Our Team

Management Team

Andy McGrath – Founder & Owner
BSc A.C.I.B

Andy has over 30 years experience in industry and the public sector. He has built, coached and led many teams to improve performance by changing the way teams think. Over the past 13 years Andy has, in partnership with over 30 health and social care teams, supported operational performance improvement, financial recovery and turnaround and delivered sustainable behavioural change. Andy is also a family man who is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs through University undergraduate and MBA programs.

Lyndsey McGrath – Owner and Finance Director

After a successful 20 year career with one of the top ten financial institutions Lyndsey has used her professional background and proven track record in creating administration and accountancy systems to support the growth of Alamac. She plays a fundamental role in ensuring the smooth running the company for the benefit of the entire team and company clients.

Jo Cubbon – Executive Chairman
JP MBA RHV RGN

Jo trained as a Nurse and Health Visitor and in 2000 became a CEO in the NHS, a position she successfully held in a number of Trusts until 2016. She has always been passionate about developing strong values and behaviours in teams and has led successful NHS organisations believing firmly that consistent performance and care for patients is borne out of people knowing what is expected of them. Jo also works as a family magistrate in the South West of England and is a Non Executive for Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

Sarah Atkinson – Chief Executive

Sarah trained as an Accountant in the NHS and has been supporting programmes of work across the NHS and Local Authorities for over 20 years.  She is driven by a desire to make a difference with a passion for connecting data and people.  Sarah has run Health Advisory and Analytics businesses in Capita, including CHKS, over a period of 6 years as well as personally supporting some large change programmes across health and social care.  She is a qualified executive coach which enables her to help harness the power of people and teams to achieve extraordinary things.

Kate Hannam – Chief Operating Officer

Kate is an experienced executive operational leader and has more than 20 years of senior operational and programme management experience working in acute Trust’s and in partnership with key stakeholders across the health and social care system. She has led the development and delivery of a number of strategic and operational plans at both the local and system level which have re-designed services across the patient pathways resulting in more responsive and effective services with a ‘no delay’ philosophy.  Ensuring services are delivered in an integrated and transformative way which improves outcomes not only for patients but creates also an environment and opportunity for staff to flourish in is at the heart of Kate’s work ethic.

Jonny Morgan – Director of Business Development
MSc BSc PGCert

Jonny joined Alamac in May 2016 as a Quality and Delivery Specialist, before moving into his current role leading on Business Development in March 2019. Jonny began his career through the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and went on to hold a number of operational management roles within provider and commissioning organisations where he successfully implemented numerous change and improvement programmes across urgent and planned care.

With a Masters’ Degree in Health Informatics, Jonny believes that long lasting change within healthcare systems is only achieved through strong relationships, collaborative working and evidence-based decision making. Jonny has a passion and enthusiasm for working alongside large teams; he is dedicated to supporting clinicians and managers to deliver sustainable improvements together.

Karen Evans – Director of Delivery
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, PGDip Quality Improvement

Karen trained as an Occupational Therapist and then gained 10 years experience leading Service Improvement teams before moving into Director of Operations/Assistant COO roles, bringing 31 years NHS experience into the team.

Karen is passionate about making positive sustainable improvement that benefits both staff and patient experience and recognises the significant challenges that operational and clinical teams face on a day to day basis that impacts on performance, patient safety and staff morale.

Karen is a Health Foundation Fellow, following successful completion of the Generation Q programme and receiving PGDip in Leadership in Quality Improvement, using the bursary to visit and study the Nuka model of care in Alaska which demonstrated the power of data driven decisions in healthcare improvement.

Paul Brandwood – Director of Data & Analytics
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, PGDip Quality Improvement

Paul has over 20 years’ experience, 13 of which have been with the NHS.  Working as the Business Intelligence Manager, implementing an award-winning, full stack Microsoft Business Intelligence solution providing real-time analytics across the hospital.  Paul has completed a wide range of modelling and information and business intelligence projects, striving to make information useful and understandable but also beautiful and innovative. Paul graduated from university with a BSc (Hons) and a MPhil in molecular biology, specifically focussed on the genetic causes of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Leadership Team

Dylan Knight
BSc

Dylan is a very experienced and professional Analyst, Developer and Project Manager. He has an excellent record of project delivery of finance and information projects within the NHS and private sector using both Prince 2 and Agile methodologies. During his time as an analyst and developer he has gained a vast experience of producing advanced level management reports and interactive tools using MS SQL, QlikView and Tableau.

