Posted on May 29, 2019 by staff

Guy Lucchi to join Health Innovation Manchester


Guy Lucchi is set to join Health Innovation Manchester in June to lead on the organisation’s digital transformation programme.

Lucchi is a digital leader with a proven track record in shaping and delivering large and complex digital health strategies and transformation programmes.

He has spent much of his career as a chief technology officer with global IT giant DXC Technology, leading on digital healthcare and life sciences initiatives across the Group.

Health Innovation Manchester was formed in 2017 to accelerate the delivery of innovations across Greater Manchester’s health and care system, with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.8m population.

The organisation works across the health research, innovation and life sciences sectors, connecting researchers, industry and clinicians to transform care and outcomes for local people.

“I passionately believe that building high quality and sustainable wellness, health and care services can only happen if we leverage the benefits of existing and emerging technology,” said Lucchi.

“This is not just about digitising existing services, the change required is much more fundamental.

“There has never been a more exciting time to work in health tech and Greater Manchester has many fantastic digital and data science assets to build on, and when these are coupled with delegated financial control for health and care across the city region with mature governance structures, the possibilities are endless.

“I am really looking forward to working with the Health Innovation Manchester team and colleagues across the city-region to maximise the full benefits of digital technology to drive better outcomes for the citizens of the place where I come from.”

Prof Ben Bridgewater, chief executive of Health Innovation Manchester, added: “Guy not only has deep technical and commercial expertise, he has considerable experience of lining up the business problems we need to solve with the art of the possible from digital approaches, as well as developing the people, processes and culture to enable technology to be fully optimised across large and complex systems.

“Digital technology is at the cornerstone of our innovation strategy and Guy will be at the forefront of driving forward our plans for the benefit of local people, our health, academic and industry partners and the GM economy.”

Guy was born and bred in Manchester and studied at the University of Salford. He was named as ‘Technology Consultant of the Year’ in 2013 by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA).