Moorhouse strengthens healthcare sector with heavyweight hire into Partner team

NHS and Newton Health board director Samantha Knollys joins Moorhouse as Partner continuing the consultancy’s ambitious growth strategy, by growing at c20% to extend the potential for even greater patient impact through transformation programmes across all UK regions in health & care.

Knollys joins from Newton, where she spent the three years leading Newton Europe’s health and care integration projects. She has a strong NHS background including several director and board level roles across acute, community and mental healthcare trusts. 

Knollys’ first-hand insight of social care system integration into the Moorhouse team will significantly strengthen its offer to ICS leaders. These leaders face the mammoth challenges of communicating across the boundaries of a broad range of complex organisations, whilst managing the politics across them, as they look to tackle the a complex agenda.

Knollys will lead a team of c50 consultants that is set to grow further over the next year. Key hires will include health & care expertise, experienced consultants at all grades and those with digital and people change insights. Applications for all roles are welcome – please contact Irene Oldham for an informal chat.

Commenting on her appointment Knollys said:

“My mission at Moorhouse is to extend our impact across health and social care – driving the relationships and delivery models that will help drive sustainable and long-lasting change for patients and service users.

All whilst keeping true to my values on diversity and inclusion, raising the bar on issues around work life balance and mental health within the team through my values forged as a working mum and supporting others throughout my career.

The Moorhouse team shares my passion for driving efficiency and transformation throughout the healthcare system. I look forward to helping build out their expertise even further and rolling their successes, such as the Vaccine Deployment Programme, even further across the UK healthcare system.”

Partner at Moorhouse Hinesh Patel said:

“Samantha Knollys’ system experience and social care insights will help with our ambitions to expand our footprint into new client geographies and accounts.

We are looking forward to what this next chapter holds for Moorhouse as a business, but even more so for the UK population who need more support in redressing the system inequalities exposed by Covid than ever before.”

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