Professor Sir Mansel Aylward


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

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).

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

Deputy Chair

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

Chris is currently Deputy Chairman of the Bevan Commission with an interest in Innovation and End of Life care.

Lisa Rinaldi

Business Administrator

Lisa is an experienced Administrator with many years' experience of establishing robust working practices in international manufacturing and education environments.

Johanna Brown

Project and Communications Manager

Johanna manages the Adopt and Spread (A&S) Programme working closely with the participating health and care professionals.

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.

Hannah Thomas

Project Officer

Hannah Thomas is the lead for the Bevan Advocates programme at the Bevan Commission

Dr Rupa Chilvers

Programme Lead

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Siôn Charles

Deputy Director

Siôn Charles is Deputy Director at the Bevan Commission and Bevan Academy, where he leads the Bevan Innovators programmes as well as and being involved in business and policy development and Commission events. He takes a particular interest in new and emerging sciences: co-production and Prudent Healthcare, behaviour change sciences, service transformation, complexity and systems working. He enjoys making sense of chaos, offering new approaches and perspectives to resolving old challenges and translating complex delivery requirements into simple actions.

Dr Robert Royce

Senior Research Officer

Dr Robert Royce is the senior researcher at the Bevan Commission. Robert had previously held senior NHS management positions both in England and Wales as well as working in healthcare consulting and for Bupa. He has written two books and had almost 100 articles published in the likes of the BMJ, HSJ and Managed Care (USA).  He has a PhD from Swansea University looking at the dynamics of the private healthcare in the United Kingdom.