The Board

CAROLINE FINLAY
Joint Managing Director
ONC, HNC (Electronic Eng), DMS (Dip Management Studies)
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As founder and joint MD, Caroline has used her professional qualifications as a Bio-Medical Engineer to develop and lead on all operational solutions for the company. She is leading the company’s service offering in Medical Equipment Asset Management to the NHS and has over 15 years experience in Advisory Managed Equipment Services projects, taking several to financial close.

Prior to founding MTS in 1998, Caroline worked for 17 years in the NHS leading a regional service across the NHS in Medical Device Management. She is currently overseeing all operational contracts including Medical Equipment Asset Management, at Lewisham and Greenwich; Colchester and Norfolk. Caroline heads up Quality Assurance and MTS Health’s Asset Management best practice direction.

Caroline is a nationally recognised expert in her field and has provided roles for professional witness and spoken at EBME national conferences.

RUTH STRICKLAND
Joint Managing Director
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As co-owner and joint MD, Ruth is responsible for the corporate strategy and bidding of new business. She has overseen the Health and Education equipment contracts and has led on over 30 major hospital projects over the last 20 years, including Barts Health, the largest PFI in Europe.

Ruth has overseen the Equipment Procurement for a number of high profile projects including the new Chelsea Children’s Hospital at Chelsea and Westminster, Digital Imaging Strategy at Moorfields Eye Hospital, a high profile Laboratory Institute and led on the due diligence work for clients acquiring hospitals.

She oversees the productivity and performance of the full time and five part time personnel and has won the prestigious BIFM Innovation award (2012) for the company.

Her involvement at a strategic level has resulted in MTS Health operating over 30 contracts in the UK.

The Team

ANDREW FROST
Technical Director
BSc (Hons).,MSc., CEng., CSci., MIET.,MIPEM.,MCIPS.,MIAM.
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Andrew is in his 8th year at MTS Health and has professional expertise encompassing Clinical technology, Education and Training, quality management, procurement and asset management. He specialises in developing “industry best practice” asset management solutions for both NHS and private sector clients.

As a HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist with over 30 years NHS and Commercial experience within healthcare, Andrew’s broad range of expertise has proved beneficial to MTS clients over the years.

He has worked on a number of successful diverse but technically challenging projects from high profile whole hospital new builds such as the Mid Essex Hospitals PFI scheme through to consulting on the development of Clinical Technology apprenticeships for the Ministry of Education – Bahrain.

He has undertaken a number of strategic medical device management diligence and review projects for NHS Trusts focusing on process improvement, CQC compliance, equipment utilisation and reducing the cost of equipment ownership and is currently developing and overseeing the implementation of a robust and CQC Compliant equipment management system for Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

ANNETTE TURNPENNY
Senior Project Manager

MSc, PGC Business Admin, Dip. Man, DCR(R) 

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Annette has recently joined MTS as a Senior Project Manager responsible for a number of our high profile private and NHS procurement and project management roles. She will oversee the development of our NHS Framework and is a key part of the MTS Management Team.

She has over 30 years of progressive UK and international experience in Healthcare as a Senior Manager, Clinician, Programme and Project Manager. Skilled at converting Strategy to delivery by engaging staff, clinical and user stakeholders together with Commissioners, combined with proactive programme management leading to sustainable improvements in care and patient experience

She has a proven track record overseeing the delivery of national and international healthcare projects, she leads and manages by influencing in order to meet deadlines.

Skilled in planning objectives and implementation of complex projects, she can deploy resources effectively, including leading, mentoring and training teams and is constantly striving to succeed through testing her skills and knowledge, and is always keen to develop.

TIM BANKS
Senior Project Manager

MA

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Tim Banks has worked for MTS for the past 4 years as their Senior Project Manager specialising in Data Analytics and Leading on Audits and Equipment Replacement plans.
Tim brings a wealth of experience from the private sector and has worked on projects such as Care UK, Great Ormond Street and recently at Royal Surrey County Hospital.

