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 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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Charlotte Forder
Associate Director - Communications

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Leah Gallon
Associate Director - Strategic Programmes (Primary Care, Medicines Optimisation and Cardiovascular Disease)

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Jo Murray
Associate Director for Patient Safety

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Joe Sladen
Associate Director - National Programmes

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Kathy Wallis
Associate Director - Strategic Themes (Healthy Ageing and Mental Health)

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Emma Williams
Associate Director for Strategic Programmes

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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.

Anu Dhir
Clinical Advisor for Cancer Innovation, Wessex Cancer Alliance and Wessex AHSN

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Patrick Arnold
Innovation Adoption Programme Manager

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Rachel Bailey
Senior Programme Manager - Insight

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Ruth Barker (PhD)
Evaluation (Qualitative) Programme Co-ordinator

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Sophie Barton
Evaluation Programme Analyst (on maternity leave)

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Heather Bowles
Senior Programme Manager – Cardiovascular Disease

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Sofia Calado
Programme Assistant - Industry & Innovation (on maternity leave)

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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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Katya Craddock
Innovation Adoption Programme Manager

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Cheryl Davies
Senior Programme Manager Healthy Ageing

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Emmanuel Defever
Qualitative Evaluation Programme Coordinator

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Linda du Preez
Programme Co-ordinator Healthy Ageing

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Richard Finley
Evaluation Programme Analyst

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Sally Forbes
Programme Manager Mental Health

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Katherine Gale
Programme Manager Mental Health

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Olivia Hamilton
Programme Manager - Digital & TEC (Care Homes and Community)

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Dr Robert Hull
Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Emily Hunter
Senior Programme Manager - Insight (on maternity leave)

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Sam Kehoe-Coulter
PA to CEO & Business Support

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Simeon Kent
Innovation Adoption Programme Coordinator

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Nikki King
Programme Manager - Patient Safety

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Amanda Lees PhD
Evaluation Programme Manager (Qualitative) - Insight

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James Lynch
Patient Safety Support Assistant

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Vicky Martin
PA to Deputy CEO & Business Support

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Kathleen McCulloch
Senior Communications Officer

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Tricia Meads
Finance Manager

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Martin Moth
Programme Manager – Nationally Prioritised Innovations

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Caroline Norris
Programme Assistant & Q

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Khatija Omer
Programme Assistant - Industry and Innovation

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Robert Payne
Innovation Adoption Programme Manager

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Rebecca Player
Evaluation Programme Coordinator

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Peter Rhodes
Senior Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Fiona Robertson
Programme Manager- Patient Safety & Medicines Optimisation

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Rebecca Savage
Patient Safety Programme Lead | Maternity & Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme

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Andrew Sibley
Evaluation Programme Manager

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Heather Stacey
Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Manager and Q

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Wendy Wilkins
Business Support Assistant

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Phoebe Woodhead
Analyst and Evaluation Programme Co-ordinator

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Anna Wykes
Programme Manager for Cancer Care

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