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Victor Adebowale

Lord Victor Adebowale

Chair, NHS Confederation

Lord Victor Adebowale became chair of the NHS Confederation in April 2020. Before this, he was CEO of Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health and social care interventions to approximately 100,000 people on an annual basis.

Victor is also chair of Social Enterprise UK, co-founder and chair of Visionable UK Ltd, and founding chair of Collaborative CIC. He is founder and director of Leadership in Mind and a non-executive director at the Co -Operative Group. Victor is the founding vice chair of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, and has been since 2021. He also is an associate of the Health Service Management Centre at Birmingham University.

Victor served for 6 years as a Non-Executive Director on the board of NHS England. He has chaired a number of commission reports into: policing; employment; mental health; housing and fairness for The London Fairness Commission; the Metropolitan Police; and for central and local government, and more recently (in 2023 and 2024) has been a joint chair of the BMJ Health Commission. He was awarded a CBE for services to the unemployed and homeless people, and became a crossbench peer in 2001.

Victor is a visitor at St Catherine’s College Oxford and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln.

He is an honorary fellow at the Royal College of Psychiatry and the Royal College of GPs. In Sept 2023, Victor was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Public Health Award and become an honorary fellow at the Royal Society of Public Health.

Victor has an MA in Advanced Organisational Consulting from Tavistock Institute and City University.

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