NHS Supply Chain appoints Colin McCready to the board

Transformational change expert takes on chief financial officer role

Colin McCready

NHS Supply Chain has announced that Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL), the management function of NHS Supply Chain, has appointed Colin McCready as chief financial officer.

He will also be appointed as a company director to the board of SCCL.

McCready began his appointment on 3 December and has an extensive history of driving transformational change and improving business operational performance across diverse environments.

He also has experience in developing key relationships with complex stakeholder groups, including the Government, regulators, and the wider healthcare system.

He joins SCCL from NHS Professionals, a £0.5billion-turnover public-sector organisation, where he was chief financial officer and, most recently, interim chief executive.

In this position, he led a transformation programme, delivering revenue growth, improved service delivery through technological investment, and a more-customer-focused organisation.

Prior to this, he held senior finance roles at public sector outsourcer, Serco, and professional services provider, Control Risks.

A Chartered Management Accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Specialty) achieved at Queens University in Ontario, Canada.

He said of his new role: “I’m really pleased to have joined NHS Supply Chain. I believe it is at the beginning of a very-exciting journey, with a massive opportunity to deliver savings to the NHS and improving outcomes.

“I am very much looking forward to playing my part in ensuring we deliver against these objectives.”

Jim Spittle, chairman of SCCL, added: “The board of SCCL is delighted to welcome Colin as CFO.

“We are confident thathis experience of leading transformation programmes, and his focus on harnessing efficiencies, will significantly contribute to our mission and value proposition within the NHS Supply Chain.”

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