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Executive team

Our senior staff team members oversee all areas of our work to transform health and care.

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Sarah Wilkinson

Chief Executive

  • Member of digital delivery board
  • Chair operations board
  • International strategy
  • Innovation (from 14 August)

Ken Baker

Director of workforce (interim)

  • HR, workforce and organisational design
  • Fit42020 - Richard Jefferson

Tom Denwood

Director of data and integration



D: Interoperability

Enterprise architecture

Nic Fox

Director of provider digitisation and programmes (interim)


C:Transforming general practice

G: Paper free at the point of care

J: Public trust and security - national data opt out programme

CSC LSP and SLCS programmes

James Hawkins

Director of programmes


A: Patient Engagement: Self care and prevention

B:Urgent and emergency care

I: Infrastructure - NHSMail2 and HSCN

Partnerships and Code4Health

Communications, including corporate website


Technology Futures (new)

Innovation (until 14 August)

Eve Roodhouse

Director of implementation and programmes (interim)



E: Digital medicines

F Elective Care


Account management

Implementation and business change

Business analysis

Front Door

Joint CIO/CCIO network sponsorship (with Martin Severs)

Professor Martin Severs

Medical director and Caldicott Guardian

Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian

As is plus:

Social Care - Linda Whalley to lead on our organisation's response to social care across domains

Standards and Standards implementation


Joint CIO/CCIO Network sponsorship (with Eve Roodhouse)

Carl Vincent

Chief Financial officer

Chief Financial officer

Finance and commercial - no change

Improvement - corporate website move to James Hawkins

Corporate Portfolio Office - take responsibility for benefits

Sean Walsh

Director of Operations and Assurance services (interim)

Operations and assurance services remains as is, except enterprise architecture which transfers to Tom Denwood

Domain J: Cyber security




Executive sponsors for our professions




Executive sponsor


Communications and marketing

Digital services delivery

James Hawkins

Corporate and operational delivery

Business and operational delivery, finance, knowledge management

benefits management, procurement and contract management






Carl Vincent






Ken Baker


Information management and clinical

Data management, information analysis and statistics


Information standards

Information assurance, clinical

Tom Denwood



Professor Martin Severs

IT deliveryInfrastructure and technology specialist, IT Service operations, service management, software development, solution assurance, system engineering, technical architectureSean Walsh
Project and programme delivery 

Project and programme delivery


Business analysis, implementation and business change, contact centre

Nic Fox



Eve Roodhouse



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