15 March 2013
New appointments across the Trust
Kristin Dominy, service director for SDAS and acting interim
area director for South Gloucestershire, has been appointed as the
Trust's new director of operations. The recruitment of area
clinical directors has also been completed and the appointments of
the first managing directors in the new locality management
structure have also been made.
Kris was appointed after a challenging recruitment process
involving external stakeholders, service users and carers and from
a final shortlist of six candidates, drawn from more than 20
internal and external applicants.
She was selected by an interview panel consisting of chair Tony
Gallagher, chief executive Iain Tulley, external assessor Paddy
Cooney, Siân Walker from Wiltshire Council, John Hughes from
Swindon Borough Council, Denise Porter from South Gloucestershire
Council, Mike Naji representing NHS Wiltshire / Clinical
Commissioning Group and Julie Kell from North Somerset PCT.
The new role of operations director provides an important bridge
between the clinical delivery work of medical and nursing
colleagues and the enabling work of finance and HR.
As operations director, Kris will be accountable to the Board
for the work of the local management teams in delivering services
and for ensuring that they meet local requirements.
Kris said: "I'm absolutely thrilled. This is a really exciting
time for AWP with the new locality structure being implemented and
clinical engagement being strengthened. "We have an outstanding
opportunity to make a difference to service users and I look
forward to working with colleagues to deliver this goal."
Chief executive Iain Tulley congratulated Kris on her
appointment. "It was clear to the interview panel that Kris
understands the importance of meeting commissioner requirements,
has a strong grasp of what needs to be done to improve delivery and
the drive to work with the new locality teams to help the Trust
achieve its goals of delivering consistently high quality services.
I am sure she will also make a positive contribution to strategic
development of the Trust and I look forward to working with
Kris has led SDAS since 2009, having previously worked in
Bristol as an SDAS service manager. Before joining the Trust Kris
worked in London for both the Healthcare Commission and the
National Treatment Agency.
Acting area director for BANES and service director for
specialised and secure services, Carol Bowes is to become its new
clinical director. Director of service improvement, Julie Hankin,
has been appointed clinical director for Wiltshire.
Four of the seven area managing director posts have also been
appointed with Malcolm Sinclair taking on the role in Bristol and
Denise Claydon being appointed in Wiltshire.
Both have been acting directors in these areas and been involved
in helping to make the transition from strategic business to
locality operational management.
Area service managers Jenny MacDonald and Suzanne Howell have
been appointed respectively to the managing director roles in South
Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
The appointments were made by a panel chaired by deputy chief
executive Paul Miller, Kris Dominy, interim director of HR Sally
Fox, head of innovation Rachel Clark and the area clinical
directors. A stakeholder panel of staff and service users were also
involved in the robust process.
Kris said: "I congratulate the successful candidates on their
appointments and I am sure they will have a major impact in their
new roles, helping our Trust to deliver responsive, high quality
Managing director appointments have still to be made for
B&NES, Swindon and the specialised and SDAS delivery units.
The third role of the management triumvirates, the heads of
profession and practice are currently being advertised and the
appointment process is expected to be completed in the next few
Clinical directors appointed last month were James Eldred
(Bristol), Bill Bruce-Jones (B&NES), Eva Dietrich (North
Somerset), Sammad Hashmi (Swindon), John Owen (South
Gloucestershire) and Tim Williams (SDAS). The clinical directors
head the triumvirates, with the managing directors and the heads of
profession and practice reporting to them.