Dr Mark Britnell
As the Global Chairman & Senior Partner for Healthcare, Government & Infrastructure at KPMG International, Mark oversees revenues of $7 billion supporting 45,000 staff across 157 countries.
He is one of the foremost global experts on healthcare systems and has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for health in both the developed and developing world. Mark has dedicated his entire professional life to healthcare and has led organisations at local, regional, national and global levels – provider and payer, public and private. Over the past 11 years, he has worked in over 80 countries on some 345 occasions, gaining a unique first-hand experience.
Mark was appointed Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham in 2000. He masterminded the largest new hospital build in NHS history, established the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and developed one of the highest performing healthcare organisations in the UK.
He went on to run the NHS region from Oxford to the Isle of Wight before joining the NHS Management Board as a Director-General at the Department of Health, where he developed High Quality Care for All with Lord Darzi. He joined KPMG as Global Chairman and Senior Partner for Health in 2009 and has established a successful worldwide health practice.
Mark’s latest book, ‘Human: solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare’ was published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. It sold out its first print run in four months and is now being translated into both Mandarin and Portuguese. Mark survived prostate cancer at the age of 42 and has donated all royalties from the sale of this book to Prostate Cancer UK.