Roland has served as chief executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) since 2015. From 2018 to 2021, he assumed the accountable officer role for integrated care system partners in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, who between them serve a population of 1 million people with a health and social care spend of £1.5 billion. The integrated care system and the hospital trust are heavily focussed on innovation and improvement, linking with universities and industry to deliver this.
CUH is one of the UK’s foremost specialist referral centres and delivers world-leading teaching and research as well as providing local care for the people of Cambridgeshire. The Trust is a founding partner in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, where its neighbours include the world-famous Laboratory of Molecular Biology, part of Cambridge University. With a turnover of £1.2 billion, the Trust is a high performing centre for clinical care and patient experience, rated as Good overall and Outstanding for well-led and Caring with the Care Quality Commission. The Trust runs the UK’s most digitally developed hospitals and is a multi-award winning centre for the use of digital systems to improve patient care.
Before joining CUH, Roland was chief executive, chief operating officer and strategy director at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He began his career in the field of corporate law at Linklaters, based in London and Hong Kong, and later moved to McKinsey to work in strategy consultancy.