Executive Committee

Stephen was a Member of Parliament for 36 years serving as Secretary of State for Health from 1995 to 1997 and the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee between 2010 and 2014, and also acted as a senior adviser to KPMG supporting the Global Health and Public Sector practice.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

Henry was an investment banker for nearly 20 years, advising healthcare companies across Europe. He started his career as a lawyer with Linklaters in London, New York and Washington before moving into banking with Rothschild, UBS Investment Bank and Jefferies, where he was Joint Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking.

He has an MA in Law from the University of Oxford.

Before founding LaingBuisson in 1976, William worked for the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the Office of Health Economics where he was Deputy Director.

He has a BSc Econ from the London School of Economics.

Heidi was previously the Business Manager supporting the Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Society. Prior to that Heidi served as Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Jonathan Evans MP and was Deputy Director of Research, Tribal plc and a researcher at Veredus, the resourcing division of Capita plc.

She has BA (Hons) in Italian and French (First Class) from the University of Reading, and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Keith started his career in pharmaceutical sales with Smithkline Beecham before moving into hospital marketing with AMI Healthcare (now part of BMI Healthcare).  He then focussed on digital marketing and the internet with entrepreneurial roles building businesses at Acumen Solutions, em:seven communications and Intuition Communication, now LaingBuisson International.

Guy has strong portfolio management experience in companies of all sizes, specialising in delivery of step-change innovation. He has worked commercially with many companies who now have contracts within the NHS (including Transforming Systems, MyCOPD, and Pri-Med) in a growing portfolio, and advised on a number of large VC and private equity deals. As a respected speaker and writer he can talk to most topics particularly championing commercial partnership, enabling and scaling innovation, and infrastructure change in the NHS.

Sarah started her career in website development and account management with the specialist healthcare digital media agency Acumen Solutions, before moving to an Associate Director role at em:seven, a communication agency specialising in e-media and events within the healthcare sector.  She joined what is now LaingBuisson International in 2011 after running her own consulting firm and spending 7 years in Spain in property development

Neil is also a co-founder and Director of Karma Applied Science, a specialist data science and healthcare software house. In addition, he has been a supporter for many years of the Trinity Hospice and Brian House charities which give compassionate end of life care.

Neil has worked in the software industry for over 25 years including as a Microsoft consultant.  He specialises in handling large databases with a focus on data handling and analysis in Javascript, PHP and Microsoft Database Language SQL, but has worked across a range of languages and platforms including  Novell networking, Pascal, Delphi, Paradox and Dbase.