Rowan Wathes is an experienced consultant with a specialist interest in transformation of complex public service organisations. She brings frontline healthcare experience, having previously worked as a specialist registrar in clinical oncology.

At 2020 Delivery, Rowan has managed a wide variety of projects within the strategy and transformation practices, including:

  • Developing the five-year transformation strategy for one of the most successful NHS foundation trusts with 16,000 staff and an annual turnover of £1.5 billion, incorporating leading advances in digital technology and international and NHS best practice.
  • Leading the end-to-end improvement of the urgent and emergency care pathway at a large acute trust with one of the busiest emergency departments in the UK (144,000 attendances per annum). The project delivered a sustained 11% improvement in Emergency Department performance, with great feedback from the Trust Executive, including: “The Trust has never seen such good performance in the last 5 years. This work has led to the biggest opportunity this organisation has had for some time” – Associate Medical Director.
  • Developing the acute clinical model for a large Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) covering a population of 1.45 million people.

Prior to joining 2020 Delivery, Rowan gained national policy experience as Clinical Fellow to the Medical Director of the Trust Development Authority (now NHS Improvement) through the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme. Her research interests include medical engagement, organisational culture and the workforce issues affecting NHS providers.

Rowan holds a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Oxford University. She was admitted as a Member of The Royal College of Physicians in 2013.