Bob was previously Chief Executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA), the organisation which was responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. Before this, he served as Director of Finance at TDA. He joined TDA at its beginning in 2012.
Prior to joining TDA, Bob was the Finance Director of NHS South of England and the Director of NHS Finance at the Department of Health from 2007. There he led on NHS financial policy and performance as well as being responsible for the national tariff programme and finance issues underpinning the Health Reform Programme. Bob re-entered the NHS as a strategic health authority (SHA) Finance Director from 2002 to 2007, first with Kent and Medway SHA, then with South East Coast SHA.
Previous to this he held senior financial positions in both the public and private sectors. He is CIPFA qualified.
Executive Director of Resources/Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change Team and the Intensive Support Teams.
NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. It offers the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.
By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, NHS Improvement will help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.