The THT Executive Board has a leading role in promoting the health of the population of Tower Hamlets and oversees health and social care integration, including service redesign, transformation and innovation. The ethos of partnership underpins all work areas, with the recognition that, on occasions, difficult decisions maybe required by partners in order to deliver overall improvements for the Tower Hamlets population.
Amy is a health and social policy expert, community campaigner and senior leader, with experience in national charities, local government and Parliament. She has played an active role in Tower Hamlets since moving here in 2006, including 5 years as Vice-Chair of East End CAB and 8 years as an elected Councillor for Bethnal Green. Amy was privileged to serve in the Council's Cabinet from 2015-18, as Lead for Health & Adults Services and Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board, and then Lead for Education & Children's Services.
Currently Chief Executive of Birthrights, the charity promoting human rights in maternity care, Amy has previously held senior roles at Mind, The Children's Society and Unicef UK, and non-Executive positions including Governor of East London Mental Health Foundation Trust, Board Member for Tower Hamlets Homes and Member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Amy has an MSc in European Public Policy and MA in English Literature and German. She lives in Bow with her husband and lively toddler.
Joint Director of Integrated Commissioning
Warwick has worked in the public sector for over 30 years and is a qualified social worker.He began his career working with young people in youth justice and then spent many years working as a community based social worker with young people and their families. Warwick has also spent time working in a community mental health team for adults, and on a young person’s inpatient mental health ward. Prior to joining Tower Hamlets in May 2018, he led the joint commissioning arrangements for children in Lewisham, which was a joint team across the local authority and the CCG, working across the children’s partnership and across SE London. Warwick champions good quality services and effective commissioning as he has seen the real difference this can make to people’s lives and experiences.
Director of Public Health (LBTH)
Somen is Co-Director of Public Health. He has lived and worked in Tower Hamlets while completing his specialist registrar training in public health in Oxford. During his training, he gained experience working in public health with the World Health Organisation, Department of Health, NICE, Public Health observatories and the British Heart Foundation Academic Unit in Oxford University as well as working across a number of primary care trusts (PCTs) in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. He also has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Chief Executive Officer (GP Care Group)
Over the last 25 years, Chris’s career has spanned the health industry, the private sector and the NHS. Along with his colleague, Tracy Cannell, Chris has helped establish 15 social enterprise spin-outs from the NHS and local authorities, and numerous tenders for NHS and local authority contracts. In his current role as CEO of Tower Hamlets GP Care Group, a GP federation, he has helped increase their turnover form £300k to over £23 million in the last 18 months. He is plays a leading role in the emerging accountable care system. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Julia is a freelance consultant who has worked in social policy and community engagement for over a decade. Her work has spanned research, evaluation and policy development: it has always had citizen engagement at its core, as well as a focus on promoting social, economic and environmental justice.
Julia’s career started at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), a think and ‘do’ tank working to improve the economy so it serves people and the planet. While at NEF she led large scale research and evaluation programmes, developing expertise in participative research methods that involved citizens. A big focus of her work at NEF was on public sector innovation, including how to change the commissioning process so that it was more focused on promoting outcomes and embedding co-production into the way services are designed and delivered.
Julia was awarded a Clore Social Fellowship in 2015 (support by the Friends Provident Foundation) which enabled her to undertake a secondment with the Office for Civil Society, and complete an international research project into how Think Tanks have impact.
Most recently Julia has worked at the Greater London Authority (GLA), leading the Mayor’s Social Policy and Communities Unit. In this role she led a team of 26 with a budget of three million, delivering on key Mayoral priorities including London’s social integration strategy, poverty and equalities, civil society and community engagement.
Julia is also Churchill Fellow 2019 and a Non-Executive member of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Tower Hamlets, with board level responsibility for patient and public involvement and equalities.
Director of Integration (ELFT)
Richard joined the ELFT as Director of Integrated Care in June 2015. He was previously Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning at NHS Tower Hamlets CCG where he worked as part of the East London Mental Health Consortium commissioning mental health services across east London. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of commissioning and provider roles. He is a qualified social worker with a degree in English Literature from University College London and an MPA from the University of Warwick.
Corporate Director of Health, Adults and Community (LBTH)
Denise Radley’s portfolio includes adult social care, integrated commissioning, public health and community safety. She joined the Council in 2016 having previously worked in Luton, Hertfordshire, Peterborough and three London boroughs. Denise's background is in commissioning (long before it was called commissioning!) and for the last 12 years has worked in senior integrated health and care roles including five years as Director of Adult Social Services and Deputy Chief Executive of a PCT. Denise is also the national commissioning lead for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
Executive Managing Director, Royal London Hospital (Barts Health)
Jackie joined Barts Health in 2016 as Executive Managing Director for the Royal London and Mile End Hospitals. Jackie has extensive experience in senior management within the NHS most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust following appointment in July 2013. Jackie was previously at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she managed the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine. Previous roles at UCLH include General Manager for Women and Children’s services and Head of Operations for the UCH campus.
Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Services
Peter is Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Services (THCVS). He joined THCVS in March 2019 following Chief Executive positions with Greenwich Housing Rights, Age UK Hillingdon and CaVSA (Hammersmith & Fulham CVS). Peter has worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years as a volunteer, Trustee, employee and senior manager, with charities providing housing/homelessness and adult social care/health support services. He has a Masters in Management Consultancy and Organisational Change at Birkbeck University, specialising in collaboration and formal partnerships between community based organisations.
Director of Children and Culture
James is a Social Worker by profession and spent the first half of his career in frontline child protection roles. Now a highly experienced Director of Children’s Services with a track record of leading local education systems as well as delivering social care and early help. Previous leadership roles have included Interim Chief Executive for Children First Northamptonshire; Interim Director of Children’s Services for Richmond Council and for Tameside Council; Director of Children’s Services and Community Neighbourhoods for Newham Council; and Director of Family Services for Westminster City Council and the tri-borough partnership. In that time, James has led Children’s Social Care to achieve Outstanding Ofsted judgements as well as out of intervention. He is also the lead for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) on Safeguarding Reform and sits on the national Safeguarding Reform Delivery Board; on the London Safeguarding Children Partnership Executive; and as a Non-Executive Director for the Innovation Unit.
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