We have a leading acute trust chief executive on our Board of Trustees, Joe Harrison, chief executive of Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust. Link to Joe’s profile.
Our work in this area is led by James Devine, programme director, acute care, and a team of experts working across the Confederation’s policy, communications and regional teams.
Meet the team
James DevineProgramme Director, Acute Care
James joined us in May 2021 as Programme Director, Acute Care.
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.
Daniel ReynoldsDirector of Communications and Membership Operations
A former journalist and now communications director with over 20 years’ experience of working in high-profile national organisations.
Fiona ClaridgeAssistant Director, London and the East
Fiona joined the NHS Confederation in August 2018.
Rory DeightonAssistant Director, North West
Rory works in the regional team, building relationships with our members and stakeholders in the North West.
Victoria BlinksAssistant Director, North West and Yorkshire
Assistant Director, North East and Yorkshire
Denise VittorinoAssistant Director, West Midlands
Denise joined the NHS Confederation as regional lead for the West Midlands in January 2019, following a public health career spanning over 30 years.
Kelley IrelandAssistant Director, East Midlands and East of England
Kelley Ireland is the assistant director for the East Midlands and East of England and is part of the NHS Confederation’s regional engagement team.