Chair and CEO

Chair of BOB ICB

Javed Khan has been on a period of extended leave since April 2023 and Sim Scavazza is currently Acting Chair.

Javed Khan started as Chair of the Integrated Care Board for Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB ICB) in January 2022.

He is a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors, having successfully led change through key high-profile leadership roles. Having retired from 37-year Executive career, he now sits on a number of Boards as a Non-Executive Director. Additionally, he has independently reviewed the government’s approach to tobacco control and in June 2022 published Making Smoking Obsolete.

In his Executive roles Javed was Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – the UK’s largest national children’s charity, and before that Victim Support. He has worked in the Civil Service, as a Chief Officer in local government and spent 15 years in frontline education in schools and further education colleges. Javed’s career achievements have been recognised through numerous awards including an OBE for services to young people and education and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Salford and Birmingham City University. He is also a Fellow of the University of Birmingham.

Javed’s parents, immigrating to the UK from Azad Kashmir, could neither read nor write. Growing up in the backstreets of inner-city Birmingham, his comprehensive education led to a Mathematics degree and then teacher training. He is a resident of Buckinghamshire and is a family man with four children and two grandsons.

Acting Chair of ICB from 3 April

Sim Scavazza is a retail and fashion specialist with 30 years’ experience in the sector, working in buying and merchandising for some of the leading retailers in the UK. Sim is deputy chair of the University of the Arts London and was previously chair of the Mentor UK for over 10 years, protecting children and young people from the harms of alcohol and substance misuse. She recently joined the board of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as an NED.

Interim CEO of BOB ICB 

Dr Nick Broughton is the Interim Chief Executive of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (ICB). He has been a partner member of the Board since its establishment on 1 July 2022 and Chief Executive at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for three years.

He brings a wealth of experience to the ICB from his leadership of Oxford Health, an prior to that leading Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, from a Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ in 2017 to ‘Good’ in January 2020. Prior to that Nick was chief executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

As a consultant psychiatrist for more than 20 years specialising in forensic psychiatry, he has held medical and clinical director roles, and a variety of other managerial positions, including as a director of Imperial College Healthcare Partners. He obtained his medical degree from Cambridge and completed his training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.




NED and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Saqhib Ali is a qualified accountant of 28 years (FCCA) and holds an Exec MBA from Cranfield. He currently works for a leading Electric Vehicle Charging Post manufacturer and Charging Network provider in the UK owned by a major energy company. He has worked across Europe, USA and Asia and lived in France for two years. He has extensive experience from blue chip organisations and non-financial general management roles with Lloyds Banking Group, Asahi, Volvo Group, Computer Technologies and British Airways. He began his career as an Auditor with Deloitte and Internal Auditor with Hertz and has held previous roles as Financial Director, Financial Controller and Analyst. Saqhib is a lay member of BLMK CCG, a Parish Councillor and a school governor.

NED and Chair of the Population Health & Patient Experience Committee (Quality & Performance)

Margaret Batty has 35 years of professional leadership experience, working with a broad spectrum of organisations from the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary sector, government and international institutions; to grass-roots communities and women’s groups. All focused on seeking consensus and commitment to health progress and social change, reducing discrimination and supporting marginalised people, both in the UK and abroad. Margaret was a Senior Civil Servant in the Cabinet Office, responsible for achieving consensus between Government Departments, gaining support for the Prime Minister’s priorities and strategy, and ensuring policy coherence. As Global Director of Policy and Campaigns for the international charity, WaterAid, Margaret led major strategy evolutions, transformed the political influencing approach, fostered key stakeholder relationships, and assumed high-profile communication and representation roles, whilst nurturing a culture of trust and high staff engagement.

Currently, Margaret is an NHS NED with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, working on a collaborative approach to the Trust to enhance external partnerships, stakeholder relationships, communications, and staff engagement. Margaret is also a Trustee for the international charity, Age International.

