ICS Programme Director, Suffolk and North East Essex ICS
Susannah Howard has worked in roles delivering transformation and change in health and care for most of her career. In her current role as ICS Programme Director, Susannah has worked closely with other local health and care leaders to develop Suffolk and North East Essex as one of the first Integrated Care Systems in the country. Originally trained as a psychologist, she worked in various national roles in mental health with The Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit, Department of Health and Commission for Health Improvement before moving to the East of England and leading the Eastern Development Centre from 2002-2010.
She then established the unique NHS based business unit ‘Enable East’ for which she was named ‘Business Woman of the Year’ in the Essex Business Awards in 2013. She features annually as a Guest Lecturer in Project Management at Harvard University Extension School and has worked on several occasions with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in trauma affected countries including Sri Lanka and the West Bank and Gaza. Susannah has also successfully bid for and delivered grant funded programmes for the Big Lottery Fund totalling more than £12 million over the last 12 years.