24th June 2020

Erika BannermanWe are delighted to announce and welcome the appointment of Erika Bannerman as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of our board at Skills for Health.

As a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK, our board is comprised of members who come from a broad spectrum of public sector organisations, who come together to inform, set out and direct our strategy to achieve this.

John Rogers, Chief Executive, Skills for Health says: “We are delighted to welcome Erika to the Skills for Health Board. As we look to further improve our support for workforce development to deliver high quality public benefits, Erika’s commitment to people development and our wider goals will be a major boost for our Board. We very much look forward to working with Erika and drawing on her extensive knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for our mission.”

An experienced CEO, Non-Executive Director, Chair and Advisor, serving on a mix of Public, Private and FTSE boards; Government Joint Ventures and Committees, Erika has a broad range of experience. Following a successful career in senior leadership roles with Capita and the Manpower Group, Erika has most recently become Managing Director of NHS Shared Business Services (SBS), a joint venture established by the Department of Health and Social Care with Sopra Steria.

Erika’s role at NHS SBS is to harness the organisation’s great people and technology strengths to deliver its purpose: ‘helping the NHS to save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives, and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion.’

Erika says: “Now more than ever, we need to focus on how to build skills and develop the workforce of the future. I am delighted, as a trustee for Skills for Health, to have joined both an esteemed and committed Board and Executive team. With over two decades of history delivering services for public benefit, its mission ‘to improve people’s lives by enabling the effective development and deployment of the workforce’, has never been more relevant.”

Read more about Erika, and meet all of our board members here, and please join us in welcoming Erika by following her work on Twitter and LinkedIn today.