Sir Ian Carruthers

Corresponding Bevan Commissioner

Sir Ian is the Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority. He has recently held posts as Acting Chief Executive of the NHS in England and, for a short time, the Acting Director of Commissioning at the Department of Health.

Prior to the formation of NHS South West, Sir Ian was the joint Chief Executive of the Dorset and Somerset and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Health Authorities.

Sir Ian has also held the posts of Chief Executive of the Dorset Health Authority, District General Manager at West Dorset Health Authority and Acting District General Manager for East Dorset Health Authority, Regional General Manager/Regional Director South and West Regional Health Authority.