The Iconoclast: James Bartholmew
James Bartholomew trained as a banker before going into journalism with a variety of publications including the Financial Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has lived in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and Denver. He now lives in London. He has written three books the most recent of which is 'The Welfare State We're In'.
Nick is Deputy Director of Reform. Before joining Reform, Nick was Head of Communications at Circle, an employee-owned healthcare company. He has written columns and features for The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Economist, Spectator and Time Out, among others. Nick has published a number of books and reports, including Who Cares?, which explored the relationship between the third sector and the state; and Quite Like Heaven? Options for the NHS in a Consumer Age. Nick is the Chairman of the Directory of Social Change, an independent charity.
Sir Gerry Robinson
Sir Gerry Robinson is a manager – sometimes called a ‘management guru’. He has run some big companies, such as Granada, BSkyB and Allied Domecq. He’s also been Chairman of Arts Council England, and is currently Chairman of Moto Hospitality. He has appeared in TV's "Grumpy Old Men", and has presented several TV series of his own including “Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?” He followed that up last year with a series about dementia care homes. Gerry was awarded a Knighthood in 2003 for Services to the Arts and Business.
Dr Sam Everington
Dr Sam Everington is a GP in the East End of London’s Bromley-by-Bow Centre. The centre takes a holistic approach to health care and includes complimentary therapies, art studios, a nursery, community care projects, landscape and graphic design, public art and a community café. Sam is a qualified Barrister and a member of the BMA and GMC Councils. In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care.