Steve Ford

Chief Executive - Parkinson's UK

Topic: Transforming an organisation


Steve joined Parkinson’s UK as chief executive in 2005 after a career as general manager and chief executive in the NHS.

Under his leadership, the charity has made significant progress towards its vision to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Steve believes strongly that change is best delivered in partnership. He’s bringing together everyone in the Parkinson’s community to speed up research, raise standards of care and empower people affected by the condition to take more control of their lives.

Putting people living with Parkinson’s at the heart of the charity has created passion and urgency. Steve believes that is the key to achieving Parkinson’s UK’s ambitious goals.

Steve recently won the ‘digital leadership’ award at the Social CEO Awards and upon joining Parkinson’s UK 2 years ago, realised that charities must rethink the ways they work if they don’t want to get left behind as they go through their digital journey.


Transforming an Organisation