Cleveland Henry

Role: Non-executive Director, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee

What I do

As a Non-executive Director, I hold the executive board to account for the delivery of the strategy and provide purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge as well as support by ensuring that the board sets challenging objectives for improving its performance across the range of its functions. I am Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. I am also the named Non-executive Director Freedom to Speak Up Champion.

How I contribute to improving the experience of service users and carers

By holding the executive directors to account I am able to be assured that services are provided in the most effective and efficient way.  As Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, I help ensure we use the money we receive in the best way we can to benefit our service users and their carers, and that we take opportunities to build a sustainable organisation able to continue to provide high quality services.

My experience

I bring 30 years of delivery experience in several industries, with a primary expertise in technology.  I currently hold a substantial role as a Delivery Director for a Health Technology organisation, responsible for a large team charged with the delivery of the company’s products and services into Health and Care organisation.

Prior to this, I was a Senior Director for UKCloud’s Health division and previous to that at NHS Digital where I led, as Programme Director, a number of National Programmes including NHS Choices and NHSmail in addition to leading NHS Digital’s horizon scanning on market innovation nationally and internationally.

I am also a Trustee for the Leeds Community Foundation, a grant-making charitable foundation which supports thousands of charities and voluntary groups across the city, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that most need help.

I am also a Director for 63 Argyle Road Ltd, a Property Management Company.

Get in touch

You can contact me via Cleveland.Henry1@nhs.net.