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Penna appointed to support with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive for BOB Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Penna are delighted to have been appointed to support the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care System (ICS) with the recruitment of their new Chief Executive.


Chief Executive Recruitment

Penna are delighted to have been appointed to support the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care Board (ICB) with the recruitment of their new Chief Executive. Javed Khan, the Chair of the ICB, said “we have bold ambitions - our new chief executive will play a vital role in shaping a new approach to health and care across the region, drive change in improving population health, tackling long-standing health inequalities, delivering better value for money, and contributing to social and economic prosperity”.

Penna’s Julie Towers, Managing Director and Dawar Hashmi, Director who are both leading the recruitment, shared that “the opportunity to change lives through the ICB will, we hope, attract diverse and interesting candidates to this leadership challenge. Javed and the board are committed to improving integrated health and social care, tackling inherent inequalities and representing the community they serve, so the opportunity to encourage applications from as wide a range of sectors and lived experience made this a perfect assignment for us.” The ICB is truly welcoming of fresh ideas and expertise to support a more diverse candidature. If you would like to find out more contact or


Integrated Care Systems (ICS) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined-up services to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. Their purpose is to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access; enhance productivity and value for money and support broader social and economic development in their area.

An ICS consists of two statutory elements:

  • an Integrated Care Board (ICB), bringing the NHS together with its partners locally to improve health and care services
  • an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP): the broad alliance of organisations and representatives concerned with improving the care, health and well-being of the population, jointly convened by the ICB and local authorities in the area.

ICB’s are statutory NHS bodies, with a chair, chief executive officer and board. The core purpose of this role, as ICB CEO, is to lead action to drive improved health outcomes for the people and communities living within their Integrated Care System area. The postholder will do this by:

  • bringing together all those involved in planning and providing NHS services to agree and deliver their ambitions for improving the health of their population.
  • working in partnership with their local government colleagues and other partners to ensure the effective operation of the ICS Integrated Care Partnership and the development and delivery of its integrated care strategy.

The CEO will be accountable for the development of the long-term plan for the ICB, delivering the related NHS commissioning and performance arrangements for their entire system and, through this, securing the provision of a comprehensive health service for people in the ICS area. They will be accountable for delivering improvements in the quality of patient care, patient safety, health inequality, workforce productivity and financial health across their ICS.

The CEO is accountable to the ICB Chair and Board for the delivery of the ICB plan. Performance oversight will also be provided by the NHS England and Improvement Regional Director.

If you are interested in the Chief Executive role, please find out more at the following link:

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