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, improving workforce capability and 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 and the Association of Project Managers.

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.   

A Chartered Engineer with over 25 years experience in energy infrastructure projects and building services engineering; Stephen’s healthcare estate experience started in the late 1980s, with involvement in the design of the mechanical services for the Harefield Hospital Paediatric Wing. His career has since encompassed a breadth of projects both at design, delivery and operational stages within the public and private sectors. This has included multidisciplinary solutions for the National Blood Service’s built estate and for specialised health science research organisations including the Institute for Cancer Research. He has also delivered campus energy and infrastructure improvement projects for Universities and Local Authorities. He has provided a lead role in technical delivery for the Carbon and Energy Fund projects since 2013. Stephen is a Registered Energy Consultant with the Energy Institute and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.




Martin Jones is an artist who makes work in a variety of media – from wall drawings and apps, to films and TV commercials. He co-directs Art in Site with Louisa Williams. Art in Site has pioneered award-winning methods aimed at coordinating art and design processes together with other healthcare teams (such as architecture, lighting, wayfinding, and infection control) in order to deliver benefits to the service community beyond the scope of the traditional art producer/consultant. Recently, this approach has extended into working with psychologists and clinical experts, developing new tools and environmental interventions aimed at supporting staff in delivering better care.

• Jason is Director of Capital, Estates and Facilities at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester. The Christie is a specialist cancer hospital and is regarded as the most technologically advanced cancer centre in the world outside North America.
• He is a qualified surveyor who gained exceptionally broad private sector experience before moving into the public sector.
• Since working in senior roles in the NHS, including being Chief Operating Officer, he has led a number of innovative but highly commercial healthcare ventures e.g. introducing a £30m therapy income stream selling Christie services to other healthcare organisations including mobile therapy units.
• He is responsible for leading the strategic development of the Christie NHS Trust site and the development of the Christie satellite sites. This involves project planning, development, design , procurement and delivery. Since he joined the Trust in 2008 he has facilitated capital projects in excess of £500m in value.