Career Sponsorship Online Conference

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you looking for more opportunities to network, shadow senior finance representatives and undertake secondments?

Are you from an under-represented group? Sponsorship could be right for you!

The Sponsorship Programme is a two-year programme providing career sponsorship for high potential finance staff who are from the under-represented groups at Director level within the NHS.

Attend our Sponsorship virtual conference to learn about how the programme works, and hear first-hand from finance staff currently being sponsored and how this has positively impacted their working lives. Plus hear from special guest speakers who will share their expertise on inclusion and why sponsorship is beneficial to staff development - with examples from outside of the NHS.

There is also a panel of interesting and diverse career stories that will inspire you to get involved and reach your career goals!

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Claudia Iton, Former HR Director of Unilever, & Founder and Managing Director of Replete Consulting Ltd.
  • Amy Straker, Diversity & Inclusion Change Advisor, EY
  • Jonathan Stephens, Regional Director of Finance (North West), NHS England and NHS Improvement 
  • Natasha Munro, Financial Planning Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Alice Forkgen, Assistant Director Contracting & Transformation, North West Boroughs Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • John Graham, Director of Finance, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maria Wheeler, Chief Finance Officer, NHS Thurrock CCG
  • Hannah Hamilton, Regiona Director of Finance (South East), NHS England and NHS Improvement

Please do not hesitate to sign up to this event and start your sponsorship journey!

Event Info


Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 09:30 to 12:30