CfWI leadership team
Peter Sharp, Chief Executive
Peter is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist and has over 30 years' experience in health, education and children’s services. He has extensive consulting experience at chief executive and director levels within health and local authorities. In partnership with the Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families, he successfully led the Mouchel team responsible for Healthy Schools project and supported the DH in engaging 99 per cent of all schools in England to join the programme from a base of 44 per cent.
Greg Allen, Chief Operating Officer
Greg is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is a qualified teacher. He is a highly experienced director in workforce and organisational development and has fulfilled many roles across the NHS. His proven leadership skills have helped transform complex organisations and their workforces through large-budget projects whilst maintaining a patient-focus. Greg has held a number of national responsibilities including employer-side chair of the NHS Staff Council, member of the Social Partnership Forum and member of the NHS Employers Policy Board. Greg has a track record of creating high standards in stakeholder engagement, service delivery and working in partnership.
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Mark Garvey, Contracts Manager
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.
Grant Fitzner, Director of Analytics
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.
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Dr Rhidian Hughes, Head of Social Care
Rhidian Hughes, whose career has spanned senior appointments across academic, statutory and private sectors, is a strategic leader who has advised, lectured and written on social care, health care and public welfare. He is the expert voice in the CfWI on workforce planning and development in social care, including approaches to integration with public health and health care. He is the author, co-author or editor of over 200 articles, books, chapters and reports. He has received three honorary awards from UK universities.
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Dr Graham Willis, Head of Research and Development
Graham has over 30 years’ experience in information visualisation, modelling complex systems and strategic consulting, for a wide range of clients across the public and private sectors in the UK and Europe. He has extensive knowledge of scenario generation and the use of system dynamics in understanding the implications of policy decisions. Since joining the CfWI he has been responsible for improving its approach to workforce modelling and analysis, in particular developing a framework for model development that integrates horizon scanning, scenario development and supply and demand modelling.
Sarah Faulkner, Head of Leadership
Sarah has over 25 years of senior management healthcare experience in the NHS, private sector consultancy and freelance. She has a track record of delivering complex strategic programmes, specialising in organisational development. Sarah was Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources in a PCT leading a health economy approach to workforce planning and development. She began her career as an NHS graduate management trainee, holds a Diploma in Health Services Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Rachel Joint, Head of Communications
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 between 2005 and 2010.
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Kristy O‘Connor, Delivery Manager
Kristy has extensive advisory and consultancy experience across a variety of public and private sector clients. She has a track record of delivery success, having efficiently managed a number of projects from inception to post implementation. For the last three years Kristy was the Operations Manager for the Business Change Service across NME on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) responsible for the management of resources, budgets, delivery and quality.
Meena Mahil, Head of Horizon Scanning and Care Pathways
Meena has worked at the CfWI since September 2010 and is currently leading the horizon scanning programme. She is also leading the CfWI care pathways project to develop a methodology to conduct integrated workforce planning along pathways and CfWI International. Meena has a background of working on health projects in the NHS and Canadian healthcare system and has international health infrastructure knowledge. She has an MBA with a focus in health management and a BSc in life sciences.
Steven Gale, Board Secretary
Steven Gale has worked with a wide range of organisations within central and local government, the arts and charity sector on a variety of assignments, specialising in consultation, governance, budget management and stakeholder management. As Board Secretary, he is responsible for supporting the CfWI Governance Board and Advisory Panel.