Chair Designate appointed to the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board

Date: 14 October 2021


Javed Khan has been appointed the Chair Designate of the establishing Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) following an appointment process managed by NHS England and NHS Improvement and agreed by the Secretary of State. Javed will be ready to take up the post from April 2022 should Parliament confirm current plans in the new NHS Health and Care Bill.


For the past seven years Javed has led Barnardo’s, the largest children’s charity in the UK. With over 800 delivery programmes, a large retail footprint, and services in all four nations of the UK, the charity supports over 380,000 vulnerable children, young people, their families and carers each year. Javed’s non-executive board roles have included NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hospital Trusts and local government.


Javed began his career as a school teacher in the West Midlands, and made rapid progress, becoming head of department, assistant principal and then director of development in a large further education college. He then entered local government as an Assistant Director in Birmingham’s acclaimed Education Services and then to Director of Education in a London borough. Before arriving at Barnardo’s, Javed had a short stint in the Civil Service from where he went on to become Chief Executive at Victim Support. As a British Muslim with Kashmiri heritage, Javed is the first non-white CEO in Barnardo’s 155-year history.


Javed was also a key member of the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce and Specialist Advisor to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry into Prison Reform. As a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors, Javed regularly advises government ministers, with high-profile contributions in the media, and at national and international conferences.


Javed says of his appointment: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the Chair Designate of the BOB Integrated Care Board. I believe this is a rare opportunity to help put patients and high-quality local health outcomes at the centre of decision making. I look forward to working with all our local partners to develop a long-term strategy that will achieve this.”


Anne Eden, Regional Director NHS England and Improvement, South East said: “Javed Khan will have a hugely important role and has been appointed following a robust process where he was among some excellent candidates. He and others will drive improved services for patients and better population health and deliver long-term local strategies and priorities into next year and beyond including the vaccine roll-out, elective recovery and addressing health inequalities. I would also like to thank David Clayton-Smith for all his hard work as the Independent Chair over the last two and a half years, including through the pandemic, and for the progress the system has made over that time.’”

  • Summary:

    Javed Khan has been appointed the Chair Designate of BOB

  • Transformation:
  • Date:
    14 October 2021