Chief Digital and Information Officer
From November 2017
Richard has specialised in IT development, procurement and implementation across national and local health care arenas in the UK for more than 20 years. He has a wealth of experience, and joined the Trust from the Health Service Executive in Ireland where he was the Chief Information Officer.
He led the delivery of many solutions: a health identifier for the whole population (similar to an NHS number); the first digital hospitals in Ireland; genomic sequencing in specific disease areas; a full digital referral process (referrals made online rather than by post or fax); and the creation of the Chief Clinical Officers Council.
In his early career Richard led the delivery of a wide range of systems and processes in the NHS with a focus to aid the provision of healthcare and clinical research. These ranged from the first primary care messaging system in the NHS, to the modernisation of the information systems’ infrastructure for the delivery of clinical research throughout England.
In 2017 Richard was named the number one CIO for the UK in the EDG CIO Magazine CIO100, listed in Hot Topics global CIO100 and Ireland’s first CIO100. He was named the eGovernment Visionary of the year in Ireland and was named as the most disruptive talent in digital by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.