Meet our Leadership board

The Sustainability Campaign Leadership board is drawn from across the sector, with representatives from public sector service providers such as the Ambulance Service and Hospital Trusts providing leadership advice to guide the campaign.

Alexis Percival, Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Alexis Percival is the Environmental and Sustainability Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. She has spent over 10 years developing low emission ambulances with the aim of creating a zero-emission frontline ambulance as well as reducing the estates and procurement carbon footprints of the organisation. She has committed over 20 years to working for the environment working in Mozambique, Germany, Australia and Brazil.

Hayley Williams, Compliance & Sustainability Project Leader Estates Department, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Hayley Williams is the Compliance & Sustainability Project Leader at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked at the Trust for the last 2 ½ years, where she has successfully implemented a number of initiatives which have helped to reduce the Trust’s environmental impacts. Most significantly, she led a Leak Busting Campaign, which saw a 20% absolute reduction of water in 2016/17, saving the Trust around £70k. With Sustainability Targets to be met by 2020, overseeing the programme of projects is the key element to her role. She is keen to collaborate with other Trusts and to share knowledge, to ensure the NHS as a whole is striving towards both reduced costs and carbon footprint.

Hayley Williams, Compliance & Sustainability Project Leader Estates Department, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Fran Silcocks, Sustainability Officer, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Fran leads on sustainability across two major, acute NHS Trust’s in Birmingham – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Across both Trusts, Fran is responsible for developing, managing and embedding the sustainability strategy and works to improve sustainability performance to meet local and national targets. She is also responsible for promoting and communicating sustainability across both organisations.

Prior to joining the NHS, Fran worked at the Carbon Trust and Innocent Smoothies, helping businesses measure and manage their carbon footprint. She has a BSc in Geography from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. Fran is passionate about moving health care towards more sustainable practices to help reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve public health.

Smita Shetty, Service Redesign Manager

Smita joined NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in January 2016, after working in the Local Authority for 10 years.

She started her career in Advertising and Public Relations and worked for a National daily — Gulf News, Dubai, UAE. Smita has traveled extensively and worked in New Zealand before settling for a ‘quiet’ life in leafy Lancashire, with her family. She joined the Local Authority in late 2015 and worked in various roles in Social Services, Human Resources, Web and Public Health Services. She has been a champion for the use of innovative technology. She was fortunate to work closely with the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing Services, Lancashire, who supported her in implementing innovative solutions to reduce effort and time within the business services.

Joining NHS West Lancashire CCG, as a Service Redesign Manager, has given her the opportunity to work with promoters of Innovation in the CCG – the Chief Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Management Consultant; and implement effective solutions to manage and reduce demand in Primary and Secondary Care.

Joe Clark, Health, Safety and Fire Manager, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

As Health, Safety and Fire Manager for Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust, Joe has been a driving force at the Trust to ensure becomes Greener and helping to save resources and money over the past 6 years. He leads on the Trust’s Sustainability Development Management Plan, and helped it achieve the ISO 14001-2015 last year, with ambitious plans to include the remaining buildings within the next 2 years. The Trust are on track to achieve the Climate Change Act target of 34% Carbon reduction by 2020 Since their base year in 2013/2014 the Trust has achieved a reduction of 54% in gas usage, 78% in electrical usage and 66% in water usage.