Our leadership team

Attain’s leadership team represents the diversity of our organisation. Drawn from across the public and private sectors, the team has a mix of clinical and operational NHS expertise, industry and management consulting experience. The team embodies our focus on taking the best from different sectors to support our customers to transform care and improve health and wellbeing. We have a deep connection through our values and a commitment to leading Attain in line with these. We focus on building our reputation for rigorous and impactful work; we are committed to the wellbeing of staff, customers and our wider community; and we are open and transparent in our leadership and management of the organisation. As individuals and as part of Attain we all want to make a positive contribution to our communities and play a role in the transformation of care services, adding value and bringing insight and energy to the sector.

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Mark Carmichael

Managing Director
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For the past 13 years Mark has focused exclusively on working with the NHS; helping to transform care in a way that improves efficiency and benefits patients directly.

His recent work has included working across health and social care systems to develop sustainable models of care that meet people’s future needs.

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Martin Wilson

Executive Chair
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Martin Wilson is one of the founders of Attain. In a career approaching 40 years, Martin has led private sector businesses and supported the work of the public sector both in the UK and overseas.

For the past 12 years Martin has focused on supporting the UK health sector, principally the NHS.

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Struan Coad

Director
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Struan is one of the founders of Attain. Over the past 15 years Struan has extensive experience working across health and social care as well as the wider public sector.

He has led the development and implementation of models of care and system-wide programmes to generate collaboration that focuses on outcomes for the population. This includes working closely with patients and clinicians to develop coherent care models that are delivered through robust commercial arrangements, whether through accountable care systems or outcome based contracts.

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Chris Walker

Director
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Chris, a Director of Attain, has extensive commercial experience both in the private and public sectors. Chris is a proactive, forward thinking individual, highly motivated to achieve outstanding results. He has a track record of delivering successful outcomes in challenging environments.

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Helen Pyecroft

Director
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Helen is a Director at Attain and our Head of Strategy. Since joining Attain in 2012, Helen has supported her health and social care clients to design and deliver strategy for service transformation.

Helen has worked across providers and commissioners to support clients with their vision, strategies, roadmaps, business case development, operating models and organisational structures, relationship and partnership working, capacity and capability and governance...

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Gareth Hartley

Director
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Gareth is a Director at Attain and leads our Service Transformation Team, who work in partnership providers and commissioners identify, develop, and deliver transformational change which improves health and wellbeing outcomes and supports value for money.

Gareth has over ten years’ experience of working with a range of NHS clients, and combines strategic, financial, and programme management skills to deliver improved patient outcomes and better value for money...

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Clare Thomason

Associate Director
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Clare Thomason, an Associate Director at Attain, is a highly experienced performance improvement and change management professional with a clinical background and over 15 years’ experience working with NHS organisations. Clare, who joined Attain in January 2013, is a member of the senior leadership team and is the Deputy Head of Attain’s Service Transformation team...

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Alexandra Elvin

Associate Director
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Alexandra Elvin joined Attain in May 2017 as an Associate Director and Head of People. Having devoted much of her career to human resources and learning and development, Alex has spent more than 10 years leading HR functions and providing organisational strategic direction for employee related matters.

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Chris Spark

Associate Director
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Chris manages the day-to-day delivery of our Commercial Team. Chris has many years NHS commissioning and provider experience, during which time he has delivered a portfolio of projects that encompass system and service redesign, and commercial and procurement interventions. Chris has an award winning track record of delivering tangible results in challenging environments.

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