Jodi Carter
BSc (Hons)

Jodi joined Alamac as a Senior Quality and Delivery Specialist with expertise in Analytics in October 2018. Jodi graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics in 2015. She has since applied her understandings to pursue her passion of healthcare analysis, leveraging data to improve patient care, patient safety and the understanding of clinical outcomes. She has been involved with a variety of pathway redesign and predictive analytics projects, as well as leading on the design of national speciality reports alongside specialist clinicians and national programme leads.

Subject Matter Experts

We have a number of longstanding partnerships with a number of specialists who work with us with clients who require their expert skills:

Jane Reid

Jane is a dynamic and highly motivated, registered healthcare professional with over 30 years’ experience in clinical and management roles within the NHS (UK) and also in the Middle East.  She has extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership and management roles across acute and community services. These roles have included policy development and implementation, service review and improvement e.g. development of new clinical pathways, programme management and the development and implementation of educational frameworks. Jane has exceptional inter-personal skills which enables her to coach, influence and build good working relationships with the teams she works with enabling her to work effectively with clinicians, senior management and in politically sensitive situations

Alan Wilson

Alan has extensive experience of operational and project management in the acute sector. NHS Trust operations expert with extensive experience and a passion for facilitating the efficient delivery of patient-centric care. Continuously assess and improve operations, utilising collaborative leadership style to optimise service delivery and drive positive change throughout organisations. Build and manage productive relationships with all key stakeholders. Effectively allocate resources. Lead cost control and quality improvement initiatives. Ensure regulatory compliance and ethical practices.

Bharti Patel-Smith

Bharti has worked in the NHS for 37 years in a variety of nursing, midwifery, management and leadership roles and more recently working as a subject matter expert. Bharti has a successful track record of delivering a full spectrum of projects and initiatives at senior executive level covering wide ranging areas of governance in the NHS and in a Charitable organisation. Bharti is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Jacquline Chidgey-Clark

Jacqui is a highly experienced executive director with significant integrated governance, commissioning, turnaround and operational experience, including service improvement techniques, transformation, facilitation and training. Strong, inspirational and progressive leadership. Jacqui possesses a proven track record of establishing quality standards across an organisation, providing strategic leadership and having the confidence and experience to successfully work with external partners and stakeholders.

Michael Woods

Michael is experienced in working with key stakeholders to achieve long-lasting service improvements and business performance. With a broad experience of acute NHS management and awareness of the wider political and commissioning context, Michael is an influential, confident leader and resilient decision maker with the ability to remain calm and composed when under duress. Michael displays a proactive and enthusiastic drive to take on the challenges of management.

Michael Henderson

Michael joined Alamac as a Subject Matter Expert in January 2020. Michael has an MSc in Leadership and Service Improvement from the University of Manchester and has significant experience in operational management and project management in the health service in Northern Ireland, working on system wide improvement programmes in emergency care, surgery and outpatients.

Robert Game

Rob is a highly experienced operational, strategic and commercially aware Project Director with extensive experience of the transition of patient services, managing change and implementation of operational excellence within the Acute provider sector. Rob has successfully centralised, transferred and managed challenging and complex specialist services, contracts and operations across multi sites in acute secondary care, primary care GP out of hours’ services and community care. In the private sector, Rob has managed large 3rd party warehousing contracts and in blue-chip retail environments.

John Coleman

John is an experienced Healthcare Operational Director/Chief Operating Officer with a proven track record in delivering operational turnaround and realignment of NHS Trusts, a Senior Associate Member, Royal Society Medicine and an Associate Member, European Society Emergency Medicine EUSEM and has been recommended by the Regulator in England on a number of occasions. John has strong project management & service improvement skills and demonstrable knowledge of current Primary Health Care & Secondary Care issues and expertise.

Technical, Analytical and Administrative Team

We have a highly trained and skilled expert team who support our senior leadership team.