Professor Chris Holland

Chris Holland - Associate Non-Executive Director
Professor Chris Holland - Associate Non-Executive Director


Associate Non-Executive Director (non-voting Board member)


  • Attendee of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Attendee of the Quality and Safety Committee
  • Attendee of the People and Culture Committee

History with the Trust

  • 13 December 2019 to 12 December 2025 (second term)

Professional background

Professor Chris Holland has had an extensive career in medicine and medical education, working with the national education bodies, the General Medical Council (GMC) and Local Enterprise Partnerships. He was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Queen’s University Belfast in 1997 and went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Warwick. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Education at King’s College London, his thesis is on Leadership in Education. He has previously researched student motivation after failure, simulation training, inter-professional education and the experiences of medical students from backgrounds less well represented in medicine during their time at university. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care, and the Academy of Medical Educators. 

Professor Holland is the Founding Dean of Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS).

Other current activities

Professor Holland is a Consultant in Critical Care at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He is an Associate with the GMC and a GMC Performance Assessor.