About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Jan 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online

Join us for this webinar with Chris Hopson, Chief Strategy Officer at NHS England and former Chief Executive at NHS Providers for ten years. Interviewed by the Dean of Education at the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Gillian Leng CBE, he will talk about his career and the current state of the NHS.

Chris Hopson took up the post of Chief Strategy Officer at NHS England on 13 June 2022 after working as Chief Executive at NHS Providers for ten years and a career spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Between 2005 and 2012, Chris worked at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), initially as board-level Communications and Marketing Director, leading the communications function during the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise, and then as Strategy and Capability Director. In his last role as HMRC’s Customer Contact Director, he led 12,500 staff across 300 locations in one of the UK’s largest customer service businesses.

Before joining HMRC, Chris was board-level Corporate Affairs Director at Granada Media, taking it from being the fifth largest ITV franchise, through four mergers and acquisitions, to a separately quoted, newly floated, FTSE 100 international media company: ITV plc. Chris has been a Ministerial Special Adviser and a Communications Consultant.

Chris is a graduate of the cross-Whitehall, civil service High Potential Development Scheme, designed to identify and develop the next generation of top civil service leaders. He holds an MBA from Cranfield Business School. He has held a range of non-executive roles including a current member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) Standards Policy and Strategy Committee, which oversees BSI’s role as the UK’s national standards body.

Between 2005 and 2011, Chris was Chair of the Foyer Federation, a UK national youth charity supporting homeless 16 to 25-year-olds.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

*There may be slight changes to the discussion points or the advertised start and end times of this webinar, subject to Chris Hopson's work requirements.

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Registration for this event will close on 11 January 2023 at 6:00pm (GMT)

All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

The In Conversation Live webinar series will continue our much loved In Conversation events, giving you the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, bringing an intimate, relaxed and entertaining perspective into your living room.    

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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