Members of the SCW executive board

Executive Board

Our executive leadership team lead our diverse and capable workforce of 1,400 dedicated professionals. Our people have a broad range of NHS, commercial experience and technical skills.

Michael van Hemert, Managing Director 

Michael is an experienced leader of business service organisations in the commercial sector and the NHS. He has a track record in strategy development, service management and business turnaround.

At SCW, Michael champions our customer-centric approach, driving higher quality and standardised operations, strongly investing in our consultative offer. 

'SCW is full of talented people and I am immensely proud to be a part of it and the NHS, providing insight, innovation and best practice sharing to meet the current and future needs of our customers.'

Janet Horton, Executive Director of Customer Development

Janet's expertise lies in strategy development and business growth and she has worked in the NHS, local government, the civil service and at large commercial organisations.

She oversees the development of SCW’s business and reputation, developing relationships with senior stakeholders across the industry and ensuring our services respond to customer requirements and changes in the marketplace.  

'This is a challenging time for our customers as they face financial and political uncertainty, increasing demand for their services and diminishing resources. I am here to help SCW support our customers and to grow our own organisation and capabilities.'

Rod How, Executive Director of Finance

Rod has extensive financial leadership experience in the NHS and a strong commercial focus. He ensures SCW remains financially robust by maintaining a focus on service delivery, efficiency and financial control. His experience working in senior finance roles for mental health services, mixed community provider trusts and health authorities offers our customers both expert financial leadership advice and value for money when commissioning services.

'I am accountable for ensuring that SCW is a sustainable partner by growing our customer base, maintaining strong financial control and, most importantly, delivering excellent services for our customers within their budgetary constraints.'

David Tappin, Executive Director - Strategy and Transformation

David is an expert in transforming complex health and care systems. After working for 15 years as an Executive Director in acute provider trusts and a complex commissioning organisation, he profoundly understands the challenges our customers face.

David leads SCW’s delivery of multidisciplinary consultancy services for health and care organisations and systems locally, regionally and nationally.

‘My drive is to support health and care organisations in delivering successful change and transforming outcomes for their patients and populations’.



Register of interests

The NHS England Standards of Business Conduct Policy requires the publication of all declarations made by decision-making staff.  

pdf SCW Declaration of interests Sept 2020 (PDF) (425 KB)