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Caroline Clarke

Caroline Clarke

London Regional Director, NHS England

Caroline Clarke is the Regional Director for the NHS in London, which leads the NHS’ work in the capital and has an ambitious agenda to improve the health and care of the populations and communities that we serve, with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation in the use of data and technology.

Caroline was previously Group Chief Executive (2019 – 2023) and Deputy Chief Executive (2012 – 2019) at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2019, leading one of the largest teaching trusts in the country.

Prior to this, Caroline held senior positions including as Finance Director at multiple NHS Trusts and as Associate Partner in KPMG’s health strategy team.

Caroline is a past president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the representative body for finance staff in healthcare.

Passionate about both the NHS and London, Caroline started her NHS career as a finance trainee in 1991 and has lived in London for 35 years.

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