Roy Lilley
Roy Lilley

Roy Lilley ........... lives in Camberley, Surrey; a businessman with over 40 years experience. He started his first enterprise from scratch, built it to a multi-million pound turnover and sold it to management and partners in 1989.

He is now an established, independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues. Previously, a Visiting Fellow at the Management School, Imperial College London. Formerly at the Centre for Health Services Management at the University of Nottingham. He also provides consultancy to NHS organisations and the companies that have services and products for the health service.

He has, twice, been voted top UK speaker on NHS topics.

He is the creator of the top selling 'Tool-Kit' series of books.

He was the vice-chairman of West Surrey and North East Hampshire Health Authority and formerly a member of Surrey Heath Borough Council holding the position of Mayor in 1988/89. Between 1991 and 1995, Roy was the chairman of the Homewood NHS Trust, Chertsey Surrey, a first wave Trust with responsibility for People with a Learning Disability and Mental Health problems.

Homewood is the only health provider in the world to have achieved British Standard 5750 for the whole of its services and the first NHS Trust to have achieved the coveted Investors in People Award for the whole of its human resource and training policies.

It was the only NHS establishment to have a 'no-strike' deal with its staff.

Roy Lilley was a founder member of the NHS Trust Federation and held the positions of Chairman of the Supplies and Purchasing Standing Committee and Chairmanship of the Standing Committee on HR Issues.

He has been a member of the NHS Steering Group on women's issues and a member of the NHS Training Executive's Group on training Boards and Non-Executive Directors.

Roy is a frequent broadcaster and writer on health, current affairs and social issues and speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the UK and overseas.

He has contributed to the Today Programme, Newsnight, the Midnight Hour, BBC News 24, BBC 5 Live, Channel 5 News, Sky, ITN and regional TV and radio programmes.

He has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph and many national newspapers, journals and management periodicals including a regular column in Pharmaceutical Marketing magazine.

He is the author of over twenty books on health and health service management.

He was appointed a Trustee of the Patient Choice initiative.

He was voted the top UK speaker in the Partnerships for Healthcare speaker survey. He has been a guest speaker on management and related subjects at the Civil Service College, Sunningdale.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Roy has held a variety of positions with clubs and societies, including:

the Surrey Heath Group of the British Heart Foundation; Mencap and the Savoy Singers; President of the Frimley & Camberley St John's Ambulance Cadets and formerly a trustee of the Surrey Heath Archaeology and Heritage Trust; a member of the Variety Club of Great Britain.

In November 2004 he was made a Companion of the Institute of Healthcare management for his 'outstanding contribution' to healthcare management.

He is a guitarist and magician and often uses these talents in his presentations!

In 2005 he started ballroom dancing and has a bronze medal in ballroom and Latin American dancing.