The company

The team

As a large team of infrastructure advisory specialists, we are nationally based, with a wide variety of skills and experience to offer an integrated approach to any commission – big or small. We also have excellent working relationships with and work alongside to some of the country’s top advisors and can assists organisations through the planning, implementation and delivery of the full asset cycle.

Our service offering is based on our excellent accumulated and extensive knowledge and proven track record of delivery. We constantly look to innovate and strive to find the optimum solutions to any challenges, using the latest tools and techniques (as well as tried and tested ones) to add value to our work.

Our focus is on the priorities of our clients and their overall success is a key motivation for our dedicated team members and we provide executive leadership and support throughout all of our work. We are focused on developing our staff as well as our relationships with our clients and proud to be supporting them throughout their career development.

Richard Darch

Chief Executive

Richard is a seasoned Healthcare Executive and entrepreneur with extensive Board level experience in the private and public sector and has founded three successful healthcare businesses and successfully exited through acquisition. In 2014 Richard joined a national health consultancy organisation to advise, lead activity across the Health Sector and develop new business in health and care infrastructure investment and development.

A well-known commentator on healthcare infrastructure investment and development he has managed large teams across the public and private sector to deliver complex transactions. Richard also has international experience in healthcare technology, development and infrastructure and deep domain knowledge of structured finance and has a particular interest in the impact of technology on health and care facility design.

Richard has personally designed commercial structures for health infrastructure and PPP transactions which have delivered significant value to the NHS and international health development projects. He is guided by the principle of delivering value to Health Systems through effective public and private sector partnerships.


Richard Darch

Chief Executive

Richard is a seasoned Healthcare Executive and entrepreneur with extensive Board level experience in the private and public sector and has founded three successful healthcare businesses and successfully exited through acquisition. In 2014 Richard joined a national health consultancy organisation to advise, lead activity across the Health Sector and develop new business in health and care infrastructure investment and development.

A well-known commentator on healthcare infrastructure investment and development he has managed large teams across the public and private sector to deliver complex transactions. Richard also has international experience in healthcare technology, development and infrastructure and deep domain knowledge of structured finance and has a particular interest in the impact of technology on health and care facility design.

Richard has personally designed commercial structures for health infrastructure and PPP transactions which have delivered significant value to the NHS and international health development projects. He is guided by the principle of delivering value to Health Systems through effective public and private sector partnerships.


Stan Coats

Director - London & East (Project Management)

A Project and Programme professional, Stan manages the Archus London office. He is experienced in Health, Central Civil Government and the Local Authority sector. Stan was previously responsible for schemes valuing in excess of £100m with clients including PCTs, CCGs, Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Charitable Trusts and the House of Commons at a national strategic consultancy business.

Previously Stan was head of the PPP unit at DCA (now Ministry of Justice) where he was responsible for establishing the Programme Office for the Court Building Programme. He then moved to the Senior Management team at 4Ps, establishing and delivering the Gateway Process in the Local Authority sector.

Shane Dineen

Director - South West (Property & Estates)

Shane has over 15 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor, working in the public sector providing strategic advice to many public sector organisations.

He has transacted / transferred over £200 million of public sector estate, disposed of over £50 million of property and with his team is responsible for the day-today management of £500 million of property assets.

Shane is a highly regarded property professional within the health economy and was the lead author of the latest edition of Estatecode (HBN 00-08 Part A: The Efficient Management of Healthcare Estate and Facilities) for the Department of Health.

Stuart Randall

Director - Head of Finance

An experienced finance professional who has worked within the Healthcare Consultancy industry for the past 25 years. Stuart has had experience working in the public and private sector most recently managing finances for a successful £15 million healthcare consultancy.

In addition Stuart has also has experience in large outsourcing contracts, where he managed the finances of a high profile Health outsourcing contract across delivering across multiple service lines, including Estates, IT, Payroll, Finance & BI.

Stuart also supported one of the Pilot Trusts on the Agenda for Change initiative prior to its roll out in 2004. Providing data analysis on the impact of the new NHS pay system for the Trust and its Employees.

Chris Turner

Director - Midlands (Technical Advisory)

Chris has undertaken Programme / Project Management roles and delivered numerous projects across all UK health sectors for nearly 15 years - 10 years as Director of the Midlands region.

