New interim Programme Director appointed

Kay McCulloch

Kay McCulloch, who has been appointed as the interim Programme Director for South West London Collaborative Commissioning (SWLCC).

Kay McCulloch has been appointed as the interim Programme Director for South West London Collaborative Commissioning (SWLCC).Kay will be seconded from her role as a director in PwC’s health team and specialises in large scale change programmes in the health sector. In recent years, she has led the delivery of programmes such as CCG authorisation, the Keogh review of hospitals with high mortality rates and the Care Quality Commission’s new approach to inspections. Kay has also been closely involved in work around Challenged Health Economies, the Better Care Fund and New Models of Care.


Kay joined PwC in 2009 following 11 years at Ernst & Young. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, was shortlisted by the Management Consultancy Association for Change Management Consultant of the Year 2014, Highly Commended for Change Management in the Public Sector in 2014 and is again shortlisted for this in the 2015 awards. Kay’s work in health is the result of a lifelong experience of family support from the NHS, and her sister is a nurse at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

 Kay McCulloch said:

 “I am delighted to be taking on this role. As a resident of South West London, the success of this programme is personally  important to me.  I look forward to developing the excellent work already carried out across south west London to develop  the case for change and programme strategy, and working with this energetic and ambitious team as we move further along the journey into implementation.”  

 Graham Mackenzie, Chief Officer for Wandsworth CCG and Senior Responsible Officer for the SWLCC programme, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Kay to the programme. She has substantial experience on strategic health programmes and a vast knowledge of and commitment to the NHS. She will be a real asset as we take the next steps towards ensuring high quality, safe and sustainable services across south west London in the years ahead.”

Dr Chris Elliott, Sutton GP and Chief Clinical Officer for Sutton CCG, added:

“I have been very impressed in my initial dealings with Kay. She brings a wealth of relevant experience and is committed to improving care. I think she will prove an excellent appointment.”

Kay replaces Charlotte Joll, who retired last week after 35 years’ service in the NHS.