Emma Tilston - Executive Director of Finance (Acting)
Emma is our acting executive director of finance; she took up this temporary post in November 2018, when our former finance director retired. We have substantively appointed Suzanne Robinson to the post and she will join us in the coming months.
In the meantime, Emma is responsible for leading and developing our finance department; ensuring we can deliver care that meets the needs of local people. This involves making sure all of our services are supported to effectively manage their budget. We want to continually improve our services and to develop new ones; Emma works closely with our commissioners (the people who plan and fund our services) around the funding we need to achieve this.
She is also working closely with lots of other local and regional partners to make sure we have the financial resources we need to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services into the future.
Emma has 25 years of NHS finance experience; 23 of which has been gained at Pennine Care and our predecessor organisations. Emma began her career as a management accounts assistant. Since then she has held various finance roles, which have given her the vast knowledge, skills and experience needed to progress to her current role.