Nuffield Health strengthens senior team with new appointments

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has announced changes to its leadership with Wouter Van den Brande (right) and James Murray (left) joining the executive team as Chief Strategy and Development Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, respectively.

Wouter Van den Brande will join our executive team as Chief Strategy and Development Officer. Having held a number of senior positions in commercial, quality and operations across Nuffield Health, he will take on a portfolio with responsibility for strategy, data and insights and corporate development. 

James Murray, who joined the Charity Trading & Sales Director in 2020, will lead propositions, trading and sales across the Charity’s services in his position as Chief Commercial Officer.

Our Chief Executive Steve Gray, said: 

“I’m thrilled to announce the appointments and promotions of two colleagues who have made substantial contributions to the success of the Nuffield Health in their time with us. 

“2023 will be another important year for Nuffield Health as we drive forward with our ambitious plans to help build a healthier nation. Wouter and James will play an important role in developing and enhancing the Charity’s offering, driving forward our ambition to reach more people, including those living in disadvantaged communities.”


James Murray, our Chief Commercial Officer, said: 

“It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to build on the success of the UK’s largest healthcare charity. We have a huge ambition to grow the reach of the Charity whilst making sure we offer health and wellbeing solutions for people from across society. Nuffield Health has a key role to play in making the nation healthier and I’m delighted to lead an expert team in making sure this happens.”

Our Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Wouter Van den Brande, said:

“I am delighted to have been asked to join the Executive team. I believe Nuffield Health has a vital role in making the nation fitter, healthier and happier, and I am looking forward to continuing to drive the Charity forward in my new role.”

Each year we support more than 1.2 million people across the UK to live happier, healthier lives, and deliver on its purpose to build a healthier nation. We achieves this through our range of services, which span personal training, health assessments, GP services, physiotherapy, mental health support and hospital treatments for serious conditions as well as free-to-access community and rehabilitation programmes. 

Last updated Wednesday 25 January 2023

First published on Wednesday 25 January 2023