Tara Donnelly

Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network

Tara Donnelly is Chief Executive of Health Innovation Network, which exists to speed up the best in health and care across South London, together with its 55 members. Health Innovation Network is one of 15 academic health science networks  which were established in the UK three years ago.

Tara has an extensive background in the NHS having spent the past 16 years at board level including at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as a non-executive director at Macmillan Cancer Support, the leading UK charity for people living with cancer, as Chief Executive at the West Middlesex University Hospital and as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations at the Whittington Hospital. Her first role in the NHS was as a Ward Housekeeper when she was eighteen.