|Skills and Qualifications|
Sales and Marketing – particularly enterprise software.
Company start-ups – Fund-raising, Mergers & Aquisitions, Contracts.
Product Development, Enterprise software development
Leading, motivating and developing teams and individuals.
Leadership Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning.
Chartered Director – Fellow Institute of Directors
Chartered IT Professional – Fellow British Computer Society
Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing
Chartered Engineer – Member Institution of Engineering and Technology
Chartered Physicist – Member Institute of Physics
Member Institute of Economic Development
Freeman of the City of London
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors
IoD Professional Accreditation Board – Qualified Interviewer for the Chartered Director Professional Review
Bringing together 32 healthcare organisations at a time of great change in the NHS, to focus on improved efficiency and higher quality patient outcomes requires an inspirational leader with board skills gained in major complex organisations in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
As Chair I have a critical role in shaping how the HIEC has a positive impact on the improved delivery of healthcare across the Thames Valley region whilst also demonstrating strategic vision and a portfolio of skills including governance, financial acumen, performance management, relationship building and the ability to champion change
As Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership I was tasked with inspiring and leading the development of Oxfordshire’s economic vision, developing a strategy for its realisation, and engaging businesses as well as local and central government in its delivery.
This was a very hands-on role leading a small team to make a genuine difference to local people’s lives. I had to be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to inspire confidence amongst the political and business leaders on a local, regional and national level whilst at the same time demonstrating exceptional influencing and negotiation skills, and a full understanding of economic development.
As Vice Chair and Chair of the Remuneration Committee I played a significant role in the Board development programme including significant changes to the Board membership, its committees and processes as the trust sought to obtain Foundation Trust Status. I chaired a number of internal tribunal hearings and senior post interview panels. I am also a Mental Health Act Hospital Manager at the trust and have chaired a number of panels.
I chaired the finance committee of Abingdon & Witney Further Education College in what was a challenging time from post merger, through the debacle of the LSC capital funding programme to a new self-funded capital project including the re-organisation of the finance department and the replacement of internal and external auditors.