Incisive Health brings together the people who have helped redefine the health policy communications market and the NHS landscape in recent years.
Our founding partners lead an experienced and diverse team of consultants, drawn from the worlds of healthcare, politics and communications.
Mike is recognised as an expert in health and social care reform, having been named as one of the Health Service Journal's 'health twitterati', as well as one of the 100 most influential non-aligned political bloggers by Total Politics. He sits on a number of key national health policy advisory boards and has also been awarded the prestigious Communiquétor of the Year award for delivering sector-leading advice and outcomes.
Bill is a former policy special adviser at the UK Department of Health. He was one of the leading architects of the reforms to health and social care and has a unique understanding of the pressures that influence or impede change in the NHS. The Health Service Journal has twice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the NHS.
Sarah has led high profile international and national programmes for pharmaceutical clients, as well as serving as the lead advisor on a range of successful charity campaigns. She worked with Mike at their previous consultancy, leading it to four successive years as either the Communiqué Consultancy or Specialist Consultancy of the Year, having previously headed Cancer Research UK's parliamentary and campaigning function, helping the charity secure important policy wins on tobacco control policy and the strategic direction and funding of cancer services.
Richard is the former Director General for Finance, Strategy and the NHS at the Department of Health. He retired from the civil service in May 2015 as Whitehall’s longest-serving finance director, having been Whitehall's youngest ever Director General when first appointed. One of the most influential civil servants in the NHS’s history, he is widely respected in 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury and across government for his track record in controlling the £100 billion NHS budget for well over a decade.
Caroline has spent over a decade working in politics, patient advocacy and consultancy. She has worked for senior local and national politicians, run national campaigns for major charities, and is experienced in leading complex and high profile policy and communications programmes.
Ben has more than seven years’ experience working in health policy, politics and communications running high-profile national campaigns. He is a former Labour Party health adviser, where he worked closely with lobby and health correspondents to secure press and broadcast media coverage. He has written for the Health Service Journal and his work in healthcare has been recognised at the Communiqué awards.
Jan is an experienced public affairs professional with a passion for the politics of health. He has advised a range of pharmaceutical and charity clients on a variety of policy and communications issues. He holds a master’s degree in Health Systems and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh.
Rosie is an experienced consultant, having advised clients on a range of policy issues across the health sector, from complex disease areas through to the development of the provider landscape. She has worked with senior NHS leaders, hospitals, trade unions and professional membership bodies, as well as providers into the NHS, including biotech companies.
Ed has a particular interest and expertise in access to medicines issues, which he has developed during his time in consultancy and working in-house for a major pharmaceutical company. He has advised on hard-hitting policy and media campaigns designed to enable patients to gain access to the highest quality clinical care.
During Jonny’s career in public affairs, he has advised clients to influence change on a wide range of issues, including new models of care, the NHS workforce, health technology, the NHS estate and social care funding. Prior to entering consultancy, Jonny gained experience working for a Member of Parliament and in the Policy and Strategy team at a local authority.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Neena worked closely with ministers in the Department of Health and on government policy, including coordinating mental health support for victims of emergencies. She has an MA in Medical Law and Ethics from King’s College London and currently advises pharmaceutical companies and charities on a range of complex issues.
Toby joined Incisive Health from the parliamentary office of George Freeman MP, where he supported him in his role as Government Life Sciences Advisor. He currently advises clients on issues such as genomics, health technology assessment and HIV care.
Valeria has advised a range of life sciences companies and charities on complex health issues. She previously worked for the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons on a range of parliamentary and constituency issues.
Christiane advises clients on health policy issues ranging from rare diseases to health technology assessment to improving patient experience and primary care quality. She has worked as a health policy specialist in both the UK and EU.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Greg worked for a Labour MP, as well as gaining experience in campaigning at the Alzheimer’s Society. He graduated with a first class degree in History from the University of Oxford and went on to study for an MA in International Relations at the University of Warwick.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Chris gained experience in policy communications at the British Heart Foundation. He graduated with a first class degree in Politics from the University of York and currently supports clients on a range of issues from access to cancer treatments to treatments for people with long-term conditions.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Aalia studied for an MSc in Cardiovascular Science at University College London after graduating with a first class degree in Human and Medical Science. She currently supports clients on issues ranging from public health interventions through to care for people with long-term conditions.
Kieran joined Incisive Health from a specialist public affairs agency, where he helped clients understand complex public sector stakeholder and policy environments. He holds a degree in History from the University of Oxford and a Masters from King’s College London.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Oliver worked for a Liberal Democrat MP. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA Hons in Politics and currently advises clients on a range of topical issues, including NHS service redesign and Brexit.
Brice joined Incisive Health in November 2016 as the Director of Finance and Operations, responsible for Finance, Legal, Controls and Operations. Prior to this Brice worked for 10 years at an international consultancy as a Finance Controller. He started his career in Belgium and moved to the UK in 2011. Brice is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant.
Nieke is Incisive Health’s Executive Assistant, responsible for providing the founding partners and team with administrative support. Prior to joining Incisive Health in the spring of 2015, Nieke worked in the hospitality and leisure industries.
Sue joined Incisive Health in March 2014 as Office and Operations Manager and ensures smooth day-to-day running of the office. With extensive experience in financial management and administration, she oversees Incisive Health’s invoicing arrangements and relationships with suppliers.
We are keen to hear from people who are passionate about health and committed to making a difference for patients. If you’d like to join our team please get in touch.
Photography by Lisa Bretherick.