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Meet the team

Our purpose: Making your working lives easier

The Castleman Board


Our Board is made up of staff from our practices.

It is important to us that we have the right team, culture and relationships in place, to deliver programmes of work and initiatives which help practices deliver their priorities in a lean and agile way.

James Leyland, Director of HR

James is Practice Manager at Canford Heath Group Practice in Poole and has been in his practice for 25 years. James leads on HR as well as supporting the Board with high level business input and contract management of the Public Health contract.

Fiona Pickering, Director of Finance and Company Secretary

Fiona is the Strategic Practice Manager for The Harvey Practice and previously worked for Dorset CCG in a variety of different roles. She is interested in NHS contracting, commissioning and finance.

Sarah Faulkner, Director of Operations

Sarah is a Practice Manager at Walford Mill in Wimborne. She leads on the delivery of the ICPCS service for Castleman including the Diabetes and Respiratory services, as well as supporting the development of future Castleman projects.

Dr Dominic Hennessy, Chair

Dominic is a Partner at West Moors Village Surgery. He has a Masters in Business Administration and in Medical Education. He is keen to develop Castleman’s employees to the best of their abilities, to ensure the services we offer are of the highest quality.

Dr Christina Hawkins, Vice Chair

Christina is a Partner at the Harvey Practice in Broadstone and she provides additional clinical representation on the Board. Christina supports with the overall governance as well as shaping and delivering our existing and new clinical services.

Fiona Cleary, Chief Executive Officer

Fiona is Castleman’s CEO and leads on contract management as well as supporting the PCNs with business and management advice. She has a wealth of experience at senior levels across the health and education sectors including both private and public sector organisations.

The Team at Castleman


Board Support

Rebecca Green - Executive Assistant

Nursing Team


Jodie Uphill - Social Prescriber Supervisor

Diabetes Team


Sue Champion - Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Hayley Elgar - Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Vanessa Marshallsay - Diabetes HCA


Respiratory Team


Charlotte Gordon - Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Vaughn Peacock - Respiratory HCA



Dr Caroline Henderson - Hub and Frailty GP

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