Our Team

About our TPC Health team

TPC Health was previously known as The Performance Coach, and formerly part of TPC Leadership. It was founded by Dr Andrew McDowell, specifically for our work in the health and social care sectors.

We have a large faculty team that have a deep understanding of the complexity of clinical and social care settings and the changing landscape of the health and care system.  They are primarily experienced health and care professionals who understand the challenges, pressures and difficulties faced by their NHS colleagues.

They know what it is like to manage risk, make difficult decisions, endure suffering and be over-worked. They understand the courage and commitment that it takes to work in the NHS or a social care setting, and have experienced the rewards that clinical practice can bring, including being humbled by the bravery of patients and triumph of the human spirit in adversity.

They come from a range of clinical and care backgrounds including psychologists, doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community-health practitioners, social prescribers, speech-therapists, health and wellbeing coaches, patient-experience officers and consultants.

Our team has unrivalled experience in delivering applied skills development programmes in the health and social care sector, and many are leading thought leaders who are regularly invited to speak at conferences and contribute to key policy documents.

We also have a team of programme managers who are all very experienced in supporting clients through programmes, and have specialist knowledge around working with health and social care clients, as well as private sector clients.

Meet our Team

We believe our people are our most valuable assets in terms of the knowledge, skills and experience they bring, and in the values that they hold.

Dr. Andrew McDowell

Dr. Andrew McDowell

Andrew is a psychologist, coach and leadership professional with more than 30 years experience of innovation in the health and care sector.

Charles Brook

Charles Brook

Charles was the founder of The Performance Coach. With broad experience in the sector, he is part of our management team.

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Kate Nash

Kate’s background is in respiratory nursing, holding a number of senior clinical and leadership roles. She is an experienced health coaching trainer.

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson

Matt has a background in personalised care and project leadership in the NHS, and is a health and wellbeing coach and health coaching trainer.

Neel Arya

Neel Arya

Neel has a background in management consultancy with broad experience of coaching and change in the health system.

Faiza Ali

Faiza Ali

An NHS pharmacist, Faiza is a skilled facilitator, experienced in career, leadership and health and wellbeing coaching as well as supporting those from diverse backgrounds.

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Julia has background in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and has previously held senior clinical & system wide management roles.

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Richard Cook

Richard is a global leadership and management coach with experience of working across cultures in the business, energy and education sectors.

Alison Crombie

Dr. Alison Crombie

Alison is a nurse with over 20 years' senior managerial and operational experience, leading strategic clinical and education services.

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Sue Denmark

Sue has a background in social work, leading community services, and expertise in patient experience and coproduction including national roles.

Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

A multi-faceted coach, Ben is a leadership specialist, having been developing leaders for the last decade at every level in the NHS through his award winning leadership programmes.

Judith Firman

Judith Firman

Judith is a psychotherapist and coach with broad experience of providing coaching, training and supervision services in the health & care sector.

John Frost

John Frost

John’s background is in training and leadership development, with extensive experience with medical colleges and primary care clinicians.

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Dr Jose Garcia Lobera

Jose has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years, as both a GP and in clinical lead roles within mental health, medicines optimisation and primary care.

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Merrisha Gordon

Merrisha has a background in psychology and mental health, as well as extensive experience in the management of clinical services.

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Catherine Gorham

Catherine is a coach, supervisor, and leadership/change consultant with experience in the charity and social care sector.

Jane Hadfield

Jane Hadfield

Jane is a Registered Nurse and Organisation Development Specialist, with broad experience in clinical and corporate senior leadership roles in the NHS.

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Hilary Harvey

Hilary is a co-production and patient experience expert with a background in coaching, leadership and management consultancy.

Clare Hawkins

Clare Hawkins

Clare is a Registered Nurse, coach and leadership professional with more than 30 years experience working in the NHS.

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Dr. Angie Herrmann

Angie is a medical doctor with 30 years experience, and expertise in training, consulting, health coaching and working with teams.

Jackee Holder

Jackee Holder

Jackee has a background in psychotherapy and organisational development, she provides leadership, coaching and supervision services.

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David Jones

David has worked in the voluntary health sector for over two decades. His specific area of interest is in supporting those who care for others.

Barry Jubraj (1)

Barry Jubraj

A pharmacist with over 30 years’ clinical experience in the NHS, Barry is a highly skilled mentor, facilitator and coach with experience in coaching those from diverse backgrounds.

