Here are the Future of Care London 2021 Speakers, the Speakers for Harrogate will be announced soon.

ITV’s Sameena Ali Khan to Chair Future of Care Conference 2021

Sameena Ali-Khan anchors national bulletins for ITV at weekends, and throughout the week on Central Tonight in the Midlands, covering a wide range of stories across daily news and documentaries.

After studying Physiology and Chemistry, Sameena was drawn to journalism. After working on radio in Manchester she first appeared on air on BBC Radio Lancashire. She remained with the BBC, going back to Manchester and GMR before stints on the BBC Asian Network, BBC West Midlands and BBC London, as well Radio 5Live. On TV (aside from a debut appearance made whilst living in Nigeria on the country’s equivalent of Blue Peter) Sameena presented and reported for Northwest Today, Inside Out, and Midlands Today before moving to ITV.

    Andy Briggs

    Group Chief Executive at The Phoenix Group

    Andy was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer (designate) of the Company on 1 January 2020. Andy has over 30 years of insurance industry leadership experience and is a qualified actuary. He was Group Chief Executive of Friends Life, the listed insurer, Managing Director of Scottish Widows, Chief Executive of the Retirement Income division at Prudential and Chairman of the ABI. Most recently he was CEO UK Insurance of Aviva plc until April 2019. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Income Generation Committee of the NSPCC and also serves as the UK Government’s Business Champion for the Ageing Society Grand Challenge and for Older Workers.

    Clenton Farquharson MBE

    Director at Community Navigator Services CIC

    Clenton is a disabled person with lived experience of health and social care. Clenton employs his own personal assistant, and he looks after his 85-year-old mum’s personal budget. He is Chair of the Think Local Act Personal partnership board, member of the Coalition for Personalised Care, and a member of the Social Care Sector COVID-19 Stakeholder Group. His other roles include being a member of the NHS Assembly, acting chair of Quality Matters, a trustee of the Race Equality Foundation, ambassador for Disability Rights UK. He is a director of Community Navigator Services CIC, and a Skills for Care ambassador. Besides these positions he manages to find the time to work as consultant, auditor, trainer, and coach on inclusion, equality, and disability, and was named in Disability News Services' list of influential disabled people. In his spare time, he supports Birmingham City Football Club.

    Duncan Baker MP

    MP for North Norfolk

    Duncan was elected MP for North Norfolk in December 2019 - the first time a Conservative has won this seat for eighteen years. He is 'North Norfolk' through and through: he was born there, educated there, lives there, and works there. For the past ten years, he has been working hard in local politics and the wider community. He understands local issues and is able to speak with an authentic voice about what matters to people who live and work there. He was a town councillor in Holt, and continues to serve as a district councillor. He has a background in business, working for a well-known and respected local company. With a fantastic skills base behind him (Chartered Accountancy) he has real-world experience learned outside the world of politics. Family life is very important to Duncan. He has been married to his wife Nina for over ten years - who is also a Chartered Accountant and works locally. They have two daughters, Isabelle and Eleanor. When they’re not working, family time is important, but he also enjoys tennis, golf, and walks around the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. He is honest, hard working, and committed - key attributes to being a successful MP for the long term.

    Fiona Carragher

    Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society

    Director of Research and Influencing and part of our Executive Leadership Team, Fiona plays a pivotal role in our vision to create a world without dementia. She has overall responsibility for our Research and Influencing strategy; leading our world-class research programme and our work to strengthen our position as the national charity leader on dementia health, social care policy and societal change. Fiona is committed to ensuring that we reach every person who has a dementia diagnosis and wants our help. She wants to change the conversation on dementia, mainstream the rights of people affected by dementia and drive the research agenda, working tirelessly to improve care and find a cure. Previously, Fiona was Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England, providing leadership for the 50,000 healthcare science professionals and expert advice on science, innovation and diagnostics. A passionate advocate for women in health, Fiona led the establishment of the first Women in Science and Engineering fellowship programme in the NHS.

    Mr Tim Whittlestone

    Consultant Urologist and Executive Medical Director at North Bristol NHS Trust

    Tim is a Consultant Cancer Surgeon trained in Oxford, the South West of England and the Mayo Clinic USA. He was appointed as the Transformation Medical Director in Bristol in 2019 and works with clinical teams to realise the potential of technology to support care. As the Chief Medical Officer for Bristol’s 300 bedded Nightingale Field Hospital he created a paperless and tech enabled facility that allowed remote visitor interaction and linked clinical information across a network of seven acute hospitals. In the last year Tim has been the System Clinical Lead for Mass Covid Vaccination overseeing the South West’s ‘best in class’ vaccine penetration rates. Tim leads a transformation team which is currently deploying remote robotics to care settings and interactive technologies to care homes. He was recently appointed as Medical Director to North Bristol NHS Trust.

    Nicki Bones

    CEO at SweetTree Home Care Services

    SweetTree’s CEO, Nicki Bones, is a Registered Mental Health nurse with more than 30 years’ experience in Health and Social Care. Her vision to provide the highest possible quality care was realised as a founding member of the organisation, Nicki continues to fulfil her passion by proudly leading the SweetTree team to the forefront of Home Care.

