Finance Leaders Network 'In Conversation with... Hardev Virdee'

As part of the series of workshops ‘In conversation with...’ various NHS board members including Finance Directors, Chief Executives, Medical Directors and Non-Executives will offer insights and share experience on their careers.

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    We are excited to confirm that we will be running a session with Hardev Virdee, Group Chief Finance Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust.

    Born in Birmingham, Hardev grew up with a strong value for reducing the level of inequalities faced by many communities. 

    Hardev completed an Economics and Finance degree at Manchester University which led to gaining a place on the NHS Finance Graduate Scheme.  After completing his CIPFA qualification Hardev worked in various NHS organisations across the West Midlands.  However, in order to pursue further opportunities Hardev moved to London and worked at the Strategic Health Authority.

    At a relatively early age Hardev took up his first Board role as Director of Finance at Hounslow Primary Care Trust followed by several other commissioning Board roles in London.  Moving to Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group Hardev combined his Chief Finance Officer (CFO) role with leading on reducing health inequalities across the borough, working closely with community groups.

    After spending time in commissioning Hardev switched to working in a provider organisation as CFO of Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) which is one of the largest combined Mental Health and Community Trusts in the country.  Having worked on a number of projects and a wide portfolio at CNWL Hardev took up the role as Group CFO of Barts Health – a group organisation managing several hospitals across London. 

    Hardev helped to create a London CFO group tasked with addressing the need for the Finance function to represent the population it serves at every level.  Building on the work in London has been appointed the Chair of the National Finance Academy which reflects his passion for development and inclusion.

    Hardev's varied experience will be an interesting and engaging conversation not to be missed! Exclusively for members of our Finance Leaders Network.