Meet our guiding group
Samantha AllenChief Executive, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Samantha Allen MBA, CCMI, Cmgr. is chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Health & Care Women Leaders Network.
Joan Saddler OBEDirector of Partnerships and Equality
Joan is director of partnerships and equality at the NHS Confederation leading work around inclusive engagement and equality and diversity.
Sarah WalterAssistant Director, ICS Network
Sarah has a background in health policy, working at the Department of Health and NHS England before joining the NHS Confederation in 2012.
Yvonne OrmstonChief Executive, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Yvonne is chief executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundations Trust and deputy chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network.
Tracie JolliffHead of Inclusive Leadership and System Development, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Tracie is head of inclusive leadership and system development at NHSEI and deputy chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network.
Saffron CorderyDeputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers
Saffron is NHS Providers deputy chief executive. She has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications.
Kate JarmanDirector of Corporate Affair, Milton Keynes University Hospital and Co-Founder of Flex NHS
Kate is director of corporate affairs at Milton Keynes University Hospital and co-founder of Flex NHS.
Layla McCayDirector of Policy
Layla joined in May 2018 following a medical career and a decade of leadership roles in international public health and health systems policy.
Kathy McLeanIndependent Chair, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System
Kathy McLean has held board positions for many years, both locally in Derbyshire and the East Midlands and nationally.
Henrietta HughesNational Guardian for the NHS
Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP was appointed in July 2016 as the National Guardian for the NHS.
Helen BuckinghamChair, National Voices
Helen joined the Nuffield Trust in 2017 as senior fellow, working on a range of health policy issues.
Emma WhicherMedical Director, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Emma joined North Mid as our medical director in December 2018 having worked as NHS Improvement’s regional medical director for London since 2016.
Anne-Marie ArchardStrategic and Transformational Organisation Development Practitioner
Anne-Marie is a strategic and transformational organisation development (OD) practitioner.