Non-Executive Members appointed for New NHS organisation in Surrey Heartlands


Key positions appointed to the new NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board (ICB) which is currently sitting in shadow form.

As part of our preparations to create a new statutory NHS organisation from 1st July 2022, we are delighted to announce the appointment of four additional Non-Executive Members to join our new Board.  Peter Collis, Lynette Nusbacher, John Marsh and Sara Hurley will join Non-Executive Member Michael Parker, appointed in January, to take up key positions on the new NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board (ICB) which is currently sitting in shadow form. 

New legislation will put Integrated Care Systems on a firm statutory footing from 1st July, empowering them to better join up health and care, improve population health and reduce health inequalities for local people.  The new NHS Surrey Heartlands ICB will replace the current NHS Clinical Commissioning Group in July 2022 and will be responsible for the planning and delivery of local health and care services across the system and will hold the local NHS budget.

Chair Designate Ian Smith commented:

“From an exceptional field of prospective candidates, I am delighted to have made these four additional appointments to our Board and look forward to welcoming them to Surrey Heartlands from 1st March.  Collectively, our new Non-Executive Members bring a wealth of experience from the public, private and charitable sectors including a number of Government departments, NHS England/Improvement and the military.  We are extremely fortunate in Surrey Heartlands to have attracted such a high calibre of people and I look forward to working with them to improve health outcomes and experience for local people.”


The new appointments are

Peter Collis – an experienced civil servant, Peter has an impressive non-executive career and has worked with the NHS in Surrey since 2013.  Currently independent Co-Chair of the Surrey Heartlands Strategic Finance and Assurance Board, he held roles as Lay Member for Governance and Acting Chair at the previous NHS Surrey Downs CCG. He is the Senior Independent Director at Newable Ltd, where he also chairs the Audit and Nominations Committees. Previously Chief Executive of HM Land Registry, Peter worked as Finance Director at the Employment Service and as Private Finance Director at the Highways Agency bringing a wealth of governance and financial experience to this new role.  Peter has dual British and German nationality and is involved with a number of organisations promoting British - German relations. Peter and his wife, Jan, live in Surrey and have three adult children and one grandson. Peter will chair the Finance and Performance Committee.

Lynette Nusbacher – an experienced strategist with a passion for public services, Lynette has extensive experience advising boards and executive committees in the public, private and charitable sectors on both strategy and governance.  Currently a board-level consultant leading Nusbacher & Associates Ltd, Lynette’s impressive career has included working at both the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence as well as the University of Toronto.  Lynette is a Fellow of the Religious Life Advisory Board at the University of Surrey and is an educational broadcaster for a number of sources including the Discovery and Smithsonian Channels.  She lives in the Surrey Hills with her two daughters, and she is a lay reader and Sunday school teacher at Weybridge Synagogue.  Lynette will take on the role of Senior Member and Deputy Chair.

John Marsh – an Associate Partner at management consultants EY, John has a successful track record of Chief People officer roles, including Group HR Director of the Home Office, with a wealth of experience at delivering complex workforce transformation programmes with a particular interest in organisational design, culture and talent management.  He has worked with NHS Digital on their people agenda and has spent time working with NHS England and other DHSC arms-length bodies.  John’s career also includes time working at a number of Government departments including the Cabinet Office, Home Office and the Prison Service. John has lived with his family in Surrey for the last 20 years.  John will chair the Remuneration Committee.

Sara Hurley – currently the Chief Dental Officer for England joins the Board with over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles, supporting the MoD, NHS England, Health Education England and Department of Health and Social Care.  Passionate about patient experience and improving health outcomes, Sara is on the Board of Trustees at the Global Child Dental Fund and holds the role of Non-Executive Director at Peninsular Dental, a social enterprise working in the South West.  Her previous roles include Commanding Officer/Chief Executive for the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine focused on improving health outcomes for injured military personnel, and principal health advisor at the Army’s HQ Regional Command at Aldershot supporting military communities in the UK and abroad. Having lived in a variety of towns and villages within the Surrey Heartlands footprint for over 30 years she and her family have now settled in the Guildford and Waverley ICP area.  Sara will chair the Quality Committee.


Previously appointed Non-executive Member

Michael Parker - currently Chief Executive Officer at Parkers Chartered Certified Accountants Michael is a fully qualified accountant with an impressive career history.  With a strong interest in the NHS, he was Chairman at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for nine years and has also spent time as a Board member at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust as well as the Food Standards Agency.  Made Commander of the British Empire in December 2010, Michael is President of the Sickle Cell Society and was also Chairman of the Royal College of Nurses Institute, as well as holding other advisory positions to the Royal College of Nurses.

A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Michael is extremely experienced in leading financial strategies to facilitate growth with a track record of transforming organisations and influencing at national level. He is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London, and Honorary life member of the Institute of Risk Management.  Michael lives in Surrey with his wife and daughter. Michael will take up the role of Audit Committee Chair.


Other appointments to the new Board include: Professor Claire Fuller, Chief Executive Designate; Dr Charlotte Canniff and Mr Andrew Rhodes as joint ICS Chief Medical Officers; Clare Stone as the ICS Director of Multi-professional Leadership & Chief Nurse; Matthew Knight as the ICS Chief Finance Officer; and Michael Pantlin as the ICS Chief People & Digital Officer.  More information about all our shadow Board members is on the Surrey Heartlands website.

All appointments to the NHS Integrated Care Board are designate at present and subject to the Health and Care Bill passing through Parliament and gaining Royal Assent. Find out more about the Bill’s passage through Parliament.  Find out more information about the Surrey Heartlands integrated care system.



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