Meet Our Team

At Miad Healthcare we have a core team of staff with years of experience in the industry, along with an outstanding and steadily growing group of facilitators, who are all experts in their field. They help us to provide timely and relevant content for the healthcare market, and keep up to date with the changes and legislation involved.

With over 21 years in the business, we have delivered and managed projects to over 400 organisations across the country, and pride ourselves on the relationships that we build with our clients, as well as the content that we deliver.

David Barker

Chairman - David has over 30 years’ experience, leading and directing training and educational businesses in the UK , Europe , China and Australia. As such, he brings a wealth of guidance and support to the management team as they continue to develop and deliver exceptional training content to the private and public healthcare sectors.

Libby Ryan

Managing Director - Libby has worked in the L & D market for over 20 years. Because of her wide ranging experience including content provision, project management, operations management and general management she was appointed Managing Director in 2017. Her breadth of knowledge and focus on delivering great customer service is core to the achievement of our business goals and ambitions.

Kevin Murphy

Head of Finance - Kevin has 20 years’ experience in finance and his main role is to ensure that the company's books balance. Anything to do with numbers falls on his desk!

Lyn Major

Head of Digital Technology - Lyn has been involved in digital technology for over 25 years and has an indepth knowledge of hi-tech learning systems and content delivery platforms. Lyn ensures that all our online systems are up to date, secure and fully operational at all times.

Joanne Monk

Account Manager - Jo manages and works with a number of regions across the country to help them to create and deliver the most effective training for their organisations. Jo also runs our marketing campaigns, and has now worked within the business for over seven years.

Mary Mansell

Client Relationship Manager - Mary works with our clients from first contact right through to the end to ensure that our workshops and events runs smoothly, and achieve the client's key learning objectives. She has been involved in a wide variety of learning programmes, from single workshops, to fully planned programmes that run over the course of a year.

Caroline Dodgson

Training Coordinator - Caroline has 15 years of experience in training administration, and is responsible for coordinating our team of facilitators and dealing with the administration and smooth running of all of our workshops and events.

Alison Keen

Training Coordinator - Ally manages and coordinates our appraisal service, overseeing the process from start to finish. She also looks after the quality assurance for appraisal and revalidation projects, and is very organised, with a keen eye for detail.

Laura Mason

Training Coordinator - Laura’s primary function is to manage all e-learning and blended projects for clients, providing regular reporting and coordinating the projects with our clients. Laura is also responsible for the smooth running of our hugely popular regional days, and with over six years experience in the business, is a key member of the training team.

Meet our Medical Director and Facilitators

  • Dr Kate Bunyan - Medical Director +

    Kate studied medicine in London, qualifying in 2002. Following a ‘portfolio’ medical career in the NHS including surgical, critical care and emergency medicine training posts, Kate headed out to sea as a ship’s doctor. She worked on cruise ships all over the world before being appointed as Medical Director for Carnival UK (P&O Cruises and Cunard) in 2010. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of Medical and Public Health and held the statutory role of Responsible Officer for CUK, designing and implementing all processes needed to support Revalidation following its introduction.

    With such a broad remit Kate was involved in many aspects of leadership and management, both within the organisation and on an international level. She was responsible for driving success in quality improvement and customer satisfaction, leading the organisation’s approach to medical information and clinical governance, including all responsibilities held by the role of Caldicott Guardian in an NHS organisation, through to working internationally with governmental and regulatory organisations on maritime health policy. Key achievements included leading a merger programme for elements of the business with multinational counterparts based in Germany, managing the challenging cultural and behavioural change work needed to ensure a high functioning department, and designing, developing and implementing an Electronic Health Record platform across the full Carnival Corporation fleet (over 100 ships), as part of a corporate project team. She took most pride from transforming the small Medical and Public Health support unit into a strategic operational unit for Carnival UK, with a highly engaged and effective team, and all the day-to-day challenges that accompany enabling team members to be the best they can be.

