Chief financial officer, NHS Improvement and NHS England
Julian Kelly took up post as the first joint chief financial officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement in April 2019. He held his previous role as director general nuclear at the Ministry of Defence from May 2017.
Prior to his role at the Ministry of Defence, Julian was director general of public spending and finance at HM Treasury. In this role Julian led work on the 2013 Spending Round.
Julian has held a number of other senior roles in the public sector, including as finance director in HMT and the Border Agency, and the private sector at HSBC. He is a qualified chartered accountant and member of CIMA.