His operational experience includes interim Director of Estates roles and department re-structuring and turnaround. He has helped deliver numerous £multi-million projects, from business case development to operational commissioning – at Project Manager and Project Director level.

His team specialises in the pre-construction strategic development of estates strategies and business cases across all health sectors.

Advisory: South West

James Brenner

Associate Director - Property and Development

A Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer, James has a breadth of property valuation, investment, development and lease advisory experience gained from working within both the commercial and healthcare sectors over the last 9 years. He has commercial property experience covering the disposal, acquisition and letting of a range of office, retail and industrial properties on behalf of retained clients.

Recently specialising in lease consultancy and valuation work and was a member of a specialist team responsible for the annual and quarterly re-valuation of a £150m UK health centre portfolio, James has undertaken a number of development viability projects, assessing surplus NHS sites, master planning and the valuation of development land, as well as portfolio management and lease and licence work for both acute and mental health Trusts.

James has developed an alternatives market specialism, advising clients on hospital retail, modular building technology for student housing and key worker accommodation, car parking, and the associated routes for funding and modelling.

Will Brenner

Assistant Consultant - Property

Will is a General Practice Commercial Property Surveyor with 4 years’ industry experience. Currently studying for his APC to achieve RICS Chartership status, his experience lies primarily in Occupational Agency, whilst also having provided support to the Professional and Property Management teams.

As a graduate Will moved to Bath to start a career in Surveying, quickly becoming one of the most active commercial agents in the local market, dealing with office, retail, industrial and investment properties for clients ranging from private individuals to institutional. He also managed several multi-tenanted mixed-use buildings across the city and assisted the Professional team with valuations, lease renewals and rent reviews.

More recently, Will completed a MSc Real Estate Management degree with Distinction at the University of the West of England, where he gained further experience in areas such as Strategic Estate Management, Investment & Development, Valuation and Real Estate Law.

Ellie Clark

Senior Consultant

Ellie has spent the last 12 years working in varied roles within the NHS, including as Executive Assistant, Service Improvement Manager and Construction Project Assistant at UH Bristol, IT Project Manager for the CSU and most recently Programme Management Office Coordinator at NSCP.

She is qualified in PRINCE2 and LEAN methodologies and has a wealth of experience working on complex projects in estates and digital transformation. She enjoys planning and leadership aspects of projects, guiding others through the methodologies or standards required. In her time as Improvement Manager in the transformation team at UH Bristol she worked on outpatient service improvement and has experience of process mapping and staff engagement.

Ellie has been complimented on her empathy and is an excellent listener, which has been well-utilised in engaging a wide variety of stakeholders. She is very well organised with great attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned. Her aim is to build on her experience in service improvement where possible and use her knowledge of programme management to successfully deliver projects, and has an interest in venturing into property and development

Stuart Greer

Consultant - Property

A General Practice Commercial Property Surveyor, Stuart recently achieved RICS Chartership status and has acquired a breadth of knowledge across the healthcare property sector before and during his time with Archus. Stuart currently manages multiple Trust lease portfolios, managing lease renewals / breaks and is currently working on office HQ relocation viability work to assess if potential savings can be made through options appraisals.

Stuart has specialised in development appraisal work, achieving best-value land uses during surplus disposal work for multiple NHS Trusts across England.

During his time at the University of the West of England, Stuart completed a full year placement in a highly regarded international property consultancy. Throughout his year he was exposed to multiple property disciplines such as Valuation / Landlord & Tenant, Property Asset Management, Industrial / office agency and Investment transaction work.

Beverley Letherby

Associate Director - Project Management

Beverley has a breadth of property development and project management experience gained from working within the NHS estates field since 1988. She worked for a variety of organisations including NHS Trusts, Somerset Health Authority, NHS Executive South & West and NHS Estates/Inventures until November 2005. As a freelance consultant she focussed on NHS build projects, until 2014 when she joined a national health consultancy organisation.

As Associate Director for Archus, Beverley brings her knowledge and experience of managing a large number of projects of various sizes ranging from business case development and construction projects to estate rationalisation, disposal and acquisition of NHS property. Beverley has significant understanding of Programme and project management, Stakeholder engagement, Design team co-ordination and Estates rationalisation.

