Health Education England

2013 Judges

Our winners in 2013 were selected from a panel of regional judges:

Dr Ruth May
Dr Ruth May is NHS England Regional Director of Nursing for Midlands and East. Her previous roles include Chief Nurse for NHS Midlands and East and Chief Executive Officer of two acute trusts. Ruth has a theatre nursing background and more than 20 years experience of working in the NHS. 

Sarah Goodson
Currently a Senior Consultant at leading health policy charity The King’s Fund, Sarah has more than 25 years’ experience in the NHS, most recently at NHS East of England, where she was responsible for talent management and leadership development. Sarah has held several senior roles across the NHS in a range of organisations at both an operational and a strategic level.

Raja Badrakalimuthu
Twice shortlisted for the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatry Advanced Trainee of the Year award, Raja has contributed to the development of medical leadership in the region. Whilst a trainee in Old Age Psychiatry in Cambridge, Raja undertook a clinical leadership fellowship at the East of England SHA. Currently completing his training in Wessex, he has a Masters in neuroscience from King’s College London and a PG Diploma in Medical Education and Leadership from the University of Bedfordshire.

Gerry Miles
Gerry Miles leads the Ashridge Business School Strategic Human Resource Management development programme and consults in the areas of talent management and leadership development. He has worked within the east of England, helping the NHS to develop an inclusive approach to talent management.

Carol-Taylor Brown
Carole is an established executive coach, OD and HR consultant with a reputation for coaching executive leaders and senior professionals. As a Chief Executive in the NHS Carole successfully led the strategic development of organisations. Prior to her CEO career, Carole was a HR and OD Director working at Board level across a range of organisations including in the NHS, Local Government and Civil Service.

Lynn McIntyre
Lynn McIntyre is Deputy Director of Patient Experience at NHS England Midlands and East. During her 34 year career in nursing Lyn worked with NHS East of England from 2009, and NHS Midlands and East from 2011 in a variety of quality and nursing leadership roles, including Head of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, Head of Operations for Nursing and Quality and Associate Nurse Director - Ambition Leadership.

Jane Taylor
Jayne’s career has encompassed nursing, education and leadership. She moved from Dean of a large school of nursing to work as Director of Quality and Education in Hertfordshire before moving to the University of Warwick as Director of Organisational Development and Learning. Currently Chief Operating Officer for the Hertsmere Locality (part of the Herts Valleys CCG) and Associate Head of Leadership for West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

Janine Smith
Janine specialises in leadership and organisational development including working with NHS Boards on strategic and corporate development issues. Janine is an Executive Coach and has led major consultancy assignments over the past 15 years. Educated to Master’s level, Janine’s career has included HR Director posts, Deputy Chief Executive of a Health Authority, and Managing Director of an independent company.

Mike Cook
Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management, University of Bedfordshire. Has over 35 years experience of the NHS, as a clinician, an academic and service commissioner. Extensive experience in developing leaders of the NHS including leading the MBA health and hospitals management programme. He also contributes to medical and dental education programmes and delivers healthcare leadership input to
a range of other programmes.