Adam Sharples joined the board as a non-executive director in September 2019. He was a civil servant for nearly 25 years, holding a range of posts in HM Treasury, including Director for Public Spending, and in the Department for Work and Pensions where as a Director General he advised Ministers on welfare reform, labour market policies and commissioning employment programmes. 

Prior to joining the UCLH Board, Adam was a lay member of the Governing Body of Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group for five years, and chaired the Audit Committee of the five North Central London CCGs. He has also been Chair of the Ixion Group, a not-for-profit business delivering skills, employment and business start-up support; and a Trustee of the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise.

Adam chairs the finance and investment committee and is a member of the audit committee and the remuneration committee.

Adam has an MSc in Economics and lives in north London. He was made Companion of the Bath in 2007.

Declarations of Interest:

  • Chair of the Money Advice Trust, a national debt advice charity
  • Governor of Anglia Ruskin University