Keynote speakers
Peter Homa

Dr Peter Homa, Chair
NHS Leadership Academy

Peter has 36 years NHS management experience including 27 as chief executive in three university teaching hospitals and two national organisations including the Commission for Health Improvement.  

In November 2017 Peter retired from being Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH); one of the largest and most complex teaching hospitals in the UK.  Peter served as NUH’s chief executive for over eleven years.  During this time, NUH became the most research active teaching trust outside of London, Oxford and Cambridge.  Peter chaired the Association of UK University Hospitals Chief Executive forum between 2014/2017.  He has a track record of leading innovative management that simultaneously improves the quality of patient care, teaching and research alongside value for money. 

Following retirement, Peter was appointed foundation Chair, NHS Leadership Academy. Peter also provides advice to many NHS organisations across the UK.

Peter was elected President, Institute for Health Services Management, in 1998/99; appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2000 for contributions to the health service.  Peter was one of four independent experts appointed by Sir Robert Francis to review the recommendations following the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry.  Peter was also a member of the Freedom to Speak up review, also led by Sir Robert Francis.

Peter’s first degree is in economics and he has Master and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration.  Peter has held Honorary Chairs at London School of Economics; Universities of Lincoln; Surrey and Nottingham Business School.


Professor Colin Melville, Consultant Neuroanaesthetist
Institute for Neurological Sciences, Glasgow

Professor Colin Melville’s work in medical education and leadership goes back to 1997, and has included roles such as Clinical Director, Medical Director and Director of Medical Education. Colin was also responsible for the local introduction of foundation training in 2005, the delivery of modernising medical careers and supporting and developing the final year curriculum for the first cohort of Hull York Medical School students in 2007.

In 2012 Colin took up a full time clinical academic post as Head of MBChB and then Head of Medical Education at Warwick Medical School and in 2015 was appointed as Head of the Medical School at Lancaster University.

Colin took up his role as Director of Education and Standards in January 2017 at the GMC and has already made significant contributions to the work of the GMC; overseeing the launch of several key documents in support of postgraduate medical education and more recently in the review of Outcomes for Graduates.


In June 2018, Colin was appointed Honorary Professor of Medical Education at the University of Manchester.

Dr Albin Augustine, Royal Stoke University Hospital
Dr Maggie Babb, Royal Stoke University Hospital  
Dr Jim Brunning, Dudley
Dr Nick Coleman, Stoke-on-Trent
Dr Andrea Cooper, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Dr Shireen Edmends, University Hospital West Midlands
Dr Ingie Elysaed, Stoke-on-Trent
Dr Tom Eke, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
Dr Richard Griffiths, Peterborough City Hospital
Dr Sarah Hare, Medway Maritime Hospital
Dr Ann Harvey, Royal Cornwall Hospital
Dr Tim Hayes, Manchester
Dr Carl Hillerman, Coventry
Dr Hayder Hussain, University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Helgi Johannsson, Imperial College Healthcare, London
Dr Emily Johnson, Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Andrew Klein, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Yat Li, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Dr Caroline Leech, Coventry
Dr Will Lester, Birmingham
Prof Ravi Mahajan, Royal College of Anaethetists
Dr Jeremy Marwick, Birmingham
Dr Elizabeth McGrady, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Chris Mowatt, Shrewsbury
Dr Douglas Natush, Torbay Hospital
Dr Jai Patel, Birmingham
Dr Amit Pawa, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
Dr Ravi Rao Baikady, 
Dr Nancy Redfern, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Dr Ed Rysdale, 
Dr Matt Rooney, Birmingham
Dr Ewan Shearer, Aintree NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Mark Stacey, HEIW , Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Dr Tim Smith, Perth
Dr Laura Tasker, Birmingham
Dr Ben Taylor, Stoke-on-Trent
Dr Matt Wiles, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust