CfWI Leadership Team

Greg Allen NewGreg Allen: Greg is the managing director of the CfWI and accountable officer for the business. Greg has a background in economics, operations and HR/OD. His experience includes ten years as an executive director in the NHS and ten years in the private sector. He brings specific subject matter expertise in health workforce planning & development and human resource management. He is passionate about stakeholder engagement, service delivery and working in partnership. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and an OD specialist. Greg has held a number of national NHS responsibilities including employer-side chair of the NHS Staff Council (pay negotiation), member of the Social Partnership Forum and he is still a co-opted member of the NHS Employers Policy Board. Follow Greg on Twitter @GregAllenUK


mark garveyMark Garvey: Mark is responsible for contracts and finance at the CfWI. Mark is a fully qualified and experienced programme manager, and has managed a number of large and complex programmes. He has experience and specialisms in a number of fields, such as programme management, procurement and service review. He has a broad knowledge of all areas of local government service delivery, from planning to benefits to education and social care.




rachel jointRachel Joint : Rachel is responsible for stakeholder engagement and communications at the CfWI. Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in journalism and communications, including work with central government, local government and the private sector. In recent years she has focused predominately on the health and education sectors and was a communications consultant with the Mouchel team supporting the Healthy Schools programme at DH and Department for Education prior to joining the CfWI team. Follow Rachel on Twitter @racjoint.




GrantGrant Fitzner: As director of analytics, Grant is responsible for leading the analytical and modelling teams and the delivery of robust modelling and analysis. Grant has worked in a range of senior analyst roles in both public and private sectors, successfully leading several high-performing research teams. He previously worked as a consultant at Monitor, the NHS sector regulator. He was also chief analyst at the Department for Communities and Local Government, and director of employment market analysis and research at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Follow Grant on Twitter @GrantFitzner.