Tell us a little about you?
I’ve worked in a number of organisations where I have had to use my skills and experience in business management, project and programme management, and leading teams. This has led to interesting and challenging work in a variety of settings.
I still believe some of the best work I did was when I worked in a mental health trust developing and improving services for local people. This followed a stint in the Cabinet Office, working in the first instance for the Head of the Strategy Unit and then the Director General for Public Service Reform. As well as interesting work, I worked in and had access to some remarkable buildings in Whitehall, and I did on occasion attend a couple of functions at No. 10. I even ascended the staircase (well once). I have also worked in the Department of Health before taking up a post in a health regulatory body.
Outside of work, I’m keen on most sports. I enjoy watching and playing tennis in particular, as well as boring my colleagues with my new hobby this year of trying to attend more obscure sporting events, such as curling!
How do you see the role?
The best bit about my role is that every project is different and project management gives you access to lots of different people. I like helping to improve the way we do things, making things better, and the process of problem solving is enjoyable too! With project work it’s easy to see how your contribution makes a difference.
What is your hope for the CYPHP programme?
My hope for the CYPHP programme is that it continues to deliver high quality care and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
I would like to see CYPHP's model of care proven to be effective and more widely adopted, going beyond the current service model.
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