NED and Chair of the System Productivity Committee (Finance & Resources) 

Tim Nolan is a CEO, board director and consultant with an excellent international record of Executive Committee & NED leadership. He has experience across the healthcare, central government, retail, property, housing, telecoms, consumer electronics, computing, clothing & automotive sectors. Tim has held Non-Executive Board Directorships in government and the healthcare, supply chain and housing sectors. Prior to this Tim held a number of senior commercial, marketing, e-commerce, supply chain and business development roles over more than 25 years within large multi-national organisations such as Tesco, Staples, Samsung,, Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Group, Courts Asia and Jaguar Cars. In addition he has also worked as a consultant with other blue chip businesses such as Castorama, B&Q and Best Buy. He is currently an NED on the Board of the DWP and a Governor at the Royal Marsden.

NED and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Place & Organisational Development Committee

Aidan Rave joined the business sector after his experience in politics serving as Deputy Mayor of the Doncaster Council. He continued his work in consulting with a special interest in social sector work. Aidan is an expert in strategy, organisational structure, and has experience in bringing practical and impactful solutions to challenging problems.

Partner Members

Partner Member, NHS and Foundation Trusts

Steve McManus has returned to his substantive role as Chief Executive at Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust having completed his secondment as Interim Chief Executive of the Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (ICB). In this capacity he remains on the Board as a partner member.

Steve has been a partner member of the Board since its establishment on 1 July 2022 and Chief Executive at Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust for five years. He is an active leader in the area of patient safety and is Chair of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s Patient Safety Collaborative. Steve regularly supports, both as a speaker and in an advisory capacity, across a number of healthcare topics both nationally and internationally.


Partner Member, Local Authorities 

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Partner Member, Primary Medical Services 


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Partner Member, Mental Health

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Executive Members


ICB Chief Financial Officer

Matthew is an experienced financial and commercial executive that has worked as a Chief Finance Officer across the acute, community, mental health and technology sectors.

Prior to joining, Matthew was Chief Finance Officer of Dorset Healthcare, where for six years he held responsibility for Finance, Digital and Estates. He was part of the team that led the Trust to achieve a CQC rating of Outstanding in 2019.

Educated at King’s College London, Matthew went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. After qualifying, Matthew became a corporate financier advising a wide variety of large commercial organisations on corporate strategy and transactions.

Chief Nursing Officer 

Rachael Corser joins us from the East and North Hertforshire NHS Trust, where she has been chief nurse since January 2018. She has worked across complex health and care settings in acute, community, integrated and independent healthcare sectors. She is passionate about delivering nursing, midwifery and allied health professional excellence at all levels, striving for international recognition of excellence in nursing practice. Rachael is also a Trustee for the Burdett Nursing Trust, is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholar and a Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire and has published in the nursing literature. Rachael is the Conflict of Interest Guardian for BOB ICB.

Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer

Dr Rachael de Caux is the Deputy CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (ICB). She brings with her a wealth of experience from her time as Regional Medical Director for the South Region (NHSE/I), and Chief Operating Officer at Gloucestershire Hospitals, alongside clinical credibility as a practising Consultant in Emergency Medicine. She has a strong grounding in quality improvement and has been fortunate to observe many different healthcare economies both in the UK and overseas. Rachael lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and family.

Wider Executive Team

ICB Director of People 


Raj joins us from NHS England where she was the Associate Director of People for the New Hospital Programme. Prior to joining NHS England & Improvement, Raj was an interim Director of People & OD in the Hertfordshire and West Essex system, formerly at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and latterly at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.  Raj has enjoyed a broad and diverse career in the public and private sectors, including three years as a Director in the People and Organisation practice at PwC.  

Raj has held a wide variety of Board level roles in the NHS from health authorities, mid-size NHS Foundation Trusts to Barts NHS Trust where she was the Interim Group Director of People. Raj is also a Non-Executive Director (Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations and Appointments Committee) with Slough Children's First and The Salvation Army.   

Raj holds a BA (English and Sociology) from the University of British Columbia, Canada; an MSc Leadership in Human Resources from UMIST (international electives at Harvard and ERASMUS) and is a chartered fellow of the CIPD.

Raj has two grown up children and lives in Buckinghamshire. 




