Meet the people at Health Innovation Wessex

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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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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 Innovation Adoption (Dorset ICS locality)

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Jo Murray
Associate Director Innovation Adoption - Strategic Programmes

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Kim Perry
Associate Director of Finance

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Joe Sladen
Associate Director Innovation Adoption - (HIOW locality)

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Emma Williams
Associate Director - Strategic Partnerships and Business Development

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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.

Kim Appleby
Senior Communications and Strategy Manager

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Patrick Arnold
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption

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Rachel Bailey
Senior Programme Manager - Insight

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

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Sophie Barton
Evaluation Programme Analyst (on maternity leave)

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Jackie Chandler
Evaluation Programme Manager (Qualitative)

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Geoff Cooper
Programme Manager Patient Safety

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Jenny Curtis
Innovation Adoption Support Assistant

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Cheryl Davies
Senior Programme Manager Innovation Adoption - (HIOW locality)

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Emmanuel Defever
Qualitative Evaluation Programme Coordinator

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Angus Donald
Programme Manager, Industry and Innovation

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Linda du Preez
Programme Co-ordinator Innovation Adoption

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Richard Finley
Evaluation Programme Analyst

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Sally Forbes
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption

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Katherine Gale
Evaluation Programme Manager (Qualitative)

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Ani Haughton
Industry and Innovation Support Assistant

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Emily Hunter
Senior Programme Manager - Insight

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Sam Kehoe-Coulter
EA to CEO & Strategic Programme Coordinator

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Simeon Kent
Innovation Adoption Programme Coordinator

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Nikki King
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption

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Amanda Lees PhD
Evaluation Programme Manager (Qualitative) - Insight

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Vicky Martin
EA to Deputy CEO & Strategic Programme Assistant

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Kathleen McCulloch
Senior Communications Officer

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Robert Payne
Innovation Adoption Programme Manager

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Rebecca Player
Evaluation Programme Coordinator (Qualitative)

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Peter Rhodes
Senior Programme Manager Industry & Innovation

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Fiona Robertson
Programme Manager Innovation Adoption

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Alison Scannell
Programme Manager Patient Safety Maternity & Neonatal

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Andrew Sibley
Programme Manager Evaluation (Qualitative)

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Gemma Snell
Programme Manager Innovation & Industry Needs Assessment Service

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Heather Stacey
Senior Programme Manager Innovation Adoption - (Dorset locality)

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Caroline Thomas
Innovation Adoption Support Assistant

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Wendy Wilkins
Finance Support Assistant

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Anna Wykes
Programme Manager for Cancer Care

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Emma Wynn-Mackenzie
Innovation Adoption Support Assistant

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