GARY NESBIT
Senior Service and Project Manager
ONC Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
HNC Electronics & Electrical Engineering
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Gary has over 30 years of experience in medical equipment and management covering a wide range of technology and clinical specialist areas. He is leading the MTS service delivery plans for equipment asset management and has been overseeing many of the NHS and private sector equipment asset audits and due diligence exercises.

He has successfully been the commercial and technical lead on managed services for clinical equipment and has been involved in the PFI/Equipment deals for the last 20 years. Gary’s all round abilities in the medical equipment field have made him a sought after consultant on our international projects.

Gary worked with Siemens Medical Engineering for over 26 years, managing its UK service and installation operations for electro-medical equipment for 10 years, following which he was a key member of the initial team formed by Siemens to address medical technology within PFI.

Following his time with Siemens he took up posts within companies providing medical technology consultancy services in the UK and internationally.

RICHARD LANGFORD
MES Financial Specialist
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Richard has extensive negotiating experience with an emphasis on securing deals and partnerships that stand the test time. Having negotiated PFI deals from a blank sheet of paper right through to the creation and evolution of standard form contracts, he has detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles and purposes of these contracts.

He also worked with the Treasury and NHS to help shape the development of business cases to accommodate PFI/PPP projects in keeping with the Green Book and Capital Investment Manual. Richard also has well developed financial modelling skills. His models have been used to underpin innovative project financings as well government side business cases.

In the field of Managed Equipment Services Richard has in depth knowledge of the financial models of nearly all the of the bidders and has on occasion guided their development to ensure that they meet the needs of the procuring authority. Not only does this enable him to provide in depth advice on the fundamentally different structures used by MES bidders, but he also has extensive experience on how the bidders flex and adapt their models to accommodate Trust side variations. Richard has also worked with The Treasury.

Richard has worked with MTS as an Associate for the past 15 years, specialising in Commercial Advisory for MES equipment deals.

ANWAR SYED
Technical Manager
BSc in Biomedical Engineering

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Anwar is one of MTS’s Technical Managers. With over 15 years working experience and over 7 years at a senior level in the Medical Equipment Industry, he has a sound clinical knowledge and experience of the maintenance of medical and other equipment in a complex, multi-professional environment.

With 3 years experience of Asset Management in Hospital and equipment planning as well as experience in Internal Asset Auditing, he has an up to date knowledge of developments in Medical Equipment covering the clinical application as well as the technical aspects of the full range of medical equipment and a good working knowledge of asset management software.

He is currently the project manager responsible for procurement and commissioning of the new Barts Health Centre. This new state of the art facitilty will be operational from November 2016.

STEVE NOLAN
Assistant Project Manager
ILS, LSA (Integrated Logistic Support, Logistic Support Analysis), Prince 2 Project Management Foundation, CCNSG Safety Passport, AMCISS: AMC Installation Supply System, ULLS-S4: Unit Level Logistics System, DPAS: Defense Property Accountability System.
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Steve began working for MTS as an Associate, conducting a full asset audit of all equipment at Manchester Royal infirmary. His former career includes working as the United States Governments Asset Manager covering three installations located in the United Kingdom, Japan and Kuwait.

In 2005, Steve was deployed to Afghanistan as a Technical Advisor to the Commander in the establishment of a new maintenance facility at Bagram Air Base.

In 2013, Steve joined MTS as a full time Assistant Project Manager, and has since conducted audits at Lewisham Hospital and Care UK. He is currently working at Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust on implementing a CQC compliant equipment management infrastructure and including assessment of all trust assets.

IURIE (Yuri) KIMITIUK
Assistant Project Manager
BSc., MSc.

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Yuri recently joined MTS to work on the complex and first PF2; Midland Metropolitan reporting to Andrew Frost and part of the MTS team. He has recently been promoted and is based in our Head Office at Hemel Hempstead responsible for the management of MTS Technical Databases.

NICOLA PARKES
Office Manager
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Nicola is the MTS Office Manager. With 20 years of supervisory and administrative experience in various industry sectors, she trained in Graphic Design she has level 3 Accountancy.

Along with being the voice of the MTS office on a daily basis, Nicola is responsible for, but not limited to, the overall administration, HR and accounting aspects of the business. She is also responsible for the bid management of all new projects.