Here’s a summary of my professional career


NHS England Digital Systems Lead for Personalisation

National role part-time from July 2017


Independent consultancy since 2011

Has included:

NHS England Personalisation IT Challenge

led on the evaluation of 24 IT solutions to support the scaling up of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) across England


LGA / ADASS Programme Manager for “Engaging Citizens Online”

produced ten briefings for the Local Government Assocation (LGA) and

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS); organised & presented at regional workshops


National informatics lead for implementation of the Care Act

on behalf of ADASS, LGA and DH – engaged with IT suppliers and councils advising on system requirements to implement the Care Act 2015; carried out risk assessment for the Treasury’s Major Projects Authority


Strategic review of adult and children’s social care systems

for a large county council


Event director national conferences

for ADASS Informatics with ministerial attendance in 2014 and 2016; founder of #CareAppsShowcase


Author of reports for ADASS 

on “System implications of the Dilnot proposals for the long-term funding of adult social care”, “Use of NHS numbers in social care”, “Transfer of electronic records between social services departments”


Dementia service for Oxford NHS FT & Neighbourhood Watch

 developed volunteer-based service offer and IT infrastructure from original idea to operational readiness


      “Tripadvisor for care” for SCIE 

designed and managed delivery of  Find Me Good Care website for the Social Care Institute for Excellence


Pro bono elected member of techUK H&SC Council

From 2011 to 2017 – techUK is the trade association representing the UK’s technology industry and engaging with government. The Health & Social Care programme has over 250 member companies and is run by the elected council.


Author of book on leadership in social care

“Making a Difference in Adult Social Care – release your leadership ambitions” – a handbook for anyone wanting to make a career in English adult social care and move into any one of a variety of leadership roles.


Business Development Manager for large commercial software & services company

From 2004 - 2011


Programme Director for DH’s Common Assessment Framework

Director for £3million programme funded by Department of Health through three local authorities


Supporting People Programme Director

Developed the leading national system and managed simultaneous implementation across 43 local authority sites


Software Development Manager / Services Manager

Part of management team that doubled size and turnover of company to 110 staff and £12million


Project manager for international consultancy firm


Programmer and trade union branch secretary for public sector computer centre


Founder of community welfare rights organisation