Look who's talking - conference 2022

Our line up of guest speakers are leading specialists and practitioners in their fields supported also with our own NHS LPP experts including senior Directors and Executive Directors.

Plenary session guest speakers

Our guest speakers are listed below in surname alphabetical order.

Andrew Daly HGT

Andrew Daly
Partner and Head of Procurement, Hempsons LLP
As a Partner and Head of Procurement within Hempsons LLP’s specialist procurement team, Andrew has over 19 years’ experience of working with the NHS, acting for contracting authorities and bidders. He provides pragmatic advice on running defensible processes/defending procurement challenges. Andrew led on one of the first innovation partnership procedures and regularly advises on designing and structuring processes and drafting procurement documentation. He acted for the commissioner in defending the first NHS v NHS procurement challenge to reach the courts. Andrew also advised the two trusts in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council.

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Craig de Sousa
Systems Resourcing Director, Workforce Directorate, NHS England
In his current role, Craig is responsible for all things to do with recruitment improvement, temporary staffing and NHS workforce supply. He also leads the workforce function for the COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme for England. With a career spanning over two decades of working in the NHS, he brings experience from a wide range of health organisations including acute, community, mental health, specialist providers and national organisations. His passion centres around developing strong leadership practice, driving efficiency and creating inclusive cultures.

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Helen Lisle
Managing Director, Collaborative Procurement Partnership (CPP LLP)
Helen is Managing Director of CPP LLP. Her 30+ year public sector career includes senior commercial roles in local government and the NHS. She is a Public Governor of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a Non-Executive Director of YPO, a large local authority-owned purchasing organisation. Helen was Chairman of the Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) between 2015 and 2017. She is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and the Chartered Management Institute. Her focus is on the development of resilient, high-functioning teams. .

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Andrew Ridley
Interim Regional Director, NHS London
Andrew joined NHS England London on secondment from Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH NHS Trust) in December 2021. Andrew is a passionate believer in developing NHS services outside of hospitals as an essential part of the future NHS. Prior to joining CLCH NHS Trust, Andrew was Regional Director for NHS England's South of England area. He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years across community, hospital and primary care and also has experience in social care and charity organisations.

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Jacqui Rock
Chief Commercial Officer, NHS England
Jacqui joined NHS England from the UK Health Security Agency where she was Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Corporate Services and Transition Director. As a member of the NHS Test & Trace Executive Team, she was a driving force behind dynamic and rapid innovation and technology development in the supply chain. Jacqui was formerly Director for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation at the Ministry of Defence, and is a member of the Cabinet Office Commercial Function. She joined the UK government after 30 years in the financial services industry where she held multiple executive positions in companies including Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Lizzie Smith
Regional Director for London, Health Education England (HEE)
With 20 years’ experience of NHS Management, Lizzie Smith was appointed as HEE Regional Director for London in April 2019. Lizzie has worked for HEE since its establishment in 2012, previously as Local Director across Northwest London. As the Regional Director she is responsible for leading all aspects of HEE’s work across London, supporting workforce supply and transformation across all health and care settings. More recently, in partnership with NHS England, Lizzie has co-led the workforce cell in supporting the regional response to the pandemic and she has just taken on the leadership role of the NHS anchors programme.

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Nils van de Winkel
Head of Procurement Data and Performance, NHS England
Nils leads on the development and adoption of common procurement technology that provides the NHS with insight into procurement value and savings opportunities and outcomes. Whilst the underpinning technology is focused across the commercial lifecycle and spend categories, Nils’ specific focus from an analytical use case perspective lies on non-clinical spend categories. He previously worked as a management consultant on a range of public and private sector procurement operating model transformation programmes, technology adoption programmes and post-merger integration programmes. As part of these programmes he developed a ‘public sector digital procurement’ proposition to better meet the needs of public sector commercial functions.

Breakout session guest speakers

Simon Hayman Conference Web Page

Simon Hayman
Regional Director, Bouygues Energies & Services
Simon is the Regional Director for Bouygues Energies & Services’ Healthcare division, he has extensive operational experience and knowledge of NHS estates, specifically in respect to the critical nature of these environments. Working for a key player in the Healthcare sector, Simon understands the ever-increasing need to support clients on their sustainability journey to net zero and can share Bouygues’s experience of delivering energy-focused facilities management solutions from mechanical and electrical, HVAC to technology-driven smart building and workspace solutions.

