Kinnear, Andy /

Andy Kinnear

Executive Programme Adviser, CHIME

Andy Kinnear is a former NHS Chief Information Officer with a 30 year NHS career. He has a successful track record of delivering information & technology strategy and solutions and a wholehearted commitment to improving the health and care system. Andy left his full-time role with the NHS in March 2020 and now works for the NHS part-time, supports digital health & care organisations on a freelance basis and is proud to be part of the CHIME International Team.

Andy’s most recent role was as the Director of Digital Transformation for NHS South, Central and West CSU looking after the delivery of 200+ digital projects to NHS organisations across the South of England. As former Programme Director for Connecting Care, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire interoperability programme Andy remains a champion of local interoperability. Andy is a member of the national CIO network and was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel in June 2016. He works closely with colleagues on the development of the informatics profession within health and social care. He is an experienced public speaker and routinely presents at national conferences on health and care information topics.