Qualifications:


BA (Hons) in English Literature


PG Diploma in Group Facilitation


MSc in Counselling Psychology

Bernie Brooks

Prospect Associate

Bernie is a leadership and organisational development specialist with board level experience. He has worked in the public and independent sectors at local, regional and national level. His clients include the NHS, Local Authorities, Education, the Police and Probation Services, and Charities. 


His professional interests include the role of leadership in culture and place shaping, public sector policy – application and evaluation, governance and organisational form in public services, the role of groups and teams in organisational life, system leadership, and organisational discourse and narrative.


Bernie is an Associate in Leadership and Organisational Development at the Kings Fund and a System Enabler for the Leadership Centre. He has run his own business in public sector development and leadership since 2011.


He was until 2010 Head of Leadership and Organisation Development for NHS South East Coast across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (26 organisations and 80,000 staff) and prior to that a Senior Fellow in Leadership for nine years at the Kings Fund - where he directed the Top Manager Programme and coordinated the consultancy practice.


Bernie was a Faculty member on the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme at the National School of Government from 2008 to 2012 - a senior leadership programme spanning the public, independent and private sectors. He has served as a NED on the Board of an Acute and Mental Health NHS Trust in Sussex and has been a School Governor.


Current and recent experience;

  • North Central London Borough Partnership Development and ICS transition – October 2021- present

  • Sussex PCN Development Programme – March 2021 - present

  • Health and Social Care Scotland – Development of Integrated Joint Board Chief Officers and National Network – February 2021 - present

  • Lambeth Living Well Alliance – Jan 2020 -present. Alliance between South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust, Local Authorities and the Voluntary Sector to develop Community Mental Health Hubs across the Borough

  • Lambeth PCN and Clinical Cabinet Development – December 2019 – December 2020

  • Kent and Medway STP and Provider Forum – STP development diagnostic and facilitation of Partnership Board and Provider Forum – April 2019 – December 2019

  • NE London CCG’s - recruiting and retaining GP’s project - focus groups for different career stage GP’s analysis and write up, March 2018 – October 2019

  • Greenwich CCG- support to Governing Body and strategy development work - Jan 2018 – July 2019

  • Sport England – Developing personal and organizational resilience – July 2020 - present

  • Surrey and Sussex STP – Development support to Workforce Strategy April – July 2019

  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP – support to Partnership Board including design and facilitation of awaydays and OD support – June 2018 – December 2019

  • Greater Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Urgent and Emergency Care Systems –  System Enabler; system wide support and development to the various health and social care players across the two systems – December 2016- November 2018

  • Capital Nurse – Leadership Programme for Older Peoples Nursing in London – September 2017 – September 2018

  • Board Development Programme – Bromley By Bow Centre – August 2017 – February 2018

  • Board Development Programme – Florence Nightingale Foundation August to October 2017

  • Leadership and Development Advisor – Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives – February 2016 – September 2017

  • Faculty member on the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme for the National School of Government, including module design and leadership, coaching, learning group facilitation and theory input – senior civil servants (Director General), Chief Constables and senior leaders from Higher Education, NHS, LA and private sector, 2008-2102

  • Design, delivery and management of intensive leadership development programmes within and across the public and private sectors – including eight years as Director of the Kings Fund Top Manager Programme, co-director of Athena, the Women’s Executive Development, NHS Directors Programme (Realise Your Potential) and coordinator of the KF Consultancy Service, 1999-2008

  • Responsibility for Leadership and Organisation Development across the 26 NHS organisations across NHS South East Coast (80,000 staff), including CEO coaching, succession planning and Board development, 2008-2010

Bernie has authored a book on Change Management in the NHS for Open University Press and on Primary Care Development for Kogan Page.


He enjoys running, cycling and tennis and owns a smallholding in Sussex where he rears alpacas.

Bernie Brooks

Prospect Associate

Bernie is a leadership and organisational development specialist with board level experience. He has worked in the public and independent sectors at local, regional and national level. His clients include the NHS, Local Authorities, Education, the Police and Probation Services, and Charities. 


His professional interests include the role of leadership in culture and place shaping, public sector policy – application and evaluation, governance and organisational form in public services, the role of groups and teams in organisational life, system leadership, and organisational discourse and narrative.


Bernie is an Associate in Leadership and Organisational Development at the Kings Fund and a System Enabler for the Leadership Centre. He has run his own business in public sector development and leadership since 2011.


He was until 2010 Head of Leadership and Organisation Development for NHS South East Coast across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (26 organisations and 80,000 staff) and prior to that a Senior Fellow in Leadership for nine years at the Kings Fund - where he directed the Top Manager Programme and coordinated the consultancy practice.


Bernie was a Faculty member on the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme at the National School of Government from 2008 to 2012 - a senior leadership programme spanning the public, independent and private sectors. He has served as a NED on the Board of an Acute and Mental Health NHS Trust in Sussex and has been a School Governor.


Current and recent experience;

  • North Central London Borough Partnership Development and ICS transition – October 2021- present

  • Sussex PCN Development Programme – March 2021 - present

  • Health and Social Care Scotland – Development of Integrated Joint Board Chief Officers and National Network – February 2021 - present

  • Lambeth Living Well Alliance – Jan 2020 -present. Alliance between South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust, Local Authorities and the Voluntary Sector to develop Community Mental Health Hubs across the Borough

  • Lambeth PCN and Clinical Cabinet Development – December 2019 – December 2020

  • Kent and Medway STP and Provider Forum – STP development diagnostic and facilitation of Partnership Board and Provider Forum – April 2019 – December 2019

  • NE London CCG’s - recruiting and retaining GP’s project - focus groups for different career stage GP’s analysis and write up, March 2018 – October 2019

  • Greenwich CCG- support to Governing Body and strategy development work - Jan 2018 – July 2019

  • Sport England – Developing personal and organizational resilience – July 2020 - present

  • Surrey and Sussex STP – Development support to Workforce Strategy April – July 2019

  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP – support to Partnership Board including design and facilitation of awaydays and OD support – June 2018 – December 2019

  • Greater Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Urgent and Emergency Care Systems –  System Enabler; system wide support and development to the various health and social care players across the two systems – December 2016- November 2018

  • Capital Nurse – Leadership Programme for Older Peoples Nursing in London – September 2017 – September 2018

  • Board Development Programme – Bromley By Bow Centre – August 2017 – February 2018

  • Board Development Programme – Florence Nightingale Foundation August to October 2017

  • Leadership and Development Advisor – Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives – February 2016 – September 2017

  • Faculty member on the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme for the National School of Government, including module design and leadership, coaching, learning group facilitation and theory input – senior civil servants (Director General), Chief Constables and senior leaders from Higher Education, NHS, LA and private sector, 2008-2102

  • Design, delivery and management of intensive leadership development programmes within and across the public and private sectors – including eight years as Director of the Kings Fund Top Manager Programme, co-director of Athena, the Women’s Executive Development, NHS Directors Programme (Realise Your Potential) and coordinator of the KF Consultancy Service, 1999-2008

  • Responsibility for Leadership and Organisation Development across the 26 NHS organisations across NHS South East Coast (80,000 staff), including CEO coaching, succession planning and Board development, 2008-2010

Bernie has authored a book on Change Management in the NHS for Open University Press and on Primary Care Development for Kogan Page.


He enjoys running, cycling and tennis and owns a smallholding in Sussex where he rears alpacas.

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