07584 551580

Contact info as QR code

Ro York consulting

reporting for duty

Skills & experience

Career summary


Programme Manager independent consultant

South East London Learning Alliance / Greenwich TPCT
  • Led development of PCT’s Area Hub approach to business planning and commissioning, focusing on population needs and evidence-based outcomes
  • Developed a collaborative Learning Alliance of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) working across the South East London Health economy including SEL Workforce Development Confederation, SEL Strategic Health Authority, and Academic partners
  • Coordinated the NHS Health Trainers early adopter pilot across 4 PCTs
  • Successfully developed a Multiple Project Programme for the management of 7 clinician-led service redesign projects across 6 PCTs with demanding timescales
  • Successfully initiated and delivered the SEL National Management Development Initiative collaboratively across 6 PCTs, running four diagnostic and development centres for 74 senior managers and an ongoing tailored development programme, inc:
  • Piloted sector-wide learning events to share learnings and experience and to enhance networking/deliverables across the PCTs/Acute trusts.

Programme Manager independent consultant

Toshiba Medical

Led the improvement strategy for Toshiba Medical Systems with their £55m Medical Equipment PPP contract with Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust and the Greenwich Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust and Oxleas MH Trust achieving breakthroughs in:

  • Partnership development/change management within multiple NHS Trusts and the key stakeholders throughout both private and public organisations
  • Delivered a programme of change aimed at the improved management of 5,500 unit hospital and primary care medical equipment for the benefit of both patients and clinicians
  • Patient centric action plans, introducing change to support the planning of new and replacement medical equipment related directly to clinical procedures, NHS modernisation goals and strategic healthcare outcomes
  • Systems upgrades, including PACS & mammography.

International Project Management (financial services)

Foresters Mutual
  • Led the UK-wide rollout of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) £3m change management programme. This complex programme – in 4 Regions and covering 82 Branches – was carried out successfully for a North American Financial Services Group, with £1bn turnover, 900 employees, 1 million members and 20% of their business in UK
  • Successfully ran multiple pilot project teams, refocusing the Regional Branch network of 150,000 members in line with international CSR change management and a full corporate rebranding programme
  • Led a Communications Strategy for the Programme resulting in an 82% vote in favour of adopting the strategy by the elected members of the international mutual organisation.

Professional Brand Manager

National Farmers’ Union (NFU)

Promoted to develop and implement the strategic and tactical plans for Professional and Business membership for lawyers, land agents and accountants.


Programme Development Advisor

  • Promoted to rollout Countryside Business Development strategy nationally in 9 Regions with direct sales force (800+) in 350 Branches
  • Devised innovative, cost effective regional business development programmes for new products/new markets, providing tools, training and support for Branches

Head of OXFAM Volunteering

  • Provided volunteer management leadership for Oxfam’s 20 Regional staff teams
  • Developed strategy, policy and training for 30,000 volunteer workforce across 850 retail outlets
  • Managed multiple development programmes across a project team structure

Regional Volunteering Manager

Age Concern

Speech & Language Therapist specialising in Adult Neurology

Norfolk NHS



Qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner (Project Management)


Qualified Speech Therapist Diploma CST (College of Speech Therapy)

Blackfriars College, London

BA (Hons) Development Studies

University of East Anglia

3 A-levels and 10 O-levels

Colston’s Girls’ School, Bristol
Ro York


Institute of Directors (IoD)

For examples of how I have applied my skills, read on …

case examples »

developed by Mark Iliff, Talespinner