Joint Committee Membership
Jo Ohlson - Accountable Officer, NW London CCGs
Jo became Accountable Officer at the end of March 2020. She was previously Director of Commissioning for the NW London Collaboration of CCGs and prior to that was the patch Director for NW London for NHS England, London region. Jo has held a range of director posts in NHS organisations including Brent CCG, Primary Care Trusts and Health Authorities encompassing primary care, community services and planning. Jo is committed to improving services for patients and reducing health inequalities.
Jenny Greenshields - Chief Finance Officer, NW London CCGs
Jenny joined the NHS as a graduate trainee before becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has spent her entire career in NHS finance. She has worked extensively across all sectors in healthcare, both in commissioning and provider, most recently as Director of Finance at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Before that she was Acting Director of Finance at Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust. Jenny is also a lay member of the Board of Trustees of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Dr Neville Purssell - Chair, Central London CCG
Neville is the Chair of NHS Central London CCG and a GP Partner at Paddington Green Health Centre. He has been a GP in Westminster since 1992 and has been involved in GP education since 1997, and is a GP trainer.
Dr Andrew Steeden - Chair, West London CCG
Andrew has been a GP in Kensington for the last 15 years. Since joining the Board he has been involved in commissioning care from Chelsea and Westminster with particular focus on quality. He has also been supporting the development of whole systems integrated care and chairs the Finance and Performance committee for WLCCG.
Dr James Cavanagh - Chair, Hammersmith and Fulham CCG
James was educated at Kings College, Wimbledon and then at St Mary's Medical School Paddington, qualifying in 1994. He initially worked in emergency medicine and trauma at Guy's Hospital and abroad in India and South Africa before training as a GP at the Riverside Scheme from 1999 to 2002.
James’ career has included being the medical director at Soho Centre for Health walk-in centre from 2002 to 2008 as well as associate GP at the Chelsea Practice over the same period. He has been a partner at Brook Green Medical Centre since June 2008.
Dr Annabel Crowe - Chair, Hounslow CCG
Annabel has worked as a GP in Hounslow borough for 23 years, initially as a partner and more recently as a sessional GP specialising in primary care mental health. She has been a clinical commissioner for over 10 years and was a member of the Governing Body of Hounslow CCG until October 2014, then rejoined in July 2017. Her main commissioning interest is mental health and she is the GP lead for adult and children’s mental health and the dementia service. In May 2017 Annabel became a clinical director for mental health within the Strategy and Transformation team for North West London. She works closely with West London Mental Health Trust and the boroughs of Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham to develop and improve mental health services across these areas.
Dr Mohini Parmar - Chair, Ealing CCG
Mohini has been a practising GP in Ealing for 26 years and is the Senior Partner in a four-partner practice. She has been Chair of Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group since April 2011, and has been leading and facilitating ECCG through this transition phase. Mohini takes a key role in ensuring clinicians are effectively involved in service design and has worked with other clinical colleagues and the borough team to ensure and promote active engagement with ECCG member practices.
Dr Madhukar Patel - Chair, Brent CCG
Madhukar has been a Brent GP for the last 20 years, practising in the Wembley area where he grew up. During this time, he has held several leadership roles such as Medical Director of Brent PCT. In his current role as Chair and Co-Clinical Director, Madhukar’s focus is on ensuring that residents of Brent have access to high quality, accessible and cost-effective services from the hospitals that serve our population.
Madhukar also has an interest in continuous quality improvement and works with CCG teams to commission services that address health inequalities across the borough.
Dr Genevieve Small - Chair, Harrow CCG
Genevieve was brought up in Harrow and has been a Partner at the Ridgeway Surgery since 2001. She has worked as the Named GP for Safeguarding Children in Harrow since 2005 and was a Clinical Director in Harrow CCG since its inception. She is passionate about strong community healthcare and helping the people of Harrow to access quality health services that are responsive to their day to day needs.
Dr Ian Goodman - Chair, Hillingdon CCG
Ian has been a practising GP in Hillingdon for over 30 years and a GP trainer for over 25 years. He has been the Chair of the NHS Hillingdon CCG since April 2011 and has been actively engaging Hillingdon’s 45 practices through the change to clinical commissioning. Ian takes a key role in driving change and innovation in General Practice and has been involved in various commissioning projects since 1990.
Jules Martin - Managing Director, Central London CCG
Jules joined us on Monday 9 May 2016. She has extensive experience at Director Level / Deputy Chief Executive within the fields of Operational, Service & System Improvement, having worked in a number of acute NHS hospitals including district, teaching, integrated providers, and foundation trusts. In Jules early career she worked clinically within the NHS.
In her tenure, Jules has transformed organisations that have been struggling with complex agendas in difficult health sectors to achieve system wide change.
Jules feels success is not only in improving systems and processes but fundamentally in enabling people. True improvement is generated from the bottom up and driven by the desire to put the patient and their needs at the centre; and is passionate about transforming care to improve quality.
Louise Proctor - Managing Director, West London CCG
Louise has held the position of managing director at West London CCG for the past 5 years, with a particular focus in this time on developing services for older people and outpatients.
