Members of the SCW executive board

Executive Board

Our executive leadership team lead our diverse and capable workforce of 1,500 dedicated professionals. Our people have a broad range of NHS, commercial experience and technical skills.

Michael van Hemert, Managing Director 

Michael is an experienced leader of business service organisations in the commercial sector and the NHS. He has a track record in strategy development, service management and business turnaround.

At SCW, Michael champions our customer-centric approach, driving higher quality and standardised operations, and strongly investing in our consultative offer. 

'SCW is full of talented people and I am immensely proud to be a part of it and the NHS, providing insight, innovation and best practice sharing to meet the current and future needs of our customers.'

Rod How, Executive Director of Finance

Rod has extensive financial leadership experience in the NHS and a strong commercial focus. He ensures SCW remains financially robust by maintaining a focus on service delivery, efficiency and financial control. His experience working in senior finance roles for mental health services, mixed community provider trusts and health authorities offers our customers both expert financial leadership advice and value for money when commissioning services.

'I am accountable for ensuring that SCW is a sustainable partner by growing our customer base, maintaining strong financial control and, most importantly, delivering excellent services for our customers within their budgetary constraints.' 

  Tom Quilty, Executive Director of Transformation


Having rejoined the NHS after 14 years of working for a number of consulting firms, Tom leads our team of over 200 consultants, delivering highly valued work across the NHS sharing practice from national to local teams (and vice-versa), and providing a wide range of capability and capacity to deliver change with a broad range of NHS and public sector organisations.

David Tappin, Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships

David is an expert in transforming complex health and care systems. After 15 years as an Executive Director in acute provider trusts and a complex commissioning organisation, he profoundly understands the challenges our customers face. David leads SCW’s delivery of multidisciplinary consultancy services for health and care organisations and systems locally, regionally and nationally.

Simon Sturgeon, Chief Digital Information Officer

Simon develops and leads strategy delivery to support business needs. He has a proven track record of delivering large-scale, multi-organisation, transformational change, at all stages from business case development, to implementation. Simon is an enthusiastic change leader with a passion for innovation and service delivery.

Faye Robinson, Executive Director of Integrated Health and Care Services

Faye has senior leadership and complex programme management skills and has directed a range of specialist services within the healthcare industry incorporating geographical information and mapping services, governance services, child health immunisation services (CHIS) and national immunisation management services for flu and COVID-19. 

Elspeth Griffiths, Director of People

Elspeth Griffiths 

Elspeth is Director of People with 12+ years in NHS Community Health Services, PCT and CSU experience and 20+ years of HR experience in the commercial sector. Responsible for SCW's People team and services to 1,800+ SCW staff as well as the People Solutions to client organisations. Experienced in developing and delivery of staff engagement and behavioural change programmes, the positive management of organisational change and encouraging involvement from all levels of the business.

Laura Tully, Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Governance



Matt Carter, Senior Partnership Director


Matt is an expert in building strong stakeholder relationships. With 16 years of experience as an officer in the RAF and 7 years as an account director in the NHS he is an experienced leader who knows how to effect change and drive improvements.  Matt leads our Partnerships Team ensuring we provide excellent service and support to our care systems.


Register of interests

The NHS England Standards of Business Conduct Policy requires the publication of all declarations made by decision-making staff.  

pdf SCW Declaration of interests Sept 2020 (PDF) (425 KB)