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Russell Cake

Russell Cake

Senior Partner

Russell co-founded The PSC (formerly 2020 Delivery) in 2006. He is a leading advisor on healthcare strategy and delivery to government, healthcare organisations and charities. He also acts as Finance Director.

Russell is recognised nationally, and increasingly internationally, as a leading thinker on public health and health system reform. His work across life expectancy, mortality, and most recently COVID-19 response has been picked up by the UK and devolved governments and cited in The Economist and other outlets, and he recently began advising a health system in Australia on their turnaround plans.

A keen analyst at heart, Russell enjoys triangulating public service datasets with front-line observations to bring fresh insight to the biggest health challenges of the day. He sees opportunities for better delivery everywhere and is energized by working with organisations to go from insight to better care for patients. 

Recent results

Russell has worked with a broad range of organisations and systems on their most complex challenges, for example:

  • Working closely with a large heath and care system over a sustained period on strategy development, financial planning and financial management, contributing to “Integrated Care System” status, improved financial performance improved its quality performance.
  • Development of a new medical school and biomedical research hub in China, bringing together local partners with a leading UK university 
  • Leading Cancer Research UK’s national review of medical imaging, “Horizon scanning: an evaluation of imaging capacity in England”, that shaped policy on NHS diagnostic capacity

Earlier career

Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. McKinsey & Co. Chartered Mechanical Engineer. ICI. University of Cambridge.

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