Bury Care Organisation - Senior Leadership Team

Tyrone trained in the West Midlands before taking up his first staff nurse post in vascular surgery. He completed his MSc during this time including undertaking a randomised controlled trial into wound dressing efficacy.

His focus and experience are of working collaboratively within ‘place’ based systems, leading and developing individuals and teams, supported through implementation of reliable systems and processes to facilitate high performing teams. Tyrone is committed to the development of people, enabling individuals to ‘be their best’ with a focus on: culture, leading and managing and accountability frameworks, underpinned by a fundamental belief in the empowerment of all colleagues. Tyrone has recently successfully attained a Masters in business administration which has widened his curiosity and application of international and innovative processes to improve systems.

A career spanning over 20 years in the NHS, Tyrone has held various positions across surgery, medicine, women and children’s and community.  Committed to improving the environment for staff and patients, Tyrone has led several investments in staffing levels and has undertaken work for NHSI on supporting reviews of nurse staffing. A keen advocate of visible leadership and of staff engagement, Tyrone is a qualified ‘coach’ and champions the use of measurement for improvement and has led various patient safety developments.

After leaving the Midlands, Tyrone worked in the Wirral until moving to Derbyshire for his post as deputy chief nurse at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. Tyrone is married with three children and is also a local school parent governor and local parish councillor.  He enjoys the outdoors and lives in a small village in Derbyshire.

Tyrone joined the Trust in November 2016.

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Dr Vicki Howarth joined Bury Care Organisation as medical director in September 2021. She is a consultant histopathologist (a doctor who looks at tissue samples under a microscope to give a diagnosis), having previously worked at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, and has held posts as an associate medical director at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary consultant at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe site).

Vicki has always had an interest in medical management and leadership and its relationship to better patient care and supporting staff development, having completed a number of leadership courses, including the Nye Bevan Certificate in Executive Leadership and a healthcare related MBA.

She is from, and still lives in Stalybridge.  Married, with a 16-year-old daughter, and two dogs, Vicki enjoys running and walking on the local fells and is also a keen cyclist and skier.

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Penny joined the team in Bury in March 2021.  She has a Master’s degree in health care management, a clinical background in physiotherapy and is a recent graduate of the Nye Bevan leadership programme. Penny has been in operational management roles for more than 17 years working in numerous specialties in community and hospital settings across Greater Manchester.  She joined the Northern Care Alliance more than three years ago and has held managing director roles in women & children and surgical services.

Penny has a particular interest in inclusion in the workplace and is passionate about improving services for patients through co-production and quality improvement methodology.

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Catherine joined the Bury Care Organisation as director of finance from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) where she most recently held the post of director of business planning and resources, leading the wider corporate functions including HR, estates and facilities, corporate governance, procurement and IT, as well as finance.

She joined the NHS as a national finance management trainee in 2002 and has over 18 years of experience working in senior roles nationally and in the north west, having worked in large acute Trusts prior to NICE.

Catherine is passionate about people and has led on several initiatives at NICE to promote diversity and inclusion and is a trained mentor. As well as a career in the NHS, Catherine divides her time between parenting two school age children and volunteering as Trustee and treasurer for Age UK Lancashire.

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Emma has worked in HR in health and social care since 2001, in a number of organisations including social services, acute Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and immediately prior to joining the Northern Care Alliance, at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in accounting & finance in1999 and in 2001 completed her MA in human resource management.  Emma is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is a Myers Brigg (MBTI) practitioner, with a strong interest in what motivates us at work, engagement and appreciative inquiry.  Experienced in large scale complex workforce reconfigurations and service transformations, Emma was the associate director of workforce for Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation, prior to the disaggregation in 2020.

Outside of work, Emma loves live music, reformer pilates, her family and friends (especially her nephews and nieces), books and holidays.

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Kath is the chief officer of Bury Local Care Organisation (LCO). She leads the development and implementation of strategy, systems and processes, to ensure the effective delivery of care, through the LCO arrangements. Kath has extensive commissioning experience, complemented by a breadth of operational management, gained in a variety of provider settings. She is experienced in the development and implementation of healthcare strategy, through systems and people. Kath has a particular interest in Integrated Care systems, which has been the subject of a fellowship she undertook with AQUA.

She is passionate about living your life with purpose and authenticity and is in equal measures concerned about the sustainability of public services, with the financial and workforce challenges currently facing the health and social care sector. As an experienced executive coach, meditation teacher, and author, Kath is passionate about embedding a culture of resilience for the people that work within the LCO, to improve the health of the population of Bury.

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