NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) announces Erika Bannerman as its new Managing Director.
The appointment follows the departure of David Morris, who has been named Chief Executive Officer of Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) – a joint venture between Sopra Steria and the Cabinet Office, and the sister organisation of NHS SBS.
Following a successful career in senior leadership roles with Capita and the Manpower Group, Erika has a wealth of experience across business services, consultancy, digital and commercial partnerships, applying talent and technology to deliver services for public benefit.
In addition, she holds a number of non-executive director, trustee and advisory positions, such as chair of the SFJ Awards, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of skills and qualification across the UK’s justice, fire and rescue, local government and armed forces sectors.
Erika joins NHS SBS to lead the ongoing digital transformation of the non-clinical services it provides to more than 250 NHS organisations around the country.
In her new role, she will be responsible for harnessing the commitment and expertise of over 1,500 employees – alongside significant investments in new technologies – to ensure NHS SBS achieves its vision of ‘helping the NHS to save money and enhance quality so it can improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion’.
Erika said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Managing Director of NHS SBS and privileged to lead an organisation that fulfils such a critical role within the NHS.
“I am excited to build on the impressive legacy that David Morris has shaped over the last five years and I wish him every success in his new role.
“One of the things that has impressed me most about NHS SBS, is the genuine commitment that exists across the organisation to add real value to our NHS partners.
“With such a dedicated and high-performing team in place, I’m confident that our reputation as an innovative, next generation shared service provider to the NHS will continue to grow.”