Meet the people at Wessex AHSN

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The Board

The Board steers us into an exciting future of innovation, while ensuring we deliver against the objectives licensed by NHS England. Our approach of close partnership working with our members - and the other elements of the NHS system - is underpinned by mutual Board representation. We are committed to joint decision making on 'who does what,' aligning resources, and undertaking joint work.

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Senior Leadership Team

Our senior leadership team brings a broad range of experience and skills to provide direction and oversight across our work. The executive team is accountable to our Board.

Fiona Discoll
Chair

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Bill Gillespie
Chief Executive

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Dave Meehan
Director for Partnerships and Deputy Chief Executive

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David Kryl
Director of Insight

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Sarah Turl
Corporate Business Manager

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Tracy Broom
Associate Director – Patient Safety Collaborative

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Philippa Darnton
Associate Director - Insight

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Rachel Dominey
Associate Director - Strategic Themes (Primary Care and Mental Health)

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Michael Goodeve
Associate Director - Communications

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Frank Ratcliff
Associate Director, Industry & Innovation

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Joe Sladen
Associate Director - National Programmes

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Kathy Wallis
Associate Director - Strategic Themes (Healthy Ageing and Medicines Optimisation)

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Meet the Team

Our staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academia, frontline health and social care, research, analytics and NHS support services.

Dr Anastasios Argyropoulos
Research Fellow CIS

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Heather Bowles
Programme Manager Innovation & Adoption

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Ms Cindy Brooks
Research Fellow, CIS

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Julia Carthew
Senior Programme Manager National Medicines

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Geoff Cooper
Programme Manager & Improvement Coach

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Cheryl Davies
Programme Manager Healthy Ageing

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Linda du Preez
Programme Co-ordinator Healthy Ageing

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Charlotte Forder
Communications Manager

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Katherine Gale
Programme Co-ordinator Mental Health

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Ruth George
Project Support Manager - Medicines Optimisation and Atrial Fibrillation

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Alison Griffiths
Programme Manager, Mental Health

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Dr Richard Guerrero-Luduena
Senior Research Fellow, CIS

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Sarah Harraway
Senior Programme Manager - Insight

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Jemima Kakpa
Senior Administrator & Communications Officer

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Sam Kehoe-Coulter
PA to CEO & Business Support

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Nadia Kuftinoff
Programme Co-ordinator - Innovation Adoption

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Lesley Mackenzie
Programme Manager

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Vicky Martin
PA to Deputy CEO & Business Support

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Dr Catherine Matheson-Monnet
Senior Research Fellow, CIS

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Kathleen McCulloch
Senior Communications Officer

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Tricia Meads
Finance Manager

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Philippa Moran
Senior Programme Manager Insight

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Caroline Norris
Wessex PSC Administrator

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Sandra Nwokeoha
Research & Innovation Associate Industry & Innovation

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Robert Payne
Programme Assistant Innovation Adoption

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Peter Rhodes
Senior Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Vicki Rowse
Senior Programme Manager

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Andrew Sibley
Evaluation Programme Manager

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Andrew Smith
Programme Assistant - Industry & Innovation

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Paul Steynor
Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Katie Taylor
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption

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Suzi van Es
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption & PReCePT Programme Lead

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Abby Walker
Programme Coordinator - Innovation Adoption

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Adam Wells
Programme Manager – Innovation Adoption

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Wendy Wilkins
Business Support Assistant

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Matthew Williams
Programme Co-ordinator Innovation Adoption

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