South East CSU is led by a committed and experienced team. Our background in the NHS, wider public sector and commercial organisations allows us to bring together the skills and expertise to support clinical commissioners: we understand the need to deliver improvements in patient care, and have the experience to achieve results in a challenging environment.
Some of my career highlights to date include the delivery of a one year QIPP of £50m across three PCTs, developing a North West London mental health strategy, and managing the transition of a 50 strong commissioning department through two NHS reorganisations.
I have over 15 years' experience of working within Human Resources and am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
I started his career with Marks & Spencer, before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland and then BUPA, where I was part of the management team that delivered the separation of the hospital business to create Spire Healthcare. I joined the NHS in 2009, and have worked in lead HR roles across London in acute trusts and commissioning organisations.
I am an experienced NHS leader with over 24 years' working in commissioning and provider organisations. I have held a variety of senior management roles, including customer account management, strategic and innovative programme delivery and business and pathway redesign.
My background offers experience in negotiating annual SLAs, developing investment plans for strategic boards, leading large-scale change programmes across multiple care settings and the transition of regional IT and commissioning support services in response to market and organisational changes.
I am also about to complete my Masters in Healthcare Leadership through the University of Birmingham and NHS Leadership Academy.
I have significant experience in finance, contracting and analytics through my career in the NHS, which I started as a national finance trainee, and have also worked on a number of large change projects such as the set up of CCGs across London.
Prior to my current role I held a number of senior positions in the NHS across north central London, including being Director of Finance in Haringey and Enfield PCTs, and Director of Contracts in Haringey PCT. I have been a full member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy since 1995.
I have 9 years' experience at Director level covering portfolios such as Governance, Transformation, Communications and Engagement. Building on this, and using my professional communications and engagement background I bring fresh thinking to transformational change.
My career highlights include recently delivering national and local programmes to improve the patient voice in commissioning as well as putting patients more in control of their own health. I have also delivered public consultations on major service change and now specialise in Organisational Development.
After roles in a series of private companies, I have been working in the NHS since 2004, unifying services, overseeing projects, developing and piloting benchmarking tools, and redefining IT services across trusts, hospitals and strategic health authorities.
I have a wide ranging experience in building and leading teams, successfully delivering large scale complex multi-sited projects and reducing overall budget costs. I strive to continually make positive impacts on service delivery and customer/client perceptions.
I'm well versed in leading change and meeting business objectives, assisting businesses in realising the benefits of information, technology and service management investments, now and in the future.