iMPOWER Consulting appoints Sarah Atkinson as Director

06 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

iMPOWER Consulting has hired Sarah Atkinson, formerly a Managing Director at Capita Business Services, as a Director. She is charged with further expanding the firm's health care sector presence, in line with growing demand from local governments across the UK.

Prior to joining iMPOWER Consulting, Sarah Atkinson worked at Capita Business Services for the past five years, most recently as a Managing Director in the firm’s Health Advisory and Analytics segment. She previously worked, from 2002 until 2008, at Tribal Group, as a Director in the firm’s Health Advisory practice. Earlier roles include Consultant at Secta Group for four years from 1998, Finance Manager in the UK Department of Health from 1997, and Financial Management Trainee at the NHS, where she started her career in 1994.

Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Leeds University, and studied Accountancy – CIPFA at the Leeds Metropolitan University and Executive Coaching at the Academy of Executive Coaching.

Sarah Atkinson - iMPOWER

The announcement sees Atkinson join the public sector consulting firm as a Director in the newly developed healthcare practice. She joins fellow health Director, Kieran Brett, as the firm’s further develops its health business in line with “ambitious plans”. The move reflects the continued blurring of the lines between local authority and healthcare as civic budgets to support those in need continue to decline across the country.

Sarah Atkinson says that she is “delighted” to be joining iMPOWER. Adding, “I’m very much looking forward to working with a successful team and fantastic clients. I believe the local authority expertise iMPOWER has is unmatched in the market and the investment in additional health capability will create a unique capability at a time that both health and social care services are reaching crisis point.”

Chief Executive Helen Bailey comments, “As our health expertise grows, I’m also excited by how we can combine this with our skills in behaviour change to benefit our local government clients in dealing with challenges such as adult and children’s social care. Sarah is a great addition to iMPOWER’s health team and brings market knowledge and expertise thus allowing us to extend our work and enhance the value we add.”

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