Our team

  • Pam Garside
  • Penny Dash
  • ZPB Associates
  • Pam Garside

    Co-chair

    Pam Garside has her own management consultancy, Newhealth, specialising in organisational strategy and development in health care, and is a Fellow of the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. She works extensively with boards of a wide range of health care organisations on strategy, governance and leadership issues and advises new entrants to the UK health market including digital and start up companies. Pam founded and co­‐chairs The Cambridge Health Network, and is a board member of Whizz‐Kidz charity, ZPB Associates and Cambridge Angels. She is a member of the Investment Committee of Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer company of the University of Cambridge. She also sits on a number of advisory boards and is an angel investor.

    Pam began her professional life in management in the NHS and subsequently spent many years studying and working internationally based in the USA. She holds a BSc from the University of Durham and a Masters Degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. She is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School.
  • Penny Dash

    Co-chair

    Penny Dash, a doctor by training, is currently a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where she uses her substantial expertise in redesigning healthcare services in order to improve life expectancy, ensure high quality services, and reduce cost. Penny was previously the Head of Strategy for the NHS, where she developed the 2000 NHS Plan, which is still used today as a guide for policy direction. From 2004 to 2006 she served as a Non-Executive Director of Monitor.

  • ZPB Associates

    Partners

    ZPB Associates are CHN's commercial partners. ZPB is a marketing and data consultancy specialising in business-to-NHS marketing and communications led by Zoe Bedford and Alex Kafetz. ZPB are a small team of experienced marketing and data specialists, with a particular interest in the use of data to foster strong, productive relationships between the NHS and private sector.

    They support the CHN by managing the day-to-day activity of the network and provide input into the long-term strategy for the organisation.