Andrew Corbett-Nolan


Chief Executive of the Good Governance Institute, is well known for his work in healthcare quality and governance. After an initial background in private sector accountancy, he joined the NHS in 1987 and has held management posts at local, regional and national level. He was the first director of the NHS national programme Health Services Accreditation, the Director of Development of the King’s Fund Health Quality Service, the Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Quality Centre and Development Director of the Humana Commissioning Institute.

Andrew has held a wide range of board level positions on both the executive and non-executive sides. He has been a non-executive director and Clinical Governance Committee Chair at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, the Vice Chair of the Terrence Higgins Trust, a Trustee of Health Unlimited (the overseas development charity) as well as holding numerous other board posts in the private and not-for-profit sectors. He is the Lay Panel Chair of the Governance Panel at South London Healthcare NHS Trust, appointed to this position when the Trust went into Special Administration and the board was stepped-down. He is also currently the Director of the European Governance Office of the European Society for Quality in Healthcare. He directed the patient safety mapping programme for the EU funded SIMPATIE programme.


Andrew is a Fellow of the Open University Business School, a Chartered Quality Professional, a Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute, a Fellow of the Purchase Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management. He has authored numerous books, articles and reports on governance and strategy issues around the health agenda.


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