New Additions to the Team

New Additions to the Team

We are pleased to announce the commencement of two senior posts here at NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

Iain Stoddart joins us as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) to provide a smooth transition for when Paul Brickwood retires in March 2017.

Iain is a results-orientated director with more than 20 years of post-qualification experience. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1991, Iain held a number of key roles in the NHS, local government, central government and the private sector.  His previous role was Chief Finance Officer for North Staffordshire CCG and Stoke on Trent CCG.  From November 2012 to June 2015, Iain was CFO at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG in Lancashire, which has established itself as an outstanding rated CCG at the forefront of delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View through the Vanguard programme.
 
As Chief Finance Officer, Iain will be responsible for managing the CCG’s finances and ensuring we live within our means.  He aims to ensure that all aspects of service delivery are high quality, safe, efficient and economically viable.
 
We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Porter as Director of Commissioning and Service Transformation.
 
Craig has worked for, and with, the NHS for over 24 years. Craig has experience of working in commissioning roles within the NHS having been the Director of Contracting and Performance for Leeds Primary Care Trust and General Manager for the regional specialist services unit for Burns and Plastics Surgery at St Andrew’s Centre at Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust. He has also worked at the Department of Health within the Transforming Community Services Team. Craig was formerly a Senior Consultant advising CCGs and Hospitals on service transformation.  This involved working in conjunction with a range of NHS clients in a variety of settings including acute and community trusts. He mainly focused on advisory roles, developing and implementing new models of care and assisting in the development of integrated health and social care services.
 
Both Craig and Iain will be excellent members of our fantastic team here at NHS Knowsley CCG.