After spending four years as Director of HR at Westminster City Council, Graham became Director of HR for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a regional teaching hospital working across two sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital, and the Haywards Heath campus includes the Hurstwood Park Regional Centre for Neurosciences.
Prior to joining Westminster Council. Graham was Head of HR and Organisational Development for Surrey County Council, where he was responsible for delivering the entire HR remit for the Council’s workforce of 33,000, including Strategic Human Capital Management, Career Succession Planning, Talent management and Pay & Workforce Planning.
Surrey County Council undertook a fundamental review of HR service delivery with major non added value and transactional activities either outsourced or operated within a Shared Service Centre approach. This reduced the HR team from almost 400 to just 40 and taken 9 million pounds out of the budget. Graham is openly anti the business partner model and regularly speaks on the benefits of being in a business not just partnering with it.
His breadth of experience and expertise in HR and Personnel Management covers both the public and private sectors with positions in a variety of commercial, public and financial institutions including manufacturing, service, banking, policing and both central and local government.