Jag Ahluwalia

Jag joined the Board in April 2017 and chairs Macmillan’s Charitable Expenditure Committee. He is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and a Fellow in Health Management at the Cambridge Judge Business School, from where he holds an MBA. He is also a non-executive director of the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he chairs a number of committees, including the Trust’s Clinical Ethics Committee.

Jag was until recently Director of Digital at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) where he oversaw the Trust’s digital development. Prior to this Jag was Executive Medical Director at CUH between 2008 and 2017 and had executive responsibilities for professional standards, infection control, information technology and electronic patient records, patient safety (shared), medicines management, medical education and research and development. 

He previously practised as a Consultant Neonatologist, having qualified in medicine in 1986 from Cambridge and London. He completed postgraduate training in neonatology in Cambridge and Melbourne. 

Previous roles include Director for Neonatology at Cambridge (1998-2003) and Lead Clinician for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Neonatal Network (2004-2008). He was a Trustee and Senior Officer for the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and has advised Bliss, the baby charity, with parent guidelines. 

Jag has been a member of many advisory groups, including the Medical Director Advisory Group of Monitor (the English National Health Regulator, a group he chaired from 2014-2015) and the East of England Medical Directors’ Forum, which he co-chaired or chaired until 2016. He is currently an invited member of the Eastern Region Clinical Senate and a member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough System Ethics Committee.

He was part of the NHS Employers Consultant Contract Negotiation team (vice-chair) from 2014-2015, and was also a member of the Cambridgeshire System Transformation Clinical Advisory Group. 

Jag is married with 3 grown-up children and lives in Cambridge.