Centre for Health and the Public Interest announces appointment of first Director
David Rowland – a former Head of Policy and Research at a national healthcare regulator – has today been appointed as the Centre’s first Director.
David has been involved in the development of the CHPI since its inception and has worked with the Executive Management Team to build the organisation and to develop its research strategy.
Following a successful fundraising campaign in Autumn last year the CHPI has raised enough funds to appoint David on a 6 month contract. He has been tasked with taking the organisation to the next level in terms of fundraising, developing the Centre’s research output and ensuring that the work of the Centre has maximum impact on the policy debate.
David Rowland said: “It is a great honour to take on the role of Director at CHPI. There are a number of health policy think-tanks but CHPI is unique. It receives no funding from government or the corporate sector and has had a major impact on the policy debate despite only having a shoestring budget.
Having worked as a policy maker at national level and previously as an academic I hope to be able to use my experience to ensure that our research output helps the public, patients campaigners and policy makers to understand what is happening in the NHS and social care and what needs to change.”
Professor Sue Richards CHPI co-chair said “We are delighted to appoint David to this role. His professional experience in healthcare regulation and his academic work on privatisation of health and social care is a massive asset to the Centre. We are incredibly grateful to all those individuals who have donated to us to allow us fill this position and we look forward to working with David to make the CHPI an even bigger success.”