Nigel Crisp, Baron Crisp

Politician from United Kingdom

Edmund Nigel Ramsay Crisp, Baron Crisp KCB (born 14 January 1952), is a British former senior civil servant in the Department of Health and Senior Manager in the NHS. He was awarded a life peerage upon retirement, and sits as a crossbencher in the House of Lords. He works and publishes extensively in global health and international development. Crisp was educated at Uppingham School and then studied philosophy at St John's College, Cambridge. Crisp is married with two children and lives in the countryside near Newbury. His interests include the countryside, gardening and painting. Crisp joined the NHS in 1986 from a background in community work, where he worked in Liverpool and Cambridgeshire, and industry and (from 1981 to 1986) was Secretary and Director of Age Concern Cambridge. He then became the General Manager for Learning Disabilities in East Berkshire and moved in 1988 to become General Manager (and later Chief Executive) of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals which provided a wide range of general hospital and mental health services in East Berkshire. He moved to Oxford in 1993 to become Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust which at the time  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United Kingdom


Institution From To
St John's College, Cambridge

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