David Bennett

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David Bennett was the chief executive of Monitor.


From 1986 to 2004 Bennett was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where 'he focused on regulated, technology-intensive industries'.

In 2005 he was appointed non-political chief policy adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair and head of policy directorate and the strategy unit in 10 Downing Street, but was replaced in 2007 when Gordon Brown took over.

In March 2010 he was appointed chief executive of Monitor, the 'sector regulator for health services in England and its job is to protect and promote the interests of patients'.[1] The Guardian revealed, in February 2011, Bennett will be paid £57,000 for 2 days a week.[2]

In 2011 Bennett was ranked as the 18th most powerful man in healthcare and as the 8th most powerful in 2014 by the Health Service Journal.[3]


See: Private Healthcare Network Map

See: The Corporate Capture of the NHS


  1. Gov.UK David Bennett, accessed 10 April 2015.
  2. Randeep Ramesh Tony Blair adviser to be next NHS regulator Guardian, 18 February 2011, accessed 10 April 2015.
  3. Health Service Journal Top 100, accessed 10 April 2015.