Head of InnovationRob has an MSc in Health Care Management and is a non-remunerated board member of South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA). He has been working with technology companies for over ten years.
He supported the development of the National AHSN guidance and the establishment of KSS AHSN. As part of the AHSN Network he is the AHSN representative on the NICE Implementation Collaborative and the Commercial Director for the Medical Technology Innovation National Network. He has also been a Board Member of the Healthcare Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).
His role at KSS AHSN includes engagement with industry, and support for local development and implementation of technology-based innovation.
Senior Programme ManagerGill’s NHS background is in Service and Quality Improvement and she is a qualified Institute for Healthcare Improvement advisor.
Her varied skills and experience includes event management and product account management.
At KSS AHSN she works mainly on our ‘Bridging the Gap’ programme coordinating our innovator support.
Industry Engagement ManagerNuala works mainly on our ‘Bridging the Gap’ programme, engaging with health tech companies and their networks to support them and their business with their route into the NHS.
She comes from an industry (mainly SME) background, having worked with companies across every sector and most recently tech and life science high growth companies – supporting them with their innovation and commercialisation.
Nuala has vast experience in navigating the funding landscape and in supporting companies to develop their strategic plan and to understand their customer base and value proposition for their target customer.
Programme Co-ordinatorVivienne has worked across a broad range of public sector initiatives, spanning higher education, industry and business support to promote innovation, knowledge transfer and regional economic development.
Prior to joining KSS AHSN she worked for the Kent Surrey Sussex Local Enterprise Training Board.
Vivienne provides project coordination and communications engagement support to programme work streams with specific responsibility for the ‘Bridging the Gap’ and the ‘Technology Navigation’ programmes.