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About Us

Our Vision

Cherwell Consulting was established to provide value for money expertise and support to the NHS to deliver some of the major changes needed for the future of healthcare. 

Our Values

We make a difference, working with our clients to tackle the challenges that they face

We do what we say we will

We strive for excellence for ourselves and the clients that we serve

We are passionate about improving the quality of healthcare

We act with honesty and integrity

We are committed to contributing to the communities in which we live and work

Meet The Team

Managing Director

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Simon Cook

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Simon is the founder and managing director of our consultancy. Simon specialises in supporting organisations achieve their strategic goals by delivering large scale change programmes. He has over 25 years of experience in a range of sectors including finance, banking and healthcare. An experienced programme director, delivering large scale business transformation within organisations and across systems to improve patient care and productivity. Operated across the breadth of the NHS including: STPs; Acute, Mental Health and Community Trusts; Clinical Commissioning Groups and Strategic Health Authorities.


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Kush Sharda

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Kush is with us as a Consultant. He has previous experience driving change in a Social Care setting, paired with an Economics degree from the University of Reading.




David Rose

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David has a proven record of delivering results, with award-winning and nationally-recognised campaigns to improve recruitment, clinical care, performance recovery and drive behaviour change, across NHS Acute and Mental Health Trusts and Social Care. As a senior communications and engagement consultant and interim manager, David has successfully delivered transformation, change, capital projects and turnaround programmes, including the turnaround of St George’s University Hospitals NHS FT; establishing pioneering three-Trust Provider Collaborative - the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership SLP; and contracts for the South West London Health and Care Partnership (ICS) and Recruitment Hub (SWL Acute Provider Collaborative).  

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Greg Horn

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Greg has a wealth of experience in setting up Programme Management Offices (PMOs) to manage complex organisational change and ensure that things get done. He has expertise in project and programme methodology and has been able to apply this in a very practical way to help organisations ranging from defence to healthcare. Having spent the early part of his career serving in the Army, Greg is highly effective at planning and organisation, ensuring that everyone understands exactly what has to be done, how and when.



Louise Inman

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Louise brings over twenty years’ experience of policy and programme development and implementation of health and local government strategy in the UK and with the US federal government and the European Commission. She has worked with Primary Care Network (PCN) teams, place based partnerships and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to lead and develop innovative health and care partnerships. Louise has specific experience in mixed method approaches to system integration to develop high-performing partnerships. Recent projects include Surrey County Council, Frimley ICS and Surrey Heartlands ICS to formalise joint commissioning arrangements. Louise was responsible for the design and procurement of an outcomes-based integrated homeless health contract in East London and led the design of a community-based project for addressing health inequalities in three PCNs.


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Richard Williams

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Richard is an experienced project manager, public sector consultant, finance and operations director, and development economist, who has held senior positions in consultancy and publicly funded organisations in the UK and internationally to support the development and implementation of Government policy and improved service delivery. 

He has 25 years’ experience as a specialist in project management, public financial management, policy development and implementation, business analysis and project planning, change management, and organisational development, in a range of government sectors, and for charities, the public sector and international aid organisations.



Jon Winter

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Jon is an innovative senior communications leader with a track record of successful strategic communications and engagement planning and implementation.  He has over 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS and local government in range of senior communications and engagement positions.

He has managed many challenging and complex communication issues and worked on a wide range of complex multi-partner projects, advising leadership teams and delivering solutions. He has a strong background in media, digital, marketing, stakeholder management and consultation. 

Jon strongly focuses on ensuring successful relationship building with stakeholders to maintain reputation and deliver the greatest impact.

Professionally, Jon is accredited as a CIPR Charted Public Relations practitioner and has achieved wide recognition for his PR skills - wining a national award and sitting on PR awards judging panels.



Jonathan Jeanes

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Jonathan has a rare blend of strategic and operational experience across the NHS, local authority, VCSE and business sectors.  He brings over 26 years of NHS related experience, including roles such as CCG Executive Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, Programme Manager and independent management consultancy. His considerable success as a consultant has been based on a reputation for focused delivery, high quality outputs and adaptability, coupled with a personable manner.


The breadth and depth of his experience and wide skill set mean he is well placed to take on a range of assignments, including: complex projects; commissioning; collaboration and partnerships; planning, strategy development; service transformation; programme and project management; and business case development.

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