Tim has held non-executive roles on a wide range of company boards as well not-for-profit boards in charities, education and in local government. Tim is actively involved in the Charity sector as Vice President, and previous Chairman of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and formerly Chairman of Trustees for Working Families. He also chairs the Esher Sixth Form College Board. Prior to the changes that came in from 1st July 2022, Tim chaired the former Surrey Heartlands ICS Board.
Tim was Chairman-Elect and then formally become Chairman of the County Councils Network at the organisation’s September 2021 Annual General Meeting. CCN is a body representing 36 county and unitary councils, who collectively serve 25 million people and are responsible for £32bn of public spending each year.
Tim was first elected to Elmbridge Borough in 1999 and served Esher for 20 years. He was elected as Elmbridge Borough Council Leader in 2016, elected to Surrey County Council in 2017 and as Leader of Surrey County Council in 2018. He stood down as Leader for Elmbridge Borough Council and then as an Elmbridge Borough Councillor in 2019, to focus on his County Council responsibilities. As Leader of Surrey County Council, along with the CEO, he has set the organisation on a journey of transformation and championed a bold ‘Vision for 2030’ for Surrey and its residents, to make sure everyone in the community is supported, allowed to thrive and to make sure no one is left behind.
Rachael Wardell has been Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning at Surrey County Council since December 2020 and was previously Director of Children’s’ Services in the London Borough of Merton (2018-2020) and West Berkshire (2013-2018). In West Berkshire she ‘twin-hatted’ as Director of Adult Social Care too.
Rachel has worked in local government children’s services since 2009 and prior to that had 14 years’ experience in non-departmental public bodies including Ofsted (2002 – 2009). Rachael is also a qualified solution-focused coach and a trustee of Become – the charity for children in care and young care leavers.
Kate Scribbins has been Chief Executive of Healthwatch Surrey CIC since November 2015. Healthwatch Surrey is the local independent statutory champion for users of health and social care. Healthwatch gathers insight and feedback from Surrey residents, and works with NHS and Surrey County Council partners to amplify local voices and use lived experiences to improve services for all.
Prior to joining Healthwatch, Kate worked for many years at Which?, and then established her own consultancy. She conducted research to inform policy, focussing on the rights of vulnerable consumers in accessing financial and other essential services such as utilities. Kate is passionate about equity of access and quality of services for all and empowering those who find it harder to have their voices heard, particularly those at risk of inequalities.
Ruth is the Director of Public Health for Surrey. Ruth is responsible for working with partners to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, reducing inequalities in health outcomes and protecting local communities from public health hazards (infectious diseases and environmental threats).
Ruth qualified as Public Health Specialist in 2008. She has broad experience of working in both the NHS and Local Authority with roles spanning health improvement, health protection and health intelligence.
Karen is currently Acting Chief Executive for the Surrey Heartlands ICS and Integrated Care Board (ICB) a position she has held since September 2023. Prior to this Karen had been ICS Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.
From 2018 – 2021, Karen was the Surrey Heartlands CCG Chief Finance Officer and system finance lead and was also the CCG’s Deputy Accountable Officer since its inception in April 2018. Karen’s previous director experience includes urgent and emergency care, primary care, emergency preparedness, resilience and response, communications and engagement, governance, performance and assurance, ambulance commissioning and the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Karen became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 2003. Previous roles include Chief Finance Officer at NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG (from April 2013), NHS Merton CCG and Deputy Director of Finance for NHS Sutton & Merton.
Karen has held a number of senior roles in London and Greater Manchester over the last 20 years, including NHS Waltham Forest, NHS Sutton and Merton and NHS Manchester PCTs in both financial and management accounting.
Sue has 20 years lived experience as a family carer and has served in various voluntary capacities to support unpaid carer support organisations.
Sue has held a number of academic roles ranging from a Senior University Academic and Visiting Professor in Malta (Associate); Full Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; Full Professor in Romania and at the University of Sunderland; A Government Advisor for Education in Malta and; A Special Education advisor in Kuwait.
These academic roles were followed by appointments as the Chief Executive Officer for two charities supporting Learning Differences. Sue has worked with the NHS for a further ten years as a Lay Member in capacities including Lay Vice Chair, Committee Chairs, Independent Chair as well as an Honorary Research appointment with University of Surrey.
Sue is currently Co-Chair of the Surrey Carers Partnership Board and Chair of the Surrey Heartlands Women’s Network. She is also a NHS England Core20PLUS Ambassador.
Pramit has been a GP since 2011 and is a Partner at Greystone House Surgery in Redhill, Clinical Director for Care Collaborative Primary Care Network in East Surrey, Founder of Alliance for Better Care GP Federation, currently Chair of the PCN Network, NHS Confederation and is on the board of Trustees of NHS Confederation.
As a GP, Pramit always champions high quality integrated care, with primary and community care being front and centre for care outside hospital and working alongside hospital colleagues to integrate whole system patient pathways. He leads on the development of our 25 Primary Care Networks locally with our primary care directorate as well as nationally having strong connections with NHS England. As a clinician he has a particular interest in care of the elderly as well as managing complex care and minor surgery procedures and also trains junior doctors.
Pramit will be leading implementation of the Fuller Stocktake for Surrey Heartlands which focusses on creating thriving neighbourhood teams bringing health, care, voluntary sector and local authority colleagues together to serve the needs of our residents.
Jack was appointed as Director of the Integrated Care Partnership by partner organisations in North West Surrey in 2019 and worked across that partnership to form the North West Surrey Health & Care Alliance in 2020. He continues to work across the Alliance partnership as the board’s Chief Officer and as part of Surrey Heartlands ICS’ Executive Team as North West Surrey’s Place Leader.