Rebecca Pang

Assistant Consultant

Rebecca is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, dependable and dedicated individual with good time and self-management and the ability to work under pressure. Having worked in surveying industry for three years, Rebecca is a highly motivated team player who is proud to deliver excellent customer service.

Graduated from Leeds Beckett University Building Surveying course, Rebecca has enjoyed working in different aspects of Building Surveying, especially multidisciplinary project management. After graduation, Rebecca worked on a variety of different condition survey projects from MOD residential and commercial properties to social housing schemes throughout the UK. She has gained the ability to adapt rapidly to new environments and processes, grasping concepts quickly and has the flexibility to meet changing needs. Her experience enables Rebecca to identify building faults and find solutions. She has great professional communications in client-facing situations, being both approachable and empathetic.

Born and bred in Hong Kong, Rebecca has an international cosmopolitan background, with the advantage of being bilingual in English and Chinese, including Cantonese and Mandarin. In her down time, Rebecca is an active member of a rugby team which has taught her to be disciplined in her approach, as an individual and as a team player.

Nicola Parrott

Associate Director - Healthcare Planning

Nicola has spent almost 15 years working in Health Service Management, Planning and Improvement in both NHS and Private consultancy roles. She has enjoyed a diverse range of roles including senior operational, planning and business development roles within a number of Acute Trusts, as a senior manager in the Health Sector team at KPMG in the UK and Australia, Associate Director of Planning at the Welsh Ambulance Service, Senior Manager Service Transformation at Attain, Head of Acute Planning Cardiff and Vale University Healthboard, and most recently as a Workforce Programme Manager at Bristol Community Health. Drawing upon her broad knowledge and professional accreditation in Lean/Six Sigma Improvement methodologies, complex service redesign, and MSP Programme Management methodologies to add value, flexibly across the Health Sector.

She enjoys leading the process of service planning and change in partnership with a diverse group of stakeholders and multidisciplinary experts. Her ultimate aim is to inspire and bring about evidence based strategic change to the benefit of patients, the public and the UK health economy as a whole. She has acquired experience in healthcare provision, support, planning and commissioning from the ground up and so has been able to develop and maintain excellent tangible understanding of health operational delivery at the coalface and, most importantly, patient and public needs.

Chris Rawlinson

Senior Consultant - Project Management

Chris is a highly motivated Chartered Building Surveyor with a proven track record in effective project delivery. He possesses excellent communication, team-working and client facing skills.

Chris is a committed and driven professional, who has successfully designed and administered a wide variety of projects under traditional procurement routes within the private and public sector predominantly for higher education, retail, healthcare and emergency services clients.

He has developed and built solid and strong long-term client relationships and frequently exceeded client’s expectations. A dedicated and focused individual, Chris is able to both lead and work as part of a team.

Advisory: Midlands

Guy Carson

Principal Consultant

Guy is a chartered project manager with over 20 years experience in the construction industry. Specialising in NHS estates programme management for 10 years. Guy has worked on a number of capital developments and estate improvement programmes across the community and primary care sector.

A goal-orientated professional with a proven track record in managing multi-disciplinary teams working to universal goals, Guy is committed to the improvement of standards and delivery of best value solutions and experienced in commercial and financial management. Prince 2 Practitioner, Chartered Surveyor and trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Guy has joined Archus directly from the NHS where he was responsible for coordinating the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’s estates workstream, pulling together a joint improvement strategy across 6 NHS Trusts, 2 local authorities and 211 primary care providers, delivering a series of cost improvement schemes resulting in a planned £2.2m saving and also avoiding nearly £10m of unnecessary capital investment.

Dawn Chambers

Associate Director

With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, including the strategic development and operational management of healthcare estate, Dawn secures an open and honest client relationship with her confident leadership.

Starting her career as a main contractor on construction sites and later undertaking operational management roles, Dawn has a sound understanding of the capital development process and the impact decisions made during the initial scoping stages can have on the perceived success of a project. She uses this knowledge and understanding to challenge stakeholders during brief development, to fully comprehend the impact decisions may ultimately have on areas such as business operation, patient experience and revenue.