    Sam Monaghan

    Chief Executive at MHA

    Sam Monaghan, Chief Executive, MHA Sam joined MHA as Chief Executive in February 2018, drawn to the charity because of its strong values and the quality of care and support it provides to people in later life. His focus is to build on these strengths; increase the connectivity between MHA’s homes and schemes and their local communities; enhance the development and diversity of the organisation’s workforce; as well as reinforce its existing partnerships with others across the sector and with key stakeholders. He also wants to amplify the voice of the older people the charity supports through its care, accommodation and community-based services and membership of NCF, Care England and ARCO. Sam has extensive experience as a corporate director and senior operational and strategic manager within the third and public sectors, in a career spanning more than 30 years in social care. He originally qualified as a social worker in 1988, working for 15 years in local authority social services, before joining Action for Children in 2003. In 2006, he moved to Barnardo’s as their Midlands Director, becoming Corporate Director of Children’s Services in 2013.

    Tricia Pereira

    Director of Operations at Skills for Care

    Tricia is a qualified social worker, with experience spanning adults and children’s social care and social work in the voluntary sector. She is currently the Director of Operations at Skills for Care. She is also the Co-Chair of the DHSC Social Care Workforce Race Equalities Standards Advisory Group and Co-Chair of the BAME Communities Advisory Group for the Department of Health Social Care sector, COVID-19 Support Taskforce. She is a former Co-Chair of the Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion group for National ADASS and Co-Chair of the National Adults Principal Social Worker Network, England. Her previous roles include Head of Adults Social Care & Head of Adult Safeguarding in Local Authority statutory settings and Practitioner Development Lead with London ADASS. Tricia has an interest in sector led improvement & inclusive Leadership and develops and hosts leadership events. She is the co-author of Strength Based Practice Framework and Handbook published by the Department of Health and Social Care (February 2019)

    Vic Rayner

    Chief Executive at the National Care Forum

    Vic is the Chief Executive of the National Care Forum. She has spent over 25 years working in the not for profit care sector, predominantly in the care, housing and support sector. She has been a CEO of organisations for over 10 years and is highly experienced leader. Vic has extensive experience of the management and delivery of consultancy programmes having bid for and managed projects on behalf of central government, local authorities, public bodies and independent not for profit organisations. She will provide oversight, quality control and, as appropriate, contribute to the delivery of the project. Vic has an MBA(Distinction), a range of management qualifications, and a MA and BA (Hons). She is also involved in a range of boards as a trustee and Director.

    Professor Martin Green OBE

    Chief Executive, Care England

    Professor Martin Green OBE has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre – UK and a Trustee of Independent Age, Vice President of the Care Workers Charity, and a Champion of the National Aids Trust. In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New University. In 2012, in his role as Department of Health Independent Sector Dementia Champion, he led the development of the Dementia Care and Support Compact for The Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia. In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Martin writes and broadcasts extensively on social care issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News and Care Talk magazine.

    Avnish Goyal

    Avnish Goyal, Chair at Hallmark Care Homes

    Avnish is the Founding Trustee of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation. He set the foundation up in memory of his late father in 2010 and has since donated £1million to worthy causes, making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives. Avnish is the Managing Director of award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes. He has been involved in the care sector since 1997 and was initially attracted to the industry by his desire to make a difference. Twenty years on, there are now 16 Hallmark Care Homes across England and Wales, with more in the pipeline and the company is recognised as a leading, financially stable provider. Avnish started his career as a Chartered Accountant where he completed his accountancy training at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) having gained his BA degree from Newcastle University. He is proud to be the Chair of Care England and the founding trustee of the Care Workers' Charity. Avnish is also the Co-founder of Ultimate You where he designs educational seminars for business, leadership, life and relationships, with his wife - Anita Goyal. He is determined to make a difference and believes in doing everything with passion and purpose.

    Sophie Chester-Glyn

    Managing Director at Coproduce Care

    Sophie is managing director of a care organisation supporting adults with disabilities since the 1990s. In 2019 she set up Coproduce Care, a non-profit organisation which aims to help democratise the care debate by supporting social care to have a voice in government consultations on social care. Sophie presents Coproduce Care’s successful livestream channel on YouTube, interviewing government Ministers, people with lived experiences and care workers. In 2019 Sophie embarked on a PhD in post-colonial discourse and human rights within mental health law.

    Dr Laura Shallcross

    Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UCL Institute of Health Informatics

    Dr Laura is an Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Health Informatics and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at University College London Hospital. She leads an inter-disciplinary programme of research applying data science approaches (statistics, epidemiology, machine learning) to electronic health records to improve the management of infection and antibiotic prescribing across different health and social care settings. Laura is the academic lead for the VIVALDI research programme which is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and aims to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in care home residents and staff in England.

