Introduction to new staff in the Ministry’s Health Workforce Directorate
In the last update, Judy McGregor introduced the new Health Workforce Advisory Board. I would also like to share with you some recent senior appointments in the Health Workforce Directorate as we embed our new structure following the recent changes.
Many of you will already know Danilo Coelho de Almedia. I am pleased to announce that he has accepted a position as Manager of the Health Workforce Commissioning team, which is responsible for the contracting and administration of our health workforce funding.
Amy Wilson has been appointed as Group Manager Policy and Insights. Amy comes to us from the Ministry of Defence where she was recently the Director of HR Policy, Remuneration and Research. She has also led and worked in data and analytics functions across several Ministries.
Daniel Glover, who many of you will have worked with, is leaving us on 20 January and Robyn Ward will be joining us as Manager Sector Engagement and Implementation. Robyn comes to us from Martin Jenkins and she has significant experience in developing and implementing strategy, stakeholder engagement and leading complex projects. I’d like to acknowledge the contribution Daniel has made in his time with the Ministry and wish him every success in his future endeavours.
Laura O'Sullivan will be starting in January as the new Policy and Strategy Manager. Laura is currently a Policy Director at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Prior to that she was at Health Education England as a Senior Policy Manager and she also spent three years at the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Standards Compliance Manager.
Shilpi Sharma is also starting in January as the Manager, Office of the DDG. Shilpi is coming to us from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment where she is a Business Manager in one of the policy groups and her team are responsible for managing the accountability cycle across 7 different Ministers’ offices. She brings a lot of experience in relationship management and government processes.