Dawn recently delivered a £7.6m programme of critical infrastructure backlog projects including Electrical Infrastructure, Medical Gas, BMS, Fire Alarm and Nurse Call upgrades for a large acute Trust all within programme and budget.

Dawn is an excellent communicator who develops and maintains solid working relationships with her clients and their wider teams at all levels, ensuring stakeholder engagement is effective, meaningful and contributes to the overall success of a project.

Monique Chavda

Assistant Consultant

Monique has recently joined the Midlands team as Assistant Consultant after graduating from the University of Hertfordshire where she studied BA Management with study abroad. Her degree has equipped her with the ability to ingest and evaluate large amounts of information in order to produce an insightful and relevant analysis.

Monique has joined Archus to positively contribute to the growth and development of the Health Care sector. She brings experience of working in an NHS clinical commissioning group where she worked as a project officer. Monique is known to be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who is keen to deliver excellent results. She works well under pressure and in willing to take on complex challenges.

Anna Derrick


Anna has recently joined the growing Archus team in Birmingham. Prior to this she was an Audit Assistant at KPMG, where she worked with a variety of clients, predominantly in the financial services sector. She has experience of collating and analysing large data sets as well as performing a range of tests on financial control systems to assess their effectiveness. Through this she developed effective working relationships with both her colleagues and clients in order to complete audit work in a timely manner.

Anna is a highly motivated and adaptable individual who aims to develop her project management skill-set and broaden her knowledge and contribute to Archus’ success in making a positive impact on those involved in health and social care environments. She has an educational background in Social Sciences, completing her undergraduate degree at Durham University before going on to gain an MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham.

Anna Fawcett

Principal Consultant

Anna is an experienced Principal Consultant, specialising in project and programme management, who was a key member of the team which successfully delivered the OBC and FBC for the Emergency Floor project at a large acute NHS Trust in Leicestershire. She supported the Trust for four years and has a full understanding of the internal and external processes required to deliver business cases for large capital reconfiguration projects.

Since then Anna has worked with a number of Trusts across the East and West Midlands, supporting them with complex capital projects in a professional advisor, project manager and business case specialist capacity.

Anna is PRINCE2 trained and follows robust project management procedures in all her projects, which ensures a consistent approach, clear audit trails and successful outcomes.

Anna is an excellent communicator who works hard to develop and maintain good relationships with her clients and their wider teams at all levels (and from executive director, clinical and technical backgrounds), ensuring stakeholder engagement is effective and meaningful and contributes to the overall success of a project.

Chelsea Francis

Assistant Consultant

Chelsea is highly motivated and ambitious with a proven track record of providing an exemplary level of service to clients, in a high pressure, deadline-driven industry. Chelsea joins our team with more than 5 years’ experience as an Architectural Technician, working mainly in the Healthcare Sector.

Chelsea has a first classification degree in Architectural Technology and is an Associate member of CIAT. Known to be proactive, methodical and a resourceful professional with a keen eye for detail and construction processes, Chelsea’s technical background means she understands how healthcare buildings are put together and has an excellent understanding of a variety of 3D Design software.

Chelsea has had different roles including leading the production of design packages for new build projects, along with the reconfiguration and refurbishment of existing departments and facilitating user engagement workshops. She enjoys challenging herself and approaches any set objectives with great enthusiasm to ensure targets and deadlines are always met and the result is of a suitably high standard.

James Johnson

Assistant Consultant

James joins the Archus team after graduating from the University of Birmingham (Ancient and Medieval History), where he gained an unenviable ability to ingest and evaluate large amounts of information - occasionally in anachronistic and outdated forms - in order to produce an insightful and relevant analysis.

Enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking, James is also quick to grasp the important aspects of given tasks. He has developed good interpersonal and communications skills achieved through an education and upbringing centred on boarding school, excellent IT skills and is an independent and friendly individual.

Having lived in France, Ghana and the United States during his childhood, James has broad horizons and is looking forward to working closely with the Archus team at this new stage on his journey, as part of an incredibly enthusiastic and inclusive team.

Chris Milburn


Chris is a Chartered Project Manager with several years’ experience in the delivery of both Public sector and Commercial developments. Having recently joined Archus, he began his career as an Estates Officer for 5 Boroughs Mental Health Foundation Trust. Subsequently progressing to consultancy Chriswas involved in a number of NHS programmes including the Estates Transformation & Technology Fund, for which he was directly responsible for due diligence of supporting information provided by applicants.

