Professor Sir Mansel Aylward

Chair Emeritus

Professor Sir Mansel Aylward is Chair Emeritus of the Bevan Commission, Wales' leading think tank for health and care, and Chair of the Life Sciences Hub Wales.

Dr Pushp Patil


Pushp P. Patil is research officer at Bevan Commission for Adoption and Spread Programme.  Programme involves working in collaboration with health organisations, testing approaches for the adoption and spread of innovation. She has doctorate degree Ph.D. in Management from the School of Management, Swansea University.

Chris Martin

Vice Chair

Chris Martin B Pharm (Hons) FRPharmS DLitt (Honorary).

Chris is currently Vice Chair of the Bevan Commission with an interest in innovation and end-of-life care.

Dr Rupa Chilvers

Programme Lead

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Helen Howson


Helen is currently the Director of the Bevan Commission, an independent think tank for health in Wales, and the Bevan Commission Academy, which aims to help translate the Commissions’ findings into practice. Helen played a lead role in its establishment and in the development of Prudent Healthcare and the Bevan Innovators and Bevan Innovation Hub programmes.

Professor Nicholas Rich

Principal Investigator

Professor Nicholas ‘Nick’ Rich is an expert in the field of operations management and specialises in the design of high performance organisational systems (high quality manufacturing and service businesses) and highly reliable organisational systems (safety critical industries and healthcare sectors).