    Kate now combines working on aspects of Medical Operations and Leadership within a variety of different settings and organisations with clinical work in Emergency Medicine and the role of Clinical Director for Unscheduled Care at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She joined MIAD in August 2018 in the role of Medical Director to provide clinical governance for the services they provide, as well as delivering training and appraisals to healthcare professionals at all stages of their career.

  • Liz Brewer +

    Liz has been working with Miad since 2007. As a consultant and facilitator with experience in both the private and public sector, she specialises in leadership, appraisal and revalidation in the health sector. Her vision is to create and promote quality by working closely with organisations to understand their needs and deliver timely solutions.
  • Dr Carol Barnes Chartered Psychologist AFBPsS +

    Carol Barnes is an enabler of best practice and potential in individuals and teams through benchmarking, consultancy, encouraging innovation and continuous improvement. Carol has developed and supported benchmarking criteria to embed continuous improvement and performance management within appraisal for revalidation in the health sector and a Competency Development Framework for telecoms companies and selection, recruitment, management and leadership development in the finance sectors in both the UK and the Gulf States.
  • Ian Clarke LLB (Hons), LLM, RGN, RSCN +

    Ian is an enthusiastic and experienced motivator and facilitator, senior manager and coach who, through clear thinking and excellent communication, develops the standards and values of teams and individuals.

    Ian has public and private sector experience in clinical nursing, academia and senior managerial roles in government departments. He has always been passionate about self-development and has supported the development of others through education, supervision, mentorship, and coaching.

    He provides a quiet, calm presence with an ability to reflect and review situations in an objective and helpful way. Ian has an underlying jovial manner and easily builds lasting relationships.
  • Caroline Cutliffe +

    Caroline is an experienced and successful Talent and Organisational Development Consultant, with a proven track record in management and professional development, across a number of diverse and complex industries, including the NHS and private healthcare organisations. She is able to generate new ideas and use tactical thinking to deliver fast results. Caroline is a strong believer in the power of networking for creating opportunities and strategic and long term relationships.

    Caroline has designed and delivered a number of L&D and management programmes including: Building Powerful Business Relationships, Influencing Others, Managing Self and Stress, Building your Personal Brand, Managing Performance, Circle Management Development Programme, Effective Communication, Multicultural Awareness and Mentoring for Managers. She has also overseen the Implementation of executive academies for senior management groups and Talent Boards in global organisations.

    Caroline joined the MIAD team in 2012, working on both corporate projects and has been heavily involved in the rollout of Appraisal Training for Revalidation in conjunction with both GMC and NMC initiatives.

    A keen runner and rower, she is passionate about any form of exercise as a basis for wellbeing, and combines her work with a number of external activities to create a healthy work/life balance.
  • Dr Andrew Dayani MB ChB, FRCGP, D Occ Med, FFMLM +

    General Practitioner and Occupational Health Physician

    Andrew is a General Practitioner with experience of Executive Board leadership roles. He was Executive Partner of a rural group practice in Somerset for 21 years and also ran his own Occupational Medicine business before moving into secondary care Medical Director roles across community, mental health, dental and learning disabilities services. An NHS Executive Director for the past seven years in the South-West and Birmingham with responsibilities for clinical governance, medicines management, research and innovation, information services including Caldicott Guardian and medical and pharmacy Revalidation. Andrew is an experienced commissioner from locality commissioning through PCTs and CCGs as well as having been an LMC representative Commissioning lead..

    An innovator and entrepreneur, he has also owned a pharmacy business and been a Board member of the Somerset Symphony Vanguard as well as being nominee partner for directly run GP practices introducing new models of care. He introduced a new community in-reach model of palliative care to Somerset and was involved in the Fit for the future panel into hospice care chaired by Lord Ashdown. He introduced regional clinical investigators to south-west mental health trusts and developed reciprocal treatment arrangements for clinical staff..

    Andrew was representative Medical Director to NHS Employers on the national Dental negotiating panel. He is passionate about improvement of outcomes, ensuring consistency and quality of services through reduction in variation. Other interests include addressing inequalities in health with values-based leadership, clinician engagement and collaborative working across health and social care..

    He has been a Responsible Officer for 7 years and was a national RO trainer for 5 years..

