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Major new appointments

Blog posted by: Collaborate CIC, 27 September 2017.

We are thrilled to announce some exciting developments in the Collaborate team, with proven collaborative leaders joining us to take our work forward through 2017/18 and beyond.

Mark Rogers will become a member of our leadership team in October — joining Collaborate as an Executive Director to drive forward our work on collaborative public services, place-based health and care, and system leadership. Mark is a recognised innovator and leader working at the top level of public service, most recently as Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council.

Mark said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Collaborate. Its mission to help public services and communities work together to tackle complex social challenges will enable me to make a contribution that can draw up upon my place and system leadership experiences as a former head-teacher and local government chief executive — whilst undoubtedly broadening my horizons and developing my understanding of how to enable sustainable change that benefits citizens, communities and those organisations focused on enhancing public good.”

Samantha Jones joins Collaborate as a Senior Associate — bringing her considerable skills as a leading-edge practitioner in developing new models of health and care to our team. Sam has recently led the development of NHS England’s Vanguard and New Models of Care programme, and has joined us to build our support offer for improving health outcomes through collaborative leadership and delivery.

Sam said: “I am delighted to be joining Collaborate as a senior associate. The focus, work and values of the organisation around wider population health, bridging health and local government, have always impressed me and I look forward to working more closely with the team.”

Henry Kippin, our Chief Executive, will be taking on a major new secondment as interim Director of Public Service Reform for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for part of his working week, working with the Mayor and leadership team to take forward the region’s plans for devolution and place-based change. Henry will continue to lead the Collaborate team through this period alongside our current executive directors Anna Randle and Christine Elliott.

Henry said: “These are exciting times for Collaborate, and a marker of the work we are doing that such recognised leaders want to join the team and be a part of it. There is now consensus on the need for a much more collaborative and citizen-focused model of services to the public. Both Mark and Sam bring the skills to help us close the gap between potential and practice, and will bring considerable experience, purpose and integrity to the team so that we can support our clients and partners in what is an increasingly uncertain landscape.”


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