Pooven Maduramuthu has been appointed Chief Executive of IMPOWER, taking over from Martin Cresswell who has been at the helm for more than 12 years.
IMPOWER Consulting is delighted to announce the appointment of James Swaffield as Health Director. James joins IMPOWER from Gate One where he was Government and Public Sector Lead. James will drive IMPOWER’s development of innovative solutions in the health and care system, supporting the NHS and local health bodies to deliver better and more sustainable outcomes for patients, practitioners and managers.
James Swaffield, Health Director at IMPOWER, said:
“I’m delighted to be joining IMPOWER at such a critical time for public services. Improving health and social care outcomes and enabling clients to deliver sustainable change has never been more important. The company’s pioneering approach to complexity has proven very effective and I look forward to building on its success.”
Martin Cresswell, Chief Executive of IMPOWER, said:
“James is a fantastic addition to our consulting team and I know that his expertise and experience will enable our clients to break new ground.
“At IMPOWER, we know that public services can only be effective, affordable and sustainable when leaders embrace the challenge of complex systems. Managing the interface between healthcare and local government is vital in improving quality of life and outcomes across public services. It is therefore vital for IMPOWER to expand our health capability in order to help our clients work across system boundaries.”
Although IMPOWER is mostly known for its work in local government, its work and reputation in the health market has steadily grown. Over recent years it has worked with CCGs and a range of providers including GPs and community and acute trusts to manage demand and implement sustainable, preventative models of care.