Kim Morsley

Dr. Kim Morsley

Kim has more than 25 years' clinical and leadership experience in the health care system, and extensive expertise in health coaching.

Lildonia Lawrence (1)

Lildonia Lawrence

A mental health specialist, Lildonia has worked as a practitioner, coach and consultant in both the NHS and education and voluntary sectors.

Sue Mortlock

Sue Mortlock

Sue has a background in organisational development, and senior leadership experience in private and public organisations.

Jacquie Moses

Jacquie Moses

Jacquie has a background in coaching, facilitation and mental wellbeing, with extensive experience working in organisations, in the community and the criminal justice system.

Girda Niles

Girda Niles

Girda is a Coach and Action Learning Facilitator, specialising in health and social impact organisations.  She has vast experience of working in the NHS and in the community and voluntary sectors.

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Helen O'Grady

Helen has a background in paediatric nursing, has held various national clinical roles and provides leadership, coaching and supervision services.

Ruth Oshikanlu

Ruth Oshikanlu

A registered nurse and midwife, Ruth is a senior public health coach with over 26 years’ experience in delivering secondary and primary health care services in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Anthony Owens

Anthony Owens

Anthony has a clinical background as a podiatrist, with vast experience in organisational development and systems leadership.

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Ruth Sangale

Ruth is a leadership development and coaching consultant with a background in organisational development in the NHS.

Nita Sharma

Nita Sharma

Nita is a facilitator and coach with experience across a broad range of sectors and particular expertise in inclusive leadership and diversity.

Sarah Stacey

Sarah Stacey

Sarah is a registered nurse with a background in children’s services.  Her leadership roles have been alongside specialists, supporting young people in the capacity of coach, supervisor, trainer and mentor.

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Jo Wallis

Jo is an NHS physiotherapist with significant experience of designing and delivering CPD, coaching, supervision and mentoring support.  She is also experienced in coaching those with neurodiversity.


Diana Whitmore

Diana is a psychotherapist and coach with extensive experience in training and providing clinical supervision for health and social care practitioners.

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Bridget Wilkins

A consultant histopathologist with over 35 years experience in the NHS, Bridget is an experienced coach and supervisor.

Nicky Williams

Dr. Nicola Williams

Nicola is a chartered psychologist, coach and trainer, with senior experience in national level roles in clinical research.

Juliet Winter

Juliet Winter

Juliet has a background in patient experience and organisational development, working across NHS, public sector and education.

Mick Wooding

Mick Wooding

Having worked within the NHS and a large retail bank, skilled coach and supervisor Mick’s background is in organisational and leadership development.

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Cathy Yuill

Cathy has a background in speech & language therapy and the use of coaching, with specialisms in older people and psychiatry of old age.

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Lisa Raynsford

Lisa has a background in the legal industry where she worked in team management and operations, and also spent five years working within the NHS. She now manages the day-to-day running of TPC Health.

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Virginia Johnson

Virginia worked in the travel industry for many years. She is a Programme Manager at TPC Health, specialising in managing complex programmes for health and social care sector clients.

Penny Krogmann

Penny Krogmann

Penny's background is in Training and Event Management. She worked with TPC Leadership for 5 years before joining TPC Health to focus on running Open Programmes as well as managing some client programmes.


Claire Goddard

Claire worked as an account manager in the medical industry for many years, and more recently in an administration role for local government. She is an account manager with TPC Health, focusing on broadening the scope of the business.


Melanie Howes

Melanie's background is in Learning and Development project coordination and management in the legal and healthcare business sectors. She is a Programme Manager focussing on client programmes.

Sue Dunning

Sue Dunning

Sue has many years experience working in customer service and project roles across a wide range of industries. She is a Programme Manager looking after client programmes.

Anna Raynsford

Anna Raynsford

Anna spent 25 years working in film, comedy and entertainment public relations.  She now manages client programmes, as well as supporting the management of the faculty team.

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Colleen Fleming

Colleen has worked in a variety of Project and Business Operations Roles.   She is now TPC Health's Operations Coordinator, supporting the smooth running of the operational side of the business.

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Karen Ehlers

Karen has vast experience in various administration roles and also worked in the health and fitness industry. She assists the team with all aspects of logistics and project support.

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