Chris Ibell
Chief Digital Officer

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Chris Ibell
Chris Ibell, Chief Digital Officer

Chris, the current Chief Digital and Information Officer of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), was appointed as Chief Digital Officer for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB) in May 2022.

Chris is an engineer by profession and alumnus of Harvard Business School. He has dedicated his career to digital transformation across the Health Sciences sector, including software product development within the acute sector and IT services management both in the UK and globally. 

Whilst Chris has worked alongside the NHS for decades within the private sector, he only joined the NHS in 2020, in response primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic and recognising the opportunity to accelerate change through digital innovation. Since joining MPFT, Chris and his Digital team in conjunction with clinical leadership have laid the foundations for sustainable digital transformation in line with national planning objectives. Chris plans to elevate this to the system level, identifying areas for digital efficiency, improved integration of health and social care, population health management and greater service user engagement, through joint collaboration with key clinical and business stakeholders.   

Chris will retain his role as Chief Digital and Information Officer for MPFT, which complements his new role with the ICB to drive the digital transformation agenda for the wider system.

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