NHS Five Year Plan: Implementation and Progress
- 08:30 - 16:00
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Colin Maclean OBE, trained as a Veterinary Surgeon at Liverpool University. Having worked in general practice, Colin joined Unilever as Consultant Vet, later transferring to the commercial arm of the organisation to run several of their start up businesses. He then moved to Glaxo as Deputy Managing Director and Product Development Director of their animal pharmaceutical businesses.
In 1992 Colin was appointed as Director General of the Meat and Livestock Commission and led the industry through the BSE (Mad Cow disease) crisis.
He became a Non-Executive Director of Berkshire Health Authority in 1999 and Chairman of the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust in 2000, leading it from a 1-star Trust to become a 3-star Foundation Trust, widely recognised as the most successful Trust in the NHS South Central region.
Colin has been Chairman of several Government Task Forces and Advisory Groups dealing with food safety issues and was a member of the Research Assessment Exercise Visiting Groups to most of the ARC and BBSRC Research Centres in the UK.
He was a Board Member of the Foundation Trust Network, a member of the NHS Confederation Council and a Non Executive Director of ‘Solutions for Public Health’.
He is presently a Trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity, Deputy Chair of the Association of NHS Charities and Chairs a new charity ‘My Cancer My Choices’
Colin was awarded the OBE in the Millennium Honours List.