Sir Robert Naylor

Park Plaza Victoria, London
12 March 2019

Industry expert

Sir Robert Naylor

Sir Robert Naylor

NHS Property and Estates, National Advisor

After 16 years, Sir Robert recently retired from the position of Chief Executive at University College London Hospitals, a founder member of UCL Partners and frequently designated one of the top performing NHS Trusts in the UK. The Trust had an annual turnover of £1bn and employed 8,000 staff.

The first phase of University College Hospital was opened in 2005, contributing to one of the worlds’ leading academic medical centres. Subsequent developments include the UK’s first ambulatory cancer centre and the National Proton Beam Centre. 

He has been a member of numerous national policy committees, including chairmanship of a national review examining the ‘Future of NHS Leadership’ and ‘Why the Estate Matters to Patients’ - a strategic review of NHS property and estates. He was the Chairman of the London NHS Chief Executives Group and the Shelford Group.

Since retirement Sir Robert has been involved in the following positions:

  • National Advisor to the UK Government on NHS Property and Estates
  • Board Director of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
  • Chairman of the Quality and Safety Committee CCAD
  • Advisor to the Department of Health Abu Dhabi on the JAWDA programme
  • Board Director of Everlight Radiology in Australia
  • Chairman UK advisory committee to Allscripts (USA)
  • Chairman UK start-up company in Medical Training
  • Chairman JCM (UK company in Contract Management)

Sir Robert was Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list (2008). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Greenwich (2009), a visiting professorship at Imperial College (2016) and a Fellowship of University College London (2107). 

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