Balvinder Heran has been appointed to the position of Joint Strategic Director of Information Assets and Digital Development by Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC), Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) and NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointment makes her the first ICT Director with responsibility across a county council, NHS trust and clinical commissioning group.
Heran will be responsible for the IT strategy across all three groups, as well as defining the strategic direction and business priorities for the development of technology across the whole Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System.
Before this, Heran was director of ICT at the London Borough of Hounslow and a long-time pioneer of shared services.
John Chilver, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “Ms Heran shares our passion for digital inclusion and customer-focused ICT and her track-record of designing, negotiating and delivering shared computer services makes her a great fit for the digital transformation we hope to achieve.”
Speaking about her appointment, Heran said she is looking forward to, “building new partnerships to create a lasting vision where ICT and digital transformation across Bucks is recognised as adding real value to the customer experience and high quality, value for money public services are delivered regardless of organisational boundaries.”