Keith Conradi, Chief Investigator
Keith is highly experienced in leading serious accident investigations across the world. He was Chief Inspector of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) from 2010 to 2016. He has been a professional pilot for nearly 40 years, flying a range of military fast jets, civil airliners and private helicopters. In 2016 he became the founding member of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and is the current Chief Investigator.
Dr Kevin Stewart, Executive Medical Director and Deputy Chief Investigator
Prior to joining HSIB, Kevin was Director of the Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit at the Royal College of Physicians in London, where he led national clinical audits, databases, quality improvement and patient safety work. His clinical background is in geriatric medicine, which he still practices part time in Winchester. He was Medical Director and Deputy CEO of the acute trust in Winchester until 2009, then spent a year as a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston. Whilst in the US he undertook a master’s degree in public health at Harvard.
Lynne Spencer, Executive Director of Corporate Services
Lynne has worked in the NHS for more than 18 years across corporate governance, strategic communications, risk management and policy development. She is experienced at managing multiple and complex corporate portfolios. Prior to HSIB she was Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Whittington Health NHS Trust. She has also held roles at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England and NHS Resolution.
Dr Stephen Drage, Executive Director of Investigations
Stephen joined HSIB in April 2019 from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he held the position of Deputy Medical Director for six years. In this role his portfolio included oversight and development of the serious incident investigation process and implementing the Trust’s response to the National Guidance on Learning from Deaths. He has also worked closely with medicolegal services, particularly in the context of coronial inquests and responding to coroner’s Regulation 28 reports (reports to prevent future deaths). Stephen is also a practising intensive care consultant and anaesthetist with specific interests in improving care of deteriorating patients, sepsis management and acute respiratory failure. He has undertaken a Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellowship and recently completed a master’s degree in Leadership for Quality Improvement.