07 July 2013,

Community Health Partnerships announces new Area Director appointments

Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is pleased to announce the appointment of three highly accomplished senior managers to its Area Director team.

James Bawn, Mark Grinonneau and Neil Grice will take up their posts later on in the summer. One final Area Director appointment (covering the Midlands) will be made by CHP later this month.

James has over 10 years NHS experience and is currently Deputy Director of Capital Planning & Estates at NHS Property Services. His previous roles include Head of Development for Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight & Portsmouth PCT and Head of LIFT with NHS Hampshire. James will cover the South of England, reporting into CHP Executive Director Antek Lejk.

Mark Grinonneau joins CHP from Ashley House where for the past two years he has fulfilled the role of director for two Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) Companies: Dudley lnfracare LIFT and Wolverhampton and Walsall LIFT.  Previous to this Mark held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon LIFT Company. Mark will cover the Midlands, reporting into CHP Executive Director Dr Sarah Raper.

Neil is currently Associate Director with Edinburgh based Scottish Futures Trust, who he joined in 2009.  Neil brings with him extensive knowledge and experience of the NHS, including setting up and running Public Private Partnerships. Neil will cover the North of England, working alongside existing CHP Area Directors for the North Martin Rooney and Mike Chambers and reporting into CHP Executive Director Mark Day.

The four new Area Director positions are part of a strengthen structure CHP put in place in April this year, following the abolishment of PCTs and the resulting expanded role for the company.

James, Mark and Neil will join CHPs’ regionally based teams, working as the nominated Director on a number of LIFT Companies across their respective regions. They will also facilitate and support the delivery of effective health and community strategic estate planning within their local areas.

Dr Sue O’Connell, CHP Chief Executive commented on the appointments: “These are key appointments; not only for CHP, but also for the LIFT Companies that they will serve as Director. James, Mark, Neil and the existing CHP Area Directors will work with local partners to shape strategic estate plans that support Commissioner service strategies. Working closely with our colleagues in NHS Property Services, we seek to improve planning and management of the estate, to make more effective use of space, increase efficiencies and generate savings.”