further governing body members

Jane Milligan -  Accountable Officer

Jane Milligan - Accountable Officer

Jane Milligan is the Accountable Officer across NHS Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney CCGs. Jane has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. She held a number of other roles including Accountable Officer for Tower Hamlets CCG, Director of Primary and Community Care Commissioning and Managing Director of Community Health Services. Jane co-chairs the Mental Health Transformation Board for London, part of the Healthy London Partnerships Programme. She is also currently the Executive Lead for the East London Healthcare Partnership.

Ceri Jacob  - Managing Director

Ceri Jacob - Managing Director

Ceri started in her role as Managing Director for Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs in April 2018. Before this she was Director of Transformation and Delivery, NHS England for the north central and east London systems. She was responsible for working with and supporting local commissioners to secure delivery of transformation plans in accordance with the NHS outcomes framework and Five Year Forward View. Ceri has held a number of leadership roles in London CCGs, including Chief Operating Officer in Hillingdon for over three years, and director-level posts in Barnet PCT/CCG with responsibilities that included joint commissioning and primary care and community commissioning and acting as chief officer.

Henry Black - BHR Chief Finance Officer

Henry Black ­– Chief Finance Officer 

Henry started as a trainee in 1999 within the NHS Finance function, with more than ten years operating at very senior level.  He has covered roles in both commissioning and provider organisations, including Deputy Director of Finance at a London Acute Hospital, before joining Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in May 2013.  Since the middle of 2016 Henry has been working as the lead CFO for East London Health and Care Partnership covering the whole North East London area. 

Henry is deputy chair of the London Clinical Commissioning Council Chief Finance Officers’ group and is a member of the NHS Clinical Commissioners Finance Forum.

Steve Rubery - Director of Commissioning and Performance

Steve is responsible for the delivery of BHR-wide transformation programmes, with a focus on children’s and maternity services, mental health, complex care, planned care and unplanned and emergency care. He also manages the CCGs’ procurement and contracting processes, and leads on quality, safeguarding and medicines management.

Steve has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management positions. Having joined the NHS as a pre-registration pharmacist in 1984, Steve worked his way up the pharmacy ladder and was Chief Pharmacist at both Moorfields Eye Hospital and Mid Essex Hospital Services before undertaking a number of senior management positions in both provider and commissioning organisations, leading both clinical and non-clinical services.

Jacqui Himbury   - Nurse Director

Jacqui Himbury – Nurse Director

Jacqui is responsible for leading the quality assurance process of all CCG-commissioned services and the implementation of the Francis Report recommendations across the healthcare economy. She is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. She has a Bachelor’s degree in health and social care and a post-graduate diploma in business administration.

Jacqui has worked in a variety of challenging environments in the UK, Germany and Cyprus. Her main interests are leadership, safeguarding, system wide quality improvement and reducing health inequalities. She is a member of the Nursing, Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice Panels.

Kash Pandya - Lay member governace

Kash Pandya - Lay member governance

Kash has been a board member for the NHS since 2010, supporting primary care trusts and now clinical commissioning groups. He worked for the Audit Commission for over 40 years and brings extensive knowledge of audit and governance best practice to his role. Kash is also an advisor at Citizens Advice Bureau and on a number of other boards and committees.

Khalil Ali - Lay member for patient and public involvement

Khalil Ali – Lay member for patient and public involvement

Khalil Ali is passionate about the CCG listening and acting on patients', carers' and the wider public's views and experiences of health services. He believes patient and public involvement is "everybody's business", and absolutely important in "everything we do". Khalil retired after over thirty years as a senior manager in the private sector and the NHS. He is a published author, loves sport and travel, and is an accomplished Indian musician.