Granger to join KPMG’s healthcare
practice in Australia
It’s reported that
Richard Granger (pictured), the former-head of NHS Connecting for
Health, in the UK, has returned to the world of consulting. According to
the web-based E-Health Insider, Granger will join KPMG’s Global Health
Practice as a partner. KPMG’s Global Health Practice is based in
Granger’s new appointment was informally announced at an e-health
conference in Melbourne, Australia. KPMG has yet to officially confirm
Granger was appointed as director general of NHS IT in September 2002.
He went on to lead the £12.7 billion National Programme for IT in the
NHS and CfH when the agency was created in April 2005. He left the NHS
at the start of 2008.
His new role will apparently be a global one. It is not known at this
stage whether it will include the UK.
The former NHS IT boss, who was reputed to be the highest paid civil
servant, had made known he took a significant pay-cut to join the health
service. At the time of his departure, Granger was paid £285,000 per
There have been rumours that the ex-CfH boss has been in discussion with
other consultancy firms, offering to bring in a team to help set up a
health practice. Before taking on the role of director general of NHS
IT, Granger worked for other professional services firms, including
Deloitte and Touche.