Sue Burton – How finance works in the NHS
Sue has over 30 years’ experience working at a senior/board level across both primary and secondary care in the NHS and is an FCCA qualified accountant. Her experience spans across Finance, Strategic, Planning and Service Transformation roles. This has included posts as Director of Finance, Programme Director for Urgent Care Development, Property Joint Ventures and Capital.
Sue has taken an active involvement in personal development and leadership of professional staff throughout her career and is an ILM level 7 qualified coach.
Brian Stables – Management skills
Paul Dillon-Robinson – Governance and risk management in the NHS
Brian works in the private sector as an independent consultant primarily in the global automotive sector. He started his career in the NHS as a non-executive director for a local PCT and then as Vice Chairman and Chairman of Provider Services, NHS Wiltshire for four years. For the past nine years Brian has been Chairman of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.
Paul is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the Open University. He spent seventeen years working as head of internal audit in a number of NHS organisations; from non-departmental public bodies, trusts and health authorities. He was also the managing director of South Coast Audit (now part of TIAA). He is an Honorary Fellow of the HFMA, having been a Trustee and chair of the Corporate Governance and Audit committee, involved in the first editions of the Introductory Guide to NHS Governance and the NHS Audit Committee Handbook, and a regular speaker at conferences.
After working in the NHS he spent nine years as director of internal audit at the House of Commons, before starting as a freelance consultant around areas of governance, risk management and assurance.