After 16 years, Sir Robert recently retired from the position of Chief Executive at University College London Hospitals, a founder member of UCL Partners and frequently designated the top performing NHS Trust.

The first phase of University College Hospital was opened in 2005, contributing to one of the worlds’ leading academic medical centres. Subsequent developments include the UK’s first ambulatory cancer centre and the National Proton Beam Centre.

He has been a member of numerous national policy committees, including chairmanship of a national review examining the ‘Future of NHS Leadership’ and a strategic review of NHS property and estates. He was the Chairman of the London NHS Chief Executives Group and the Shelford Group.

Since retirement Sir Robert has taken up the following positions:

  • National Advisor to the UK Government on NHS Property and Estates
  • Board Director of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
  • Board Director of Everlight Radiology in Australia
  • Chairman, UK advisory committee to Allscripts (USA)
  • Chairman, UK start-up company in Medical Training
  • Chairman, UK company in Contract Management.

Sir Robert was Knighted in the New Year’s Honours list (2008), awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Greenwich (2009) and a visiting professorship at Imperial College (2016).

Geoff has been leading Apira’s work with EDM and Scanning procurements and deployments for over 5 years.

Dedicated to working in the health arena for over 20 years, his prime motivation is to improve patient services and working lives in the NHS.  He does this by leading procurement and deployment projects for health service clients covering requirements definition, business cases, procurement and implementation.

Strengths lie in bridging the gap between the clinical, managerial and IT domains in order to deliver workable yet rigorous solutions to business problems.


Vikas managed an annual spend of circa £17 million on gas and power at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and formulated a carbon management plan to implement the Carbon Trust’s NHS target to achieve 25% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions against 2009-10 baseline.  By steering an Energy Performance Contract programme, Vikas contributed to an £11.8 million energy infrastructural scheme and led £8.4 million of energy efficiency projects including lighting upgrades, BMS improvements and voltage optimisation projects.  Based on an in-depth understanding of demand and supply side drivers impacting wholesale energy markets on spot, prompt and curve contracts Vikas has locked CHP export volumes.

Miles is responsible for fund raising, originating and executing energy efficiency opportunities for SDCL.He has over 20 years of experience in finance, including energy efficiency, corporate and leveraged finance.

Prior to joining SDCL, he worked for the UK Green Investment Bank where he was head of Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency as well as having worked for the Green Investment Bank and Department of Energy and Climate Change fund investing into renewables and energy efficiency in India and Africa.

Miles has also worked at several other companies including General Electric, Tata and Ares.

Nick is Associate Director for 3Ts Service Modernisation (£485m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton) and leads the Trust-wide Workforce Transformation programme.

He was previously Director of HR & OD for Mid Essex Hospitals and has worked in management consulting/strategy roles (including primary/residential care models for the Ministry of Health, British Columbia, Canada).

Nick’s background is in NHS operational management – both clinical services (inpatient medical/elderly care, acute/community intermediate care, community nursing) and non-clinical (incl. pathology).  As General Management Trainee in Mersey Region in the early ‘90s, his formative first job was in the laundry at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Mike has had an extensive engineering career within the healthcare sector. With over 25 years’ experience, he has been the Director of Estates and Facilities at Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as Croydon Healthcare.

For two years he was seconded to the Department of Health as an Engineering Advisor and lead on the National Decontamination Review.

Mike was a founder member of the Medical Gas Association (MGA) and was Chairman for 4 years where he developed a vital link between the service, suppliers and installers, quality standards and central government.

After eight years working for Barts Health NHS Trust following her passion for establishing and delivering transformative change to create sustainable healthcare systems and reduce health and social inequalities across east London, Fiona has taken on a new challenge. She is working to reduce global water usage by 1% and take 5 million people out of water poverty.

Shortlisted as one of the UK’s Sustainable Leaders of the year in 2017, Fiona remains passionate and committed to delivering sustainable healthcare in the UK. Her focus now is on helping NHS organistaions achieve operational efficiencies by enabling them to reduce their water consumption, and associated costs, across complex healthcare estates.

Jason is General Manager for the award winning Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Innovation Service. His role is to manage the development of next generation health products and services with partners including clinicians, companies, universities, patients and their families.

He was previously a programme manager at Liverpool John Moores University delivering collaborations between digital technology companies, the university and a range of partners.

Jason’s background is in growing innovation ecosystems and catalysing the creation of new products and services.

Beth is responsible for working strategically with Salix’s clients and partners on applications for the Salix Energy Efficiency Loans scheme, and ensuring the successful delivery of these Salix-funded projects across England.  Beth has experience supporting Trusts and Foundations Trusts invest in a range of energy efficiency projects from small LED lighting upgrades to large multiple million pound combined heat and power projects, all helping the NHS to not only significantly reduce their energy consumption and associated carbon emissions, but also to vastly improve the physical environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Duane, originally an Astrophysicist, has worked on successful major investment programmes and projects in the NHS for 30 years utilising public funding and public private partnerships, being directly involved in well over £1 billion of investment to date. He is currently the Programme Director for the £486m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He has also been a Visiting Professor at Salford and London South Bank Universities and is an accredited Gateway Review Team Leader for high risk programmes and projects. He is a graduate of the Cabinet Office Major Projects Leadership Academy.