Joanne Thurston - director of business and organisational development
Jo joined the Trust in March 2008, having previously served as Deputy Director of Performance and Organisational Development for Birmingham East and North PCT (BEN), as well as holding a range of senior operational positions at both acute and ambulance trusts in the region.
Following a review of executive portfolios, Jo’s role changed to Director of Compliance and Assurance and has been instrumental in leading the organisation through transition from the former PCT provider arm structure in Birmingham on its journey to its current status as one of the largest community based NHS Trusts in the country, leading on the Foundation Trust application.
Further recent changes to the structure of the Board of Directors led to the formation of a new role, Director of Business and Organisational Development which Jo now holds with a revised portfolio.
Roles / Responsibilities:
Jo is responsible for all business development activities including creating new models of care, partnership working and responses to tender and business development opportunities. She is also responsible for the implementation of a transformational approach to the delivery of the Trusts strategy and leads a range of enabling services that support over 120 clinical services including IT, service transformation, innovation, communications and marketing and equality and organisational development.
Base: Trust Headquarters, Priestley Wharf
Telephone: 0121 466 7015
Executive Assistant: Julia Close 0121 466 7025