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Speaker Biography

Dr Penny Dash

Dr Penny Dash
Dr Dash is a Partner at McKinsey & Company

Her main area of interest is in the redesign of healthcare systems in order to improve health, clinical outcomes and the efficiency of provider organisations; and the development of active commissioning, or payor systems. Most recently, she led the work conducted for the Darzi review of London’s healthcare system, and supported Lord Darzi in his national review.
Penny has considerable experience working in the broader health and healthcare arena, supporting Pharmaceutical companies, biomedical research organisations, start up companies, think tanks and private equity groups.

Penny is vice-Chairman of The King’s Fund and Founder/Director of the Cambridge Health Network – a discussion and networking forum for over 500 senior executives from organisations working in health. From 2004 until 2006 she was a non-executive Director of Monitor, the Regulator of Foundation Trusts.

Penny has extensive experience in management consulting and in healthcare management, including time spent as Head of Strategy for the NHS, during which time she played a lead role in the development of the NHS Plan.
Penny started her career as a Doctor, training in Cambridge and London, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. She trained in Public Health before going to the USA to study for a MBA at Stanford University where she was a Fulbright Scholar. While at Stanford she worked briefly with Kaiser Permanente.