Ian is an experienced
Finance Director and a qualified management accountant who started his career
in the commercial sector, but for the past twenty years has worked as an
executive and non-executive director in the not-for-profit, charity and health
sectors, and more recently in arts organisations. Ian has served on a number of
Boards, including eight years as a non-executive director with Royal
Bournemouth Hospital, where he was Chair of a number of committees, including
the project board which led the re-build of Christchurch Hospital as a health
and care community. He is currently a trustee of Lighthouse, Poole's centre for
the arts, and has just rejoined the Board of Activate, an arts enabling
organisation based in Dorchester.
Professor Alastair Hutchison
Alastair joined DCH in July 2018 from Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he was Clinical Head of Division for Specialist Medicine and Clinical Professor of Kidney Medicine (University of Manchester). He has worked in clinical leadership roles in Manchester for over 15 years, including being Clinical Director for Renal Medicine, the Royal College Tutor in Medicine, Associate Clinical Head of the Division of Medicine, and most recently the Clinical Head for Specialist Medicine. He has clinically supervised the development and introduction of new IT systems as well as having a major interest in infection control. Alastair has wide-ranging experience in managing complex clinical services, and is actively involved in research into acute and chronic kidney disease with around 100 publications in peer-reviewed journal and books. He has written chapters for both the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology.
Director of Finance and Resources
Paul is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has over 30 years' experience in NHS finance. He joined the Trust in June 2018 from University Hospital Southampton FT where he spent over 10 years rising from Assistant Director of Finance to the role of Director of Finance which included a directorship of one of the wholly owned subsidiaries. He has worked extensively across the NHS sector at a senior level within both provider and commissioning organisations and also gained valuable experience working in a commercial role within a large US owned facilities management company.
Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources
Mark has over 25 years' experience in Human Resources, and spent the majority of his career in the private sector with British Airways. Mark then joined local government, heading up the HR department at West Sussex County Council, before joining the NHS as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2013. Through his career, Mark has led numerous organisational change programmes, gained significant experience in all areas of HR, and more recently as a Board member.
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Nursing and Quality
Nicky joined DCHFT from
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust where she was Director of Nursing
and Quality. During her career
Nicky has held a number of senior roles, including director of clinical
standards at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Her wealth of experience includes
having successfully led many initiatives, such as workforce redesign involving
education and career development, as well as patient care improvements. Nicky,
who trained at Uxbridge, Middlesex, also has an MBA from Solent University. She
has a professional background in cardiothoracic and critical care.
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Nick joined DCHFT from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust where he was responsible for strategy and commercial development projects, including establishing an innovative commercial development joint venture, for which he was a Board Member. Prior to that he was responsible for business development and bid management at a large, multi-national infrastructure and support services provider focussing on strategic public private partnerships. Nick has also worked in a number of local authorities delivering innovative strategic partnerships, contract management and service transformation. Nick has a MSc from Warwick Business School and started his career on the National Graduate Management Scheme for Local Government.
Register of Directors' Interests 2017-18