Jo-anne Alner has worked in a variety of roles in the NHS since 1991. Formerly a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Jo-anne is a Consultant in Public Health and has worked as a Director for a CCG in Surrey. Jo-anne moved to the West Midlands to become the NHS England (West Midlands) Locality Director responsible for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This more recent experience has given her a good understanding of Herefordshire, its challenges, our plans to optimise on opportunities and our progress to date. In addition, over the last year, she has fulfilled the role of STP Programme Director for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.