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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Who we are

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 Driscoll
Chair

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Bill Gillespie
Chief Executive

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Nicola Bent
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Innovation Adoption

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Dave Meehan
Finance Lead

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David Kryl
Director of Insight

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Frank Ratcliff
Director of Industry and Innovation

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Sarah Turl
Associate Director - Operations

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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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Alison Griffiths
Associate Director - Strategic Themes (Mental Health and Medicines Optimisation)

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Joe Sladen
Associate Director - National Programmes

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Kathy Wallis
Associate Director - Strategic Themes (Healthy Ageing and Patient Safety)

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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.

Sophie Barton
Evaluation Programme Analyst

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Heather Bowles
Programme Manager Innovation & Adoption

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Ms Cindy Brooks
Research Fellow, CIS

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Sofia Calado
Programme Assistant - Industry & Innovation

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Julia Carthew
Senior Programme Manager National Medicines

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Jackie Chandler
Evaluation Programme Manager (Qualitative)

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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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Sally Forbes
Programme Lead Mental Health

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Charlotte Forder
Senior Communications and Strategy Manager

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Katherine Gale
Programme Co-ordinator Mental Health (currently on maternity leave)

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Ruth George
Project Support Manager - Medicines Optimisation and Atrial Fibrillation

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Dr Richard Guerrero-Ludueña
Senior Research Fellow, CIS

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Dr Robert Hull
Research and Innovation Associate

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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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Caroline Norris
Wessex PSC Administrator

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Robert Payne
Innovation Adoption Programme Coordinator

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Peter Rhodes
Senior Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Ann Robertson
Insight - Programme Assistant

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Andrew Sibley
Evaluation Programme Manager

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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
Innovation Adoption Programme & Medicines Optimisation (Local) Programme Manager

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Wendy Wilkins
Business Support Assistant

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Matthew Williams
Programme Manager Primary Care Innovations

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Anna Wykes
Programme Co-ordinator | COPD & Medicines Safety

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