategy and programmes at the heart of business and government. A strategic systems thinker she is able to bridge private, public and third sector environments, delivering social change and business benefit. 

Fiona is a visiting Professor at UCL and teaches at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.  Fiona’s recent board roles include British Land’s Sustainability Advisory Panel, Marks and Spencer’s Sustainable Retail Advisory Board, and Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team.