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Our leaders

At HEE, we work nationally and locally. You can view our overarching structure on the HEE page. Locally, we are led by our Local Director, Ruth Monger, who works with Postgraduate Dean, Peter Hockey and our Senior Management Team. We also have our local Board and Stakeholder Council.

Jane Barrie OBE DL

South LETB Chair

Jane Barrie is the chair of the new regional Local Education and Training Board for the south. This follows the decision by the HEE Board to move from 13 LETBs to four new regional LETBs.

Jane who lives in Somerset, has during the last 24 years held several non-executive Chair roles within the NHS, including Chair of NHS Somerset, the former Primary Care Trust and Chair of Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority.  Nationally, she was a member of the NHS Commercial Advisory Board, Chair of the Strategic Health Authority Chairs’ Network and a member of the NHS Confederation’s Primary Care Trust Network.

She is a stockbroker by profession and formerly Regional Director of NatWest Stockbrokers.

She has a keen interest in both education and the voluntary sector, and is also a past President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland, the global women's organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programmes leading to social and economic empowerment.


Ruth Monger

Local Director, HEE Wessex Team

Ruth joined the NHS as an Occupational Therapist in 1986 and worked in older people’s care and mental health services. She moved into management, via the general management training scheme for clinical staff in the 1990s and subsequently managed mental health and learning disability services for both adults and children.

In 2002 Ruth was appointed as the workforce redesign lead at Central South Coast Cancer network, a joint appointment with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Workforce Development Confederation. In 2009, she became the Head of Workforce Planning for South Central Strategic Health Authority.

Ruth was involved in establishing the Local Education Training Boards for Wessex and Thames Valley and worked as the Head of Workforce Strategy and Planning for both until becoming Local Director for Health Education England’s Wessex Team in November 2014.

Peter Hockey

Postgraduate Dean

Peter Hockey took up his appointment as Postgraduate Dean for Health Education England (Wessex) in December 2016. The role of Postgraduate Dean has responsibility for assuring quality and delivery of education of the medical and non-medical workforce, and supporting the local healthcare system to ensure the appropriate future workforce.

Peter has held a number of system leadership roles as Medical Director for a Primary Care Trust, Deputy Medical Director for South Central Strategic Health Authority and most recently Deputy Postgraduate Dean as well as Clinical Director of Lymington New Forest Hospital.

Peter continues in clinical practice as a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine with a particular interest in the management of long term respiratory conditions. He continues as an Enhanced Monitoring Associate for the General Medical Council, trying to raise standards of medical education across the UK where trainees have identified, largely through the GMC’s National Training Survey, that their training could be improved.

Peter was a 2007/8 Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy & Practice at Harvard Medical School and has research interests in quality improvement and leadership. He has had first-hand experience of healthcare systems in the UK, USA and South Africa.

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