Team members come from NHS and commercial backgrounds and, collectively, have over 100 years’ of industry knowledge and 50 years’ NHS experience.
Our collective expertise means we understand the drivers influencing your business aims and objectives.
And our close working links with colleagues from directorates and teams across our organisation, means we can develop bespoke, realistic proposals and targeted solutions to meet your needs.
Andrea Burroughs, associate director
With over 30 years’ experience working in the private and public sector, including 10 years as a board director, Andrea had a variety of commercial roles in the technology sector including 10 years at Microsoft (Europe, Middle East and Africa) prior to starting her own consultancy business, including a role as a non-executive director for an NHS acute trust. Prior to joining Newcastle’s commercial enterprise team, she worked as director of business development for an acute trust, commercial director for the Wessex Academic Health Science Network, most recently as health sector lead driving collaborative research and development opportunities between industry and academia.
Wayne Elliott – senior commercial business manager
With over 15 years’ in a commercial environment, Wayne can help with innovation ideas, supporting with the innovation pathway, product development, market analysis, forecasting and demand planning and pricing strategies. Wayne can link directly with key experts within the trust, to provide insights and feedback around your needs.
Martin Crosby – senior commercial business manager
Martin joined the NHS in 2002 and has held a number of positions in directorate management in a range of specialties including general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, medicine, plastics and dermatology and ENT. He can support with product evaluations, real world data generation and collaborative partnerships within Newcastle Hospitals.
Chris Pease – senior commercial finance manager
Chris has worked in NHS finance for over 15 years, in a range of operational and strategic roles. With experience covering both financial services and financial management, he has led on several restructuring and major change projects. Chris can support with understanding the breadth of the NHS financial regime and governance as well as implementing subsidiary organisations, cost saving initiatives, new financial systems and processes aligned with NHS requirements.
Melanie Shield – Commercial business manager
Melanie provides a dedicated point of contact for customers and commercial partners looking to engage the services of the lab
She works to identify customer requirements, establish good relationships, develop service agreements and to market the lab.
Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of commercial roles in the private sector from start-ups to FTSE 250 companies. She has a wealth of experience in product development, launching products to market and driving commercial activity.