Simon Stevens is CEO of NHS England, overseeing more than £100 billion of annual Health Service funding. His 27 year health career to date has spanned frontline NHS leadership of hospitals, mental health and primary care; seven years as the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser at 10 Downing Street and the Department of Health; and a decade running international health services in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Simon was born in Shard End, Birmingham, and educated at Oxford, Strathclyde, and Columbia universities. He is married with two school-age children, and is a director of the Commonwealth Fund, a leading international health charity. He has also been a trustee of the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, visiting professor at the LSE, and an elected local councillor for Brixton in south London.