Executive Director of Finance and Estates
Jennifer is currently the Executive Director of Finance and Estates for the Mid and South Essex ICB. Within her directorate she has executive responsibility for Finance, Contracting and Estates.
This is Jennifer’s 20th year working in health care finance after joining the NHS Graduate Management Training scheme in 2003. Being appointed Director of Resources for MSE in December 2022, is particularly significant for Jennifer as she trained and qualified in the mid Essex locality, starting her career working at Mid Essex Hospitals in roles across costing, income, and efficiencies.
Prior to joining MSE, Jennifer was the Deputy Director of Finance in Suffolk and Northeast Essex and led the Northeast Essex Alliance Finance. Passionate about Alliance development and integrated working some of Jen’s proudest career moments include, integrating funds to support discharge, partnership working with local Hospices and development of the local Better Care Fund as an instrument for greater integrated working. Always convinced we can do better together across use of resources, health inequalities and community assets, she continues to develop her understanding of Social Value and asset based community development, to champion its use in progressing our health and care systems.
Collaborative working and improvement are themes that run throughout the various roles Jennifer has held, across provider and commissioner organisations but also at regional and national level with the Department of Health.