Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Lecturer







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Ronke Akerele is a leader and seasoned professional in the healthcare sector. She is currently Executive Director of Innovation and Transformation at Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and responsible for promoting innovation, information management and technology, improving performance and leading the transformation of activities that result in improved outcomes for service users and families.

Prior to her current role, Ronke spent 4 years as a Director in Imperial College Health Partners after spending 13 years of her career in management consultancy working on roles in strategy execution, business transformation, information technology, performance management, change and programme management within the private and public sector organisations.

She has held senior positions in Imperial College Health Partners, BUPA, Career Quality Commission (UK), NHS Croydon, NHS Westminster, Barking, Havering, Redbridge NHS Trust Accenture, PWC and HealthGravitas.

She holds a BSc in Economics, MSc in Information Technology, executive MBA and has undertaken Executive Education programmes both in London Business School and Harvard Business School. 

Her lecturing and research interests are in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Culture Change
  • Quality Improvement
  • Innovation
  • Information Management
  • Health Policy
  • International Healthcare