NHS England and Improvement have identified most of the directors who will work in their new joint regional teams.

The changes are being made as part of the major restructure combining NHSE and I’s regional and local offices into seven combined regional teams.

The seven overall regional directors were chosen in December, although some are not taking up the roles until next month. They are listed in the tables below, along with the new director recruits:

North

 North WestNorth East and Yorkshire
Regional director Bill McCarthy Richard Barker
Chief nurse No appointment so far Margaret Kitching
Finance director Jonathan Stephens Tim Savage
Medical director and chief clinical information officer David Levy Michael Prentice
Director of workforce and organisational development No appointment so far Daniel Hartley
Director of performance and improvement Graham Urwin Warren Brown
Director of strategy and transformation Clare Duggan No appointment so far
Director of commissioning No appointment so far Robert Cornall

Midlands

 MidlandsEast of England
Regional director Dale Bywater Ann Radmore
Chief nurse Siobhan Reilly (Heafield) Lynn Wigens
Finance director No appointment so far No appointment so far
Medical director and chief clinical information officer Nigel Sturrock No appointment so far
Director of workforce and organisational development Stephen Morrison Paul Harrison
Director of performance and improvement Jeffrey Worrall Elliot Howard-Jones
Director of strategy and transformation No appointment so far Simon Wood
Director of commissioning Alison Tonge Catherine O’Connell

South and London

 South WestSouth EastLondon
Regional director Elizabeth O’Mahoney Anne Eden Sir David Sloman
Chief nurse Sue Doheny No appointment so far Oliver Shanley
Finance director Kaye Bentley Hannah Hamilton No appointment so far
Medical director and chief clinical information officer Michael Marsh Vaughan Lewis Vinod Diwakar
Director of workforce and organisational development Suzanne Tewkesbury No appointment so far No appointment so far
Director of performance and improvement Martin Wilkinson Claudia Griffith Khadir Meer
Director of strategy and transformation Mark Cooke David Radbourne Paul Bennett
Director of commissioning Rachel Pearce Janet Meek Mark Turner

A number of the posts are not yet filled substantively. At present, Ann Johnson is interim finance director in London, while Jeff Buggle – who was previously regional finance director for NHSI in London – is interim regional FD in the East of England.

This chart shows which sustainability and transformation partnerships are in each of the seven regions:

Regions