NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board Members

Below you will find details of the members of the NHS Surrey Heartlands Shadow Integrated Care Board.  The Board will remain in shadow form until the passing of the Health and Care Bill when we expect ICBs to take on statutory status from 1st July 2022.

Chair Designate, Ian Smith

With a career spanning healthcare, publishing, construction, strategy consulting and logistics, Ian has over 40 years’ experience leading highly complex multinational companies including a number of chief executive roles.

Previously Executive Chairman of Four Seasons Health Care and Chief Executive of the General Healthcare Group, Ian has an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare system and patient needs, particularly in terms of acute, psychiatric, and elderly care. 

Ian was also Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2017 – 2019 and is currently a Non-executive Director at the Ministry of Defence.

Ian Smith

Chief Executive Designate, Professor Claire Fuller

Dr Claire Fuller, a practicing GP, has been the Senior Responsible Officer for the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System since 2017. In July 2020, she also took on the role of Interim Accountable Officer for NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG. Claire champions true citizen and professional engagement (of the broadest remit) and believes in a population health management approach to improving patient outcomes.  She is also a firm advocate of the need to join up the public sector to ensure involvement of the wider determinants of health in reducing health inequalities for the people that live in Surrey.

Claire has been a practicing GP since 1995, spending most of her career in Surrey, with a spell in Northumberland, where she worked in a single-handed rural practice.

Claire regularly speaks nationally about the work in Surrey Heartlands, multi-professional leadership, population health management and the development of ICS’. She is currently leading a national piece of work on the role of primary care networks within ICSs for NHS England.   Claire has been HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year and named in the HSJ list of most influential people in the NHS in 2020. She is a member of the NHS Assembly, the NHS People Board and is the South East regional SRO for primary care. Claire has also been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at Surrey University for the period April 2021 to April 2024.

Prof. Claire Fuller

Non-Executive Member Designate, Michael Parker CBE

Michael is a fully qualified accountant with an impressive career history and is currently Chief Executive Officer at Parkers Chartered Certified Accountants.  With a strong interest in the NHS, he was Chairman at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for nine years and has also spent time as a Board member at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust as well as the Food Standards Agency.  Made Commander of the British Empire in December 2010, Michael is President of the Sickle Cell Society and was also Chairman of the Royal College of Nurses Institute, as well as holding other advisory positions to the Royal College of Nurses.

A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Michael is extremely experienced in leading financial strategies to facilitate growth with a track record of transforming organisations and influencing at national level. He is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London, and Honorary life member of the Institute of Risk Management.

Michael will chair the Audit Committee.

Michael Parker

Non-Executive Member Designate, Peter Collis

An experienced civil servant, Peter has an impressive non-executive career and has worked with the NHS in Surrey since 2013.  Currently independent Co-Chair of the Surrey Heartlands Strategic Finance and Assurance Board, he held roles as Lay Member for Governance and Acting Chair at the previous NHS Surrey Downs CCG. He is the Senior Independent Director at Newable Ltd, where he also chairs the Audit and Nominations Committees. Previously Chief Executive of HM Land Registry, Peter worked as Finance Director at the Employment Service and as Private Finance Director at the Highways Agency bringing a wealth of governance and financial experience to this new role.  Peter has dual British and German nationality and is involved with a number of organisations promoting British – German relations. Peter and his wife, Jan, live in Surrey and have three adult children and one grandson. 

Peter will chair the Strategic Finance and Assurance Committee.

Peter Collis

Non-Executive Member Designate, Lynette Nusbacher

An experienced strategist with a passion for public services, Lynette has extensive experience advising boards and executive committees in the public, private and charitable sectors on both strategy and governance.  Currently a board-level consultant leading Nusbacher & Associates Ltd, Lynette’s impressive career has included working at both the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence as well as the University of Toronto.  Lynette is a Fellow of the Religious Life Advisory Board at the University of Surrey and is an educational broadcaster for a number of sources including the Discovery and Smithsonian Channels.  She lives in the Surrey Hills with her two daughters, and she is a lay reader and Sunday school teacher at Weybridge Synagogue. 

Lynette will take on the role of Senior Member and Deputy Chair.

