Director – Strategic Transformation & Planning

Sophie has thirteen years consulting experience both for the Transformation Unit and prior to that for KPMG. She brings together NHS values with private sector expertise.

Sophie is an experienced programme leader who has led major transformation in both the NHS and policing sector. She has been instrumental to the success of the Healthier Together programme over the last 5 years, leading the development of the Future Model of Care and completion of the Healthier Together Pre-Consultation and Decision-Making Business Cases. These documents supported the 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups in Greater Manchester to reach a unanimous decision on the appropriate option to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. Sophie also played a key role in the successful defence of the Healthier Together Judicial Review.

As Director of the Strategic Transformation & Planning business unit, she is also responsible for leadership and staff development within her team as well as leading on delivery.

Why are you passionate about the NHS?

I studied Physiology at university and have always been fascinated by the human body and the wonders that modern medicine can achieve. The NHS is a national asset providing world class care to our population. It is a real privilege to work closely with experienced clinicians and to understand, and influence, the NHS. To feel that I may make a positive difference to the public through the changes we design, and implement, is incredibly satisfying.