NIGEL GLOUDON Director of Transformation Nigel oversees the Strategic Transformation & Planning, Programme & Project Management and Finance & Analytics service lines within the TU and is responsible for service delivery across a wide range of complex strategic and operational change programmes. Nigel joined the TU in March 2017 and his ambition is to make a significant contribution to developing the TU into a leading provider of consultancy services to the NHS nationally, and to the development of commercially-orientated but NHS-internal consultancy capabilities. SOPHIE HARGREAVES Deputy Director of Transformation As Head of the Strategic Transformation & Planning business unit, Sophie is responsible for ensuring all projects led by her team are delivered to a high standard and on time. Sophie acts as deputy to the Director of Transformation and leads on a portfolio of internal business issues. Sophie continues to lead key programmes of work for clients focusing on clinical strategy and redesign. Sophie has supported the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership to develop an acute clinical strategy for Greater Manchester as well as overseeing teams delivering seven major programmes of clinical redesign and implementation. These programmes are Paediatrics; Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedics; Cardiology and Respiratory; Breast services; Vascular services; and Benign Urology. CATHERINE BARBER-BROWN Interim Head of Organisational Strategy and Engagement Catherine has led on designing and implementing processes to enable the TU to articulate clearly its strategy and set up the business processes to drive delivery, in addition to leading its marketing, business development and communications plans. She is currently providing support and advice to the TU in setting up the Organisational Strategy and Engagement business unit. 7.3 THE TRANSFORMATION UNIT ACADEMY The TU Academy offers a number of placements each year to members of staff who are interested in participating in broader, high-level activities beyond their usual role, increasing their exposure to other aspects of the business. This year, two TU Academy placements were offered to work alongside the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive for six months. The placements offered different learning opportunities and staff were given the opportunity to apply for the positions. The first placement, working with the Chief Executive, provided varied opportunities including: an introduction to systems leaders across Greater Manchester; involvement in bid discussions with the TU; understanding how to have difficult conversations across a system; developing an affiliation with Women in Leadership; and opportunities to embed engagement skills and approaches across the system. The placement involved participating in workshops to understand opportunities for transforming Gynaecological cancer across Greater Manchester, shadowing meetings with senior leaders across Greater Manchester and participating in initial bid discussions for new pieces of work. The second placement worked closely with the Deputy Chief Executive and included: one-to-one conversations; shadowing opportunities; creating and hosting the team Away Day; and developing an Organisational Development Framework for the TU. The placement also provided the opportunity to work closely with other members of the leadership team. Both placements provided the successful members of staff a unique opportunity not only to learn from senior leaders, but also to showcase their own skills and experience to a wider audience. Following the initial success of the TU Academy, the scheme is to be run again in 2017/18, offering staff new opportunities to build their knowledge and experience. 29