Lynette Nusbacher

Non-Executive Member Designate, John Marsh

An Associate Partner at management consultants EY, John has a successful track record of Chief People officer roles, including Group HR Director of the Home Office, with a wealth of experience at delivering complex workforce transformation programmes with a particular interest in organisational design, culture and talent management.  He has worked with NHS Digital on their people agenda and has spent time working with NHS England and other DHSC arms-length bodies.  John’s career also includes time working at a number of Government departments including the Cabinet Office, Home Office and the Prison Service. John has lived with his family in Surrey for the last 20 years. 

John will chair the Remuneration Committee.

John Marsh

Non-Executive Member Designate, Sara Hurley

Currently the Chief Dental Officer for England, Sarah joins the Board with over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles, supporting the MoD, NHS England, Health Education England and Department of Health and Social Care.  Passionate about patient experience and improving health outcomes, Sara is on the Board of Trustees at the Global Child Dental Fund and holds the role of Non-Executive Director at Peninsular Dental, a social enterprise working in the South West.  Her previous roles include Commanding Officer/Chief Executive for the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine focused on improving health outcomes for injured military personnel, and principal health advisor at the Army’s HQ Regional Command at Aldershot supporting military communities in the UK and abroad. Having lived in a variety of towns and villages within the Surrey Heartlands footprint for over 30 years she and her family have now settled in the Guildford and Waverley ICP area. 

Sara will chair the Quality and Performance Assurance Committee.

Sara Hurley

ICS Joint Chief Medical Officer – Dr Charlotte Canniff

Dr Charlotte Canniff has been a senior Clinical Leader in the Surrey system for nearly 10 years. Originally Clinical Chair of North West Surrey and more latterly of Surrey Heartlands from its inception in April 2020, she has championed the voice of Surrey citizens in all the decisions she has been engaged in. As Vice Chair of the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board, she was integral to the development of the 10 year Health and Wellbeing Strategy and led the delivery of a cross system Palliative and End of Life Care Strategy.

Charlotte is passionate about clinical and professional leadership and engagement setting up the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Professional Executive, influencing national strategy in this area.  She has led on primary care transformation across the system and in the ongoing development of our now thriving 25 primary care networks, also working at national level with NHS England.  A true clinical leader, Charlotte has supported the development of system-wide clinical networks, enabling them to thrive as active, multi-professional networks with a strong voice.

A senior partner at a large GP practice in North West Surrey, Charlotte is passionate about high quality, accessible primary care with a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics (particularly neurodiversity and child and adolescent mental health) and in managing complex frailty and end of life care. More recently she acted as the strategic clinical lead for Covid-19 including the vaccination programme, the set-up of Covid@home and virtual wards and the digital transformation of primary care. 

Charlotte Caniff

ICS Joint Chief Medical Officer – Professor Andrew Rhodes

A Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (and the Trust’s previous Medical Director), Andrew is currently the Critical Care COVID incident director and clinical director for Diagnostics for NHS England (London), seconded from his position as Medical Director of the South West London Acute Provider Collaborative. He is also an Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at St George’s University of London.

Andrew has research interests in the fields of haemodynamics, surgical outcomes, sepsis and antibiotic delivery. He is widely published in these areas and is regularly invited to lecture on these subjects all around the world.

Andrew has held leadership roles at both a national and an international level. He is a past president of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and has held elected positions on the Council of both the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the Intensive Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is a non-Executive Director at Croydon University Hospitals NHS trust and vice-chair of Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance charity.

ICS Chief Finance Officer, Matthew Knight

Biography to follow.

ICS Director of Multi-Professional Leadership and Chief Nurse, Clare Stone

Clare has been a nurse in the NHS for over 20 years working primarily in community settings and has a special interest in the care of older people.

Passionate about improving quality and safety for patients, Clare also worked at South East Coast SHA leading on the Energise for Excellence in Care Programme which has now been brought under the Chief Nursing Officer of England’s Leading Change, Adding Value framework building on the ‘6Cs’.  She also co-ordinated the involvement of all providers in the region in the Safe Care pilot for the Safety Thermometer, now a nationally mandated tool for the delivery of the Safe Care CQUIN. Clare then became Deputy Director of Nursing at Surrey PCT and led the transition of quality from PCT to CCGs by playing a key role in supporting the CCG authorisation process.  Clare then became Chief Nurse at NHS North West Surrey CCG and from April 2020 at NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG.

Clare’s portfolio includes nurse leadership and monitoring patient safety and quality of commissioned services.

Clare Stone

ICS Chief People and Digital Officer, Michael Pantlin

Biography to follow.

Michael Pantlin