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Ken Jarrold CBE


Qualifications include BA [Hons] in History from Cambridge University, Diploma of the Institute of Health Services Management and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University

Ken Jarrold CBE

Current and previous experience and skills/expertise:

  • More than 50 years of experience in the NHS including 20 as a Chief Executive, 3 years at national level as Director of Human Resources and Deputy to the Chief Executive of the NHS in England, and 14 years as a consultant working with the NHS and a Chair and Non Executive Director in the NHS and the public sector.
  • Chair of the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Chair of Brighter Futures Housing Association of Stoke on Trent
  • Patron of the NHS Retirement Fellowship and of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust
  • President of the Institute of Health Services Management
  • Chair of the County Durham Economic Partnership
  • Board member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and of the Child Exploitation on line Protection Centre (CEOP)
  • Co-Chair of the National Institute of Mental Health Development Board for the North East and Yorkshire
  • Chair of the Pharmacy Regulation Oversight Group (PRLOG) and of the Rebalancing Board for Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation
  • Honorary Professor of the Universities of Durham, Salford and York
  • President of the Cambridge Union Society