Des Holden

Chief Executive Officer
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN

Des Holden is the Chief Executive Officer and has been with Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN throughout its first licence as Medical Director.

He was a consultant and the medical director at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and then joined Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) as Medical Director and member of the Board in 2011, a post he held until 2019 when the CQC awarded the trust an outstanding rating overall and in four of the six inspection domains.

Des is also Chief of Innovation at SASH and is a non-executive director of the Southeast Health Technology Alliance (SEHTA). He is an international advisor to Public Intelligence, the Danish organisation running citizen engagement and living lab co-design for new technologies. In addition to this, he is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey, in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science.