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
Clare PannikerChair of the NHS Employers policy board
Claire is chief executive of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Debbie HerringVice chair of the NHS Employers policy board
Debbie is chief people officer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Joe HarrisonVice chair of the NHS Employers policy board
Joe is chief executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Alastair HendersonChief executive of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Alastair is chief executive of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC).
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.
Darren KilroyMedical director at The Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Darren joined The Countess in April 2018 after working between The Countess and East Cheshire NHS Trust, where he was deputy medical director.
Eugine YafeleChief executive of Dorset Health Care University NHS Foundation Trust
Eugine has been chief executive of Dorset Health Care University NHS Foundation Trust since December 2018.
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.
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.
Lisa DavidsonChief people officer at Connect Health and representative for independent health sector providers
Lisa joined Connect in January 2016 as human resource director and took up the post of chief people officer in May 2019.
Martin ShawChief financial officer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Martin became chief financial officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.
Mary Foulkes OBEDirector of HR and OD at South London and Maudsley; South West London and St Georges NHS Trust
Director of HR and OD, shared between South West London and St George's, and South London and Maudsley.
Melanie CoombesDirector of nursing at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CWPT)
Mel became chief executive of CWPT in January 2021.
Nick HulmeChief executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Nick has worked in the NHS and social care for more than 35 years.
Paul StantonChief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Paul is chief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Russell HillsClinical chair at Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
Russell has been clinical chair at the CCG since August 2017.
Samantha AllenChief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sam Allen became chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in March 2017.
Sheena CumiskeyChief executive of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sheena has been chief executive at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) since February 2010.
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 has been chief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust since September 2016.
Steve RussellChief executive of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Steve joined Harrogate and District NHS Trust as chief executive in April 2019.
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.
Susan AcottChief executive of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Susan was appointed chief executive in April 2018.
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.
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.