Celia Ingham Clark is the Medical Director for Professional Leadership and Medical Workforce at NHS England. She trained in Cambridge and London and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 1996. After early work in medical education she developed an interest in quality improvement and this took her through several medical management roles to become Medical Director of the Trust from 2004 to 2012. She then worked as national clinical director for acute surgery and enhanced recovery, and as London regional lead for revalidation and quality, followed by two years from 2014 as the NHS England Director for reducing premature mortality. In 2016 Celia became the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness and in 2019 this role was expanded to also include professional leadership.