Meet our guiding group
Samantha AllenChief Executive Designate, North East and North Cumbria ICB
Samantha Allen MBA, CCMI, Cmgr. is chief executive designate North East and North Cumbria ICB and chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network.
Tracie JolliffHead of Inclusive Leadership and System Development, NHS England
Tracie is head of inclusive system development at NHSE and deputy chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network.
Sarah WalterDirector, 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.
Joan Saddler OBEDirector of Partnerships and Equality, NHS Confederation
Joan leads work around inclusive engagement and equality and diversity.
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 Affairs, 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.
Dr Layla McCayDirector of Policy
Layla joined the NHS Confederation in 2018 and became Director of Policy in 2021.
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 HughesPracticing GP
Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE FRCGP SFFMLM is the first ever Patient Safety Commissioner, a practicing GP and a member of the Health Honours Committee.
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.
Anna LewisNon Executive Director
Anna became an Independent Board Member (NED) at Hywel Dda UHB in West Wales in April 2018, where she has a specific focus around quality and safety.
Shera ChokGP and chair and founder of the Shuri Network
Shera is a GP in Tower Hamlets and is the chair and founder of the Shuri Network. She is also the deputy chief medical officer at NHS Digital.
Preth RaoHead of Workforce Strategy and Policy
Preth is an experienced policy and public affairs professional. She worked in the health charity sector and NHS Confederation prior to joining NHSEI.