Chief Executive
Addenbrookes Hospital

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Dr. Gareth G

00:00:01 I’m Gareth G and I’m the Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust. In essence I’m the boss of the NHS part of this campus.

00:00:15 The twang in my accent might lead people to a different opinion, but I was born in England, and I was schooled here, and I went to Medical School in Sheffield. And I followed a Paediatric career for a number of years. To be honest I think in childhood the biggest challenge was getting a place at Medical School, you know, I wasn’t necessarily the brightest. I worked hard. I wanted to kind of go out and challenge myself, and so I was looking literally around the world for areas where there were challenging experiences. I chose to go to the far north of Western Australia, the Kimberley, it’s an area maybe four times England and Wales, but only say fifty thousand people. And delivering health care services there was a great challenge. It was a completely different sort of experience and – and I grew a lot as a person as well as a clinician in that environment.

00:01:10 So eventually I became the Regional Director responsible for managing the whole of the Kimberley, came back to England to be Chief Executive of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust in Chelsea. I was approached by the search team for this job, and I came here.

00:01:31 I do think there’s a spiritual journey in life too, and that not many people give themselves enough time and space to be in touch with their soul. One of the reasons that I went to the Kimberley was a personal commitment to really get to know myself. So no television, one fairly boring radio station, lots of parties, lots of hedonism, but none of the commercial sort of activities. But enough space and time to really understand yourself. It took me until I was probably about twenty-seven before I felt I had that connection. And I’ve never really lost that since.

00:02:15 Well I think without any shadow of a doubt the greatest influence on my life is my father. He just worked hard and he was a decent guy. His employees loved him and he was a – he was a great man. So I think he taught me the work ethic and you know honesty and decency, integrity, those sorts of things. I would like to see myself staying here for about a decade, but I want to write some books and I want to, you know, devote my time to some other things in life, you know. I’ve given most of my life to health services, but there are other aspects of my life I’d like to develop. But a bit of – the ability to lie-in in the morning, I would appreciate that.

00:03:00 ENDS

 

As Chief Executive at Addenbrookes Hospital, Gareth G is at the top of the ladder, he advises, "I do think there's a spiritual journey in life too, and that not many people give themselves enough time and space to be in touch with their soul."

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£108,160
average salary

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38
average weekly hours

There are 37.5 hours in the average working week

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79%  male  21%  female 

The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male

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Description?

This unit group includes those who head large enterprises and organisations. They plan, direct and co-ordinate, with directors and managers, the resources necessary for the various functions and specialist activities of these enterprises and organisations. The chief executives of hospitals will be classified in this unit group. Senior officials in national government direct the operations of government departments. Senior officials in local government participate in the implementation of local government policies and ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions concerning the running of a local authority are observed. Senior officials of special interest organisations ensure that legal, statutory and other regulations concerning the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trades unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies are observed. Chief executives and senior officials also act as representatives of the organisations concerned for the purposes of high level consultation and negotiation.

Qualifications

Entry may be by appointment or internal promotion, as appropriate, and is usually based on relevant experience although candidates may also require academic qualifications for some posts.

Tasks

  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
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