Andy Griffiths – Leadership Facilitator 

 
Specialist interests: 
Organisational Change 
Healthcare Innovation 
Applied Leadership 
Simulation 
Healthcare Governance 
Team development 
Background 
Dr Andy Griffiths OBE is the Deputy Medical Director of Torbay and South Devon Integrated Care Organisation, a consultant anaesthetist trained in Intensive and Pre-Hospital Medicine and Programme Director of a Post Graduate Cert in Healthcare Leadership and Management at the University of Exeter Medical School. A veteran and Army Reservist, Andy has spent over twenty years in the Army Medical Services where he has operated worldwide and in all recent conflicts. He has commanded up to unit level and is a graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course. 
Professional certification 
Andy holds a Medical Degree from the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Managers Institute and has a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and International Affairs from Kings College in London. 
Representative client experience and key skills 
As a senior clinical leader he has led significant service transformation in both military and civilian healthcare settings. 
 
As a proven healthcare innovator, Andy led the creation of the Pre-Hospital Anaesthesia Course and wrote its associated Handbook, was instrumental in the creation of the Medical Emergency Response Team and the assisted with the design of a Biological and Chemical agent safe hospital and first-world Ebola Treatment Facility. 
 
He has particular expertise in the provision of Urgent and Emergency Care, with experience in developing novel solutions and new approaches in the Emergency Room, Ambulatory Care and the use of video conferencing/consultation. 
 
With pragmatism and fortitude , Andy has led teams in some of the most inhospitable environments in the world; consistently delivering excellence and often delivering beyond what was considered to be within the art of the possible. 
 
Most recently he has used the latest technologies and teaching methods to create modules for masters level study in Healthcare Leadership and Management at the University of Exeter that are now considered to be on the leading edge. 

Chris Gibson – Leadership Facilitator 

 
Specialist interests: 
Organisational Change 
Healthcare Innovation 
Applied Leadership 
Simulation 
Healthcare Governance 
Team development 
Sports Team Development 
Background 
Chris Gibson MBE - brings over 30 years military experience to this project. He has held leadership roles throughout his career which have seen him serve on specialist military operations all over the world. Having graduated from NHS Staff College he has taken his inventive enthusiasm for adapting military leadership and wisdom for the wider benefit of enterprises such as the NHS. Having gained a post graduate award in Medical Simulation Management from Harvard University, Chris was appointed as The Chief Instructor of The Army Medical Services Training Centre, the world’s largest medical simulation centre. Whilst there he co-developed a training and assurance methodology for hospital care which has been adopted by American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand militaries as international best practice. Of recent Chris was given the task of leading on the development and delivery of a training model for military and NHS volunteers to combat the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. This was an irrefutable success which saw over 1200 personnel deploy appropriately trained and equipped for the rigor of delivering care in a West African jungle, for which he was awarded the MBE. A known innovator, Chris was recently awarded with The Health Service Journal Special Recognition Award, the first occasion this has been issued for his development of innovative solutions to healthcare this was latterly followed by Ideas UK as International Innovator of the Year 2017-18. Of late Chris has been the government lead on assisting London Ambulance Service NHS Trust out of Special Measures. He remains much sought after as a key note speaker on leadership and innovation by leading academic institutes. 
Professional certification 
Chris holds a Masters Degree in Business from The University of Northampton and in Leadership from The University of Portsmouth. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Stratford Business School and a Post Graduate Certificate from Harvard Medical School. He is an ILM Level 7 trained Executive Coach. 
Representative client experience and key skills 
Chris has developed and lead team working within challenging environments throughout his career. 
 
Chris is currently The United Kingdom’s International Innovator of the Year having a desire to work with teams faced with complex issues and finding mechanisms to solve these problems. 
 
Chris of late has been tasked by government into struggling organisations to understand how better leadership and organisations can create a winning effect. 

Jaish Mahan – Leadership Facilitator 

 
Specialist interests: 
Leadership in adversity 
Organisational Culture 
Team development 
Strategic Planning 
Background 
Dr Jaish Mahan is a medical leader with a wealth of experience of operating in adversity. From the high Himalayas to the fields of Afghanistan, he has over a 24 year British Army career had the privilege to lead at every level to full Colonel. A small teams expert he has also led at scale, having been the last British Military Medical Commander in Afghanistan. A graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course he is proven at the Strategic level with executive board experience within the British Army Medical Services and in a civilian sphere as a partner in the largest Primary Care practice in England.  A known innovator he has co-authored an Interoperability strategy between UK/US Army Medical Services and has led on British Army Medical Capability development using the Industry P3M model. 
Professional certification 
Jaish is a qualified primary care and pre hospital care physician. His post graduate qualifications include Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Accident & Emergency), the Diploma in Immediate Care and a MA in Defence Studies from King College London. Jaish is also a graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In addition he is a qualified mountain leader and has spent a year as a military trainee pilot, with experience on fixed wing and rotary platforms. 
Representative client experience and key skills 
Jaish is passionate about Leadership In Adversity, drawing on his experience of operational deployments, expeditions and his role as the last British Military Medical commander in Afghanistan with responsibility for all British Military Healthcare. This role included bringing together a team of 450 personnel from 65 different units and 3 countries to deliver an exemplary trauma system that delivered medics on the ground, helicopter teams, medical centres and the world renowned Trauma Hospital at Camp Bastion. 
 
Jaish has also brought together strategic planning tools and experience to develop and implement a vision for organisations, including writing a 5 year plan for UK/US Army Medical Interoperability. 
 
Jaish also understands business challenges and change models having managed a £156M program of capability development for the Army Medical services, including developing a new ambulance and delivering an environmental hospital system to time and cost. 
 
Jaish has translated his experience into supporting public and private sector organisations through development of organisational culture, teams, ethos and leadership to improve agility, efficiency, effectiveness and resilience. 
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