Paul Thorner MBA,DMS – Director
The Folio Partnership
Paul has been a management consultant since 2001, firstly with a major consultancy firm and then as Director of The Folio Partnership. Prior to that, he had a long health service career which concluded with ten years Board level experience in a community and mental health provider organisation. He spent 18 months as the organisation’s acting Chief Executive.
Paul is also a trained executive coach, and has worked with Executive and Non-Executive Directors and senior managers as they prepare for organisational change.
Since 2007 Paul has had a lead role in supporting organisations and individuals in the use of HM Treasury Five Case Model as a decision making and business planning tool. He has co-facilitated over 50 training programmes for more than 800 participants from across the public sector, including the Welsh Assembly Government and senior managers from the Houses of Parliament. He has also actively applied the Five Case Model in a number of public and not-for-profit organisations in Wales and England to develop business cases and improve decision-making processes.
More recently he has supported entrepreneurs and business owners facing a wide range of challenges. In 2014 he concluded a project culminating in the successful sale of land to a major supermarket chain, and he is currently supporting the turnaround plan for a large agricultural business.
Rosie Pitt-Watson MBA, BA(Oxon) – Director
The Folio Partnership
Rosie joined the NHS in 1986 and held a number of posts in strategic planning and review. Her final NHS position was Director of Corporate Management and Deputy Director of Commissioning with Somerset Health Authority. She has worked in consultancy since 1997, first with a leading healthcare consultancy firm and latterly as a Director of The Folio Partnership.
Rosie is an experienced project manager, having developed and delivered a number of major business cases for capital investment with public sector organisations in England and Wales. These include supporting a major mental health provider in London with a £250m scheme using the Five Case Model. She recently provided support in the development of a Strategic Outline Case for Integrated Health and Social Care.
Rosie assisted in the design and development of the Five Case Model Foundation Training programme, and has co-delivered a number of courses. She is an expert facilitator and has worked with several public and not-for-profit organisations in applying the Five Case Model to their specific needs and circumstances.
She has facilitated a number of major stakeholder workshops involving multi-agency and public participation at national and local level.