Members engage with key stakeholders, such as senior representatives from the Department of Health and Social Care and the arm's-length bodies, on the implications for the workforce of existing and emerging national policy. Members also champion specific workforce areas, bringing an expert perspective from their organisation and networks.
Meet our workforce policy board
Anita PisaniDeputy chief executive and director of workforce at Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust
Anita joined Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust in June 2012
Charles AshtonMedical director at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Charles Ashton started as the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust's medical director in January 2014.
Gail ByrneChief nursing officer at University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust
Gail joined the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust in 2010 as deputy director of nursing and head of patient safety.
Helen RayChief executive of North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Chief executive at North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Joe HarrisonChair of the NHS Employers policy board
Joe is chief executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and national director for digital channels for NHS England.
Kath GriffinDirector of HR and OD at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Kath became director of human resources and organisational development for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust in 2016.
Kerry GulliverDirector of HR and OD at East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Kerry has been with EMAS for more than five years in a variety of roles and has spent the past year as acting director of people and engagement.
Melanie CoombesDirector of nursing at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CWPT)
Mel became chief executive of CWPT in January 2021.
Paul StantonDirector of human resources and organisational development at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth and co-representative for for independent health sector providers.
Paul is director of human resources and organisational development at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.
Russell HillsClinical chair at Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
Russell has been clinical chair at the CCG since August 2017.
Siobhan HarringtonChief executive of Whittington Health NHS Trust
Siobhan was appointed chief executive of Whittington Health in September 2017.
Siobhan MeliaChief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Siobhan Melia is vice chair of the policy board and has been chief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust since September 2016.
Professor Dame Sue Hill DBEChief scientific officer at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Dame Sue Hill OBE PhD DSC CBiol FRSB Hon FRCP Hon FRCPath is the chief scientific officer for England.
Suzanne RastrickChief allied health professions officer at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Suzanne was appointed as chief allied health professions officer for NHS England in September 2014.
Angela HilleryChief executive officer at Northamptonshire Health Foundation NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Angela is joint CEO at two NHS trusts providing mental health and community services in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
Patricia MillerChief executive officer at NHS Dorset Integrated Care Board
Patricia Miller is vice chair of the policy board and the chief executive officer for NHS Dorset’s Integrated Care Board.
Jinjer KandolaJoint chief executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Jinjer Kandola is joint chief executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Alan DuffellGroup chief people officer for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
Alan Duffell is the group chief people officer (CPO) for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
Lance McCarthyChief executive at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Lance McCarthy is chief executive at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
Alex WhitfieldChief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Alex Whitfield is the chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Kathy McLean OBEChair, Integrated Care Board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Dr Kathy McLean OBE is chair of University Hospitals Derby and Burton and chair of the Integrated Care Board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Mark CubbonGroup chief executive, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Mark Cubbon is group chief executive of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Rachael CharltonDeputy chief executive and director of people and culture at East Cheshire NHS Trust
Rachael Charlton is deputy chief executive and director of people and culture at East Cheshire NHS Trust.