ICB Interim Chief Information Officer

Ross Fullerton joined BOB ICS from Bucks ICP where he led the place-based digital agenda and was CIO for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as an integrated acute & community trust for the last year. Prior to this Ross was on the executive team of London Ambulance Service for four years: two as CIO where he kick-started the digital transformation of the world’s busiest ambulance service and then 2 more as director of strategy & transformation, working across London’s 32 boroughs, five STPs and the Mayor’s leadership team in a complex UEC landscape.

Before venturing into the health sector Ross has held senior digital roles and been a management consultant in various other sectors – including defence & national security, retail, energy and construction.



ICB Interim Director of Primary Care 

Dr Abid Irfan is an experienced clinician and commissioner having been a GP partner in a large town centre practice in Newbury for 15 years and has been the Clinical Chair of Berkshire West CCG and Planned Care lead for nine years. 

Nationally, he has worked for NHS England as GP contracts negotiator, specifically leading on PCN specifications, QOF and QI elements of the new contract. In addition to his broad clinical experience, Abid, can draw upon his corporate and commercial knowledge having qualified as a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, one of the leading City international law firms.

ICB Director of Governance 

Having worked for several years as Director of Governance for Oxfordshire CCG Catherine has over 25 years experience, with a career spanning Board and Executive team roles, to more in-depth Commissioning work.

Catherine has experience of Operational Management in a combined acute, community and mental health service providers, and has focused on working with clinicians to deliver change in service pathways to improve services and outcomes for patients.


ICB Chief Delivery Officer

Matthew Tait is responsible for oversight of system performance and assurance, coordinating the planning process and he is the ICB functional lead for urgent and elective care. His role also oversees the operational delivery of the place partnerships, in conjunction with the place executive directors, and transformation through the director of transformation. The role also acts as the formal Accountable Emergency Officer for the ICB.

Before joining the ICB Matthew held an Accountable Officers role for Surrey Heartlands and Bedfordshire CCGs. An accountant by background, he was previously Thames Valley Area Director for NHSE and Chief Executive of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Primary Care Trust Cluster.



ICB Director of Communications and Engagement

Sarah has many years of experience working in Communications, having previously held roles in the NHS in London before moving to Oxfordshire. She maintained her position as Head of Communications and Engagement at the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire PCT Cluster, SCW CSU and Oxfordshire CCG before her substantive role as Head of Communications and Engagement at the ICB.

Before joining the NHS Sarah worked in public relations representing clients including BT, Virgin Vie and Dulux. 


Place Directors

ICB Place Director for Buckinghamshire

Philippa has nearly twenty years of experience in public policy, having worked across a range of civil service departments such as the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office, and HM Treasury.

Since 2015 she has specialised in health policy, first at HM Treasury as Health Spending Principal and subsequently in the Department of Health and Social Care, where she has worked as head of the Strategy Unit and Deputy Director for Commissioning, Integration and Transformation.

Philippa’s current role is Deputy Director for the Legislation Programme Team, overseeing the delivery of the Health and Care Act 2022 through Parliament, and the associated implementation programme.

ICB Place Director for Oxfordshire

Dan began his NHS career in 2009 as a commissioner in Oxfordshire. Prior to joining the NHS, he was a manager for humanitarian aid and development programmes in Europe, Asia and Africa which has given him a wealth of experience leading changes in complex political environments.

He joined Oxford Health NHS FT in 2011 to lead their strategy and organisational development which included their equality, diversity and inclusion work and establishing the first new care model for mental health in Thames Valley and Wessex.

Since 2018, Dan has worked for Buckinghamshire NHS Trust as Deputy Director of Strategy. During that time, he has developed good relationships across the system and led the development and publication of their corporate and clinical strategy.

ICB Place Director for Berkshire West

Sarah joins BOB ICB from her role as Director of Operations at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust providing operational and strategic leadership to the Planned Care business unit spanning multiple hospital sites across Berkshire. She also established and oversaw the Trust’s ambitious post-Covid Elective Recovery Programme.

Sarah joined RBFT from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT(GSTT) where she managed acute medical services and was the Trust lead for reducing delayed transfers of care, working closely with community and social care colleagues to design new care pathways.

Before joining GSTT Sarah worked at Monitor, the health regulator, where she was involved in establishing one of the first Integrated Care Foundation Trusts in the country.