Libby Pink, Chief Portfolio Officer, NHS Business Services Authority

NHS organisation appoints new director

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has appointed Libby Pink as the organisation’s new Chief Portfolio Officer.

Libby, who joins the NHSBSA from NHS England, has worked in healthcare since 2004, holding a variety of roles across various NHS organisations throughout England.

Portfolio management is a crucial role in the NHSBSA, as the Newcastle-based organisation, with offices in Eastbourne, is routinely called upon by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the wider NHS to pick up and transform new healthcare services. For instance, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the organisation stood up over 50 vital services to support the public and the health and care system. Libby’s new role as Chief Portfolio Officer ensures the organisation has a dedicated and smart approach to portfolio management.

Libby said: “I am delighted to be joining the NHSBSA as their Chief Portfolio Officer, having already worked closely with the organisation on several projects and services. I am passionate about good leadership and am looking forward to this opportunity to champion my profession. Throughout my career I have been privileged to work on many initiatives aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency within the NHS.”

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Libby Pink’s NHS bio

Libby started her NHS career as a Trust Administrator at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust supporting the Trust Board and the Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, before relocating back to the South of England and training as a Project Manager for the Sussex Health Informatics Service. She was then promoted to Senior Project Manager and started managing national projects working alongside the Strategic Health Authority.

In 2009, Libby joined Connecting for Health as the Senior Implementation Lead for the South East coast region. She soon progressed to National Implementation Lead for London and the South for the Summary Care Record programme, working as a member of the Senior Management team with joint responsibility for implementation.

Following maternity leave, Libby was appointed as the Programme Head for the Integrating Pharmacy across Care Settings (IPaCS) programme at NHS Digital. She worked closely with system suppliers to develop and deliver the digital foundations required to support the initial introduction of clinical services as part of the Community Pharmacy contractual framework, before being seconded to the NHS England Pharmacy policy team in Autumn 2019.

Libby later joined the COVID vaccination programme in December 2020 as the NHS England Head of Delivery for Tech, Data and Payments. Then in February 2022, Libby returned to the NHS England pharmacy policy team, leading on the development of the digital strategy for community pharmacy.

Libby is also currently a delegate on the NHS Digital Health Leadership programme with Imperial College London.