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.
Lynsay Tait, senior commercial finance manager
Lynsay has worked as a qualified accountant within the public sector for over 20 years, with experience in a variety of operational and strategic roles across a number of local authorities and NHS organisations, before joining Newcastle Hospitals in 2014 as corporate finance manager, providing strategic financial support to non-clinical directorates.
Lynsay joined our commercial enterprise team in April 2022 and is responsible for the financial accounting of commercial activity in the trust, financial due diligence, contract negotiation, income delivery, review of commercial pricing and costing, tracking opportunities and forecasting.
Julie Marsh, head of communications
Julie has worked in a number of NHS communications roles over the last 23 years, at regional, local and national levels. Prior to working in the NHS, she worked in communications in the criminal justice and local authority sectors.
Julie’s experience includes strategic communications, marketing communications, integrated campaign development, media relations, stakeholder engagement, corporate communications and crisis management.
Most recently, Julie led communications for the Integrated Covid Hub North East, working closely with partner communications leads and the NHS vaccination programme.
Charlotte Fox, business innovation manager
Over the past 14 years Charlotte has worked in various roles across the NHS. With an academic background in biomedical science and drug discovery and development, Charlotte’s particular areas of expertise are: clinical research, evidence generation, supporting a culture for innovation and the adoption of digital healthcare products.
Charlotte has worked across the innovation ecosystem in the north east and north Cumbria region for the past seven years and built up a large network of contacts across different sectors, universities and industry partners, to support innovation in health.
In her current role, Charlotte manages intellectual property across the trust and supports NHS innovators, clinical entrepreneurs and leads on developing and implementing our innovation strategy.
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.