Chris is highly motivated, ensuring a high level of service and encouraging collaborative working on all projects. He has been involved with the delivery of a number of refurbishment and new build schemes, acting most recently as Project Manager for a new build sports hall in Loughborough.

Paul Sheldon

Senior Consultant

Paul is a specialist in the healthcare sector, having worked with several NHS and private sector clients in a variety of roles including contract administration, Trust advisory, writing business cases and estates strategies, and masterplanning. He has led multi-disciplinary teams to help clients within the NHS and private sector to optimise the planning and configuration of facilities, including new build developments along with the reconfiguration of existing services.

Paul’s project experience covers all work stages from concept studies to the use of 3D graphic software to demonstrate and test design visions with users, through preparation of project briefs, option appraisal, feasibility reports and utilisation studies. He was also integral in the development of several of the current NHS Health Building Notes and associated process for amendment and update.

Guided by a strong sense of what is both practical and feasible, his problem solving and option appraisal skills have been demonstrated in a number of project successes

Advisory: North

Neil Grice

Associate Director

Neil is an experienced Senior Manager with extensive knowledge and experience of the NHS, setting up and running Public Private Partnerships (PPP), negotiation, EU Procurement and managing change in complex environments. Experience as a company director on the board of several PPPs. Excellent communication skills combined with a collaborative approach to problem solving are reflected in the consistent delivery of key objectives.

He has been the Area Director for the NHS Strategic Estates Planning Function in the NW of England establishing Strategic Estates Groups, delivering STP Strategic Estates plans and successfully supporting the bidding process for STP capital Waves 1-4.

Sue Holding

Associate Director - Technical Authoring

Sue specialises in developing technical guidance, standards and strategic planning tools for the healthcare estates sector; she designs programmes and projects, puts together multi-disciplinary teams and manages the whole process from concept to post-project evaluation.

As a senior civil servant, Sue managed specialist publishing teams delivering policy-driven official technical guidance and standards for the Department of Health, Health Facilities Scotland, Northern Ireland Department of Health and NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. Sue led multi-million-pound publishing projects, created a range of online and traditional publishing resources for healthcare commissioners and providers. Working in public sector trading fund organisations, for free distribution to UK public sector, Sue’s teams delivered publishing products averaging £1m per annum in sales / licences, the income from which was reinvested in healthcare estates projects.

For the past 5 years, Sue has delivered national technical guidance / standards as a specialist contractor and developed skills/experience in property-related business case research and development, major bid management and writing. Sue develops specifications for digital products and project-manages complex commissions where web and software developers work with technical editors and authors. She is creative lead for a new online resource for the healthcare estates sector which will offer a unique suite of tools.

Mark Loughlin


Mark is an accredited Project Manager with over 4 years’ experience working in the infrastructure sector. He has experience working in collaborative and co-located environments, from where he can demonstrate working with many stakeholders of varying levels.

Client care has always been a high priority and, as a collaborative leader with strong communication skills, he has a proven track record in service delivery. He understands the value of early engagement to deliver successful outcomes and has experience in stakeholder engagement and management throughout the project lifecycle.

Mark has a robust understanding of the end to end project lifecycle, throughout which he works to understand the needs of the client and adapts to satisfy each requirement. As someone who is naturally eager to get results, and with strong communication skills and an ability to manage people effectively, he has a proven track record in delivering excellence.

John Prendergast

Principal Technical Editor

For the last 20 years, John has been developing technical guidance for the Department of Health and NHS, most notably Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) and Health Building Notes (HBNs). Over this period, he has been involved with multifarious working groups convened to focus on providing design and engineering guidance around the safe delivery of healthcare:

• decontamination of surgical instruments, flexible endoscopes and dental instruments; • medical gases, and pathology laboratory gas systems; • ventilation in healthcare premises; • firecode; • the safety of water supplies (with particular focus on legionella and pseudomonas); • safe disposal of healthcare waste; • electrical services supply and distribution; • bedhead services and nurse call systems; • infection control in the built environment; • estatecode; • facilities for satellite dialysis units; • sterile services departments.

