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James Duncan

Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Qualifications include BA Politics and History and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

James Duncan

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.