Matt James, Chief Executive, established PHIN in 2012, recognising the need for private hospitals to collect and publish information for patients that would enable direct comparison with the NHS. In 2014 Matt secured PHIN’s official approval as the Information Organisation for private healthcare from the Competition & Markets Authority. He has played a leading role in the sector for more than 12 years, especially in forging closer relationships between private and public healthcare. Prior to PHIN, Matt was Chief Executive of the Private Hospitals Alliance, acting as the principal spokesperson for private healthcare during the controversial passage of the Health & Social Care Act 2011. He has previously held executive strategy and commercial roles with Care UK and Nuffield Health, two of the UK’s leading providers, and served as Vice-Chair of the NHS Partners Network, the representative organisation for independent providers of NHS services. Before entering healthcare, Matt was a management consultant with AT Kearney, where he developed expertise in data analytics and change management.