ICS Executive Lead & CEO Designate of the ICB  

Dr James Kent has been appointed as the Executive Lead of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (ICS) and Accountable Officer of the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) within the patch.

He will lead the ICS, working with health and care leaders from acute, community, mental health and ambulance trusts, local government and other partners, and also head up a single management team supporting the Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Berkshire West CCGs – a move which was agreed by the three CCG Governing Bodies earlier this year.

Dr Kent brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare to the role. He is a doctor by training, was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group and, until July last year, was the Special Adviser for Health to former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Chair Designate of BOB ICB

Javed Khan is a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors, having developed a track record of successfully leading change through key high-profile leadership roles. He is currently Chair (designate) for the Integrated Care Board for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB). Alongside this he sits on a number of Boards as a Non Executive Director, and is also leading an Independent Review into tobacco control for the government. He is also a Fellow of the University of Birmingham Leadership Institute.

In his Executive career Javed was Chief Executive of Barnardo’s- the UK’s largest national children’s charity, and before that Victim Support. He has worked in the Civil Service, in local government (Director of Education), and spent 15 years in frontline education in schools and FE colleges. Javed’s career achievements have been recognised through the award of an OBE for services to young people and education and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Salford and Birmingham City University.

Javed’s parents, immigrating to the UK from Azad Kashmir, could neither read nor write. Growing up in the backstreets of inner-city Birmingham, his comprehensive education led to a Mathematics degree and then teacher training. He is a family man, with four children and one grandson.

Director of People and Organisation Development designate, BOB ICB

Sonya is a Psychologist by background and specialises in workforce resilience and restorative team approaches.  She joins us from the Kings Fund and has worked in the NHS as a director of service delivery and workforce, leading complex change and improvement programmes for NHS England and Improvement, including the delivery of the health and wellbeing responses for NHS staff during the pandemic and supporting the teams in the PPE and vaccine programme to deliver their best work.

Interim Director of Strategy and Partnerships, BOB ICB

Amanda Lyons will be  joining BOB ICS on secondment in the role of Interim Director of Strategy and Partnerships. 

One of the key activities in the first year of operation is to put in place a 5-year strategy and a core part of her role will be to help get this work up and running including how provider collaborative assurance could work.  She will also support the build of the Corporate Office we need as a system.  

Amanda has been a Locality Director in Strategy and Transformation in NHS England since 2018 with a responsibility for BOB & HIOW ICS.  During the pandemic she worked on regional and national PPE teams and more recently was deputy SRO for the covid-19 vaccination programme.  She joined Monitor in 2013 from Price Waterhouse Coopers as a qualified accountant where she worked across a range of not for profit organisations and regulated industry and is a qualified accountant by background. 


ICB Interim Directors

ICB Interim Chief Delivery Officer

Matthew joins the team on secondment from NHS England, where he is the South East Regional ICS Development Director.

Before joining NHS England/Improvement, Matthew was the joint Accountable Officer across the three Surrey Heartlands CCGs, overseeing their merger to a single CCG in April. Before joining Surrey, Matthew was Accountable Officer at Bedfordshire CCG and previously worked as Area Director for NHS England Thames Valley and the PCT Cluster CEO for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ​

ICB Interim Chief Financial Officer

Richard is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience working as a Finance Director and CFO across a broad range of sectors.

He has worked as a trusted advisor with a large number of public sector organisations in various degrees of financial stress, achieving significant success in turning these organisations around and delivering sustainable change. In addition to providing financial leadership around cost reduction and cashflow, he is also focused on all aspects of good financial governance.

“I am always eager to understand the needs of clients and am focussed on finding practical solutions that meet those needs in a friendly and professional way.”

ICB Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Debbie has worked for several years as Nurse Director for Berkshire West CCG, where she is the Registered Nurse for the Governing Body and Executive Lead for Quality and Safeguarding.

Debbie has over 35 years experience with a career spanning roles in nursing, midwifery and health visiting. For many years she specialised in the field of safeguarding children. Debbie has previously worked as Assistant Director for Quality and Clinical Excellence in Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

ICB Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr Rachael de Caux joins us as Interim Medical Director BOB ICS from April 2022. She brings with her a wealth of experience from her time as Regional Medical Director for the South Region (NHS Improvement), and Chief Operating Officer at Gloucestershire Hospitals, alongside clinical credibility as a practising Consultant in Emergency Medicine. She has a strong grounding in quality improvement and has been fortunate to observe many different healthcare economies both in the UK and overseas.



ICB Interim Chief Information Officer

Ross Fullerton joins BOB ICS from Bucks ICP where he led the place-based digital agenda and was CIO for BHT as an acute & community trust for the last year. Prior to this Ross was on the exec team of London Ambulance Service for 4 years: 2 as CIO where he kick-started the digital transformation of the world’s busiest ambulance service and then 2 more as director of strategy & transformation. This involved working across London’s 32 boroughs, 5 STPs and the Mayor’s leadership team in a complex UEC landscape.

Before venturing into the health sector Ross has held senior digital roles and been a management consultant in various other sectors – including defence & national security, retail, energy and construction.

ICB Director of Governance Designate

Having worked for several years as Director of Governance for Oxfordshire CCG Catherine has over 25 years experience, with a career spanning Board and Executive team roles, to more in-depth Commissioning work.

Catherine has experience of Operational Management in a combined acute, community and mental health service providers, and has focused on working with clinicians to deliver change in service pathways to improve services and outcomes for patients.