SCCL is governed by a Board of directors and non-executive directors, who provide expertise in commercial, technical, clinical and financial issues.
The day-to-day management of SCCL is through an executive team responsible for creating and driving the business strategy, providing strong commercial capability, a relentless approach to creating value, gain competitive advantage and becoming the strategic procurement partner of choice for the NHS.
SCCL Board members
James (Jim) Spittle
Jim was appointed as the first independent non-executive Chair in September 2018.
Jim has enjoyed a highly successful career as a retailer for over 20 years working in retail operations, procurement and supply chains, working for leading brands including Tesco plc and Kingfisher.
Since 2001, he has held several executive roles and non-executive director roles, including at Cranfield University Advisory Board, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and as Chair of GS1 UK.
Andrew joined SCCL as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2021.
Prior to joining SCCL, Andrew was the Executive Director for Procurement and Supply Chain at JCB where he was responsible for the Supply Chain globally. Andrew has also held senior roles at Magnox Ltd (now a subsidiary to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) and Babcock International Group PLC and brings experience across Retail, Leisure, Engineering and Property sectors.
Andrew has extensive experience in business transformation programme leadership, total lifecycle cost management, customer and supplier engagement and deploying technology to optimise business operational performance.
He also holds a Masters in Business Administration and BSc in Chemical Physics from the University of Bristol.
Colin joined SCCL as chief financial officer (CFO) in December 2019, joining from NHS Professionals where he held the position of CFO and then interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Colin led a transformation programme, delivering revenue growth, improved service delivery through technological investment and building a more customer-focused organisation.
Prior to NHS Professionals, Colin held senior finance roles at Serco and professional services provider Control Risks. As of November 2020 to August 2021, Colin was Acting CEO of SCCL.
A chartered global management accountant and chartered institute of management accountants, Colin holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Speciality) achieved at Queens University in Ontario Canada.
Melinda joined the Department of Health and Social Care in June 2017 as commercial director following a period of five years as group commercial director at the Department for Transport (DfT). Whilst at DfT Melinda was also director of property, digital, security and information. Melinda joined the Civil Service in 2005 to be a deputy director in commercial at the department for education where she held various commercial roles.
Melinda is a fellow of the chartered institute of procurement and supply (CIPS) and a chartered procurement professional, joining the institute in 1988 whilst on the procurement graduate programme at British Telecom. Melinda’s early buying career was in IT procurement in organisations such as National Power. Melinda has worked in the wider public sector as well as being Head of Policy at CIPS for 3 years. An advocate of CIPS, Melinda completed 4 years on the CIPS Board, following her role on CIPS Council, and was Chair of CIPS Congress.
Miranda is currently director of provider transformation at NHS England and NHS Improvement. Miranda joined Monitor in 2004 where she was responsible for the assessment of NHS foundation trust applications and reviewing NHS mergers and acquisitions. More recently she has taken responsibility for the provider transformation and provider policy teams within NHS England and NHS Improvement focusing on the development of the provider sector with systems to support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan commitments.
A qualified chartered accountant, Miranda started her career at Deloitte working in the UK and Hong Kong. In 1997 she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and spent four years in the transaction services department in London focusing on due diligence assignments. Her portfolio of financial experience is wide-ranging and includes mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and initial public offerings (IPOs).
Heather has led companies and served on Boards of directors of private and commercial companies, not-for-profit organisations, and associations including regulated environments. These include Cheque and Credit Clearing, Portsmouth Water and Walsingham Support. With expertise in logistics and supply chain for international supply chains along with her skills in developing and implementing strategies that grow revenues and funds and are outcome and high performance focussed, will reinforce the commercial expertise currently sitting within NHS Supply Chain. During her time as Chief Procurement Officer at Centrica, Heather helped drive transformation of £10 billion per annum spend.
In 2016, Heather was identified as ‘one of the Top 100 Women to Watch’ by Cranfield University research programme.
Heather has worked in healthcare for over 30 years, initially training as a registered general nurse.
Most recently, Heather was Chief Executive of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, retiring in March 2019 after 10 years in post. She has extensive clinical experience and has held a wide range of clinical leadership roles, including Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Nurse Director of Lothian NHS Board. Heather is currently Non-Executive Director for Community Integrated Care, a role she has held since 2016 and was Non-Executive Director of NHS Confederation from 2014-2016. She has also worked at national level on England and Scotland.
Heather was made Officer of the British Empire for servicers to Healthcare by the Queen in December 2001.
Steven is an experience finance director with a wide range of experience covering retail, leisure and support services business. This broad experience includes supply chain, property, IT and HR leadership together with internal business development.
In 2006 Steven joined UK Mail Group plc and in over 10 years helped develop the business into the leading competitor to Royal Mail in the UK Postal market. His extensive experience of turnaround and growth situations started in 1994 as Finance Director of Tesco stores where he helped drive their transformation to leading UK retailer.
His non-executive experience includes helping guide the successful IPO of Supergroup plc, acting as Chairman of the Audit Committee and membership of the Remuneration Committee.
Rob spent over 20 years working in IT and change management in telecoms and financial services, holding a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology. Previous roles have included software development for BT, senior management positions with CSC in the UK, Middle East and Africa and Aviva in the UK and US. He has seven years’ experience at board level and an established track record of success in leading major transformational change.
Most recently Rob took on the role of group chief information officer and business change director for the Post Office. This involved a strategic assessment of a programme to replace technology across the entire estate a transformation of the largest retail network in Europe. Rob has reviewed the security and audit processes, establishing a robust operating model and implementation team.
He is a regular speaker at technology and cyber security events around the world.