Our Board & Leadership
Chair and CEO
Chair of BOB ICB
Javed Khan has been Chair of the Integrated Care Board for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB ICB) since January 2022.
He is a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors, having successfully led change through key high-profile leadership roles. Having retired from 37-year Executive career, he now sits on a number of Boards as a Non-Executive Director. Additionally, he has independently reviewed the government’s approach to tobacco control and in June 2022 published Making Smoking Obsolete.
In his Executive roles Javed was Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – the UK’s largest national children’s charity, and before that Victim Support. He has worked in the Civil Service, as a Chief Officer in local government and spent 15 years in frontline education in schools and further education colleges. Javed’s career achievements have been recognised through numerous awards including an OBE for services to young people and education and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Salford and Birmingham City University. He is also a Fellow of the University of Birmingham.
Javed’s parents, immigrating to the UK from Azad Kashmir, could neither read nor write. Growing up in the backstreets of inner-city Birmingham, his comprehensive education led to a Mathematics degree and then teacher training. He is a resident of Buckinghamshire and is a family man with four children and two grandsons.
ICB Interim Chief Executive Officer
Steve McManus is the Interim Chief Executive of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (ICB). He has been a partner member of the Board since its establishment on 1 July 2022 and Chief Executive at Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust for five years.
Steve is an active leader in the area of patient safety and is Chair of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s Patient Safety Collaborative. Steve regularly supports, both as a speaker and in an advisory capacity, across a number of healthcare topics both nationally and internationally.
Chair and Non-Executives
NED and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee
Saqhib Ali is a qualified accountant of 28 years (FCCA) and holds an Exec MBA from Cranfield. He currently works for a leading Electric Vehicle Charging Post manufacturer and Charging Network provider in the UK owned by a major energy company. He has worked across Europe, USA and Asia and lived in France for two years. He has extensive experience from blue chip organisations and non-financial general management roles with Lloyds Banking Group, Asahi, Volvo Group, Computer Technologies and British Airways. He began his career as an Auditor with Deloitte and Internal Auditor with Hertz and has held previous roles as Financial Director, Financial Controller and Analyst. Saqhib is a lay member of BLMK CCG, a Parish Councillor and a school governor.
NED and Chair of the Population Health & Patient Experience Committee (Quality & Performance)
Margaret Batty has 35 years of professional leadership experience, working with a broad spectrum of organisations from the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary sector, government and international institutions; to grass-roots communities and women’s groups. All focused on seeking consensus and commitment to health progress and social change, reducing discrimination and supporting marginalised people, both in the UK and abroad. Margaret was a Senior Civil Servant in the Cabinet Office, responsible for achieving consensus between Government Departments, gaining support for the Prime Minister’s priorities and strategy, and ensuring policy coherence. As Global Director of Policy and Campaigns for the international charity, WaterAid, Margaret led major strategy evolutions, transformed the political influencing approach, fostered key stakeholder relationships, and assumed high-profile communication and representation roles, whilst nurturing a culture of trust and high staff engagement.
Currently, Margaret is an NHS NED with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, working on a collaborative approach to the Trust to enhance external partnerships, stakeholder relationships, communications, and staff engagement. Margaret is also a Trustee for the international charity, Age International.
Haider Husain is an experienced international healthcare IT business leader with a strong technology background. He is the chief operating officer of Healthinnova Limited, a non-executive director of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is the panel chair for the Safe and Effective Use of AI in Healthcare at the British Standards Institute. He is also an associate NED for the MHRA.
NED and Chair of the System Productivity Committee (Finance & Resources)
Tim Nolan is a CEO, board director and consultant with an excellent international record of Executive Committee & NED leadership. He has experience across the healthcare, central government, retail, property, housing, telecoms, consumer electronics, computing, clothing & automotive sectors. Tim has held Non-Executive Board Directorships in government and the healthcare, supply chain and housing sectors. Prior to this Tim held a number of senior commercial, marketing, e-commerce, supply chain and business development roles over more than 25 years within large multi-national organisations such as Tesco, Staples, Samsung, Very.com, Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Group, Courts Asia and Jaguar Cars. In addition he has also worked as a consultant with other blue chip businesses such as Castorama, B&Q and Best Buy. He is currently an NED on the Board of the DWP and a Governor at the Royal Marsden.
