Chief Executive, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN / Vice Chair, AHSN Network
Richard Stubbs is a leading health innovation expert with an NHS career spanning 20 years. As CEO of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and Vice Chair of the AHSN Network, Richard is driving innovation and system transformation in the health sector, contributing to economic growth and improving outcomes for patients.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion runs through everything Richard does, and he has been recognised twice by the Health Service Journal in their Top 50 BAME Powerlist. As Co-Chair of the NHS Confederation’s BME Leadership Network, and a member of the NHS Confederation’s NED Task Force, he plays a central role in increasing diversity within the NHS leadership.
In autumn 2021 Richard was recognised as Business Leader of the Year in the Yorkshire Post’s prestigious Excellence in Business Awards.
He is a long-standing member of the NHS Assembly and a commissioner for the NHS Innovation and Life Sciences Commission.