Most recently he has been working with the Design in Mental Health Network (DiMHN) and BRE to develop recognised quality standards for products used in mental healthcare buildings.

John is a member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC).

Mark Reilly-Usher

Associate Director - Healthcare Planning

Mark is a senior Healthcare Planner with extensive experience across the care spectrum. Mark also spent 12 years working in the NHS as a Service Manager in both acute and primary care services and as a Capital Planning Manager.

He possesses excellent facilitation skills and a thorough understanding of healthcare processes. Whilst working in the NHS and subsequently in consulting Mark has had significant experience of the planning and commissioning of facilities across the whole healthcare economy. Mark has worked on health-related projects all over the world and in the UK and has worked with both large acute providers and smaller community and private healthcare providers.

Advisory: London & East

Ola Fasosin


Ola is an enthusiastic and reliable project management professional with almost four years’ experience in delivering projects within health care environments, working closely with and supporting senior Project Managers and Programme Managers to deliver successful schemes in a timely manner.

Recently he has been responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling all aspect of individual work packages on time and to the specified cost, quality standards and performance, during all stages of project life cycle.

Divyesh Gadhia

Principal Consultant

Divyesh has been working in healthcare since 2003 with providers and commissioners across a range of services.

He has experience of strategic and service reviews; stakeholder consultation and engagement; process analysis; service redesign; healthcare planning; service reconfiguration; business case development; and mobilising service change.

Marina Odjegba


Marina is a recent graduate of the NHS leadership programme: stepping up aspiring leaders of the NHS: she is an experienced consultant who has worked in the healthcare management sector for the last five years and has led on a wide range of projects involving process improvement, change management, and workshop facilitation and design. She has a background in law and quality assurance and has a keen interest in organisation development strategies and methods.

Marina started her career at the Nursing and Midwifery Council as part of the Adjudications team, and progressed to the Quality Assurance and risk team, where she led on process improvement audits that delivered efficiency savings and measurable improvements to staff experience. She later moved on to a consultancy role at NEL CSU’s healthcare consulting team where she provided high quality and bespoke project delivery services to a wide range of clients from the health, charity and social care sectors.

Recently she has worked with NHS England as the PMO lead for the PMS implementation programme – supporting the implementation of GP contracts across London, with a focus on governance and managing stakeholder relationships between CCGs, GPs and the London wide LMC (GP union).

Pooja Patel

Assistant Consultant

Pooja has recently joined our London team as an Assistant Consultant; she has joined Archus to further her personal development and make a difference to the health clients that we support; she brings with her invaluable direct experience of working within the health sector (as a hospital clinic manager) and an understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by those in the front line of services.

Pooja is dependable and hardworking, with an eye for detail, problem solving and works well both independently and as part of a team. She is both customer- and quality-focused and is looking forward to bringing her existing knowledge and skills to support the Archus team, whilst developing the scope of that knowledge through the work that we do for our NHS and wider health clients.

Liam Sayers

Principal Consultant - Local Government & Health

Liam has several years experience of working across the full spectrum of the public sector as a senior management consultant, including working with both Central and Local Government, NHS, Blue Light Services, Higher and Further Education and the Voluntary & Third Sector.

Prior to joining Archus, Liam led on a number of complex public sector development programmes and initiatives focused on establishing new partnerships and opportunities for collaboration amongst local public sector providers in specific towns, cities and localities. Liam has also previously been an account manager focused primarily in supplying expertise across digital platforms and IT services within the NHS.

Amar Sharma

Associate Director

Amar is a highly experienced management consultant with track-record of delivering end to end change programmes for improving clinical outcomes and operational efficiency.

Amar specialises in developing population-based integrated models of care and using design-led change planning and implementation. Amar has previously worked as an Occupational Therapist in acute NHS Trusts, as a senior manager in NHS England and CCGs and as a management consultant supporting various healthcare provider and commissioning organisations in the U.K. and Middle East.

Corporate Services

Jenna Flower

Bid Manager

Jenna is a competent bid and marketing professional with almost 10 years’ experience in both the public and professional service sectors. She has previously held business development roles in Osborne Clarke, Burges Salmon, and the NHS.

