About Ken Jarrold

Ken Jarrold CBE joined the NHS in 1969 as a National Administrative Trainee having been awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in History at Cambridge University and having been President of the Cambridge Union Society.

During his time as an NHS manager Ken was Director of Human Resources and Deputy to the Chief Executive of the NHS in England for three years and a Chief Executive of District, Regional and Strategic Health Authorities for 20 years.

Ken held many national roles including President of the Institute of Healthcare Group that produced the learning materials for Managing Health and Social Services and of the National Reference Group on Health Inequalities. Ken has been an Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine and Health Durham University, and at York and Salford Universities. Ken is an Honorary Doctor of the Open University.

Since retiring from full time work Ken has held Chair and Board Member roles in the NHS, Central and Local Government and the Housing sector. Ken is currently Chair of the Board of Directors and Council of Governors at the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Patron of the NHS Retirement Fellowship.

Ken is Director of Other People’s Shoes Ltd and does consultancy with the NHS and the wider public sector including coaching, workshops and Board and Team development.