    Kathryn Smith

    Chief Executive at Social Care Institute for Excellence

    Kathryn joined the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in May 2020. Previously, she joined Alzheimer's Society in September 2012 as Director of Operations. Kathryn has worked in social care since 1989, including within the private sector, a health trust, four different local authorities and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (predecessor to the CQC). She has also taught various social work courses for Leeds University and the Open University. At Scope Kathryn was Director of Services. Kathryn has previously been a governor for a primary school in Leeds and was Chair of the Guidance Develop Group for Hospital to Home Transitions for the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care. Kathryn is also a trustee for Equality Together, Bradford. Kathryn lives in Yorkshire with her three sons and enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family. Kathryn has personal experience of dementia through her late Grandfather and Great Aunt and ran the marathon for Alzheimer's Society in 2015.

    Kate Shoesmith

    Deputy CEO at Recruitment and Employment Confederation

    Kate has been with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the UK professional body for recruitment since March 2013. The REC sets standards for UK recruiters and provides thought leadership on the labour. At the REC, Kate is responsible for external stakeholder engagement and advocacy, brand and the REC’S communication channels. Kate is a spokesperson for the organisation, regularly appearing in the UK media and speaking on platforms to talk about the jobs market, employment and skills. Kate has a background in policy and public affairs, in not-for-profit organisations. Prior to joining REC, Kate was Head of Policy & Corporate Affairs at City & Guilds. She has been a governor for two London further education colleges and an adviser to several external forums, including Business in the Community, UNESCO Education for All, Youth Employment UK and Women in Recruitment.

    Professor Jill Manthorpe

    Director of the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London

    Jill is Professor of Social Work and Director of the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London. She has undertaken many studies with and about people working in adult social care in very many places and doing different things. These range from studies of social workers working in adult safeguarding services to people working at Personal Assistants during Covid, and studies of staff supporting homeless people and home care workers. She has interest in recruitment, retention and retuning to adult social care work and in different ways to support the care workforce that we need to have and to hold.

    Eileen Rocard

    Junior Economist at OECD

    Eileen is a member of the long-term care (LTC) team in the health division of the OECD. In recent years, she has contributed to long-term care publications, Health at a Glance series and Country Health Profiles series. She is currently working on an LTC system review in Croatia and on LTC systems responses to COVID-19. She holds a master’s degree in health economics of Paris Dauphine University.

    Professor Brian Bell

    Chair at Migration Advisory Committee

    Brian is a Professor of Economics at King’s Business School, a faculty of King’s College London. He joined KCL in 2017, following 4 years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Oxford University and a Tutorial Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Professor Bell is a leading labour economist who is widely published, and his work on immigration has included papers examining the progress of immigrants in the labour market in the UK, and the impact of immigration on crime in the UK. He has also worked extensively outside academia, including at the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, and in a number of financial companies in the UK. Professor Bell has previously served as a member of the Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies.

    Dr Ben Maruthappu

    Chief Executive Officer at Cera Care

    Ben is a London-based doctor and CEO of Cera, a multi-award winning technology-enabled home care company, which has grown to over 5,000 employees and 25,000 daily visits within four years of launch, becoming one of the largest social care providers in the UK. He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England on technology, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which has benefitted over three million people. Ben serves on the Boards of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS hospital groups in the country, and Skills for Care, the national body for the UK’s social care’s workforce. He has a strong interest in research with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 75 awards. Ben is a Senior Advisor to Bain & Company, and has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, the Telegraph and the WHO. He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has authored three medical books. Ben was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard universities. He was listed in WIRED’s 10 Innovators in Healthcare, being named Disruptive Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2020 Ben was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to Health & Care technology.

    Amanda Scott

    Chief Executive Officer at Forest Healthcare Ltd

    Amanda qualified as a nurse in 1986 and worked in acute nursing in both paediatrics and adult intensive care, before joining social care as a Deputy Home Manager in 1994. She has worked as a Home Manager, Regional Quality Nurse, Quality Director and Managing Director before joining Forest Healthcare as CEO in 2019. Amanda has a husband and two grown up sons who have been understanding and supportive vicarious participants throughout the many professional life events that working in social care incur, most recently the effects of a global pandemic.

    Charles Armitage

    CEO and Co-Founder at Florence

    Charles is a doctor and co-founder of Florence, a technology company that supports care providers to make staffing effortless and outstanding. Charles is passionate about building people centric technology that empowers the care workforce to operate with excellence and meet head on the challenges that the sector is facing.

    Kate Terroni

    Chief Inspector - Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

    Kate joined the Care Quality Commission as Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in May 2019. She is passionate about partnership working and believes that people get better outcomes and experience a higher quality of care, by working together to achieve this. Kate strongly believes that regulation can create the environment to nurture system working and therefore provide a more integrated experience for people who access health and care services. As an experienced social care leader with a career spanning operational social care delivery, commissioning and work at a national level, Kate is a qualified social worker and for the last two years has served as Director of Adult Services in Oxfordshire. She is experienced in working in a political environment within a wider complex health and care system managing people from a variety of disciplines, from social workers and occupational therapists, to commissioners, quality monitoring officers and direct care provision through a shared lives scheme, employment and daytime support services. Kate has been the co-chair of the national workforce network for ADASS (Association of Director of Adult Social Services) and she is focused on improving the quality and status of our support workforce.


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