Philip Sugarman is Vice-Chair of Home-Start UK, a retired hospital Chief Executive and previous NHS forensic psychiatrist with expertise in risk management and specialist service development.

As medical director and CEO of St Andrew's Healthcare, he moved into senior healthcare management, and the rapid commercial expansion of a charity sector provider into the UK's largest secure care group and its only major independent teaching hospital.

His academic record covers collaborations with King's College London, Oxford University and McKinsey's, amongst others, with award-winning dissertations, publications and books on offenders, secure care, performance indicators, outcomes and care governance. In 2014 he was elected President for Psychiatry at the Royal Society of Medicine.