Alan Duffell joined Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust as director of workforce in April 2017, bringing with him 16 years of NHS leadership experience, with a key focus on workforce management and organisational development.

Prior to joining Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Alan was director of human resources and organisational development at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust for five years.

Before joining the NHS, Alan was in the Royal Air Force for 22 years, focusing on avionics engineering before moving into various learning and development posts.

Alan Duffell

Director of Workforce

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Darren Kilroy has been deputy medical director at East Cheshire NHS Trust since July 2015 and is responsible for medical education, research, partnerships, and innovation.

In addition to his corporate role, Darren is also a part-time consultant in the emergency care team at Macclesfield District General Hospital and divisional medical director at Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, with portfolio responsibility for planned care.

Darren has previously worked within the commissioning sector, serving as a secondary care specialist board member at Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group between 2012 and 2014.

He has also served on the education and examinations committee of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, advised on leadership development across the NHS, and published a range of academic papers based on international research undertaken in the UK, USA and Australia. He holds a masters in healthcare business administration from Keele Business School and a PhD awarded by the Education and Research Institute of Manchester Metropolitan University, the first of its kind in academic health research.

Dr Darren Kilroy

Deputy Medical Director

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Divisional Medical Director
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

Liz Lees has been director of nursing at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 2016 and was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s honours list for services to nursing.

Liz previously served as the trust’s deputy director of nursing from 2014. Before this, she worked as general manager in the emergency department and was nursing services manager for cancer and palliative care.

Liz has worked at East and North Herts NHS Trust since 1993.

Liz Lees MBE

Director of Nursing

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Chris Streather began his career as a renal physician before taking on to a series of leadership roles within the NHS across Greater London.

Before joining the Royal Free Hospital as chief executive in June 2017, Chris was chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare UK. Between April 2009 and July 2012 Chris was chief executive of the former South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

Chris was also previously managing director of The Health Innovation Network, the academic health science network for South London.

Dr Chris Streather

Chief Executive

Royal Free Hospital

Angela Thompson was appointed to the role of director of nursing and deputy regional chief nurse for NHS Improvement London in September 2017.

Angela brings more than 30 years’ experience in NHS and clinical leadership roles, having worked in both acute and tertiary centres. Prior to joining NHS Improvement, Angela was the director of nursing at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, where she worked for six years.

Angela has a record of implementing safe staffing through rostering systems, both at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and prior to that, as the deputy director of nursing at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Angela Thompson

Director of Nursing and Deputy Regional Chief Nurse

NHS Improvement London

Robert Drake has been principal lecturer in information systems and business development manager at Sheffield Hallam University since 2014.

Robert is a recognised academic author and speaker on healthcare scheduling, strategic management, international marketing, big data and analytics, enterprise resource planning, and teaching and learning strategies.

Between 2007 and 2014 Robert worked as South East Asia regional manager for Allocate Software, based in Malaysia.

Robert has written extensively on e-rostering and workforce scheduling in the healthcare sector.

Robert Drake

Principle Lecturer in Information Systems

Sheffield Hallam University

Danny Mortimer has been Chief Executive of NHS Employers, the body representing employers and personnel leaders across the NHS, since 2014.

Danny’s career in the health service spans over 20 years, including time spent as a porter and a healthcare assistant.

Prior to leading NHS Employers, Danny served as Director of Workforce and strategy at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which he joined in 2007.

His previous roles have included Personnel Manager and General Manager at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, and Deputy Director of Personnel at Brighton Health Care. His first director post was a joint role for Royal West Sussex NHS Trust and Western Sussex PCT.

Danny Mortimer

Chief Executive

NHS Employers

Martin Elliott is Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London and, until July 2015, was Co-Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

Martin joined Allocate Software in November 2016 as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, he advises on product design while helping medical directors and clinical directors get the best outcomes from e-rostering technology.

He is also the 37th Professor of Physic at Gresham College London, an academic institution offering free public lectures.

Professor Martin Elliott

Chief Medical Officer

Allocate Software

Paul Scandrett has been with Allocate Software for 22 years, working with clients across the world to realise the goal of safe and efficient staffing models.

Paul is a regular contributor to NHS Voices on safe staffing issues.

Paul Scandrett

Director of Healthcare

Allocate Software