NED and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Place & Organisational Development Committee
Aidan Rave joined the business sector after his experience in politics serving as Deputy Mayor of the Doncaster Council. He continued his work in consulting with a special interest in social sector work. Aidan is an expert in strategy, organisational structure, and has experience in bringing practical and impactful solutions to challenging problems.
NED and Deputy Chair of ICB and Chair of the People Committee
Sim Scavazza is a retail and fashion specialist with 30 years’ experience in the sector, working in buying and merchandising for some of the leading retailers in the UK. Sim is deputy chair of the University of the Arts London and was previously chair of the Mentor UK for over 10 years, protecting children and young people from the harms of alcohol and substance misuse. She recently joined the board of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as an NED.
Member for Mental Health
Dr Nick Broughton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust on June 15, 2020.
He brings a wealth of experience to Oxford Health, having joined the Trust from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, where he lead the organisation from a Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ in 2017 to ‘Good’ in January 2020.
Prior to that Nick was chief executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
As a consultant psychiatrist for more than 20 years specialising in forensic psychiatry, he has held medical and clinical director roles, and a variety of other managerial positions, including as a director of Imperial College Healthcare Partners. He obtained his medical degree from Cambridge and completed his training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Partner Member, Local Authorities
Stephen is Chief Executive for Oxfordshire County Council.
Stephen gained national recognition for leading the transformation of adult services in Somerset, as well as being system lead with the NHS for a number of urgent care work streams. He started his career as a nurse and worked for the first half of his career in a number of NHS roles including board level positions. Following a period as a joint commissioner his most recent positions have been within local government in several assistant director and director of adult services positions.
Stephen is recognised for his work developing innovative models of adult social care with a focus on earlier invention, partnership and market inclusiveness. He has a passion for co-production, improving quality and has been leading the introduction of #doityourway a model of ‘Promoting Independence’.
Sometimes described as radical sometimes traditional he has an absolute focus on leadership with a specific emphasis on the roles that professional leadership plays and the impact this has on everything we do.
In previous roles he has led a turnaround of the ASC financial management, developing and instilling a robust discipline within all levels within the service with financial control delegated to team and practitioner level.
Stephen is passionate about making a difference to the lives of citizens, and supporting people to achieve their potential. He was attracted to Oxfordshire by its challenges, its local plans and its focus on place, its citizens and partnerships which he feels fits well with his experiences.
He has been the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) national Policy Lead for Mental Health since 2014.
Partner Member, Primary Medical Services
Dr Jinah has extensive experience across Primary Care through 20 years of general practice working including in out of hours services and also overseas to help improve patient care and outcomes. She brings a wealth of experience from her time as a Clinical Director in Harrow CCG, a PCN Clinical Director in Buckinghamshire and a Board Director of a GP Federation. Dr Jinah would like to bring her experience and enthusiasm to the table to contribute to shaping health services so that they are robust and fit for purpose enabling the NHS to continue to deliver and serve the population without compromising its core principles.
Partner Member, NHS and Foundation Trusts
Neil started his NHS career in Yorkshire as a National General Management Trainee in 2003, before joining Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust (BHT) in 2005. After leaving for a role at the Healthcare Commission and general management positions at Imperial and Guys and St. Thomas’ Trusts, he returned to the organisation in July 2013 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Surgery and Critical Care Division.
He took up the role of Chief Operating Officer at BHT in April 2015. Neil became interim Chief Executive Officer in March 2018 and was appointed to the permanent position in January 2019.
He graduated from St. Anne’s College, Oxford with a modern history degree in 2000 and subsequently completed an MSc in Healthcare Management from the University of Birmingham. He was a member of the 2012 NHS London Emerging Leaders Programme.
ICB Chief Financial Officer
Matthew is an experienced financial and commercial executive that has worked as a Chief Finance Officer across the acute, community, mental health and technology sectors.
Prior to joinig, Matthew was Chief Finance Officer of Dorset Healthcare, where for six years he held responsibility for Finance, Digital and Estates. He was part of the team that led the Trust to achieve a CQC rating of Outstanding in 2019.
Educated at King’s College London, Matthew went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying, Matthew became a corporate financier advising a wide variety of large commercial organisations on corporate strategy and transactions.
Chief Nursing Officer
Rachael Corser joins us from the East and North Hertforshire NHS Trust, where she has been chief nurse since January 2018. She has worked across complex health and care settings in acute, community, integrated and independent healthcare sectors. She is passionate about delivering nursing, midwifery and allied health professional excellence at all levels, striving for international recognition of excellence in nursing practice. Rachael is also a Trustee for the Burdett Nursing Trust, is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar and a Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire and has published in the nursing literature. Rachael is the Conflict of Interest Guardian for BOB ICB.
Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Dr Rachael de Caux is the Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (ICB). She brings with her a wealth of experience from her time as Regional Medical Director for the South Region (NHSE/I), and Chief Operating Officer at Gloucestershire Hospitals, alongside clinical credibility as a practising Consultant in Emergency Medicine. She has a strong grounding in quality improvement and has been fortunate to observe many different healthcare economies both in the UK and overseas. Rachael lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and family.
Wider Executive Team
ICB Interim Director of People
Karen Beech has over 15 years experience of working in HR mainly in the public sector, including the strategic centre of government. She has extensive experience of working in an operational, policy and strategic environment and has been instrumental in supporting the organisation in its cultural transformation and staff engagement journey.
Karen is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and gained a post-graduate diploma in people management and development in 2010.
ICB Interim Chief Information Officer
Ross Fullerton joined BOB ICS from Bucks ICP where he led the place-based digital agenda and was CIO for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as an integrated acute & community trust for the last year. Prior to this Ross was on the executive team of London Ambulance Service for four years: two as CIO where he kick-started the digital transformation of the world’s busiest ambulance service and then 2 more as director of strategy & transformation, working across London’s 32 boroughs, five STPs and the Mayor’s leadership team in a complex UEC landscape.
Before venturing into the health sector Ross has held senior digital roles and been a management consultant in various other sectors – including defence & national security, retail, energy and construction.
ICB Director of Governance
Having worked for several years as Director of Governance for Oxfordshire CCG Catherine has over 25 years experience, with a career spanning Board and Executive team roles, to more in-depth Commissioning work.
Catherine has experience of Operational Management in a combined acute, community and mental health service providers, and has focused on working with clinicians to deliver change in service pathways to improve services and outcomes for patients.
ICB Interim Chief Delivery Officer
Matthew Tait is responsible for oversight of system performance and assurance, coordinating the planning process and he is the ICB functional lead for urgent and elective care. His role also oversees the operational delivery of the place partnerships, in conjunction with the place executive directors, and transformation through the director of transformation. The role also acts as the formal Accountable Emergency Officer for the ICB.
Before joining the ICB Matthew held an Accountable Officers role for Surrey Heartlands and Bedfordshire CCGs. An accountant by background, he was previously Thames Valley Area Director for NHSE and Chief Executive of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Primary Care Trust Cluster.
ICB Interim Director of Communications and Engagemenet
Nick has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare communications and engagement. He has been a director of communications in the NHS for both providers and commissioners and for national organisations. During that time he has led the communication and engagement teams at King’s College Hospital, Imperial Healthcare, Monitor, Swansea Bay University Health Board and NHS Providers. He was also the Director of Strategy, Policy and Communications for the Royal College of Physicians.
He is experienced at supporting organisations to engage with and involve their patients, staff and communities through building relationships and promoting dialogue. He believes effective communications promote mutual respect and understanding, enhance accountability and help organisations hear and engage with the people and diverse communities they serve.
ICB Place Director for Buckinghamshire
Philippa has nearly twenty years of experience in public policy, having worked across a range of civil service departments such as the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office, and HM Treasury.
Philippa’s current role is Deputy Director for the Legislation Programme Team, overseeing the delivery of the Health and Care Act 2022 through Parliament, and the associated implementation programme.
ICB Place Director for Oxfordshire
Dan began his NHS career in 2009 as a commissioner in Oxfordshire. Prior to joining the NHS, he was a manager for humanitarian aid and development programmes in Europe, Asia and Africa which has given him a wealth of experience leading changes in complex political environments.
ICB Place Director for Berkshire West
Sarah joins BOB ICB from her role as Director of Operations at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust providing operational and strategic leadership to the Planned Care business unit spanning multiple hospital sites across Berkshire. She also established and oversaw the Trust’s ambitious post-Covid Elective Recovery Programme.
Sarah joined RBFT from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT(GSTT) where she managed acute medical services and was the Trust lead for reducing delayed transfers of care, working closely with community and social care colleagues to design new care pathways.
Before joining GSTT Sarah worked at Monitor, the health regulator, where she was involved in establishing one of the first Integrated Care Foundation Trusts in the country.