Geoffrey Bowden / Managing Director
A former journalist, Geoffrey was chairman of Westminster Public Affairs and managing director of Nexus Structured Communications. He led a successful management buy-out of NSC to form GB Communications. He has served as press adviser to the Audit Commission for Local Government and the NHS in England and Wales; press office director to the former NHS Trust Federation, a predecessor to the NHS Confederation, and PR adviser to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
Clients Geoffrey has worked with and advised include:
- Institute of Healthcare Management
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
- Nursing & Midwifery Council
- NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (now Business Services Authority)
- Resource Partners
- General Medical Clinics plc
- Foundation for Liver Research
- British Association for the Study of the Liver
- Bio Products Laboratory (BPL).
He speaks widely at health conferences around the country on communications issues. He is the co-author with Roy Lilley of ‘Managing the Message’ published by Radcliffe Medical Press. He is the chairman of the judging panel of the Nexus Annual Report Awards. In other areas of the public sector he helped the National Schools Curriculum Board launch the national curriculum advising Sir Ron Dearing and his then deputy Chris Woodhead. He also advised the Local Government Commission on the announcement of boundary changes prior to the 1997 General Election.
Outside the public sector, the clients he has worked with are as diverse as former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev’ the Governments of Jamaica, Belize, and the Windward Isles and round-the-world yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. He is on the editorial board of HealthInvestor magazine.
Roy Lilley / Associate Director
Roy Lilley is an associate director of GB Communications PR. Probably one of the best known broadcasters and commentators on health issues, Roy offers a unique insight into the health sector. Not only does Roy broadcast widely on health issues, he is also a firm favourite as a speaker at many of the country’s leading healthcare organisation’s annual conferences. He has a regular column in Pharmaceutical Marketing and occasionally provides a guest column in Guardian Society and Guardian Unlimited and several other national newspapers.
He has worked with Geoffrey Bowden on a range of client projects in particular media training where he has always been a key part of the training programmes provided for such clients as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service. He also supports the consultancy’s work with the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Roy is a prolific author with the majority of his titles dealing with health policy issues and with Geoffrey Bowden co-authored ‘Managing the Message’ a communications toolkit for healthcare managers. He was a visiting Fellow at Imperial College and a special advisor to the number 10 Policy Unit.