Chris Born


Chris Born was appointed Interim Managing Director of Healthcare UK in February 2016.

Chris is a former NHS CEO who has worked as a senior consultant specialist with Healthcare UK at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) for the last four years.

He works with National Health Service (NHS) and commercial health and care organisations in the UK to make an integrated offer to investors, governments and health services in the target markets of China, India, Brazil, the Middle East and other countries.

He is very well versed in all aspects of healthcare and most recently has been working on elderly care in China and a Smart City healthcare offer to India with the development of a detailed UK offers.

In 2011, Chris was Managing Director of NHS Global for the UK Department of Health, promoting the value of the NHS overseas. NHS Global has now been integrated with Healthcare UK.

Chris is an experienced NHS chief executive who worked for the NHS for nearly 25 years and the care industry for the previous 15 years.

This included leading two Primary Care Trusts, responsible for commissioning local health services worth over £300m for 210,000 patients. He led a major £0.5 billion programme to redevelop health services in Bristol and ran an NHS Trust providing mental health services.

Previous roles in government

  • Head of Healthcare UK