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.
Dave is an experienced senior leader having worked first at the Civil Aviation Authority as an Air Traffic Control Scientist and Research Manager before joining the Met Office, in 1998, to lead their Civil Aviation Business. Over 20 years with the Met Office Dave undertook a range of senior executive roles including Group Head of Public Sector Business, Deputy Director of Technology and Information Systems and latterly Deputy Director of High Performance Computing. In addition to his executive roles Dave has more than 10 years non-executive leadership experience gained in the fields of Environmental Business, Further Education (serving on the Board of Exeter College) and most recently as a Non-Executive Independent Advisor to the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust with regard to their MyCare Technology enabled Transformation Programme. Dave is passionate about delivering effective leadership of change and promoting the benefits of careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Chief Medical Officer
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.
- Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Inese joined DCHFT in November 2018 from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust where she held a variety of roles, the last one being Acting Chief Operating Officer. She has worked for the NHS for over 18 years in both highly performing and challenged organisations and has led a number of complex service redesign and improvement initiatives. Inese is passionate about improving the quality of patient care and experience and holds a Masters Degree in Leadership for Healthcare Improvement from the University of Birmingham. She is also a Leadership Fellow with the Health Foundation.
Chief Nursing Officer
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, Transformation and Partnerships
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.
Chief Information Officer
Stephen joined DCHFT as the first CIO on the Trust Board. He is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Leading Practitioner for the newly launched national FED-IP digital healthcare leadership framework, and brings experience from a variety of national, European and global leadership roles he held for Siemens over a 20 plus year career in the private sector, before joining the NHS in Dorset in 2016. Since joining the NHS he has led the creation of the digital transformation portfolio for the Dorset ICS, driving forward the digital agenda for the county with an ambition to provide sustainable digital services to the staff and public alike. Living close to Dorchester with his family he is a Scout Leader and a volunteer with Dorset Search and Rescue in his spare time.
Register of Directors' Interests 2020-21