Our team

//Our team
Our team 2019-05-22T08:49:12+00:00
Mark Creelman
Mark CreelmanManaging Director
As our Managing Director, Mark leads by example. With a strong public sector background, he conveys a clear commitment to delivering quality healthcare solutions to our customers.
Chris Sharpe
Chris SharpeJoint Director of Finance
Splitting his time between NEL and NECS, Chris has 10 years senior finance experience in Health and has been fundamental to the standardisation of contract management delivery in the North East, supporting the CCGs in managing over 1,000 healthcare contracts worth £2.5billion.
Claire Gooday
Claire GoodayExecutive Director of People
Claire’s substantial experience and understanding of HR within the NHS has led to the introduction of our first Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Oliver Lake
Oliver LakeExecutive Director of Transformation
With an expansive knowledge and experience of public and patient engagement, activation and empowerment, Oliver leads on building our partnerships in addition to our Communications and Engagement teams.
Victoria Grimsell
Victoria GrimsellExecutive Director of Strategy
Victoria is an accomplished senior leader with a reputation for leading strategic change, inspiring and motivating teams.
Helen Hughes
Helen HughesExecutive Director of Technical Services and Operations
Helen brings extensive experience of both commissioning and providing services within the NHS across primary, community and secondary care services. This experience puts her at the forefront in delivering technical and operational services across our geography of customers.
Richard Wells
Richard WellsJoint Executive Director of Business Intelligence
Splitting his time between NEL and NHS England, Richard has over twenty years’ experience of harnessing data to provide insight into and drive improvement in the quality of health service delivery. As Executive Director of Business Intelligence, Richard draws on his experience of working at provider, commissioner, regional and national level to develop Business Intelligence solutions for customers.
Bethan George
Bethan GeorgeInterim Executive Director NEL Healthcare Consulting
Bethan joined NEL in 2018 bringing with her over 20 year’s of service to the NHS including significant experience in integrated care and primary care transformation. At NEL Bethan provides leadership to the NEL Healthcare Consulting team, assuring its consultants are supported to deliver high quality outputs for its clients.
Emmanuel Ncube
Emmanuel NcubeDirector of Business Development
With a background in Business Development, Change and Improvement Transformation, Emmanuel has 10 years’ experience in the NHS.
Anna Dorothy
Anna DorothyDirector of Clinical Services
An experienced and versatile clinical quality expert, Anna leads her team to drive improvements in care quality and clinical services.
Ben Vinter
Ben VinterDirector of Governance
With his considerable experience in corporate governance, Ben leads our organisational governance, compliance, process implementation, reporting and solutions delivery.