Our team

Graham Kendall

Director

Graham has advised numerous organisations across healthcare including the Department of Health, NHS Trusts and independent sector providers as well as commercial and not-for-profit organisations. He is a graduate of Cambridge University where he read medicine and then social and political sciences.

His healthcare experience spans over three decades. He has also worked extensively in and around Parliament advising frontbenchers in Government and Opposition, with backbench MPs from all parties, and serving as a local Councillor.

Achievements and expertise include:
• Running award winning campaigns that have changed legislation and Government policy
• Working with developers to design new mobile healthcare apps and software to visualise complex datasets
• In-depth analytics to gauge opinion and model complex contentious issues to shape communication strategies
• Developing cutting-edge AI research tools with leading academics
• CIO of Santovia, a US-based health-tech start-up


Alec Harris

Operations manager

Alec is the DHC’s Operations Manager alongside his role as a Senior Account Executive at ZPB Associates where he leads communications campaigns for digital health, service providers and pharmaceutical clients. He has spent over three years working within the marketing and communications industry, bringing with him insight and expertise from across a range of industries.

Alec manages the DHC’s day-to-day activities; coordinating membership, organising events and supporting external affairs. He’ll be able to answer any questions about DHC membership and activity so please get in touch: contact@digitalhealthcarecouncil.com


Zoe Bedford

Chief Executive at ZPB Associates and advisor to the DHC

Zoe set up ZPB in August 2009 to start to build an environment where the NHS, independent sector, life sciences and third sector can have better connected and more productive partnerships.

From data and tech firms, to pharma, med tech and organisations who care for patients across acute, community and primary care, Zoe and her team help position and steer organisations through the health and care system. With a background in data and insight, Zoe is passionate about the use of data and transparency as the basis for change, improvement, and better working practices within the health and care system.

Alongside overseeing the DHC’s agenda and activity, Zoe sits on the UK Board of the global business network the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO), and is Trustee of the public health charity C3 Collaborating for Health, which works globally to improve lifestyle factors that drive the rise in non-communicable diseases.


Juliette Cosgrove

Communications Assistant

Juliette is the DHC’s Communications Assistant alongside her role at ZPB Associates. She is currently studying History at Leeds University and is be working at ZPB as part of a work placement. Juliette is passionate about reducing healthcare inequality and is excited to combine her interest in PR and communications with healthcare companies to work for the greater good. Prior to joining ZPB, Juliette enjoyed volunteering for charity organisations, seeking to help those affected worse by the pandemic, and getting involved in local politics.