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 photoAlexis 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.


Fran Silcocks photoFran 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.


Clare Nash photoClare Nash RGN, BSc, PGDip, Senior Nurse, Clinical Procurement, RCN Sustainability lead, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Clare qualified as a nurse in 1993, and has spent most of her clinical career in critical care. She has led a number of local and regional quality improvement and IT programmes and now works at The University Hospitals North Midlands as a senior nurse in clinical procurement. She is seconded two days per week to the Royal College of Nursing as sustainability lead, projects where her role is to lead RCN members in delivering sustainable patient care.

She is currently in the final year of studying for a Masters in Advancing Practice at the University of Worcester and lives in beautiful Bridgnorth in Shropshire.


Clare Winter photoDr. Clare Winter MIEMA CEnv Environmental, Sustainability & Facilities Manager, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Bio coming soon


Clare Topping photoDr Clare Topping, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

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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.