Chief Finance Officer
Pippa Ross-Smith (MSc BA ACA) is a qualified accountant and the Chief Finance Officer at the CCG, on secondment from Brighton and Hove CCG where she was in the same role for the past 18 months. Her career has encompassed accountancy practice and commerce, and various finance roles at the Audit Commission.
Pippa has worked in the NHS since 2004 in senior finance roles in a mental health trust, where she was responsible for the financial implementation of a large Private Finance Initiative, and supporting various structural changes and service developments. It was with these in mind that she did her MSc in Financial Management Health Sector, with mental health financing as her dissertation.
Pippa is responsible for the CCG’s financial planning and control, financial assurance, internal and external audit and procurement.