I have worked in a wide range of organisational settings including Pharmaceuticals, Banking, Film and Television, Health, Housing, Manufacturing, Insurance, Utilities, Property Management, Learning Disability, Publishing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), and Intellectual Property.
More recently my main areas of focus have been the Health Service and finance professionals. I am passionate about the Health Service and would not be where I am today without it. I believe it is a privilege which we very much take for granted. I also enjoy enabling the 'numbers guys' to talk 'people' which is such a fundanmental aspect of their business.
My current and recent client list includes: Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust, The South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Barts and the London NHS Trust, Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, South London Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
As one of my client who is a finance director put it:-
When I tell people at parties that I am a finance director of an NHS Hospital Trust they generally think that I am a 'boffin' or a technical geek! Often they express deep sympathy with statements like 'that must be a very difficult job' or once I was accused of being mad.
By the end of such conversations invariably peoples' opinions have changed. I explain to them that it's all about people. Yes systems of financial control, strong governance are essential building blocks, are absolutely essential, but to get your organisation to motor - to achieve what could never be dreamed of - it's about people, people, people.'
In assisting my clients to 'talk fluent people', my main areas of expertise are:-