Associate Category: Associates

Elizabeth Marsden

Elizabeth is an award-winning senior occupational health nurse. She has been lead nurse to the Houses of Parliament, Ernst & Young, Cable & Wireless and Barts Health NHS Trust. Most recently she was senior occupational health adviser in Unilever’s global headquarters where her role focused on assessment of fitness for work and rehabilitation. Her clinical …

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Kieran Seale Verita Consultancy Ltd

Kieran Seale

During his time at Verita, Kieran led many investigations across the charities, the NHS, and private healthcare providers. Governance is a particular area of expertise for Kieran. He led a number of reviews of conflict of interest and governance issues for NHS England and in the charity sector. He also led Verita’s work in the …

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Alison Garrett

Alison is an independent nurse consultant, with NHS director-level experience providing quality and safety reviews, advice on risk, and investigation into concerns relating to complex serious incidents, freedom to speak up guardianship, staff conduct and patient complaints. In her previous substantive role, Alison was a Director of Quality and Safety for a large community and …

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Jane Russell

Jane Russell is a practising barrister with 20 years’ experience (15 years at the independent Bar and 5 years as a solicitor) undertaking employment, equality, regulatory and whistleblowing work and she has appeared in the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Employment Tribunals. …

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Linda Sands

Linda Sands is a highly qualified safeguarding consultant & subject expert with both adults and children.  She started her career in the police in 1981, where she specialised in investigating the abuse of vulnerable witnesses. Due to her commitment and passion for supporting adults at risk, she decided to pursue a career as an independent …

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Jo Gillespie Verita Consultancy Ltd

Jo Gillespie

Jo Gillespie is a pilot by profession with 30 years of hands-on flying experience, primarily as a commercial airline captain and flight instructor. He has also enjoyed a parallel career in aviation safety and risk management, spending many years as Vice President of Flight Safety for Emirates in Dubai. He has managed large safety and …

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Stephanie Bown Verita Consultancy Ltd

Stephanie Bown

Stephanie Bown is a highly experienced medico-legal specialist. She is a registered medical practitioner and an accredited mediator with a law degree.  Stephanie practised as an NHS doctor for eleven years and is a former senior executive at a medical professional services membership organisation (MPS).  She was director of the National Clinical Assessment Service for a year before joining …

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Michael de la Haye

Michael de la Haye worked in the public sector in Jersey for nearly 30 years and served as Greffier of the States of Jersey (Clerk of the States Assembly) from 2002 until his retirement from the office in December 2015. He was deputy Greffier of the States from 2000 until 2002 and assistant Greffier from …

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Andrew Woodhead

Andrew Woodhead left the NHS in 2012 after 30 years in healthcare management in London. He now works as an independent management consultant and is also an associate with Deloitte. Before leaving the NHS he led a complex change programme as head of mergers and acquisitions at NHS London. He also managed the approval process …

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Ann Sutton

Ann Sutton has worked in the NHS for 35 years, most recently as director of commissioning for NHS England. She was responsible for setting up the new direct commissioning system that includes specialised services, primary care, public health, health and justice and services for the armed forces and their families. Before this Ann was a …

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Suzanne Shale

Suzanne Shale is an expert in healthcare ethics, patient safety, and healthcare leadership. She is ethics advisor to NHS England’s Patient Safety Steering Group, chaired the Surgical Never Events Task Force and was a member of Health Education England’s Learning to be Safer Expert Advisory Group. She is experienced in investigating clinical performance and service …

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Alison Pointu

Alison Pointu is a recently retired executive nurse with a varied nursing career that spans 35 years. Alison is regarded as a knowledge expert in learning disabilities, providing advice and support to the London Strategic Health Authority, Cabinet Office, NHS England and the Department of Health. Alison spearheaded one of the first acute liaison projects, …

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