James Nicholls

Head of Public Sector

BDO London

020 7486 5888

020 7893 3267


Executive Summary

James leads the healthcare advisory practice at BDO LLP. He has over 25 years' experience working in the healthcare sector, including 15 years in NHS finance and project directorship, four years in Big 4 healthcare consultancy prior to joining BDO LLP in 2008 to build the healthcare advisory practice.

James has a "hands on" approach to leadership of client work and has developed strategic partnerships and alliances to deliver high quality, practical and innovative solutions to NHS clients. His areas of expertise include strategic advisory, performance improvement, governance, assurance, leadership and organisational development work with NHS and private sector commissioners and providers.

In addition, James also has extensive experience delivering strategic, outline and full business cases across acute, mental health, community and ambulance trust settings. He works closely with Boards, management, lead clinicians and other advisors to support planning and implementation of major change programmes.