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Andy Haywood
Managing Consultant, Channel 3
Andy Haywood is a Managing Consultant at Channel 3, with 19 years of public sector leadership experience. Most recently, he was the CIO of the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust between January 2020 and August this year, overseeing the rollout of major systems upgrades like Office 365, Personal Devices for Paramedics and a new Electronic Patient Record that moved the Trust away from using paper. Prior to Wales, Andy worked at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and NHS Digital, following a successful career as an Air Traffic Control Officer in the Royal Navy.

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Becky Rogerson
Regional Director, NHS Professionals
Becky joined NHS Professionals, in 2019, as Regional Director for South. With key accountabilities for the successful delivery of over 25 outsourced Bank MSP deliveries, she has extensive experience from private sector recruitment organisations delivering workforce solutions into both NHS, local authority, and financial sector businesses. During her time with NHS Professionals, she has led the client services team to support trusts through the pandemic and recovery. She leads on creating innovative staffing solutions, as well as working collaboratively across several of the newly formed ICSs, to deliver high-quality staffing across multiple settings.

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Mike Ruddle
Chief Commercial Officer, NHS Professionals
Mike joined NHS Professionals in 2019, initially leading the development of the company’s transformation programme. Throughout his 25-year staffing industry career, he has worked collaboratively with a diverse range of public sector organisations and private sector enterprises to co-design and deliver scalable workforce solutions. During the pandemic, he led the company’s response to deliver the workforce required for the NHS Test & Trace and National Vaccination programmes bringing tens of thousands to the pandemic frontline. From July 2020, as Chief Commercial Officer he leads on working with NHS and ICS leaders to implement resourcing solutions that optimise workforce recruitment and retention.

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Charlie Stephens
Digital Framework Strategy and Policy Manager, Commercial Directorate, NHS England
Charlie is a CIPS Chartered Procurement Professional with 15+ years’ experience in commercial roles across private and public sector, the last eight years of which have been with the NHS and the last five of those with NHS England. Most of his career has been focused on procuring goods and services, until taking on the new role last month of Digital Framework Strategy and Policy Manager within the Central Commercial Function (CCF) of NHS England. The core objective of his role is to embed the Procurement Framework Strategy Recommendations.

NHS LPP speakers

Our speakers are listed below in alphabetical order by surname.

Nicola Atack Conference Web Page

Nicola Atack
Assistant Director, Systems Enablement, NHS LPP
Nicola has worked in NHS Procurement since 2007, first at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust and then Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, as Head of Procurement Systems and Services. Since joining NHS LPP’s Data and E-enablement team in 2013, she has focused on driving the use of systems and technology to increase procurement efficiency, spread best practice, meet regulatory requirements and support the proliferation or rich data across the membership and wider Health Family. Now leading the System Enablers strategy, she works with colleagues nationally to build on the successes and lessons learnt across London.

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Steve Dunkerley
Executive Director, Digital Health, NHS LPP
Steve has been at NHS LPP for over 11 years where his main priorities are the Digital Aspirant Plus (DA+) programme, the NHS’s frontline digitisation programme, digital maturity and exploring new ways of working. His experience spans not just digital health, but also transformational change, complex programme delivery and procurement. He also has expertise in project management, process review and stakeholder engagement. During his career, Steve has worked for Netra, NHS Supplies and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Adrian Gibson
Categories Director, NHS LPP
Adrian has held a wealth of leadership roles in the private and public sector and is passionate about how procurement adds value to organisations and to developing teams and people. He joined NHS LPP in 2021 and is currently the Categories Director, with responsibility for Clinical Digital Solutions, Workforce and Estates, Facilities and Corporate Services. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years in NHS procurement before becoming Head of Procurement at Essex County Council. From there he moved to a procurement software company, where he ultimately became the MD, and following that joined Proactis, a leading provider of procurement solutions, as Customers Services Director.

