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|Born||15 May 1951|
|Other names||Political scientist (public health policy)|
|Occupation||Chief executive of the King's Fund|
Professor Sir Chris Ham (born 15 May 1951), CBE is a health policy academic who started life as a political scientist. He was chief executive of the King's Fund from 2010 to 2018. He was professor of health policy and management at University of Birmingham's health services management centre from 1992 to 2010. He was seconded to the Department of Health where he was Director of the Strategy Unit working with Alan Milburn and John Reid until 2004.
He was said to be "unrivalled in his ability to distil and synthesise complex policy developments and present them in a clear and digestible manner for non-specialists" in 1999. He is frequently called upon to chair large conferences on health policy in England.
In the June 2018 Birthday Honours he was appointed a CBE for his services.
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