Deepak’s passion to marry technology with care to offer a genuine solution to the pressing problems with care provision within Northern Ireland and the wider UK led him to start Connected Care Solutions. He comes with almost a decade of experience holding various management positions in Northern Ireland’s Health Service. He has an MSc in Health and Public Leadership and loves nothing more than to think (and act) outside the box; although Jazz and Theology are his first loves!!!
John comes with a wealth of experience in senior level positions in Healthcare, including as Chief Executive of Health Trusts and the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB).
He specialises in change management at a very strategic level and has led many transformational initiatives in Northern Ireland, including authoring Transforming Your Care – a comprehensive review to recommend and implement a major reshape in the delivery of health and social care in Northern Ireland.
A social worker by background, he has an MSc in Applied Social Studies and has been awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013, for services to Health & Social Care. What most people don’t know is if it wasn’t for the bloomin 90 miles an hour gale force winds, John would have finally reached the summit of Mont Blanc. He still plots of getting back up there!
Colm has extensive senior executive experience in the NHS and has been a Chief Executive for 15 years in various health organisations in Northern Ireland and in England. He has led three health and social care Trusts in Northern Ireland, the last of which had a staff of 22,000 and a budget of over £1 billion. In 2014 Colm then moved to Sussex to take up the position of Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Colm has also led national initiatives in Northern Ireland including Protect Life, the Suicide Prevention Strategy for Northern Ireland and was also the Director General of the Co-Operation and Working Together (CAWT) the cross border programme which attracted substantial EU funding. However, for Colm it’s all about family, enjoying a pint of Guinness and a game of golf in Donegal- not necessarily in that order!
Logistics and Quality Assurance Officer
Philip Kennedy is a Logistics and Quality Assurance Officer whose interests are varied. A graduate of Computer Science at Queen’s University of Belfast, he is eager to put his skills to the test and to thrive whilst doing so. Philip understands the importance of viewing systems from the side of a client and ensuring that their expectations are met. He is always willing to lend a hand and is open to new ideas. Technology and history, the new and the old, are interests that are carried outside of work.