Experience and skills/expertise:
- Extensive financial experience in the NHS;
- Experience in managing mergers, FT application process, PFI and significant capital investment, transformation leadership and development of shared system solutions;
- Director of Finance, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust;
- Director of Finance, Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust (including six months as Acting Chief Executive);
- Member of National Payment Systems Steering Group
- Chair of National Business Systems Group for Mental Health Payment Systems and Member of National Steering Group for same project;
- Vice Chair of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Mental Health Faculty.