Jenna describes herself as an articulate and eloquent communicator; with a passion for deconstructing bids and engaging with stakeholders to understand the exact requirements of the client.

Alongside project managing multiple bids, Jenna loves to create compelling new marketing content; whether it be a case study or a for a social media campaign.

Christine Hampton

Accounts Manager

Kath Leeder

Quality and Creative Support

Kath provides technical and creative support to the whole Archus team, in support of proposals, reports and the general running of the business. A self-taught expert in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well the MS Office suite of applications, she brings a close eye for details and a touch of perfectionism to every job.

Jessica Randall

Head of Corporate Services

Jess has over 20 years experience in the healthcare consultancy business in both the public and private sectors.

For Archus Jess manages the Corporate Services which include the People, Corporate Governance, IT, Business Management, Business Development and Marketing functions.

She also supports the Chief Executive and company Directors on a day to day basis.


Marwa Al-Memar

Associate Consultant - Healthcare Planning

Marwa has operated in healthcare sector for 10 years working internationally across strategic healthcare planning, project management and business development roles. She has worked for organisations including a UK private hospital operator, a UK investor and developer of healthcare properties, a Swiss hospital group and Counties Manukau District Health Board in New Zealand.

Marwa has excellent knowledge of the operational pressures of facing the acute and community sector hospital systems and her key skills include: Strategic healthcare planning and demand analysis; Project and Programme management; Commercial strategy and advice; Reporting and communications; Developing / managing project plans & budgets; Liaison and relationship development; Model of care development; Business case development.

Alex Bowles

Associate Principal Consultant

Alex is an experienced, commercially focused Programme and Project Manager and Team Leader. He is an effective problem solver and perceptive communicator with the ability to motivate and work effectively within a team to enable maximum results in producing a quality product. He has experience of PFI, P21 and Design for life frameworks/projects. Alex has particular skills in Programme and Project Management, Cost Management and Risk Management.

He also has significant experience in project quality control, governance, scope and costs, procurement of contractors and design teams, NEC/JCT contract management, value engineering and stakeholder liaison.

He has been involved in projects (including hospital new builds - PFI and traditional procurement - extensions and refurbishments and enabling works) ranging up to £450m in value, in a variety of NHS environments, including general wards, Neo-Natal units, NICU, Maternity, Pathology and Learning and Research facilities.

Helen Davis

Associate Consultant

With over 30 year NHS experience, Helen is recognised as a leading expert on all stages of the estates and capital investment processes from strategic planning, through to business case approval, procurement and into construction and operation.

Able to provide strong leadership to ensure the delivery of commercial and project objectives particularly with those projects that have complex approval, procurement, stakeholder and funding requirements, Helen’s expertise includes reporting to and working with the NHS providers and commissioners, Department of Health and Social Care, NHSI/E, CHP, HMT and IPA on the delivery of investment models and projects, development of business cases and developing commercial proposals that are acceptable to all relevant parties.

Helen has led schemes with a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams including operational staff and estates professionals and has acted on behalf of organisations as the main point of contact for approving bodies. Such schemes have included leading the technical advisory team on the Robert Naylor Review, the development of a new PPP model for the NHS, and supporting major developments such as Papworth, Peterborough, Great Ormond Street, Luton & Dunstable and University of North Midlands NHS Trust during their merger with North Staffs.

Paul Smith

Associate Consultant - Financial advice

Paul is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) familiar with working in practice, the private and public sectors and consultancy. He is an expert in all financial aspects of PFI contracts, with a successful track record in options appraisal, business case preparation, procurement, and monitoring of services for both public and private sector clients.

He has wide-ranging experience in critical, transformative, and strategic financial advice to a wide range of NHS organisations; his skills and qualities include meticulous attention to detail; commitment and tenacity to achieve best outcomes and being a calm team member in complex multi-disciplinary situations.

Recently Paul has been providing support to NHS Trusts to achieve substantial refunds (over £5m to date in one case) for performance deficiencies in PFI contracts, advising on the first PFI contract voluntary termination in the NHS. He was influential in developing policy with regard to NHS LIFT projects and has developed a trust-wide financial recovery plan for an acute hospital (£180m turnover) encompassing new approaches to comprehensive benchmarking and establishing management ownership of actions.

Paul Watkins

Associate Consultant


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