Director of Finance, Tameside and Glossop CCG and Tameside Council
Kathy has worked across many NHS commissioning organisations in Greater Manchester over the last 33 years including Health Authorities, PCTs, a CCG, and now a combined role across Health and the Local Authority.
Having successfully managed her career up to Director level in 2011, she took up the role of Chief Finance Officer at Tameside and Glossop CCG from April 2013.
Kathy's determination to address the financial challenges across her locality, including the variation in care and outcomes achieved, was a key driver behind the inception of the local economy wide 'Care Together' vision in Tameside and Glossop - a strategy that would see the implementation of an Integrated Care Organisation at the local hospital and a single Strategic Commissioning Function across the CCG and Local Authority.
Kathy took up a system wide role as the Director of Finance across the full Council and CCG, including the Section 151 Officer role, from October 2017. She is focused on addressing the wider determinants of health in order to address the system wide challenges.
Kathy has led her finance team to many award successes over the years including CIMA's Public Sector Finance Team of the Year in 2010, PQ Magazine's Accounts Team of the Year in 2012, and HFMA’s North West Finance Team of the Year in 2018. More recently, Kathy herself was awarded National Finance Director of the Year 2018 by HFMA in recognition of her trailblazing integration role.