We are delighted to announce two further Board appointments to NHS Dorset.

We have successfully appointed Rob Morgan to the role of Chief Finance Officer Designate and Dawn Harvey to the role of Chief People Officer Designate.

We would like to share our congratulations and thank everyone involved in the recruitment process for the posts. Rob and Dawn have kindly written a few words about themselves which we wanted to share with you. ​​​​​​​

As our recruitment campaign for the remaining chief roles progresses, we will make further announcements.

Jenni Douglas-Todd

Chair Designate

NHS Dorset

Patricia Miller OBE

Chief Executive Designate

NHS Dorset

Rob joins us from the Frimley Integrated Care System where he has been the Finance Director of the Clinical Commissioning Group and the finance lead for the Integrated Care System. He was Chief Finance Officer of the three legacy CCGs prior to a merger in April 2021.

After 20 years in the private sector, in the oil and gas and pharmaceutical industries, he moved to the NHS 10 years ago. His first role was with a mental health provider before moving to Surrey Heath CCG in 2013 as Chief Finance Officer. Whilst at Surrey Heath he was involved in developing the Integrated Care Teams which won national recognition and became the Managing Director of the CCG for two years. Rob has spent half his career in finance and half in operational and marketing roles.

Outside of work he has three children and has recently rediscovered golf with his daughter. Saturday afternoons are often spent in the futile task of watching Reading FC avoid relegation.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining NHS Dorset as the Chief Finance Officer. The system is absolutely committed to reducing inequalities and the NHS cannot do it on its own.

“I look forward to helping the finance community across the system work together to support our colleagues and residents to make a real difference to their lives.”

Rob Morgan
Chief Finance Officer Designate, NHS Dorset

Dawn is a graduate of the University of Kent and has enjoyed a 30-year career spanning the private and public sector. Dawn has held senior leadership in sales and operations as well as HR and Learning and Organisational Development and is an executive coach and mentor. She joined the NHS in 2011 and since then has led a range of award-winning staff experience improvements as well as major change and transformation including the people elements of the merger between Birmingham Children’s and Birmingham Women’s Hospitals.

Dawn is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is passionate about steering the people agenda and inclusive culture development to create environments where everyone can perform at their best for the benefit of population health and wellbeing.

Outside of work, Dawn loves to run, walk, cycle and swim, making the most of the fabulous Dorset coast and countryside with her husband and, when she can drag them along, her two grown up children.

“I am proud to be joining NHS Dorset as Chief People Officer. This is a once in a generation opportunity to join up and tackle all the things that affect population health and wellbeing. Addressing health inequalities is at the heart of this and our workforce across Dorset is our biggest asset in achieving this vision.

“I came from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to join the Dorset system as Chief People Officer at Dorset County Hospital in early 2021. I have been struck by the passion and commitment of my colleagues across the system and I look forward to continuing collaborative working as we develop a people strategy that delivers the ambition for integrated care.”

Dawn Harvey
Chief People Officer Designate, NHS Dorset

About NHS Dorset

NHS Dorset is the public name of NHS Dorset Integrated Care Board (ICB), which is set to come into being on 1 July 2022.

NHS Dorset will undertake the statutory responsibilities of the current Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will also be responsible for planning to meet the healthcare needs of people and communities in Dorset.

NHS Dorset will work with others to:

  • Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare;
  • Tackle inequalities in outcome and access;
  • Enhance productivity and value for money;
  • Help the NHS deliver broader social and economic development, particularly post the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHS Dorset will listen to people and communities across Dorset, see things from their perspective, and co-design the services that people really need going forward, so that we can support people to live healthy and happy lives from cradle to old age.