Chris Chapman is the LPF operations director at eMBED Health Consortium. Chris is responsible for driving operations to meet business plan targets and achieve KPI / SLA requirements.Chris is a qualified public sector accountant by profession and has held a number of senior roles within both the public and private sectors. Chris was finance lead for a major £260m outsourcing arrangement within local government leading to the successful appointment of a private sector partner.  Chris then acted as client ensuring the achievement of contractual commitments and delivery requirements.

Having moved into the private sector, Chris has successfully held a number of roles including Partnership Director and Operations Director. Chris excels at service transformation and planning service delivery to achieve aggressive and stretching outcomes.


Jamejamess Hiles is the finance director at eMBED.  James is a chartered accountant having qualified in practice with KPMG.  Over the last 12 years he has worked in a number of financial and commercial roles in the private sector supporting the public sector.  Most recently James worked for BT Global Services developing and creating strategic partnerships across its government and health sector.  James is passionate about opportunities where the public and private sector can collaboratively work together improving public services.


Ben Dale is eMBED’s IT Director. Ben has been with Kier since 2014, initially as Head of Service Operations for Kier Technology Group and more recently as Head of IT for Business Process and Transformation, in Kier Workplace Services. Prior to that Ben has over 14 years’ experience designing and delivering IT and transactional services into a variety of public and private sector portfolios



John Fitzsimmons, Head of BI, eMBED. John has worked within the NHS for 15 years in a variety of BI related roles including as a PCT Director of Performance & Information. John brings experience of successful delivery of business intelligence services, products and tools alongside related BI transformation programmes and is committed to the use of BI to improve health inequalities and outcomes.



George Murgatroyd is business intelligence products and services lead at eMBED. He leads intelligence, insight and the development of new solutions at Dr Foster. He oversees the business intelligence for commissioners portfolio at Dr Foster, and is responsible for ensuring that new NHS services are designed in partnership with users, and are market-leading. He has many years’ experience within NHS primary care, including work on clinical informatics, CCG outcomes indicators, Choose & Book implementation, QOF guidance, and polyclinic policy. He was employed as the General Medical Council’s first research analyst, supporting several pivotal national projects. George’s background in insight has seen him lead major research initiatives in the healthcare, educational and charitable sectors, in over 30 countries worldwide. His PhD, from Lancaster University, included scholarships to Yale, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.


Gill Mackin

Gill Mackin is HR business partner at eMBED, responsible for the transfer of staff employment to the consortium. With 17 years working in HR  across a range of sectors including local government, education, social care and customer services and CIPD qualified, Gill has significant experience in managing TUPE transfers, employee engagement and staff integration.


Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson is commercial director at eMBED Health Consortium. He is a dual qualified Scots and English solicitor, specialising in projects, construction and PFI/PPP areas. He has been a partner in both English and Scottish law firms and was also the legal director of an architects’ professional indemnity insurer. He joined Kier Business Services in 2013.


cheryl-bid-photo Cheryl Hobson is eMBED’s Head of Corporate and Business Services. Cheryl has extensive experience at senior leadership level in the Public sector, within CCG settings and local government. A career spanning 30 + years. She has worked as a member of a CCG Governing Body as well as with elected members, MPs and the public. A qualified accountant, Cheryl has led the provision of corporate and support services and operated as a commissioner of services both within the NHS and Local Government. In her career she has held operational responsibility for support services including Finance, Procurement support, Commissioning and Contracting, Governance including the FOI service, Communications and Engagement, Equality and Diversity, HR and Staff Development.


tom-quilty-croppedTom Quilty is eMBED’s Transformation Lead. He is an Associate Director at BDO with nine years’ experience and has worked across all sectors of the NHS. Before this Tom worked as a Graduate Finance Trainee and then as a Senior Commissioning Accountant within the NHS. Tom has worked closely with PCTs and CCGs throughout his career and played a key role in supporting a number of CCGs through the authorisation process. Tom is a qualified accountant and has led a large number of financial and non-financial projects with the NHS, ranging from service redesign and organisational development through to whole-system transformation.


Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson – Poe is eMBED’s Relationship Director. Gary has a banking and financial service background having worked in the industry for over 25 years as a senior leadership member at Yorkshire Bank, where he ran a department responsible for Customer Services, Fraud, Business Help Desk and the relationship with its IT provider. Gary joined the West Yorkshire Commissioning Support Unit in 2012 as a Relationship Manager helping to establish the client relationship function and successfully meeting the regulatory gateways for approval.  Having transitioned to eMBED Health Consortium in 2016, he has continued within the Relationship Team to aid the transition of clients and develop the organisations service offer.


Moira Livingston

Professor Moira Livingston is an independent medical advisor to eMBED. She will provide strategic workforce advice to support the thinking around new models of care and a senior clinical perspective. She draws on more than 30 years working as an older-age psychiatrist, an SHA workforce director, postgraduate dean and as an SHA medical director. In her most recent role as clinical director at NHS Improving Quality, she led on improving capability across the system. Nationally Moira has chaired a number of committees developing policy and also chaired several CCG authorisation panels.