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Two new directors for the NHS Confederation 

The NHS Confederation has announced the appointment of two new directors to the organisation. Dr Johnny Marshall and Matt Tee will join the senior team as executive directors and will take up their new roles after Easter.

NHS Confed logoThe two new directors will join Sheila McKenzie, director of finance and resources, to form the executive team reporting to chief executive Mike Farrar.

Dr Marshall joins as director of policy and will lead on all areas of the NHS Confederation’s policy work. He will take on shared responsibility for growing the organisation’s partnership working across health and social care.

Matt Tee joins as chief operating officer, leading the NHS Confederation’s work on member engagement, business development and communications.

Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said:

“We chose Johnny and Matt from an exceptional field of candidates and I am delighted that we have two appointees who are so well-known and respected throughout the worlds of healthcare and Whitehall. 

“Both have a clear vision of how our organisation needs to develop in the future and I am confident that they will be a great asset for us during these challenging times for the NHS. Johnny and Matt’s experience and knowledge will be crucial in helping us strengthen the way we work with new and existing members, stakeholders, patients and the wider public.”

Dr Johnny Marshall said:

“I have been closely involved with the NHS Confederation over the past year and am very excited at this opportunity to formally join the organisation.

“I hope to bring my existing clinical and commissioning experience to help support our members gain a clearer understanding of the implications of new and existing health policy for their patients, staff and organisations. Ultimately, I believe this is an important role to enable our members to continuously improve the care they deliver to better meet the needs of patients and the public.”

Matt Tee said:

”The NHS Confederation is a voice for the NHS to the public, Government and the media. To be credible, that voice must be rooted in the concerns and experiences of its members.

“I intend to build on the engagement the Confederation has with its members to develop the value it offers them, partly though strengthened representation, but also through building partnerships that help our members improve the care they give patients.”

Dr Johnny Marshall has been a GP in Buckinghamshire since 1992. He served as chair of the National Association of Primary Care for three years from 2008 to 2011 and remains a member of the organisation’s executive. Johnny has undertaken various roles within NHS Buckinghamshire and was the founding chair of United Commissioning, the forerunner to Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Johnny was central in taking a lead role on behalf of the NAPC and the NHS Alliance in establishing NHS Clinical Commissioners with the NHS Confederation as a national membership organisation for CCGs. He is currently an Associate Director at the NHS Confederation.

Matt is currently managing director of communication and strategy consultancy Reputate. Prior to this he was Permanent Secretary Government Communication, overseeing communications for the UK Government and directing the Central Office of Information (COI). 

Matt has also been chief executive of NHS Direct, a director general at the Department of Health and a board director at the Commission for Health Improvement, where he led on communications and ran the NHS ‘star ratings’.  Matt has also been director of communications at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals and the Department for Trade and Industry, and Director of Business Development at health information specialists Dr Foster.


Notes to Editors

The NHS Confederation represents all organisations that commission and provide NHS services. It is the only membership body to bring together and speak on behalf of the whole of the NHS. We help the NHS to guarantee high standards of care for patients and best value for taxpayers by representing our members and working together with our health and social care partners

We make sense of the whole health system, influence health policy and deliver industry-wide support functions for the NHS.

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Contact Francesca Reville on 020 77998633 or Georgie Agass on 020 7799 8637. For out of hours media enquiries, please call the Duty Press Officer on 07880 500726 

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