Collaboration for Innovation Conference
20th January 2017
The Stephenson Suite, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, NE1 3SA
Jim Mackey, Chief Executive NHS Improvement
Jim became Chief Executive of NHS Improvement on 1 November 2015. Jim is a qualified accountant who joined the NHS in 1990. His previous roles have included:
- Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Interim Chief Executive of Northumberland Care Trust
- Chief Operating Officer of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust
He has a keen interest in quality of care, especially patient and family experience, and has participated in a number of reviews and national projects, including the Dalton Review in 2014.
Rebecca Stephens, Blackswan Executive Coach
Rebecca is the first British woman to have climbed Everest - an achievement recognized around the world. Rebecca then went on to become the first English-speaking woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
Drawing on her experiences in extreme and often hostile mountain environments, as well as her communication skills gained in her early career in journalism with the Financial Times, Rebecca delivers inspirational keynote addresses and master classes to business audiences around the world, sharing insights into leadership, motivation, teamwork, communication, decision-making and risk.
Rebecca is a Visiting Fellow at Ashridge Business School, as well as a regular guest speaker, and has shared a stage alongside global figureheads such as President Bill Clinton.
Patrick Melia, Chief Executive North Tyneside Council
Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council will illuminate the parallels that exist between the NHS, local councils and the public sector in general. Patrick will portray the benefits of effective collaboration set against an environment of increasingly stringent cost constraints and a governmental and legislative demand for increased efficiencies.
Preethi Nair, Professional Storytelling Specialist
Preethi is a professional storyteller who truly understands how a story has great power to create change both in the environment and the people that we engage with.
Preethi previously worked as a management consultant and gave this up to become a novelist and was successfully published through HarperCollins as part of a three book deal. Preethi continues to write and works with leaders globally to tell their stories, create culture change and communities within their organisations.
Maurice Duffy, CEO Blackswan
Maurice Duffy CEO of Blackswan, will take participants through a journey to understand the power of effective collaboration to inspire collective innovation. Maurice will also talk to the importance of embracing the power of social media in gaining greater and deeper insights into the population we serve, so that effective campaigns can be launched to target specific groups, with high degrees of accuracy and personalisation under the Blackswan ‘Campaigning for Health’ process powered by our ground-breaking tool, Lytso.
Kirsty Lord, Executive Producer Maverick Television
Kirsty Lord joined Maverick Television in 2007, initially working on well-known television formats such as Embarrassing Bodies and How to Look Good Naked. After four years, Kirsty moved to take a leading role in the Digital department. and is responsible for developing and creating digital content and platforms for a variety of clients, including some of the UKs best known brands and organisations and building an award winning digital portfolio. Kirsty will focus on the importance of having an innovative digital strategy to capitalise on opportunities and to help open up avenues for wider and faster collaboration.