Derek Kitchen - Managing Director

Derek has worked for the NHS for 23 years and also has 16 years' additional experience in various public and commercial organisations. Over half of his career has been spent working at a senior level.

He became the Managing ...

Carl Usher - Director of Finance and Commerce

Carl has strong experience at senior level in the public and private sectors and has applied knowledge and experience across sectors throughout his career. His background includes 10 years in professional services (‘Big 4’), ERP systems implementation and running a number ...

Peter Spilsbury - Director of Strategy Unit

Peter is a nationally recognised expert in the use of analytical thinking combined with pragmatic action to drive strategic innovation in health and care services. He has a particular interest in collaborative working, grounded in clinical engagement and leadership, ...

Deb Thwaites - Director of Business Improvement

Debbie is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with 30 years’ experience in the private sector.

Debbie has a strong financial background having spent 20 years in the manufacturing sector, seven years in business services ...

Linda Riley - Director of Clinical Services

Linda has significant experience in both the public and commercial sectors.

She has worked for the Department of Health, North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust and as a partner in a GP fundholder practice,

Her private ...

Chris Knight - Business Executive Lead

Chris brings 30 years’ NHS experience to the Commissioning Support Unit. Beginning his career working in a clinical chemistry laboratory, Chris went on to undertake a number of general management posts in acute hospital trusts.

Tony Matthews - Director of Operations

Tony is well known to many in Staffordshire and to those he has worked with across the region and nationally. He previously worked with Staffordshire CCGs in his role as Finance Director for North Staffs and Stoke CCGs. More ...

Sarah Sheppard - Director of People

Sarah is a qualified HR professional who has worked in both the commercial and NHS sectors, including 10 years as Director of HR at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic and District NHS Trust.

For the ...

Debbie Bywater – Chief Information Officer

Debbie is a senior informatics professional who has provided strategic level leadership of informatics at both regional and national level. She has extensive experience of operational service delivery ...

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