The CCG Governing Body

The CCG Governing Body

Dr Hari Pathmanathan, GP Governing Body Member, Welwyn and Hatfield Dr Hari Pathmanathan, CCG Chair
Hari took up the role of CCG Chair on 1 September 2014. Hari has been a GP at Bridge Cottage Surgery for more than 15 years and has held various roles in locality commissioning for the past 10 years.
Beverley Flowers, Director of Strategic Partnerships Beverley Flowers, Chief Executive/Accountable Officer
Beverley joined the CCG in April 2014 from NHS England.  Previous to this she held a range of commissioning, partnership and contracting roles across health and social care organisations in London and the east of England. She took up the role of Chief Executive in December 2015.

Lower Lea Valley

Dr Alison Jackson, GP Governing Body Member, Lower Lea Valley Dr Alison Jackson, GP Governing Body Member
Alison is a GP based in Cheshunt with 15 years’ experience. She is the co-chair of the Lower Lea Valley locality and her lead area of work is Long Term Conditions. Alison also leads on the HomeFirst project.
Dr Haydar Bolat, GP Governing Body Member
Haydar is a highly motivated, dedicated and competent newly qualified GP who has been working full time in Stanhope Surgery for 9 months. He joined the CCG in May 2017 as a Governing Body member and is the co-chair for Lower Lea Valley locality working alongside Alison

North Herts

Dr Rob Graham, GP Governing Body Member, North Herts Dr Tara Belcher, GP Governing Body Member
Tara is a GP Partner at The Portmill Surgery in Hitchin, where she has worked since 2003. She is also a GP Trainer and Appraiser


Dr Russell Hall, GP Governing Body Member, Stevenage Dr Russell Hall, GP Governing Body Member
Russell has worked as a full time GP in Stevenage since 1999. Before joining the CCG Governing Body, he was the prescribing lead for Stevenage. He is the CCG's Urgent Care lead.
Dr Prag Moodley, GP Governing Body Member, Stevenage Dr Prag Moodley, GP Governing Body Member
Prag has been a GP for over 20 years and is the CCG's mental health lead. His lead area of work is Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.  Prag has been a GP in Stevenage since 2004.


Stort Valley and Villages

Dr Nabeil Shukur, GP Governing Body Member, Stort Valley and Villages Dr Nabeil Shukur, GP Governing Body Member
Nabeil is a GP at South Street Surgery in Bishop's Stortford. He has several years' experience on the locality commissioning board. He is the CCG quality lead for the Princess Alexandra Hospital contract.


Upper Lea Valley

Dr Mark Andrews, GP Governing Body Member, Upper Lea Valley Dr Mark Andrews, GP Governing Body Member
Mark has been a GP for 26 years at The Limes Surgery in Hoddesdon. He is the CCG's Cancer Lead.
Dr Nicky Williams, CCG Vice-Chair and GP Governing Body Member, Upper Lea Valley
Dr Nicky Williams, Deputy Clinical Chair and GP Governing Body Member
Nicky has been a GP partner for 19 years at Church Street Surgery in Ware. Her lead roles on the CCG board include Patient and Public Engagement and Provider Integration. She is also Clinical Lead for the National project for Enhanced Health in Care Homes Vanguard.

Welwyn and Hatfield

Dr Ashish Shah, GP Governing Body Member
Ashish has been GP principal at Wrafton House, Hatfield since 2009.  He is a GP trainer with a special interest in cardiology and respiratory. He is currently the prescribing lead for the CCG.
Dr Sachin Gupta, GP Governing Body Member Dr Sachin Gupta, GP Governing Body Member
Sachin is a GP at Garden City Practice in Welwyn Garden City.  He has previously worked as non-executive director and Medical Director at Herts Urgent Care, MacMillan GP and Royal College of General Practioners Clinical Lead.

