Management consulting firm LOC Consulting has appointed Tim Kempster as Director. Kempster, who has extensive experience in the Healthcare industry, will take on the role of Project Director for the 100,000 Genome Project* as his first assignment at the consulting firm.
LOC Consulting is an in 2005 established UK based management consulting firm that is specialised in the delivery of business change and IT programmes and projects. Tim Kempster joins the firm as Director and has, as first assignment, been named Project Lead for Genomics England’s 100,000 Genome Project. In this role, he will be responsible for the commercial strategy of the project and will plan and coordinate all programme activity in order to deliver targets by 2017.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Osborne, Managing Director at LOC Consulting, says: “It’s fantastic to have someone of Tim’s breadth of experience join our senior team. He has built a vast network of contacts and knowledge of the UK health system, with previous senior roles in NHS Business Services Authority, the Department of Health, and UK specialist hospitals. Due to his work in both the private and public sectors, Tim will be able to implement a scalable delivery capability for this project to ensure it achieves its scientific and commercial aims.”
Tim Kempster joins LOC Consulting with extensive experience working across the public and private sectors, most recently at NHS Property Services, where he worked for over a year as the Director of Strategy. Prior to this, he fulfilled several senior roles for the UK Department of Health between 2009 and 2013, and between 2003 and 2006. In addition to his extensive experience in the public sector, Kempster has fulfilled several roles as Project Manager and Programme Director, including at NHS BSA and CPA Global, and as (Senior) Consultant, among others at EC Harris. He started his career as a CAD Manager at AMEC Design & Management, a position he held for seven years. Kempster holds a Master’s degree in Energy in the Built Environment from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor degree in Multidisciplinary Design from the North Staffordshire Polytechnic.
* The 100,000 Genome Project is a programme that is part of Genomics England, a company owned by the Department of Health. The programme is set up to map 100,000 whole human genomes in order to enable new scientific discovery and medical insight to get better diagnoses and better medicine for NHS patients across the country.