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Emma Sayner
Chief Finance Officer

Emma Sayner began her NHS career by completing the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme in 2000 and gained rapid promotion.  She has spent many years in senior finance leadership roles and nine years as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) (and Deputy Chief Officer), taking forward a host of significant and ground breaking service and strategic developments.  Emma has led, amongst other things, the financial close of Hull’s Integrated Care Centre - one of the only commissioner-led capital developments nationally; Hull’s primary care blueprint, and the suspension of PBR for acute services.

If In 2017 Emma took on the additional role of the interim CFO at North Lincolnshire CCG to lead the successful programme of financial recovery and has latterly taken the strategic financial lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care System (ICS) for the Humber System.

Under Emma Sayner’s leadership as Chief Finance Officer, NHS Hull CCG has achieved, eight years of unqualified annual accounts with no recommendations, the national HFMA Accounts Team of the Year in 2016 and she was shortlisted for the 2017 National HFMA Finance Director of the Year Award.  Emma has also successfully led the financial turnaround at NHS North Lincolnshire CCG with similar positive audit results since taking on the role.

She continues to have a leading role in local estate strategy development through her longstanding membership of the Hull Citycare Ltd Board, which has worked in partnership with the NHS to improve the health care estate across the city.

Emma is passionate about NHS finance and the ability to enable real change, often by breaking down traditional organisational boundaries to achieve better outcomes. 

Knowing that the impact of the Covid pandemic has been unequal across society, Emma welcomes the strong focus of the NHS in reducing inequalities for patients and the role that financial leaders, like herself, will play in this.

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