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About Us

building better governance

ANHH provides consultancy on corporate governance, including implementing strategies, systems and projects to help deliver the highest quality services in the public and third sectors.

You can learn more about us in this short video.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to work in partnership with boards to recognise the strategic challenges and risks that they are facing as they strive to deliver their aims, and to put in place the solutions needed to address them.

 

Every user of public or charitable services deserves the very best, and it’s our mission to support our clients to run their organisations in ways that deliver on those promises. 

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Andrew Hughes

Founder and Managing Director

Andrew takes great pride in getting things done. At the age of 14,  he contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome and was paralysed from the neck down, spending a year and a half in hospital and the better part of four more dependent on a wheelchair. After that, nothing is too difficult, no problem is without solution and no challenge is too daunting.

 

Although never a contestant on Miss World, his aim really is to make a positive difference - and to inspire and enable others to do the same. Andrew is a passionate advocate of disability rights, improving the patient experience and the importance of a healing therapeutic environment.

Andrew is a C-level operator who has worked extensively in the public, commercial, academic, and third sectors.

He has been a Director at the Good Governance Institute; an Executive Director at specialist acute and mental health providers, and a GP Federation; Commercial Advisor to a regional acute provider; Senior Independent Director (NED) at a Foundation Trust; Chair of a joint venture development company; Clinical Tutor at a postgraduate Medical School; and a Council Member of the country's largest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He has been the Safeguarding Trustee and Chair of the Risk Committee of a national charity, and the Chair of a regional Hospice for Children and Young People.

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Sindy Jones

Operations Director

Sindy is an experienced Company Secretary and governance lead, having worked in the third, academic, and commercial sectors. 

Sindy was Company Secretary for The Donna Louise Hospice for Children and Young People in Stoke-on-Trent, and its subsidiary company, for four years up until mid-March 2021.  Registered with Companies House, Sindy advised and supported the Board of Trustees and senior executives at one of the most challenging periods in the Hospice’s history.

Sindy was the stabilising force for the charity during a significant period of transition for the charity, with multiple changes in Executives, Chairs, and other Trustees.  She was responsible for the collation and coordination of papers for the Board and the three Committees – Quality Governance, Finance and Audit, and Risk. 

Sindy worked for 18 years in the Law School at Keele University as extenuating circumstances lead.

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Hayley Higginbottom

Business Development Executive

Hayley is an accomplished Finance & Estates Executive, with over 20 years’ experience in both Charity Accounts & Estates. Hayley has proven to be an inspirational, ethical leader who can manage and motivate through change whilst ensuring tactical delivery of business goals are achieved.

Whilst working for 12 years within The Donna Louise Trust, Hayley progressed through roles and rank becoming Head of Finance & Resources with full responsibility of the Trusts finances and operations.

 

Hayley had complete oversight of the application of all statutory workings of charity financial policy and worked in direct contact with the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Care and the Board of Trustees. 

 

Hayley was the main contact for the charity during the merger with another Hospice and played an active role in overseeing all aspects of works undertaken.

 

Working closely with the senior team, Hayley played a significant role in providing the Trust with a purpose-built care facility with a £2.8million expenditure.  With the completion of a capital project to provide young adults with care, Hayley was forefront in working with Trustees, architects, contractors and the main sponsor, The Denise Cotes Foundation. ​​​

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Grace
Cowie

Programme Support Officer

Grace has recently completed a degree in Spanish and English Literature at the University of Reading. During her studies she has gained experience in the third, private and commercial sectors, carrying out front-facing roles.

Grace worked at the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent from 2019 to 2020. This involved being the first point of contact for the public, as well as supporting the team by ensuring the smooth running of day-to-day visits and tasks.

The format of Grace’s degree also included a year of study in Spain at the University of Oviedo during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet the rest of the team

We benefit from the flexibility of both directly employed and associate experts and gather teams that respond to your specific needs. We offer Board-level knowledge of strategy, governance, project leadership, clinical delivery, performance management, coaching, communications, finance, and law.

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Jo Cadman

Senior Associate

Jo is an experienced senior leader with over 15 years' experience working at NHS Board level across a broad range of functions.
 

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Sally McIntrye

Senior Associate

Sally is a Registered General Nurse with a Law degree and an MSc in Leadership. She is a highly experienced leader in the public, independent and third sectors.

 

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Alex Richard

Senior Associate

Alex has over 25 years’ experience in the international and national HR arena. She is an Executive Coach to senior leaders across the industry.

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Martin Evans

Communications & Engagement Lead

Martin is our lead Communications Consultant.

He is a specialist in leadership communications and public relations, who has worked at multi-levels for and with business and the public sector.  

Our brand values

We live and breathe the following brand values in everything that we do as a business

Partnering

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Truthful

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Uplifting

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Improving

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Invaluable

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