    He has his own business (Day and Night Ltd) delivering professional mentorship, supporting development of GP networks as well as offering appraisal, RO support and CPD approved training. His current post is Force Medical Advisor to West Yorkshire Police.
  • Alys Harwood +

    Alys Harwood is a leadership development facilitator, trainer and lecturer. She started in health services as an occupational therapist and later worked in policy and management roles at the Institute of Health Services Management and the Kings Fund. She has a particular interest in clinical leadership and service improvement. She is expert in both small and large group facilitation, and is seasoned in working with clinicians.

    Alys is a Cohort Director on the NHS Leadership Academy EGA programme , a Senior Associate with the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, and an Associate with the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ new Medical School at Anglia Ruskin University. She is accredited in the MBTI, MiRo and TMP tools, is a registered Healthcare Leadership Model Coach and is accredited in the Aston Team Performance Inventory. She has an MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education.
  • Van Hinman +

    Van has researched, designed, developed and implemented programmes that were trialled both locally and nationally for the Home Office, Department for Transport, National Health Service, Learning and Skills Councils, Probation Service, Department for Education; Guidance Accreditation Board, Basic Skills Agency, Job Centre Plus amongst others. Included in this work, Van has worked alongside numerous educational organisations including colleges, City and Guilds, Open College Network, Department for Transport; the QCA, and has a number of courses accredited through them.

    His previous experience also includes being a Director of Seiko in the USA and numerous other management posts in a range of industries. He was a former Director of Finance for a national charity, and held several other directorships with UK companies. For over 13 years Van has worked for Tle-miad within nearly every NHS Trust in England and Wales as well as other organisations.
  • Dr Sarah Hull BM Bch MF MFFLM LLM +

    Sarah has medical management expertise in the private, primary care and secondary care sectors.  As Assistant Director, Revalidation at NHS England and Deputy Medical Director at an Acute Trust, Sarah has supported doctors who have struggled to complete appraisal and has quality assured portfolios.

    Sarah has a keen interest in medical law and ethics. She works clinically as a Forensic Medical Examiner and is Lead Examiner for the Diploma in Legal Medicine and Part 1 of the MFFLM. She sits as a Medical Tribunal member on the MPTS Fitness to practice tribunals and is a Suitable Person for MPTS medical tribunal members.
  • Steve Holloway +

    Steve is an experienced Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant combining academic rigour with significant private and corporate experience. Steve has an MSc in Executive coaching from Ashridge Business School and is an Ashridge Accredited Coach. As such he is skilled at supporting delivery of hard, outcome-focussed objectives whilst also able to exploring more subjective, ‘soft’ behavioural and mind-set shifts.

    As a Coach and Leadership Development Consultant Steve has worked with leaders at all levels in a range of sectors including NHS, Public sector, FMCG, Civil Engineering and telematics. His specialities include developing leadership capacity, leading through change, leading teams, culture change, career development and organisational alignment. He has worked with-in the NHS context for over 5 including being part of the delivery team for the Frontline programme for Nurses and Midwives and is part of the delivery team for the current Mary Seacole programme. He also works with intact teams to support organisational performance.

    In his corporate roles Steve worked successfully at senior levels in Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing and Learning & Development managing many multi-million pound, cross-cultural and cross-functional projects. Steve brings this real world corporate experience to his coaching and facilitating practice and is easily able to build trust with clients by recognising and empathising with the challenges facing Executives and Senior Leaders.
  • Peter Rolland +

    Peter has a comprehensive portfolio of experience developed over many years including well-established and robust; financial, leadership, and transformational management skills, developed in clinical, managerial, and strategic roles. Peter has led commissioning teams and procurement activity, implemented quality assurance strategy, and negotiated contracts.

    Peter is a values driven Registered Nurse educated to masters level (BSc in Nursing Studies, Masters in Public Administration) and a personal and professional coach practiced in using Myers-Briggs Personality-type Indicator (MBTI) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.

