Claire Williams (Head Williams F1 Racing), Cressida Dick (Ass Commissionaire Met Police), Garry Copeland (MD Operations BA), Fiona Dalton (CEO Southampton Hospital), & Madeline Bell (COO CHOP) Chaired by Fiona Godlee (Editor BMJ)

Fiona Godlee has been editor in chief of the British Medical Journal since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, then trained as a general physician in London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining the BMJ she has written on a broad range of issues, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organisation, the ethics of academic publication and the problems of editorial peer review.

Claire Williams is the deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team. She graduated from Newcastle University in 1999 with a degree in Politics. After graduation, Claire Williams became a press officer for the Silverstone racing circuit. In 2002, she joined the Williams F1 team as a communications officer. In 2010 she became the head of communications for the team. In 2011, she was promoted to director of marketing and communications for Williams. When Frank Williams stepped down from the Williams board in March 2012, Claire became the Williams family representative on the board. In March 2013, she was appointed deputy team principal of the Williams F1 racing team. In this role she retains responsibility for marketing, communications and the commercial aspects of the team’s business.

Madeline Bell is the President and Chief Operating Officer for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and has served in this role since 2007. Prior to 2007, Madeline served in a variety of executive roles at CHOP overseeing the growth and development of the largest paediatric network in the country, managing the revenue cycle, and a variety of clinical services. As the President and COO, Madeline provides executive leadership for the operations of CHOP including the hospital, corporate services and the CHOP care network. In addition, Madeline is responsible for implementing the strategic roadmap, developing the operating plan and budget. Over the past 6 years, she has led significant growth while maintaining the financial strength of the organization.

Fiona Dalton, CEO was appointed as chief executive in 2013. Prior to re-joining the Trust she held the combined position of deputy chief executive and chief operation officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Fiona joined the NHS management training scheme after graduating from Oxford University with a degree in human sciences in 1994 and began her career in hospital management at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. She then spent four years at UHS as director of strategy and business development before moving to GOSH.

Cressida Dick is a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police in London. The most senior female police officer in Britain, she served as acting deputy commissioner in the interim between Deputy Commissioner Tim Godwin’s retirement and his permanent successor, Craig Mackey, taking office at the end of January 2012. In June 2009, she was promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner, the first woman to hold this rank substantively. She holds the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service.

Garry Copeland is Managing Director of Combined Operations at British Airways. After earning a degree in mathematics and engineering science and a Masters of Science, Garry joined British Airways as a propulsion systems engineer. He has served in a broad range of technical and leadership roles in BA, including Director of Engineering and chairman of a number of BA owned subsidiary companies, engaged in aircraft maintenance. In 2012, Garry assumed his current role, leading the 17,000 person BA Combined Operations group, comprised of Engineering, Ground Operations and Flight Operations. He became a member of the BA main Board at that time. In November 2013, Garry was elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.