Caroline Cake is Chief Executive Officer of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). She provides strategic direction and leadership for the organisation’s delivery programmes.
Caroline is committed to supporting the HDR UK community in making the UK the most impactful place to do health data science. She sees HDR UK’s inclusive, team-oriented culture, built on the values of transparency, optimism, respect, courage and humility, as being at the heart of how we build HDR UK as one of the world’s leading health data science institutes.
Caroline joined HDR UK in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw the development of the Health Data Research Hubs, the Alliance, the Gateway and the Better Care Programme. With more than 20 years of experience working in commercial organisations, Caroline joined HDR UK from 2020 Delivery. At 2020 Delivery she was a director advising health organisations, universities and central government departments on strategy, transformation, capability building, and delivery planning. Prior to joining 2020 Delivery, Caroline worked at McKinsey & Company and at ICI as a Chartered Engineer. Caroline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MEng from the University of Cambridge.
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8 January 2019
Happy New Year! In 2018, HDR UK made a great start getting initial funding, setting out our strategy and getting the right people in place. We are clear on what needs to be done: set up the...