Lay Members

Linda Farrant, Lay Member - Audit Linda Farrant, Deputy Chair and Audit (Conflict of Interest Guardian)
A qualified accountant, Linda spent much of her career in local government working on finance, regeneration policy and practice and developing devolved public sector services. She has undertaken various non executive director (NED) roles in the voluntary and public sectors and became a NED for NHS Hertfordshire in 2003.
Diane Desmulie, Lay Member Dianne Desmulie, Public and Patient Engagement (Freedom to Speak-up Guardian)
Dianne has a career background in local government and the NHS.  She has experience within the Department of Health and Adult Social Care in the Eastern region, promoting Dignity in Care and working closely with carers' organisations. Dianne was a local councillor in East Herts for 8 years and in 2001 was Mayor of Hertford, where she has lived since 1982.  She is a member of Hanscombe House Surgery Patient Participation Group and volunteers for Carers in Hertfordshire as a Hub Lead in Hoddesdon. 
Yvette Twumasi-Ankrah, Chair, Joint Co-Commissioning  Committee Yvette Twumasi-Ankrah, Chair, Joint Co-Commissioning Committee
Yvette has a career background in marketing and business development and currently runs her own consultancy. She has previously held a Non-Executive Director role in a Primary Care Trust and was a government approved Business Adviser with Enterprise London. At present she is a board member at Creative Works, a co-working space, and was awarded an MBE in 2017 for her work supporting women in business. She has currently submitted a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a tutor with The Brilliant Club, working with pupils from under-represented backgrounds to progress to highly-selective universities.

Secondary Care Clinician

Dr Dermot O'Riordan - Secondary Care Doctor Dr Dermot O'Riordan
Dermot is a Consultant General Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and previously was Medical Director for 5 years and interim-Chief Executive Officer.  Dermot is also Chief Clinical Information Officer.


Denise Boardman, Director for Primary Care Development 
Denise trained as an occupational therapist and worked in a variety of clinical and managerial roles including leading multidisciplinary teams in acute and community services in the northwest and southeast of England. She is also a former member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Board. In 2004, following experience as an Allied Health Professional representative on a Professional Executive Committee of a Primary Care Trust, Denise left clinical management for a commissioning role in Hertfordshire; to broaden her knowledge and experience of the wider NHS. In 2013, Denise joined East and North Hertfordshire CCG as Associate Director for Unscheduled Care and more recent roles include the CCG’s Programme Director leading the countywide Integrated Urgent Care procurement, General Practice Forward View programme and STP Director lead for Primary Care. 
Harper Brown, Director of Planning and Procurement Harper Brown, Director of Commissioning
After a five-year spell in the army, Harper studied international relations and teaching before working for VSO and Oxfam in Nigeria and Uganda. He then spent time working in general management positions within the NHS, with over 15 years at director level and three years as a chief executive. Harper moved back to Africa to take on the role of first chief executive of Sentebale, a charity in Lesotho, South Africa, founded to help vulnerable child victims of poverty and HIV/Aids. Back in the UK, Harper re-joined the health service in 2010 and held various management roles, coming to East and North Hertfordshire CCG on an interim basis in 2014 to set up the operations directorate before taking up the position of Director of Commissioning.
Sharn Elton, Director of Operations Sharn Elton, Director of Operations
Sharn originally trained as a nurse at Bedford hospital and moved to the Lister hospital in Stevenage as a Matron in 2001. Sharn moved into general management in 2003 and worked in a variety of hospital services across surgery, medicine, women's and children's specialities. Through developing her networks beyond the hospital Sharn became interested in the broader aspects of health and subsequently moved to work for NHS England across Hertfordshire and the South Midlands in 2013. Sharn was delighted to be appointed as the Director of Operations at the CCG in 2015 when the post became available.
Alan Pond, Director of Finance Alan Pond, Director of Finance
Alan has been a Finance Director/Chief Finance Officer for 16 years. During this time he has worked for numerous NHS commissioning organisations. He has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS in both provider and commissioner organisations and 2 years at the Department of Health. He has a broad range of experience within the finance function and also other areas, having been involved in strategy development and implementation and with direct operational responsibility for financial management, costing and pricing, contract negotiation, contract management and business case preparation.
Dr Rachel Joyce, Medical Director (Interim) 
Rachel is a medical doctor, who is both a GP and a public health consultant by background. In the past she has worked as a Director of Public Health and a Medical Director in Bedfordshire, and has been working in the Hertfordshire health system for over 10 years.
Rachel has particular expertise in clinical effectiveness (ensuring health services are as safe and effective as possible), the redesign of services from a clinical perspective, including the development of pathways and the prioritisation of scarce resources, wellbeing and the prevention and early identification of illness.
Sheilagh Reavey, Director of Nursing & Quality Sheilagh Reavey, Director of Nursing and Quality (Caldicott Guardian)
Sheilagh has trained as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor and has worked at a senior level in the NHS for a number of years. She has both operational service delivery and commissioning experience and has significant experience in relation to quality and safeguarding issues.

Last modified: 

16 Apr 2018