• Elisabeth Buggins

    Elisabeth Buggins, CBE, DL, has over 35 years of experience in, and alongside, the NHS

  • Michael Scott
    Non-Executive Director

    ‘Michael’s public service career has ranged from working as a qualified Social Worker to an NHS Chief Executive. His twenty year role as Chief Executive encompassed acute hospitals, a community and a mental health trust and a commissioning organisation. He also held  a national role in the NHS Modernisation Agency where he worked with Ministers on NHS Reform. Michael is now retired.

  • Isabel Napper
    Non-Executive Director

    Isabel is a business strategy consultant and Intellectual Property lawyer

  • Claire Ruskin
    Non-Executive Director

    Claire is Chief Executive of Cambridge Network which works to bring organisations together for new ideas and productive collaboration.

  • Tom Abell
    Non-Executive Director

    Tom has a special interest in the integration of public services to drive transformational service change to improve outcomes

  • Bill Allan
    Non-Executive Director

    Bill is a medical devices executive and entrepreneur who has held a number of management and global leadership positions

  • Piers Ricketts
    Chief Executive

    Piers was formerly a Partner in KPMG’s Public Sector Management Consulting practice. He brings 15 years’ experience of Board-level strategic, commercial and financial advisory work in the NHS and wider public sector, particularly with clients undertaking complex change programmes.


  • Victoria Corbishley
    Director of Transformation

    Victoria is experienced in health management, a qualified accountant, and an experienced management consultant

  • Stacie Coburn
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Louise Jopling
    Commercial Director
  • Helen Oliver
    Senior Programme Director

    Helen heads up our entrepreneurship and leadership programme and is also running two major external programmes, East of England STP Organisational Development Jump Start and the AHSN Network Wave 2 Test Bed programme

  • Caroline Angel
    Director, Patient Safety

    Caroline is experienced in performance management, information analytics, and service improvement. She is also the lead for our regional Patient Safety Collaborative

  • Mark Avery
    Director of Health Informatics, Eastern AHSN and Cambridge University Hospital Partners

    Mark has an NHS background with 17 years’ experience across a range of operational, information and performance management, and complex programme delivery roles.

  • Charlotte James
    Head of Communications

    Charlotte leads our communications team in its support for colleagues across the organisation

  • Simon Day
    Senior Communications Manager
  • Ann Hubbard
    Communications Officer
  • Ellen Keegan
    Events Officer

    Ellen provides events management expertise support to the team

  • Dr Amanda Buttery
    Atrial Fibrillation Programme Manager

    Amanda leads our atrial fibrillation work and is a clinical academic and national audit advisor with a specialist interest in ageing, innovation and population health

  • Jill Houghton
    Maternity Clinical Lead

    Jill has a breadth of experience in healthcare commissioning and service provision, and is leading on the maternity and neonatal element of the Eastern Patient Safety Collaborative

  • Nicola Greaves
    Senior Improvement Project Manager

    Nicola’s previous experience is in the health and care and charity sectors.

  • Valeria Giardina
    Executive Assistant

    Valeria is an experienced PA having worked for a number of senior executives

  • Karen Livingstone
    National Director of SBRI Healthcare
    Karen is programme director of SBRI Healthcare, the innovative programme hosted by us under which NHS England has invested in hundreds of early-stage healthcare start-ups
  • Louise Venables
    Project Coordinator

    Louise is an experienced healthcare professional with a background in caring for adults with learning disabilities

  • Dr Stephen Webb
    Clinical Lead

    Stephen’s experience is in clinical audit, quality improvement, and patient safety

  • Dr Hasan Chowhan
    Primary Care Advisor

    Dr Chowhan is a GP principal and Trainer and the Chair of the NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Sarah Nolasco
    Programme Manager

    Sarah leads our self care programme and brings public health knowledge with previous experience in oncology clinical trials and hospital service management

  • Oliver Chilvers
    Regional Systems Analyst

    Oliver is helping the team with his expertise in network infrastructure and cyber security, and a specialist interest in the security of digital medical devices

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