Matthew has been the Development Director of GOSH since 2012. He is responsible for the design and delivery of the GOSH redevelopment plan which will see the entire Great Ormond Street site rebuilt over the next 15 years. Prior to working at GOSH Matthew was the Barts Health Development Director overseeing the delivery and commissioning of the £1.2bn new hospitals programme of St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. Matthew has a particularly interest in how clients and contractors work together productively and finding ways to meaningfully engage patients and clinical users in the design development process. Prior to entering the world of work Matthew studied glaciology which was good training for understanding the pace at which projects sometimes move.

Duane, originally an Astrophysicist, has worked on successful major investment programmes and projects in the NHS for 30 years utilising public funding and public private partnerships, being directly involved in well over £1 billion of investment to date. He is currently the Programme Director for the £486m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He has also been a Visiting Professor at Salford and London South Bank Universities and is an accredited Gateway Review Team Leader for high risk programmes and projects. He is a graduate of the Cabinet Office Major Projects Leadership Academy.

Fiona Daly has recently been appointed as the National Sustainability Lead for NHS Improvement. Fiona has worked in the health and social care system for over 16 years and has spent the past 8 years driving the sustainability programme at Barts Health NHS Trust. In her new role, Fiona is tasked with leading the national programme on Sustainability within the provider sector, driving innovation and engagement, and providing NHS trusts with critical support to implement their sustainability programmes. Fiona is passionate about reducing health and social inequalities, establishing an estate that supports the transition to sustainable models of care throughout the NHS.

Mark has in excess of 25 years’ experience, as designer, project director and manager on a vast array of building projects at different levels in the NHS and in other markets.

Currently, he is the lead project manager at Oxford University Hospitals’ £14.7 million Energy Project. This two-year upgrade of the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals’ heating and energy infrastructure was delivered by Vital Energi with the Carbon Energy Fund providing contractual advice to the trust’s team. This large and complex project presented daily technical, communications, political, budgetary, legal and logistical challenges that Mark, his small team and the Operational Estates team had to resolve without interrupting patient care at either hospital.

Prior to the Hospital Energy Project, Mark has 10 years’ consultancy and project management for Oxfordshire and North Staffordshires’ healthcare agencies on projects from £100,000 to well over £20 million.

Mark has a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.



After leaving school at 17, Claire joined the Royal Navy where she was a weapons electrical engineer mechanic working on-board Her Majesty’s warships maintaining and carrying out repairs on the weapons and radar systems. After four years travelling the world with the Royal Navy, she left Her Majesty’s Service to become an electrical apprentice at The Hammersmith Hospital in London.

During this apprenticeship, her line manager nominated her for the Junior Engineer of the Year Award 1997, which she duly won.

Claire completed her apprenticeship at the Hammersmith Hospital and then moved on to the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in St Johns Wood, London where she was the Assistant Works Manager.

Six years later, she joined Hemel Hempstead General Hospital as Estates Officer and then went on to Watford General Hospital to manage the Operational Estates Team.

In 2012 she returned to her home town of Oxford where she is now the Head of Operational Estates and Facilities at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Alongside developing her career and a punishing work schedule, Claire has also progressed her academic qualifications from her initial Electrical Installation City & Guilds with a BEng Hons in Building Services Engineering and she also holds Senior Authorised Persons status across all engineering specialities following successful completion of all specialist AP courses and AE assessment

Emma-Jane is passionate about healthcare and health issues and has devoted more than 25 years to the field. She has worked as a commissioner and provider within the NHS and more recently at board level within private healthcare companies delivering services across the UK.  Emma-Jane has been integral to supporting the development and delivery of many complex programmes and designing innovative services.  Her commitment to healthcare services and innovation have been recognised at national level in 11 awards over the past 3 years.

Emma-Jane has recently been appointed as Managing Director to Spirit Digital.  She see’s digital solutions as supporting forward-thinking care models and having a growing influence on increasing patient access to care and promoting greater provider-patient collaboration.