Members of the NHSBSA Board
The NHSBSA Board usually meets 8 times each year.
Silla Maizey, Chair
Silla is an accountant by profession. She joined the NHSBSA from British Airways, where she had worked in a number of different functions over the years including Finance, Procurement, Corporate Responsibility and Customer Services, but most recently as Managing Director of Gatwick.
Alongside her duties at the NHSBSA, she is also Chair and Non-Executive Director of the British Airways Retirement Plan, which is a pension scheme for over 13,000 members.
Mark Ellerby, Non Executive Director, Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director
Mark was formerly Divisional Managing Director of Bupa Care Services, globally responsible for providing residential care home services, retirement villages, assisted living facilities, medical alarm systems and nurse led home healthcare to over 50,000 customers. Before that Mark held a wide range of senior roles within Bupa, both in general management and in finance and strategy, and prior to that worked for ten years at Deloitte in London.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Andrew Flanagan, Non Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Andrew is a Civil Service Commissioner and holds a number of non-executive appointments, including with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and CIPFA Business Services Ltd. Until March 2013, he was Chief Executive of the NSPCC, the leading UK children’s charity and in 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority.
Previously, Andrew was Chief Executive of SMG plc; one of the UK's leading media companies with interests spanning television, radio and print. A Chartered Accountant, Andrew has also held a number of senior finance roles in the media, IT and telecommunications sectors.
Debra Bailey, Non Executive Director
Debra works full-time as a Chief Information Officer and has held a number of executive leadership roles.
Until February 2018 Debra was at Nationwide Building Society as Chief Information Officer and Director of Operations and Delivery. Debra had responsibility for IT Architecture, Run and Change, Security, Product Operations and Operational Resilience.
In March 2019 Debra joins O2 (Telefonica UK) as Chief Information Officer.
Debra has worked in a variety of sectors including retail, public and telecommunications. However, the majority of Debra’s career has been in financial services where she held senior roles at Barclays and Woolwich plc.
Tim Nolan, Non Executive Director
Tim is an experienced international board director and consultant having worked across the retail, telecoms, healthcare, housing, consumer electronics and automotive sectors. He has held senior commercial, marketing, e-commerce, supply chain and business development roles over more than 25 years within large multi-national organisations. These include Tesco, Staples, Samsung, DixonsCarphone, Courts Asia and Jaguar Cars.
Tim has also worked as a consultant with other blue chip businesses such as B&Q and Best Buy. He has previously held non-executive directorships in the housing sector and for an NHS Hospital Trust.
Karen Seth, Non Executive Director
Karen currently works full-time at the Co-op as HR Director Retail Operations. Before joining the Co-op, Karen worked at Sainsbury where she held a number of senior leadership roles within HR across both generalist and specialist disciplines.
Karen is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is also a trustee of the North East Law Centre.
Alistair McDonald, Chief Executive
Alistair is responsible for managing the business of the organisation and providing leadership on strategy and development. He was previously Director of Operations, responsible for the operational performance of all business streams across the NHSBSA.
Alistair is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Allison Newell, Executive Director of Strategy, Business Development and Growth
Allison is the Executive Director of Strategy, Business Development and Growth and an Executive Board member. Alison is a key member of the Leadership Team with collective Executive accountability for delivery of the NHSBSA Strategy. Allison is responsible for directing and developing the strategy, business development and growth of the NHSBSA and is ultimately accountable for leading the business development and growth agenda, developing relationships with Partner Organisations to create new business opportunities and increased value to the wider health system.
Allison has worked at Board and Director level in UK and international public and private sectors of health and social care, including payer, provider and indemnity organisations as well as in financial services. She has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, development, establishing joint ventures and launching new products and services in the UK and globally. Her experience also includes leading on the design and implementation of a new health and social care insurance system for an international government.
Allison has an MBA, Advanced Diploma in Managed Care, and is a Registered General Nurse (RGN).
Andy McKinlay, Executive Director of Finance and Commercial Services
Andy leads the NHSBSA's financial, corporate and property services and is responsible for the organisation's financial strategy. He joined the NHSBSA from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and has been involved in the NHSBSA’s finances from the Department’s point of view over recent years. He has a wealth of experience in the workings of government, public sector finance and commercial services and has been involved in Pharmacy, the NHS Electronic Staff Record and sat on the Board of DHSC companies.
Mark Dibble, Executive Director of Corporate Services and Corporate Secretary
Mark was appointed to the Board in September 2017 having joined the NHSBSA as Corporate Secretary, a role which he retains. Within his role, Mark supports the Board and his Executive colleagues and is responsible for key areas such as governance, risk, HR, organisation development, communications, information security, and health and safety.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience across health in both the private and public sector, working in NHS provider and commissioner organisations.
Supporting the Board
The Board is supported by David Jukes, the NHSBSA's Head of Governance.
About the NHSBSA Board
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