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Chris Rockenbach

Chris Rockenbach

Managing Director of International and Commercial, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of the International and Private Care service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), alongside leading the generation and review of commercial opportunities across a wide portfolio including: Education and Training; Digital and Innovation; and Clinical support services (specialist laboratories and cell and gene therapy).
Prior to his current role of Managing Director International and Commercial, Chris was appointed as the first Commercial Director at GOSH in December 2019 and has completed over 50 agreements with associated commercial income of more than £20m and a pipeline of a further 25 agreements.
Chris has operated at a senior level within International and Private Care service for more than ten years, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety for patients receiving care at GOSH. He facilitated the establishment of many new treatments and therapies at GOSH including CAR T-cell therapy for leukaemia and Laser interstitial thermal therapy for epilepsy. Through this focus on clinical excellence and working with many World-leading clinicians, the International and Private Care service at GOSH has grown three-fold, with ambitions for further capacity growth to facilitate the increased patient demand.
Chris is a qualified Accountant who has worked in the NHS since 1994 and at GOSH since 2000. His exposure to public and industry partners in the UK and Internationally, has facilitated the development of a unique skill set and knowledge within his field.

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