"Sir Ian Carruthers OBE is the Chancellor of the University of the West of England... He was previously Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority and his career in the National Health Service (NHS) spans over 40 years.
"He received a Knighthood in the 2003 New Year's Honours List for services to the NHS and in 2006 he took over as Interim Chief Executive of the NHS, amongst the largest organisations in the world, having 1.3 million employees and a budget in excess of £100 billion. He has been the lead author on several papers on reviewing and improving the NHS and is seen as an international expert on healthcare systems and service delivery...
"Sir Ian has worked on a number of secondments to the Department of Health, which include Interim Chief Executive of the NHS and Transitional Director to establish the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. From 1994, Sir Ian was seconded to the South and West Regional Health Authority as Regional General Manager and Regional Director of the NHS Executive.
"He has been Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority since its formation in July 2006."
"Sir Ian is currently Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Chair of the Healthcare UK Governance Board, Chair of the Innovation of Health and Wealth Implementation Board, Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia and a Non-Executive Director of Bioquell plc." 
Resources and articles
- uwe Ian Carruthers, organizational web page, accessed June 5, 2013.