David Rason joins Interim Partners Healthcare practice
I joined Interim Partners in January 2015 with a focus on finance appointments within the Healthcare sector. This focus extends across community, mental health and acute providers as well as CCGs and Commissioning Support.
I provide interim managers solutions on a ‘gap fill’ basis, to manage a turnaround or to safely guide an organisation through a period of transformational change.
Interim Partners was established in 2003 and comprises of sector-focused specialist teams. The opportunity to join a leading interim management provider, voted best UK Interim Management Service Provider in 2013 by the Institute of Interim Management, was very compelling. The healthcare team is very experienced and Interim Partners place an emphasis on deep relationships and working in a consultative partnership which mirrors my own approach and values within recruitment.
Life before Interim Partners
Prior to Interim Partners, I worked within the Healthcare Practice at Veredus Executive Search. My focus was on board level appointments across the NHS, private healthcare and healthcare regulators. I specialised in board level finance and operations appointments, but also headhunted to a full complement of executive and non-executive appointments.
Thoughts on the Healthcare sector…
It is, perhaps, one of the most interesting times in decades to partner with clients in the Healthcare sector. Many within the current generation of NHS leaders were not in board level positions the last time the NHS was under severe financial constraints; therefore, interim management can provide a flexible, highly experienced management solutions.
It was widely publicised in September 2014 that one in ten NHS provider Trusts were without a substantive Director of Finance and more than a third of Trust boards had at least one executive director vacancy or a position filled by an interim manager. My own research in 2013 which focused on the difficulties of appointing Executive Directors of Finance within the NHS showed a similar level of vacancies and my view is that there are “structural” challenges when appointing to permanent executive roles which will take several years (and political will) to resolve.
For Interim Managers, this context provides the opportunity to be able to bring significant depth of experience and knowledge to the NHS at a time when organisations continue to be challenged operationally and financially. A 2014 survey by the Interim Management Association indicated that the public sector accounted for nearly half of completed interim assignments. At Interim Partners, we believe the interim management market will continue to be buoyant within the public sector.
I am delighted to join Interim Partners and look forward to a very exciting year ahead.
David Rason is the Healthcare consultant at Interim Partners.