Dr Graham Evans
Chief Information and Technology Officer
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Graham Evans is the joint Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) for both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in addition, Graham is the Digital Transformation Workstream lead for the regional Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), in the Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (DDTHRW) region.
Graham has held a number of national and regional leadership roles in the NHS relating to health informatics. Graham commenced his NHS career with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust in June 2004 as the director of IM&T.
Graham’s former NHS roles include: Director of corporate services and corporate chief information officer for NHS England, CIO and director of informatics for the North East Strategic Health Authority, director of HR and information with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
Prior to joining the NHS, Graham worked within the private sector in a range of senior commercial, operational and engineering management positions, predominantly in the chemical, electronics and FMCG industries.
Graham is a Chartered Engineer by profession; he holds a professional doctoral degree (DProf) in Technology enabled transformational change. Graham also holds an Honours degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Organisational Change and Management Development.
Graham holds Chartered IT Professional Fellowship status with the British Computer Society and has further fellowship and membership grades with several Engineering, Technology and Management Institutions.
Graham is a past chairman of the Teesside and District Branch of the British Computer Society (BCS).