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John Goulston,
Chair, NHS LPP and Chair, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.
John has a wealth of experience working in non-executive and executive roles. John is currently Chair of NHS LPP and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. He was interim chair of Kent and Medway, Integrated Care System (ICS) from April 2020 to November 2021. Formerly, John was Chief Executive of both acute and community health providers in London. He has been an Executive Director of NHS London, the strategic health authority for London, plus Director of Finance at two London teaching hospitals during his career.

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Lee Joseph
Deputy Managing Director, NHS LPP
Lee’s core career focus areas have been analytics, finance, workforce, global procurement and international trade. During his career, he has also amassed experience in manufacturing, quality and process control, people development and coaching and monitoring. He has worked for a variety of companies in procurement and leadership roles including General Electric, Ford, JCB and Unipart and his drivers include collaboration, waste reduction, national vs regional strategy, performance optimisation and people development.

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Jas Khambh
Chief Pharmacist & Clinical Director, Medicines Optimisation & Pharmacy Procurement, NHS LPP
Jas is a proven successful leader within the NHS. A clinician (pharmacist) by background, she has extensive NHS experience at national, regional and local level in leadership roles. In recent roles within the NHS financial/procurement sector, she has advanced the commercial and financial experience necessary to deliver key outcomes for large scale projects at system and regional levels. This is often delivered working in close collaboration with integrated care systems to ensure that the best value from the public’s money that is spent on medicines is secured, whilst also addressing health inequalities. Before this, Jas worked for NHS England as their National Pharmacy Adviser for RightCare.

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Michelle McCann
Executive Director, Sustainability and Social Value, NHS LPP
Michelle oversees the strategic direction for Sustainability and Social Value at NHS LPP. She is responsible for leading the approach across NHS member trusts and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in London to enable them to support sustainability initiatives that will positively contribute to the delivery of NHS Net Zero target by 2040, and embed, track and measure social value in procurement activity to maximise the impact achieved for local communities. Michelle has over 20 years’ experience working within public sector Estates teams. Before joining NHS LPP, she was Head of Procurement, Estates Contracts and Finance at Goldsmiths, University of London

Andrew Mumby Conference Web Page

Andrew Mumby
Executive Director, Professional Services, NHS LPP
As Executive Director for Professional Services Andrew is responsible for procurement, supplier relationship management and external professional services projects. Previously to taking on the role Andrew led the workforce team in NHS LPP for three years and was a key link into the collaboration NHS LPP have as part of the NHS Workforce Alliance. Before joining NHS LPP, Andrew held several roles in both the public and private sector and worked as part of in-house procurement teams and external consulting providers.

Michael Pace Conference Web Page

Michael Pace
Managing Director, NHS LPP
Michael has more than 30 years’ senior procurement experience across the UK and North America, in the NHS and retail and manufacturing sectors, with a focus on leading innovative procurement programmes. Currently Managing Director at NHS LPP, Michael previously spent six years with Trading Partners, the e-auction specialists who operated out of offices in London and Chicago. Following this, his NHS procurement experience has been extensive, with four years as Head of Procurement at Great Ormond Street and eCommerce work at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.

Matt Price Conference Web Page

Matt Price
Assistant Category Director, Estates, Facilities and Corporate Services, NHS LPP
Matt has over a decade of experience in public sector procurement, predominantly working for local authorities and NHS organisations. He has been working within the NHS LPP Estates, Facilities and Corporate Services team for the last five years. His diverse category experience includes estates, facilities, social care, transport, and environmental. Matt’s expertise further extends to leading on complex collaborative procurements, process reviews, change management projects and a variety of bespoke consultancy pieces. In the past year, Matt has led the team to deliver £19.32 mil in savings and has seen the team shortlisted for HCSA’s Procurement Team of the Year Award 2022.

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Andrew Stradling
Executive Medical Director, NHS LPP
As Executive Medical Director at NHS LPP, Andrew works with organisations across the capital and beyond to bring improvements in efficiencies and effectiveness in healthcare delivery. He is Clinical Lead at the national Digital Aspirants Programme. As Clinical Director for Medway and Swale Health and Care Partnership, Andrew is Clinical Lead for the Population Health Management Programme, the Community Diagnostic Centre Programme, and for Urgent and Emergency Care across the region. He has previously been Chair of the regional Urgent & Emergency Care Network Board, covering a population of over 1.8 million people.