CIPFA appoints new Associate Director of Health and Integration and new Health and Social Care Policy Manager


Bob Alexander, Executive Chair at Sussex and East Surrey STP, has joined CIPFA, as Associate Director of Health and Integration, and Dr Eleanor Roy has been appointed CIPFA Health and Social Care Policy Manager. These appointments aim to galvanise conversations around good financial management across the health sector and provide support and advice to the health and local government sectors as they wrestle with the challenges of integration.

Bob, who was previously Executive Director of Resources/Deputy CEO at NHS Improvement, is CIPFA-qualified and has unrivalled knowledge and experience of the financial challenges facing the health service. 

Speaking on the appointments, Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, said: “With both Bob and Ellie’s experience, commitment and knowledge of the health sector, they are superbly placed to take on these roles. We very much look forward to them joining the institute team and helping to drive forward the development and delivery of CIPFA’s health and integration policy and thought leadership agenda”.

Speaking about his appointment, Bob said: “At times of financial constraint and growing demand for services, taking a cross sector approach has to be better than the traditional silos perspective. It is a tremendously exciting prospect to be working with CIPFA. The Institute is uniquely placed to help local leaders develop strategies to deliver financially sustainable health and care systems. I look forward to playing my part in doing that.”

Speaking of her appointment, Eleanor said: “In the National Assembly for Wales I supported scrutiny of the public finances, covering a wealth of policy areas, and health finances were a constant area of focus. I am tremendously excited to bring my experience and knowledge to the institute. In 2014 I spent a year on secondment to CIPFA working with the Policy and Technical team focusing on the Devolved Governments, so I’m thrilled to be back.”


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