Jack began his NHS career as part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme which he joined in 2011, managing medical, emergency care and cancer services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. He spent a short time at the Department of Health, leading on the development of part of the National Cardiovascular Outcomes Strategy.
In 2014, Jack moved to Surrey leading the Service Redesign functions of one of the new Clinical Commissioning Groups, developing and implementing large scale new services across, primary, community and hospital care settings. Jack held roles as Head of Frailty and Integrated Care, Associate Director of Programme Delivery and Deputy Managing Director before acting as the Managing Director in the last year of North West Surrey CCG before its merger with Surrey Heartlands.
Thirza is currently Managing Director of Integrated Care for St George’s and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group, responsible to the Partnership Boards of Surrey Downs and Sutton each of which deliver a wide range of truly integrated community services for their local communities. Prior to this she was Director of Strategy for the North West London Collaboration and led the Pioneer Whole System Integration Programme.
Thirza began her career as a Health Visitor before moving into the operational management of community services and then into the commissioning and strategic planning of health and care services across a number of areas of London.
Thirza has been Place Based Leader for Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership since 2021.
Sumona Chatterjee was appointed as East Surrey Place Based Leader in November 2019. She has led on establishing the East Surrey Health and Care Partnership bringing together partners across East Surrey to create a shared vision, narrative and identity for the partnership and develop priorities for East Surrey residents based on population health insights and inequalities. She was appointed as the East Surrey Alliance Chief Officer to jointly deliver the priorities.
Prior to that Sumona led on the Crawley East Surrey Horsham Mid Sussex (CRESH) System Recovery accountable to both Surrey Heartlands and Sussex ICSs for the CRESH system. She has extensive leadership and Board level experience. She previously held the post of Director of Surrey Wide Services for the Surrey Heartlands ICS and Director of Strategic Commissioning for North West Surrey CCG. She has also held a number of senior positions in PCTs and Strategic Authorities bringing with her over twenty years of strategic, regulatory, primary care, acute, transformation and commercial skills.
Mark Brunt is Leader of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council since May 2018, Ward Councillor of Hooley, Merstham and Netherne since May 2019, and Senior Consulting Manager for Cognizant.
Mark is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, professional, with a passion for enabling business benefit realisation. Mark is a member representative of the Borough Council with the Integrated Care Partnership.
David has worked in local government for over 25- years, starting his career at Reigate and Banstead working in leisure and events. He moved to Canterbury City Council in 2000, initially in leisure and culture, and through career progression became their Director of Commissioned Services in 2017 with responsibility for waste, housing, car parking, leisure and culture and introducing commissioning to the Council.
David joined Tandridge District Council in June 2021 as their new Chief Executive.
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Since 2014, Cate has been the Chief Executive Officer of Surrey Youth Focus, a collaboration charity which brings together charities and the public sector to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Surrey. Cate has extensive experience of innovation and creating the conditions for change – in society, in business model and in technology – in the public and private sectors.
Cate started her career in a garden centre near Woking age 13, and has been planting and nurturing ‘green shoots’ ever since. After a degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, Cate worked in global IT at Reuters including three years overseas in the US and France. Following an MBA from Cranfield University and a couple of years at high-tech start ups, Cate decided she preferred working with people rather than technology, and set up her own strategy consulting business. After a stint as interim CEO of the London Innovation Centre, Cate moved to the Young Foundation, where Cate worked on programmes to help young people from under-represented groups to get a first step onto a career path.
Cate and her family moved back to Surrey in 2011 and Cate was a full-time mum for four years before starting her current role. Cate loves building relationships with people and finding out what makes them tick, as well as talking about big ideas.
As one colleague said “No blue sky is big enough for you, Cate.”
Solette is a motivated, resourceful and dedicated strategist with a successful track record of providing effective business management and leadership.
She is highly skilled at strategic planning, developing new business and nurturing strong relationships with partners in all sectors to achieve mutually beneficial objectives, successfully combining business objectives with civil society in a desire to improve lives. Solette is passionate about the value and contribution of social action.
Maria joined Active Prospects as CEO in 2015, a Surrey based Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) enabling people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and autistic people leading aspiring lives.
Since then, the organisation has tripled in size and won many national awards including Best Supported Housing Provider, Best Positive Behaviour Support Team and best Co-production. It is a Great Place to Work 2023, one of the few social care organisations placed, with an award for Wellbeing.
Active Prospects has become one of the Surrey’s leading Transforming Care provider, helping over 48 people to transition from hospital care to homes in their community with a 94% success rate with people after two years.
Maria is passionate about personalisation and co-production in health and care. She helped to create the Pro-Active Community (PAC), a user-led organisation for people with learning disabilities and autistic people based in Surrey which has won national awards and in 2020 became a registered charity. PAC now leads numerous projects which places Experts by Experience at the centre of addressing health inequalities.
Maria is active within the local care sector, with a strong track record of working in partnership with statutory and voluntary partners. She is the Vice-Chair of the Surrey Care Association and chairs several local partnership networks.
Maria has 30 years’ experience of working in VCSE health and social care sector – from learning disabilities, mental health, and homelessness, and community health services including dentistry always with a passion of enabling people with lived experience to shape their services.
Maria has a post graduate qualification in both housing and management studies, and also was part of the NSA Care /NHS Top Leaders Programme 2013 and NSA Care/NHS Top leaders Community Empowerment and Resilience 2014.