Board

Tony Bowden – Chief Executive Officer

Tony was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Helicon Health in May 2015, having advised the Board on Strategy and Business Development for the preceding year.

He has over 30 years leadership experience in the Healthcare and Education technology sectors, during which time he founded and led two early stage businesses in the UK and Europe and acted as Business Development Director for Computer Science Corporation Healthcare division.

He has a wealth of experience in taking healthcare and education technology companies to highly successful exits with multi-national companies such as IBM, CSC and Discovery Communications.

Tony is a Partner at The IT Health Partnership, advising the NHS and suppliers to the NHS and private healthcare sectors in the drive towards joining up digital health and care. His early career was spent at Thorn Software where he developed and ran the London based vertical market division, for which he had full P&L responsibility across Healthcare, Public Sector and Financial Services.

Tony is an angel investor in a number of high growth start-ups. He is passionate about supporting SMEs and promoting their role in driving economic growth and prosperity.

David Patterson MD, FRCP, FRSPH – Founder

David is Consultant Physician and Cardiologist based at Whittington Health. He is also Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UCL and the University of London and the only cardiovascular clinician in the UK actively involved in delivering a community focused anticoagulant and stroke prevention service.

David led his clinical department to achieve the Charter Mark over 12 years ago for the cardiology hospital ward and more recently played a lead role in the achievement of the new Customer Service Excellence standard, which was awarded for the hospital in-patient and out-patient services, together with the community delivered services across north central London.

For many years David was a Board member of the Service Development and Organisation (SDO), which is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). He has also served as a member of the Executive Group of the Central and East London NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network.

His clinical interests include:

  • the prevention of coronary artery disease
  • the use of activity and exercise both in the prevention of, and in the treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • the development of new models of service delivery
  • the clinical governance of a “distributed clinical service”

Over recent years, in collaboration with CHIME (UCL Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education) David has developed and evaluated clinical information systems, culminating in the clinically useful and secure EHR at the core of the HeliconHeart package.

David chairs The Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine, a unique multi-professional Charity which helped to create the medical discipline of Sports and Exercise Medicine; it now concentrates on facilitating the development of research in these domains.