Senior Responsible Officers and Programme Leads
There are lots of people and organisations involved in our programme of work. In this issue we share some information about our senior responsible officer and programme leads. You can also watch this short film from Lisa Crichton-Jones where she gives a brief overview of what is happening.
We will be featuring different members of the programme leadership group in future issues.
Ken Bremner, senior responsible officer
Ken Bremner is chief executive of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and has worked in the NHS since 1982 in a variety of senior roles. In 2018 Ken was awarded an MBE for his services to NHS leadership. He is a passionate advocate for supporting the armed forces community and developing research, innovation and education in the NHS.
He played an instrumental role in the founding of a school of nursing at the University of Sunderland and helped secure a successful bid for the university to become one of five new medical schools across England. Ken is chair of the Sunderland Partnership Board, a member of the Foundation of Light Audit Committee and the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network.
Lisa Crichton-Jones, director of workforce transformation
Lisa is currently on secondment from her substantive role as executive director of workforce and organisational development at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Over the last year Lisa has been working with a wide range of partners to build the foundations of the workforce transformation programme.
Lisa has significant workforce, organisational development and transformation experience across mental health and disability services. She is management chair for social partnership forums across the northern region and a board governor for East Durham College. She was previously executive sponsor of the north east regional streamlining programme.
Lisa is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and holds an MA in human resource management as well as a postgraduate diploma in leadership through effective human resource management and a postgraduate certificate in strategic workforce planning.
Amanda Venner, workforce programme transformation lead
Amanda, working closely with Lisa, is leading and co-ordinating a regional approach to workforce transformation and integration. With colleagues in the newly-formed programme leadership forum she will be co-ordinating and sharing good practice and innovation, while driving forward the delivery of improvements where there is an identified need.
Amanda has a strong background in organisational development and workforce having worked in a variety of roles, most recently at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. These have included head of human resources, workforce advisor, project manager and head of medical recruitment and education.
Workforce programme transformation lead
Kate North, system talent management lead
Kate started in the new role of system talent management lead in June and is seconded from her role as head of workforce futures and inclusion with Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust. As a human resources professional by background she has worked extensively across local government and health organisations including local, regional and national partners from the public, private and voluntary/third sector.
Her role will focus on reducing vacancies and gaps at Board level, working together with the north regional talent board and partners to identify and develop future leaders to deliver.
System talent management lead