    Throughout Peter's career he has developed a range of skills through roles in service provider and education commissioning bodies and more recently as an independent consultant.
  • Martin Smith +

    Martin is a highly experienced trainer, facilitator and executive coach, and has a particular passion for leadership, performance management and appraisal skills. Martin has particular renown for specialising in people and performance management and helping clients to get the best from themselves and their teams. He has been involved with the design and implementation of appraisal and management processes for commercial clients including the roll-out of a global process for Kimberly-Clark working extensively across the UK and into South Africa.

    Martin works with senior teams around the world providing training in leadership, communication and change management and gains particular pleasure from working with whole teams, helping them to work more effectively together. He has designed and led development events in America, South Africa, Libya and many European countries.
  • Keith Stanton +

    Upon leaving school Keith attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, graduating as an officer in the Army and served in various roles for a period of 10 years. He subsequently continued his career outside the services, working in the Financial Services industry for a large national banking organisation.

    Keith has been a professional leadership coach and conference speaker since 1999. He quickly established his name throughout the industry as a charismatic conference speaker, performance coach, leadership and mindset change consultant. His talent has made him in demand throughout the world and he has worked with multi-national clients throughout Europe, the USA, South Africa, South East Asia, and South America.

    His clients include an enviable array of blue chip clients, and include over the last 12 months a number of NHS Trust organisations, the Senior Management Team of Jaguar Land Rover, Pitney Bowes, and the City of London Corporation.
  • Pam Strange RN, RCNT +

    Pamela is an experienced registered nurse skilled in all areas of patient safety, clinical governance and quality improvement and having worked in both nurse and general healthcare education. For over a decade, she worked as Director of Clinical Governance in a large, complex and financially challenged organisation, leading on the embedding of patient safety and quality improvement systems and processes at all levels of the organisation. Pamela is currently an independent healthcare consultant in the fields of training and development, with a focus on clinical governance and patient safety systems. She also undertakes serious incident investigations and carries out organisational reviews across the public and private sectors.
  • Julie Thompson +

    Julie is an experienced consultant specialising in the provision of innovative and practical support for organisations in the Healthcare and Consumer Sectors. Strong leadership development and communication skills have resulted in successful programme development, delivery and bespoke interventions across the management spectrum, with particular expertise of enabling best practice in the areas of management systems for quality improvement, quality assurance and equality and diversity initiatives with UK and international organisations.
  • Isabel Walker +

    Isabel Walker, Principal of Clearsay Communications is a trainer and coach with extensive experience of helping HCPs, business executives, academics and charity staff to develop and communicate powerful messages to a variety of audiences via the media, through presentations, and in meetings and negotiations. She is also an experienced moderator/facilitator of workshops, advisory boards and conferences. A former medical journalist, she began her career with medical trade media (General Practitioner and Medeconomics) and went on to work at the highest level in consumer newspapers and magazines. As founder-director of the UK patient advocacy group Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC), she gained a profound understanding of third sector issues. Isabel has edited three major titles for The Kings Fund and written two key reports on integrated care for NAPC. She also created a series of online ‘Patient Decision Aids’ for chronic conditions, commissioned by the NHS. Isabel served as Vice Chair of the former Watford and Three Rivers Primary Care Trust and is a qualified personal performance coach.
  • Rick Woodward +

    Rick Woodward has over 30 years' broad based experience in learning and development gained in the medical pharmaceutical, consumer goods sectors. He works extensively with medical professionals all over the world and has a particular interest in appraisal, having trained several thousand NHS appraisers and lead appraisers. Rick is a master facilitator for meetings and coaches senior medical professionals in communication skills, influencing and time management. Before establishing his own consultancy, Rick was Global head of learning and development for Kimberly-Clark dividing his time between the USA and UK. Prior to this he worked as Head of Human Resources for Bayer in the UK and held a senior international learning and development role with GlaxoSmithKline.
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What Our Clients Say...

  • Ruth Frost, Provider Development Lead/Advisor, Health London Partnerships, NHS England. - Miad were a pleasure to work with, engaging, perceptive and flexible to the changing needs as the programme rolled out. They engaged well with the wide range of General Practice
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