David Dickinson

David Dickinson

(Founding Director)

A digital navigation visionary, David is passionate about helping people make meaning from information in the context of their lives. Over two decades he has presented his ideas at international conferences, including in 2010 at the EU Future Information Societies programme for the European Commission in Brussels. His 2001 publication ‘Towards an androgogy for living in an information society in Teaching and Learning Online: Pedagogies for New Technologies (Kogan Page) is testament to his years of leadership in information dissemination for the digital era.
The many organisations that benefit from David’s contribution include the Edward de Bono Foundation UK, The RSA Council, Neurofiles, the trustee board of The Monastery of St Francis and Gorton Trust, the World Health Innovation Summit and, as sole lay member, the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Digital Collaboration Board.
Together with David Oliver, David founded Unlike Minds in 2008.

Elaine Griffiths MBE

Elaine Griffiths MBE

As a graduate in Food Science and Nutrition, for over 20 years Elaine’s professional career was in the Food Industry where she held senior positions with Ess Food UK, Sara Lee UK and Country House before establishing her own successful sales and marketing consultancy.

She relinquished her career to champion the salvation of the Monastery.

Elaine is co-founder and Chief Executive of the Charitable Trust that has raised over £10 million to save and restore Gorton Monastery and found a sustainable new use for the future of this previously endangered World Monument site. The experience of delivering the Monastery project over the past 21 years has turned Elaine into a passionate advocate for sustainable communities and heritage led regeneration. She is also a Director of the Monastery Manchester, the social enterprise company that operates the restored heritage site as a corporate, cultural and community venue.

Elaine was awarded an MBE for services to heritage in 2007. With its permanent education, training, health and well-being facilities the Monastery delivers innovative community projects where new approaches and models of care in health, skills and employability can be shared.

Other voluntary, mentoring and advisory positions included board membership of the Princes Trust in Cheshire, Chair of Manchester Cathedral’s Council for 5 years, Community Action Network, the Shared Health Foundation and the Global Links Initiative as well as acting as adviser and consultant to numerous charitable projects and heritage building preservation trusts across the UK.

Dr Amir Hannan

Dr Amir Hannan

Chairman
West Pennine Local Medical Committee
July 2016 – Present (1 year 8 months)

Doctor, General Practice Haughton Thornley Medical Centres
October 2000 – Present (17 years 5 months)
I am a GP partner at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres.
Chairman
World Health Innovation Summit
July 2015 – Present (2 years 8 months)United Kingdom
I am chairman of the World Health Innovation Summit #TogetherWeInspire
Director
Orbit Healthcare Ltd
April 2016 – Present (1 year 11 months)
Director for Orbit Healthcare Ltd GP federation in Tameside & Glossop along with Dr Asad Ali, Dr Timothy Dowling and Dr Guy Wilkinson. Orbit is chaired by Yvonne Pritchard. Angela Welsh is our Business Manager. You can contact her here Email: angela.welsh2@nhs.net
Vice Chairman
West Pennine Local Medical Committee
April 2015 – June 2016 (1 year 3 months)
I have been vice-chair of our Local Medical Committee and a member representing Hyde and Hattersley GP practices
Primary care IT clinical lead
NHS Northwest
2009 – April 2013 (4 years)

Gareth Presch

Gareth Presch

Gareth Presch is a social entrepreneur who believes in sharing knowledge. He is the founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit (#WHIS) a platform to inspire, innovate and share knowledge to improve healthcare while stimulating vibrant communities. A problem solver and healthcare strategist, he has experience of working in public, private and voluntary healthcare settings in the NHS (ehealth) and abroad. Patient focused and quality driven, a former Chief Officer of the National Haemophilia Council a statutory body in Ireland, Gareth has also managed National Clinical Programmes on Blood Transfusion (establishment of the National Blood Transfusion Committee), Haemochromatosis and the Endoscopy improvement programme. He has extensive networks around the world.

He has advised and been a member of a number of successful charity fundraising events in the past and continues to support charitable causes locally, nationally and internationally. He supports businesses in marketing, leadership and governance.

Winner of the Carlisle Living Innovation award 2016

Special Recognition Award Zenith Global Healthcare 2016

 

Leadership Fellow St George’s House, Windsor Castle

 

Advisor: Binti Period, My Way Code,

Global Educator – Tribe of Why, Social Media Lead – PSUK, Columnist – CVH 1st Class Magazine,

Big Heart Intelligence
@garethpresch @HIC2016 email: gareth@worldhealthinnovationsummit.com