• 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.


  • Helen Oliver
    Chief Operating Officer

    Helen is responsible for overseeing our company’s operational processes, including corporate functions, and leading the development of business strategies and reporting. She also leads on the NHS England Test Bed programme on behalf of the AHSN Network.

  • Dr Jag Ahluwalia
    Chief Clinical Officer

    Jag provides clinical governance oversight into the Eastern AHSN programmes of work and supports the promotion of its profile across the East of England.

  • Dr Louise Jopling
    Commercial Director
  • Charlotte James
    Director of Communications

    Charlotte brings with her over 20 years experience in health communications gained from working in agency and in-house roles at Novartis and GSK. She has responsibility for the communications strategy and managing an integrated communications, engagement and marketing team which plays a central role in the organisation to drive effective engagement and build collaboration with our many cross-sector local, regional and national partner organisations.

  • 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.

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