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New Executive Directors Appointed

11 January 2024

Andrew New has confirmed the appointments of two directors to his Executive Team:

  • Patrick Butterworth is appointed as Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the SCCL Board.
  • Alex Elberg is appointed as Supply Chain Executive Director.

Patrick Butterworth

Patrick is a Chartered Management Accountant and has experience across multiple sectors, most recently in executive leadership positions in public, private equity and charitable healthcare environments. After qualifying in a manufacturing environment he worked in Distribution and Logistics, before moving into Retail and joining the Home Retail Group where he was involved in a substantial transformation programme and then large scale off-shore sourcing and supply of product. Patrick moved into Healthcare, joining Circle Health where they successfully scaled and listed the business following which he worked in the NHS on the Provider side at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and West Hertfordshire Hospitals, and on the Commissioning side mainly in Staffordshire and Lincolnshire. Patrick joined NHS Supply Chain from King Edward VII’s Hospital where he was Finance and Commercial Director.

Patrick has expertise at engaging and developing teams to grow and develop businesses from SME and Private Equity backed businesses to larger scale, public and charitable enterprises. He has expertise in scaling businesses through organic and acquisitive growth, integrating new businesses and workstreams as well as setting up strategic partnerships and joint ventures. He has led transformation programmes as well as systems development and implementation.

Patrick Butterworth

It’s great to have joined NHS Supply Chain at this exciting time of transformation and growth opportunity for the organisation. I have been busy getting to know my teams, colleagues and our stakeholders and am looking forward to the challenges that the role will bring.

Patrick Butterworth, Chief Financial Officer, NHS Supply Chain

Alex Elberg

Alex has 30 years supply chain experience at a senior level in the consumer goods and retail sectors. He joins NHS Supply Chain from Heineken where he was most recently Programme Director leading the transformation of Heineken’s Supply Chain across Europe.

Prior to this Alex was a Board Director of Heineken UK leading the Customer Service, Logistics and Planning functions. Alex previously held senior Supply Chain roles in the UK and Europe at Mondelez, Asda, Coca-Cola and BIC.

Alex Elberg

I have joined NHS Supply Chain at a critical time for the organisation as we seek to transform our service by building stronger resilience, increasing agility, and improving transparency for our customers.

We have a huge change agenda to implement new systems, recontract our logistics services in the coming months and also to collaborate with our stakeholders on sustainability initiatives to help the NHS meet its Net Zero targets.

I am looking forward to working with the superb group of very capable and motivated colleagues to build the future Supply Chain for the NHS.

Alex Elberg, Supply Chain Executive Director, NHS Supply Chain