Louise brings a wealth of experience and has worked within the NHS in many different organisations, predominantly in community, mental health and primary care services. Her roles have included managing director for Northamptonshire Community Services, Director of Primary Care and Community services in Leicestershire, and director of strategy for a hospital trust in Norfolk.
Janet Cree - Managing Director, Hammersmith and Fulham CCG
Sue Roostan - Managing Director, Hounslow CCG
Sue has worked in the NHS since 1991 and has worked across a range of organisations including acute providers, commissioning organisations and NHS agencies delivering improvement programmes at a national level. Sue has managed a wide range of both clinical and non-clinical services and has recently joined Hounslow CCG on a secondment as the Managing Director.
She is passionate about building effective working relationships with all stakeholders and commissioning high quality services for the local population.
Neha Unadkat - Acting Managing Director, Ealing CCG
Tara-Lee Baohm - Acting Managing Director, Ealing CCG
Sheik Auladin - Managing Director, Brent CCG
Sheik started his career in the NHS 28 years ago as a district nurse specialising in working in the community. He subsequently moved into commissioning focusing particularly on developing transformation and integrated services out of hospital. For the last 8 years Sheik has worked in North West London in a number of senior management positions and for the last 2 years he has worked for Brent CCG leading the development of the strategic planning and delivery. Sheik joined NHS Brent CCG as Managing Director in January 2018.
Javina Sehgal - Managing Director, Harrow CCG
Javina is the managing director for NHS Harrow CCG and has led the organisation since its inception in April 2013. Prior to this she was the borough director for NHS Harrow PCT.
In January 2017, Javina was seconded to the Greater London Authority as Programme Director working for the Mayor of London on behalf of the London Health and Care partnership to establish Thrive LDN. This was a collaboration with stakeholders across London, and Londoners themselves, to address mental health inequity and disproportionality. Javina also led the Good Thinking programme, a prevention and early intervention digital service, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in London and reduce the burden on services.
Before joining the NHS, Javina had senior roles in the social services departments of Brent and Hammersmith & Fulham councils.
Caroline Morison - Managing Director, Hillingdon CCG
Caroline has worked in a variety of NHS organisations and roles over the past 12 years. Most recently she has focussed on integration and new models of care, initially in Tower Hamlets and then in her role at the NWL Collaboration of CCGs working across the eight CCGs of NW London on the design and implementation of outcome-based commissioning and new provider models. Caroline joined NHS Hllingdon CCG as Managing Director in May 2016.
Diane Jones - Director of Quality and Nursing, NW London CCGs
Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a Registered Nurse & Midwife. She initially joined Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs in March 2017 as the Director of Quality and Safety. More recently in July 2018, Diane is now the Chief Nurse and Director of Quality for all eight North West London (NWL) CCGs. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 12 years. Prior to her role in NWL, Diane has worked with NHS Greenwich CCG as the Director of Integrated Governance as well as Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG before that. Diane is a member of the London Clinical Senate and continues to practice as a Midwife.
Dr Martin Lees - Independent Clinician, NW London CCGs
Martin is a Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He was the Clinical Service Lead for Cardiac Anaesthesia at University College London NHS Foundation Trust and Co-Transformation Lead for the merger of Cardiac Anaesthesia Services with Barts Health. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and has a BSc in Medical Informatics and Management from the City University, London. He was appointed a Consultant in 2003 and is currently leading a project to develop and test software tools for hospital patients to improve their care through engagement and feedback.
Philip Young - Lay member for Audit and Finance, NW London CCGs
Philip has a background as a chartered accountant and management consultant with 20 years senior experience within the financial services sector. Philip retired 14 years ago and now holds a range of Non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector including Chair of a drug and alcohol Charity and a large primary school. Philip has been a non-executive within the NHS for the past 11 years and is currently chair of the Audit Committee for Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs and was previously Chair of Ealing Primary Care Trust.
Lindsey Wishart - Lay member for Audit and Finance, NW London CCGs
Lindsey is Treasurer (trustee/director) of three charities and was previously on the board of a registered social landlord. All these organisations provide innovative support for vulnerable people, including those with mental illness and learning disabilities.
Lindsey previously held senior finance positions in two London boroughs, specialising in housing and social care.
Nicholas Young - Lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, NW London CCGs
Nicholas has extensive experience of local health and social services and has been a patient/user forum member of NHS Camden wheelchair services and London Borough of Camden’s mobility forum.
He previously worked for IBM, NatWest Bank and T-Mobile UK, and more recently, for companies advising major corporate clients on disability and diversity.
Christine Vigars - Healthwatch Representative, NW London
Lynn Hill - Healthwatch Representative, Hillingdon
Melanie Smith - Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Brent Council
Melanie entered public health after working in general medicine at St Mary’s and St Charles’ Hospitals, wanting to make a greater contribution to prevention and to ensuring that services meet the needs of everybody in the community.
She has worked in north west London as a director of public health since 2002 and joined Brent Council in 2013.