Sam Dukes
The importance of being humble
by Sam Dukes
31 January 2018

In September last year at only 25, Sam Dukes, took over from Alex Gild as chair of the South Central branch, becoming the youngest HFMA branch chair on record. Two months prior to that Sam had been appointed head of finance business planning and development at North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group. We spoke with him about the exciting new beginnings, the regional Finance Management Training Scheme he was apart of and the importance of being humble.

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Alex Gild
We are brighter together when we work together to achieve common goals
by Alex Gild
09 January 2018

Alex Gild, director of finance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, took over the HFMA presidency during the HFMA annual conference in December last year. He is a longstanding HFMA member and was the chair of the South Central branch between 2012 and 2017. We spoke with him about how a declined visa led him to a career in the NHS, his presidency theme and his thoughts when he was first advised to network.

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Sheila Stenson
Embrace being part of the NHS
by Sheila Stenson
31 October 2017

Sheila Stenson will soon move from being a deputy director of finance at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to her first role as a director of finance at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

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Scott Jarvis
Take all the opportunities that present themselves
by Scott Jarvis
05 October 2017

Scott Jarvis, deputy director of finance and information at Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, joined the HFMA 26 years ago in what turned out to be a very significant year for him. Since then he has achieved a lot within the association. In 2015 he was awarded key contributor to the organisation. In the same year, he was also among the finalist for the HFMA Deputy Director of Finance Award. In 2016, he won the Outstanding Leadership Contribution of the Year award at the first awards ceremony that his branch hosted. He is currently treasury of the HFMA East Midlands branch and is still very passionate about healthcare, health management and patient care.

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Siân McPhee
Being an accountant is my way to contribute to the healthcare of our population
by Siân McPhee
05 September 2017

Siân McPhee has wanted to work for the NHS ever since she was in school. So far she has worked in a variety of roles, across different departments, ultimately leading her to the finance function.

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