I am delighted to be taking the helm at Healthcare UK, after 3 years of achievement under the leadership of my predecessor Howard Lyons. I’m taking over an organisation which is highly successful in it's mission to support UK organisations to win overseas contracts. With the year-end figures not yet finalised as I write, already the value of contracts signed since last April is almost £3.6bn, far exceeding the targets set when Healthcare UK was established back in 2013. I’m joining at a vital time, when our goals and objectives for the next 5 years are being developed in the context of the government’s 2020 target to support an additional 100,000 organisations to export and the aspiration to hit £1 trillion in exports. I’m looking forward to working with our Governance Board, all our colleagues in Post and the team in the UK to shape the next phase of Healthcare UK’s development to support more and more UK organisations – public and private – to win business overseas.