Chair, Brian O’Connor said
“Our first phase of growth has established us as an innovative and fast expanding International company, with an established Brand and lots more to do.”
We used the summer months to review our progress, learn lessons from our mistakes and plan for the next phase. We have listened to many of our members, partners and communities and we have looked at what resources will be required to deliver our initiatives and are pleased to share the outcome of that listening process with you.
The ECHAlliance Board has been strengthened and specific Director Executive responsibilities have been agreed as follows:
ECHAlliance Board (see short bios here):
Prof Chris Taylor OBE, has retired from the board, we are grateful to him for his contribution throughout our first phase, including the creation of our first Ecosystem in Manchester, in June 2012, which seems a long time ago.
In addition we have looked at what we need to do to ensure we deliver on our activities ,which include Membership Benefits, Ecosystem Network, The Digital Health Society, Coalition of the Willing, EU and other Projects, the Digital Health Observatory, our Canadian and China Alliances and of course our recently announced partnership with the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.
We have strengthened our team to deliver on the current and recently won International projects around European programmes, national and regional investments or private stakeholders. In order to support its growth and these new developments, ECHAlliance has reorganised its team:
(see short bios here)
This strengthened ECHAlliance team can then support more efficiently its members and partners in the development of projects through its capacity and know-how for coordination and management, and/or communication and dissemination, and for exploitation and implementation on the ground thanks to its International Network of Ecosystems.
Brian O’ Connor, Chair of the ECHAlliance, said:
“We are gearing up for our next phase of expansion and have a number of new initiatives in the pipeline. More and more members are collaborating with us on EU and other projects, the Digital Health Society is growing and we want to continuously improve our services. This is a great team, which we will continue to expand as needed. Our thanks to Julien, who has been with us for over 5 years. He has contributed a great deal to our growth and our strategy. We wish him well in his next phase and are delighted that we will maintain a relationship with him in the future.”