Mark is Vice-Chair of KPMG UK and a Global Experton Health Systems. For 11 years, Mark was Global Head of Healthcare at KPMG International and Global Chair of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare for 3 years. In that time, Mark oversaw $7 billion of annual revenue, supporting45,000 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 circa. 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.
Between 2014and 2018, Mark sat as a member of the Global AgendaCouncil on the Future of the Health Sector for the World Economic Forum and sits on the Advisory Board of the China Center for Health Development at Peking University. He is also an Honorary Professor at Taishan Medical University School, Shandong Province and holds honorary doctorates from Birmingham City University and the University of Wolverhampton.
Mark is the author of "In Search of the Perfect Health System", published by Palgrave Macmillian. The book has sold in over 109 countries, including translations into Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese, and was recognised by Chinese Medical Doctors Association as best health book in China in 2017, and in the UK by the British Medical Association, 2016. Mark’s new book, “Human: solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare” was published by Oxford UniversityPress in March 2019. It sold out it's first print run in 4 months and was recently translated to into Mandarin.
Mark has been a Non-Executive Director at Dr Foster, a trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and a Board member of Prostate Cancer UK. He survived prostate cancer at the age of 42 and has donated all royalties from the sale of this book to ProstateCancerUK. He is a Board Trustee of the King’s Fund and Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management, Toronto.
Gabriël Oosthuizen is the Programme Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations, and the lead on the Murad Code project, developing a global code of conduct for the documentation of conflict-related sexual violence and related implementation tools and mechanisms. He joined IICI full-time in early 2014. Specialised in the field of international criminal law, his earlier legal advisory, training and management positions include Chief of Party of the Uganda Project of the Public International Law & Policy Group. Gabriël also was the Executive Director of the NGO International Criminal Law Services (ICLS); Head, Legal Unit, UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK); and Associate Legal Officer, Chambers, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He has edited and written books, academic and NGO publications, and consulted on various areas of law, and on international and southern African affairs. He holds an LLB from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and an LLM in Public International Law cum laude from the University of Leiden (Netherlands).