Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise


Cambridge Health Network

Cambridge Health Network (CHN) was set up by Pam Garside and Penny Dash in June 2004, with support from Cambridge Judge Business School, with following objectives:

  • Provide a forum for leading players in health to meet informally
  • Build a group where ideas can be conceived, developed and nurtured
  • Provide a focus to share experiences, ideas, proposals
  • Build a link between the research and teaching facilities at the Judge Business School and the health industry

The purpose of the Network is to bring together leaders from the NHS and private healthcare providers (including many of the recent new entrants to the market); pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotechnology companies; retail organisations; IT, search and selection and consulting firms; think tanks and academia; and the leading financiers of health and healthcare companies.

Since 2004 we have had four or five very successful events a year, with an outstanding line up of speakers. After the initial event at Cambridge Judge Business School, the events have been kindly hosted by McKinsey & Co, Ernst and Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, The Design Council, Humana and BT Health.

CHN also hosts private dinners with special guests and focused discussion events for sponsors, supporters and selected members.

Each event has attracted between 100 and 120 high calibre players involved in health with a broad range of backgrounds. We do not charge for membership and we rely on our sponsors to support the administrative costs which we incur in running the events.

The Cambridge Health Network needs funding to support the management of events and catering where the host organisation is unable to provide it. We are very grateful to BUPA, GSK, Halliburton, Monitor, Mott Macdonald, GE, Carillion, Assura and Dell Perot Systems who have acted as sponsors to date.

CJBSN Health & Biotech Alumni Special Interest Group

Started in 1990, the Cambridge Judge MBA has a significant number of professionals that work in the Pharma, Biotech, Venture Capital and Healthcare industries and sectors. Launched in November 2010, the aim of the Health & Biotech SIG is to connect all alumni as well as students and have a forum where we can interact and explore possible synergies. This is achieved through regular networking events including dinners and speakers mainly in Cambridge and London where most of our alumni in this field live, but also through online discussions and sharing of events and information of interest to our global community via the Common Room group for alumni, which can be accessed by alumni, students and staff.

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