NHS Confederation welcomes two new directors


20 / 2 / 2013 15:04 PM

Dr Johnny Marshall and Matt Tee will join the senior team as executive directors and will take up their new roles after Easter.

They 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.

Speaking of the appointments, Mike Farrar 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.

Great asset

“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.”

Clinical and commissioning experience

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.”

Rooted in members' experiences

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 Tee 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.

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