Cheryl Hardisty - Director of Commissioning and Operations

Cheryl joined the NHS in 2008 after spending 16 years working in local authorities across a range of senior roles in social care. Prior to joining the NHS, Cheryl was Director of Op

erations for a large independent care company operating across the whole of the UK

As Director of Commissioning and Operations, Cheryl is responsible for the effective implementation of the commissioning cycle, including redesign and transformation of services and ensuring the commissioning intentions are developed through contracts with all providers. Cheryl has a particularly strong interest in the personal development of staff.

Zara Jones-Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance

Zara Jones resizedZara joined the NHS as a management trainee in 2003 and since then has gained a wide range of experience across a variety of NHS sectors including a Primary Care Trust, Acute Trust, a Strategic Health Authority and the Trust Development Authority.

She joined the CCG in June 2016 from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where she was Associate Director of Strategy, with responsibility for strategy development, planning and service and partnership developments

As Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance, Zara is responsible for overseeing the CCGs’ planning and assurance processes and monitoring performance in respect of our constitutional targets and local priorities. Zara is also responsible to the Governing Body for strategy development and the wider strategic programme of the CCG; ensuring that national and local priorities are delivered through our plans.

Alistair Mulvey

Alistair Mulvey smallerAlistair is the Chief Finance Officer / Deputy Accountable Officer for the six Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs. He has over twenty years of experience within the NHS, ten of which have been as a Director of Finance. He qualified as an accountant in 1998 and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Alistair's career has spanned a broad range of provider organisations and all areas of finance, including time as a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Project Director.

Alistair has been involved in and led a series of strategic and operational service change programmes with a critical focus on quality and outcome improvements for patients and service users as well as ensuring that organisations secure the best value for every health and social care pound committed.

Marcus Warnes - Accountable Officer

Marcus Warnes webMarcus is the Accountable Officer for the six Staffordshire CCGs - this Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire (from March 2018), South East Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula, Stafford & Surrounds, Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Marcus was previously the Accountable Officer for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire CCGs. He has worked in the CCGs since they were authorised in April 2011. He has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years and spent five years in a joint appointment with a local authority, working in strategic partnerships and regeneration. His background is in public health and health promotion, but he has worked in a range of NHS commissioning roles for over ten years. 

In his role at the CCGs Marcus ensures they comply with their statutory duties and providing transformational and strategic leadership at Board level to ensure they are effective leaders and commissioners within the local health and social care system.

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