Duane Passman

Duane, originally an Astrophysicist, has worked on major investment programmes and projects in the NHS for over 35 years utilising public funding and PFI. He has worked on some of the largest projects in the NHS, being directly involved in well over £1 billion of investment to date.

Duane’s projects include the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, various developments at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, the redevelopment of Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds, the Jubilee Wing at Leeds General Infirmary, the award-winning £238m Queen’s Hospital in Romford, the redevelopment of the North Middlesex Hospital and led the 3Ts programme in Brighton for almost 12 years from SOC into construction.

Most recently he was the Acute Redevelopment Director for the major investment programme at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – one of the eight “pathfinder” schemes in the New Hospital Programme.

He was also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment at London South Bank University and also at the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford.

He has published and presented widely on healthcare planning and capital investment in the UK and internationally. His particular interests are leadership of major programmes, innovation in service design, procurement, design and construction and ways in which the NHS can contribute to wider sustainable development.

Duane is a graduate of the Cabinet Office’s Major Project Leadership Academy programme and has been a Gateway Reviewer for High Risk major programmes and projects since 2003. He is also an accredited Business Case Practitioner.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management and serves on the Institute’s Conference Organising Committee and Equality & Diversity Committee.