Adding two more senior people to the team is thevaluecircle’s last piece of the 2021 development jigsaw, as we look towards the Christmas and New Year break. After a storming year during which we have successfully delivered a raft of complex and challenging projects, Sue Hillyard and Heather Webster join the team. Managing partner David Cockayne is pleased to round off the year with more appointments. “The team has worked so hard to support clients this year. We’ve been pushed and challenged, and have pushed and challenged our clients in return. It’s exactly the kind of work we love to take on. “We’re ending 2021 on a high by adding two more people to our team. Sue brings vast commissioning experience and is already working with a client on a sensitive and complex project. Heather provides leadership to our support team, honing our processes and systems to put us in pole position for growth. “Combined with promotions for Patrick and Will, earned through their incredible dedication and significant personal and professional growth this year, it’s a brilliant way to end 2021. We’re all looking forward to a rest, before getting going on some exciting new projects in 2022.” Sue Hillyard joins as an associate to work on client projects. She has a track record in leading complex strategic service redesign and commissioning programmes. As an NHS director, she has been responsible for turnaround and operational improvements at some of the largest and most complex NHS trusts in the UK, and for programmes covering a wide range of clinical specialisms. An experienced NHS executive, Sue has previously held board-level positions at a number of NHS trusts, including being Director of Urgent Care, Director of Development and Commissioning, and Director for Performance and Delivery. With a background in delivering technology and business change projects, Heather is the perfect addition to the TVC to fine-tune our back-office processes and procedures. She’s used to designing and implementing processes and systems to enable business growth and sustainability for a wide range of firms, including legal, travel, risk, and medical consultancies. Managing and mentoring cross-functional teams, Heather has held senior global roles designing and leading business transformation in Allen and Overy LLP, Linklaters LLP and DLA Piper LLP. We’ll be tapping into Heather’s strategic “mechanics” skills to ensure we have robust and scalable processes and procedures which enhance our capabilities and set us up for further growth.