Technical / Appointments – December 2021

06 December 2021 Seamus Ward

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Sewell-Jones in Herts move
adam.sewell.jones PAdam Sewell-Jones (pictured), chief executive of Newham Hospital and group director at Barts Health NHS Trust, has been appointed chief executive at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

He succeeds Nick Carver, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Mr Sewell-Jones has a wealth of NHS experience at trust and national level. A qualified accountant, he has held a number of senior NHS finance roles at trusts in London and the South East, and general management posts, including as deputy chief executive at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. At a national level, he was executive director of improvement at NHS Improvement.
He commented: ‘I am thrilled to have been offered the role as chief executive of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and am looking forward to working with our staff, service users and partners to deliver high-quality care to our communities.’
Ellen Schroder, the Hertfordshire trust chair, said: ‘I look forward to working with Adam as we recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Our priorities will continue to be to deliver high-quality care while developing and supporting our people to be the best that they can be.’



people_VickyClarke_half portraitVicky Clarke (pictured) has been named as the Royal Free London Group’s new chief finance officer, moving on from her current role as deputy chief finance officer at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 13 January. She has worked across the NHS in various finance roles, including the Royal Free seven years ago. Tim Callaghan is currently interim group chief finance officer at the Royal Free, having joined the trust as director of financial performance (Royal Free Hospital) and deputy group chief finance officer in 2019. Prior to joining the trust, he held a range of senior finance roles, including at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, which is now part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

people_NeilGuckian_2014_half portraitNeil Guckian (pictured) has been appointed chief executive of Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. He joined the trust in 2019 as director of finance and contracting and succeeds Anne Kilgallen as chief executive. He has worked in the health sector for more than 20 years, holding board-level finance and deputy chief executive posts. He is a staunch supporter of the HFMA, speaking at many events and serving as chair and deputy chair of the Northern Ireland Branch. He was made an HFMA honorary fellow in 2014. Paul Quigley is acting director of finance, ICT and contracting.

people_EvaHorgan_half portraitEva Horgan (pictured) is now chief finance officer at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. She joined the trust in 2018 as deputy director of finance, winning the HFMA Deputy Finance Director of the Year Award in 2019. Ms Horgan started her career on the NHS graduate training scheme in 2004 and has worked in senior finance roles at NHS organisations across the community, mental health, acute and commissioning sectors. She succeeds Jenny Hannon, who is now chief finance officer at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS FT.

Catherine Teggart has been named director of finance, procurement and estates at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. She has extensive public sector finance experience, having worked in the Department of Justice and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland over the past 18 years. Ms Teggart succeeds Helen O’Neill, who has retired.

Image removed.Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Paul Robinson (pictured) interim chief executive. Mr Robinson’s substantive role is the trust’s chief financial officer and deputy chief executive. A chartered management accountant, he joined the trust in 2015 and became deputy chief executive in 2019. He has been in the NHS for more than 30 years. While he is acting chief executive, Richard Mills will be interim chief financial officer. He has more than 15 years of NHS finance experience, having joined the NHS graduate management training scheme in 2006. The first 18 months of his career were spent with Sherwood Forest’s finance team, and, after holding finance posts around the Midlands, he re-joined the trust in 2019 as deputy chief financial officer.

Jonathan Wood, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s deputy chief executive and director of finance, has also been appointed chair of the NHS Supply Chain North Customer Board for Procurement and Supply. In addition, he will join the national customer board, which aims to influence and lead procurement strategy.

people_Rod Smith_half portraitRod Smith (pictured) has retired from his role as project director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. A former chief finance officer, he founded the HFMA Environmental Sustainability Special Interest Group and was awarded an HFMA honorary fellowship in 2020. Originally due to retire last year, he extended his employment to ensure projects he was working on hit key milestones – in the process completing 35 years in the NHS. He is now hoping to build on his work with the environmental sustainability group, and is open to taking voluntary roles.

Chris Sands has moved to Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as chief financial officer after 10 years at Derbyshire Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He was chief financial and strategy officer, and deputy chief executive at the community trust. Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust director of finance and contracting Lee Outhwaite has become Derbyshire Community’s finance director in a joint role, retaining his existing portfolio at Chesterfield.