CIPFA announces health and social care appointments

17 Oct 18

CIPFA has replenished its health and social care team with two key appointments to help lead its work on integration.

Bob Alexander has joined the institute as association director of health and integration, while Eleanor Roy has been recruited as policy manager for health and social care.

Alexander was previously executive director of resources and deputy chief executive at NHS Improvement. He is currently executive chair at Sussex and East Surrey Sustainable Transformation Partnership.

Alexander said: “At times of financial constraint and growing demand for services, taking a cross sector approach has to be better than the traditionally siloed perspective.”

He added that CIPFA was “uniquely placed” to help local leaders deliver financially sustainable health and care systems.

Roy previously worked in the National Assembly for Wales where she supported scrutiny of public finances and in 2014 spent a year on secondment to CIPFA where she focused on devolved governments.

Health finances were “a constant area of focus” in her work in Wales, Roy said.

“I am tremendously excited to bring my experience and knowledge to the institute… I’m thrilled to be back,” she added.

CIPFA said Alexander and Roy would “galvanise conversations around good financial management across the health sector” and also provide advice and support to the NHS and local government as the sector get to grips with integration.

Commenting on the two appointments, CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman said: “With both Bob and Ellie’s experience, commitment and knowledge of the health sector, they are superbly placed to take on these roles.”

  • Vivienne Russell

    Vivienne Russell is managing editor of Public Finance magazine and publicfinance.co.uk

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