NHS executive Malcolm Lowe-Lauri joins Grant Thornton

08 November 2019 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton has appointed a new Head of Healthcare Advisory. Former NHS executive Malcolm Lowe-Lauri will join the firm in January, having also spent four years in a global advisory role with KPMG.

With healthcare in the UK facing unprecedented demand from the challenges presented by an ageing population, while government spending on the health system remains limited, the NHS is at a crossroads in its existence. As a result, demand for consulting firms is booming in the segment, with healthcare providers keen to engage external expertise to help navigate these quickly shifting conditions.

As Grant Thornton looks to strengthen its healthcare and public sector offerings to keep up with this trend, it has announced the appointment of Malcolm Lowe-Lauri to its UK wing. The healthcare veteran brings three decades of industry experience to the consultancy, as its new Head of Healthcare Advisory.

NHS executive Malcolm Lowe-Lauri joins Grant Thornton

Currently Executive Director of Cambridge University Health Partners, Lowe-Lauri has had a distinguished career spanning 32 years in health services leadership and management, including 17 as a Chief Exceutive Officer (CEO). Between 2008 and 2012, he was CEO of UHL NHS Trust, following a six-year spell in the same role at Kings College Hospital.

Lowe-Lauri also spent nearly four years in a global advisory role at KPMG, working closely with the Australian health system. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Judge Business School, teaching in the MBA programme and delivering Operations in Practice workshops to clinical groups. He is also currently a panellist for NICE, where he reviews interventional procedures. He has contributed to the development of key NHS policies, including the performance ratings systems and metrics, the Foundation Trust Regime and the National Institute for Health Research.

As well as leading on public sector healthcare for the firm, Lowe-Lauri will develop and lead a new consulting offering to work alongside NHS organisations to develop realistic and deliverable plans. According to a release from the firm, he chose to join Grant Thornton because “he is passionate about delivering quality work for the firm’s broad client base, from high level strategy through to implementation and delivery.”