Professor Chris Ham is Chief Executive of the King's Fund.
He was Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. He was seconded to the Department of Health between 2000 and 2004 where he was director of the Strategy Unit, working with Ministers on the reform of the NHS.
Professor Ham has served as an adviser to numerous agencies including the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, and the Health Departments of New Zealand and Sweden.
Within the UK, he has advised the Audit Commission, the British Dental Association, the British Medical Association, the NHS Confederation and the House of Commons Health Committee.
Professor Ham is a trustee of the Canadian Health Service Research Foundation, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and a Companion of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
A non-executive director of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and a governor of The Health Foundation, Professor Ham was awarded a CBE in 2004 in recognition of his services to the NHS.