Hardev Virdee, Chief Finance Office of Barts Health
Born in Birmingham, Hardev grew up with a strong value for reducing the level of inequalities faced by many communities.
Hardev completed an Economics and Finance degree at Manchester University which led to gaining a place on the NHS Finance Graduate Scheme. After completing his CIPFA qualification Hardev worked in various NHS organisations across the West Midlands. However, in order to pursue further opportunities Hardev moved to London and worked at the Strategic Health Authority.
At a relatively early age Hardev took up his first Board role as Director of Finance at Hounslow Primary Care Trust followed by several other commissioning Board roles in London. Moving to Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group Hardev combined his Chief Finance Officer (CFO) role with leading on reducing health inequalities across the borough, working closely with community groups.
After spending time in commissioning Hardev switched to working in a provider organisation as CFO of Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) which is one of the largest combined Mental Health and Community Trusts in the country. Having worked on a number of projects and a wide portfolio at CNWL Hardev was appointed as CFO of Barts Health – a group organisation managing several acute hospitals across London. Recently Hardev was nominated for Director of Finance of the Year and he also chairs the London Regional Finance Talent Board which reflects his passion for development and inclusion.