Leadership Academy



Members of the Midlands and East Regional Talent Board:

(in alphabetical order)

Anna O’Kane
Senior Programme Lead – Midlands and East Regional Talent Board
NHS Leadership Academy

Amanda Gadsby
Head of National Talent Boards
NHS Leadership Academy

Amanda Rawlings
Human Resources Director
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS FT & Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Amanda Sullivan
Accountable Officer
Mansfield & Ashfield and Newark & Sherwood CCGs

Ann Radmore
Local Academy Director

Clare Panniker
Chief Executive Officer
Basildon & Thurrock NHS FT, Mid-Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS FT

Dale Bywater
Executive Regional Managing Director – Midlands and East
NHS Improvement

Danielle Oum
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

David Sissling
Senior Leadership Advisor
NHS Improvement

Dean Fathers
Non-Executive Director
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT

Doyin Atewologun*
Inclusion Advisor

Hein Scheffer
Human Resources Director
Herts, Beds and Luton CCGs

Ian Hall
Head of Service Improvement – Midlands and East
NHS Improvement

Jagtar Singh
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Jane Johnson
Midlands Regional Director

Janet Walter
Director of System Capability and Operations

Karen Bloomfield
Director, Head of Leadership
East of England Leadership Academy

Karen Martin
Chief Information and People Officer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Lynne Wigens
Regional Chief Nurse – Midlands and East
NHS England

Martin Hancock
National Head of Talent Management
NHS Leadership Academy

Nick Carver
Chief Executive Officer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Chair, Midlands and East Regional Talent Board

Nicky Hill
Human Resources Director
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Paul O’Neill
East Midlands Leadership Academy

Paul Harrison
Regional Director of Workforce EoE
NHS England

Phil Carver
East of England Regional Director

Richard Mitchell
Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Rashmi Shukla
Regional Director
Public Health England

Richard Kirby
Chief Executive Officer
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Roger Kline*
Inclusion Advisor

Sally Scales
Associate Director, Head of Executive Search
NHS Leadership Academy

Sam Hepplewhite
Accountable Officer
North East Essex CCG

Sonia Swart
Chief Executive Officer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Steve Morrison
Regional Director of HR and OD – Midlands and East
NHS England

Sue Harris
West Midlands Leadership Academy

Theresa Nelson
Chief Officer for Workforce Development
Birmingham Children’s & Women’s Hospital NHS FT

Toby Saunders
Chief Executive Officer
Corby and Nene CCG

*Advisory roles

List of partner organisations:

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS Health Education England
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • NHS England
  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Skills For Care
  • Local Government Association
  • NHS Providers
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners
  • NHS Confederation

Find out more about the Regional Talent Boards.