South East London Academy


The SEL Finance Talent Board will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the development and improvement of the South East London finance function.

It will support the growth of a high performing, professional, and inclusive function at all levels supporting the delivery of acute, mental health, and community services across the ICS.

It will focus specifically on creating opportunity for all to progress and achieve their potential, ensuring our workforce reflects the community we serve, achieving consistently high standards in open and fair recruitment and developing the next generation of high performing finance leaders.

The board will draw on resources from NHS London and nationally via One NHS Finance, the Skills Development Network, and others wherever possible.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is considered upmost priority and as such is to feed through all workstreams rather than act as a stand alone conversation. The 4 key workstreams of the Academy are:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    System Lead – Charity Mabika, Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Talent Development
    System Lead – Rita Ragunath, Kings College Hospital NHS FT
  • Recruitment
    System Lead – Damien O’Brien, Guys and St Thomas NHS FT
  • Systems
    System Lead – Johannes Wolff and James Glass, Guys and St Thomas NHS FT


Members of the board are responsible for developing initiatives to ensure the delivery of the ICS objectives.

The board consists of senior finance leaders with representation from each organisation within SEL and chaired by Spencer Prosser, chief finance officer, Lewisham and Greenwhich NHS FT.