Speaker / Julian Hartley

Chief executive, NHS Providers

Julian joined NHS Providers as chief executive in February 2023, having been chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2013. NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate. NHS Providers has all trusts in England in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £115bn of annual expenditure and employing 1.4 million people. During his decade of service at Leeds,  

Julian led a major programme of culture change and staff engagement to deliver improved quality, operational and financial performance.  

Julian was awarded Knight Bachelor for services to healthcare in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.