February 16, 2012
Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords in London, England, where he speaks mainly on global health and international development. He was Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England—the largest health organization in the world with 1.3 million employees—and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health between 2000 and 2006. Previously he had been Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, one of the UK’s leading academic medical centers. Lord Crisp chairs Sightsavers International—a charity which promotes quality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world; is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at HSPH; an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.