Richard Benson was one of the founders of About Health in 2008. Prior to that he had a fifteen year career in the NHS, half of which was at CEO/Board level. He was the Operations Director of About Health from 2008 to 2016 when the business was sold to Totally plc and he then became the Chief Executive.

Richard’s focus is on delivering efficient and high quality services for patients in the most cost effective way possible. Services he ran in the NHS won two national awards for quality and innovation and About Health has been shortlisted three times for national quality awards.

Richard has a Masters in Health Management and Policy from Leeds University. He has previously been an Associate at the NHS Modernisation Agency and was on the faculty of the Health Services Management School at the University of Birmingham.