Amit has worked across many parts of the world and brings international recognition in the fields of information and communications technology, programme management and governance.
He has chaired several bodies and events in fields across technology, management and wider governance, and served on the board of the Professional Associations’ Research Network. His work has also received recognition through the UK IT Industry Awards, Risk Management Awards and Business Green Leaders Awards.
Amit has a strong national reputation for public service and has been associated, in board roles, with national names like Mind, Age UK and Student Minds. In 2019, he served in six public service roles within the UK, among them public appointments covering bodies associated with the Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Justice, contribution on an NHS England subsidiary board and work as lay leader for NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research. He has also contributed to complex public sector assessments – both as a chair and independent member in assessments of NHS commissioners; as lay member and chair of focus groups on the Keogh Review into patient safety; and as designer and lead for an appraisal process carried out across the Department of Work and Pensions.
Amit has been governor of multiple foundation trusts, and has written a guide for foundation Trust governors, directors and executives on developing effective governance which ensures public accountability, protects public interest and maximises long-term value.
Having spent his formative years in India, Amit understands what a world without an NHS safety net looks like and has a strong commitment to its underlying principles.
Through the greater part of his adult life, Amit has been based in West Yorkshire. He has also served the people of Bradford and the wider district in a variety of ways, including as chair, treasurer and audit chair for prominent Bradford-based institutions.