Who’s who – Senior Leadership Team

Responsible for the day to day management of the organisation and services

Janet Rowse – Chief Executive

Janet leads the organisation and ensures she spends time each week talking to staff or going to visit services to help her know how it feels to be working in Sirona or receiving care from Sirona. She has been our Chief Executive since Sirona was founded.

She also spends time working with other Chief Executives and Directors from other provider and commissioning organisations across the region.

Janet lives in Mendip and has family across the South West.

Paul Butler – Finance Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Paul joined Sirona in December 2017 following a career as Director of Finance with the Milestones Trust, (a charity which supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and beyond). A post he held for 16 years.

A significant part of his role is overseeing the teams of Finance, Payroll and IT and he is keen to ensure the teams provide the best service and support on a day-to-day basis, but also that long term our strategy is efficient and delivers too.

Paul also has local authority experience working with contracts and commissioning across the South West and says he is used to working within changing and challenging environments.



Jenny Theed
Jenny Theed – Director of Operations & Nursing

Jenny, who has also been with Sirona since it was founded in 2011, describes her role as a privilege as she is able to get involved or oversee the delivery of a range of services and innovative developments.

Jenny brings a wealth of clinical experience having trained as a Nurse and as a Health Visitor.



Julie Sharma – Business Development Director

Julie has been working in health and social care for 40 years and is at the heart of supporting change in current services and bidding for new business.

Her team works behind-the-scenes yet closely with front line services and she can be working with colleagues exploring new models of service and visioning for the future one day and drafting a submission to demonstrate how Sirona can add value to local services in other areas.

She is passionate about Sirona’s commitment to ensuring that we look after each other – staff and service users – in a way that we would want to be looked after ourselves or for our families.

Linda Frankland – Deputy Director of Finance

Linda is a qualified accountant and is passionate about ensuring that finance is seen as a key enabler for the organisation to achieve high quality and effective service provision.

As well as managing the Finance and Payroll teams, she has taken on responsibility for Quality, Governance and Performance.

Dr Ann Sephton – Medical Director

Ann is a GP partner at Cadbury Heath Health Centre in Bristol and joined Sirona in January 2018.

She is the chair of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Community Provider Education Network which works to support education and training for the current and future workforce in primary and community care. She also worked for South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group for six years, finishing at the end of November 2017.



Sarah Margetts – HR Director

Sarah was appointed HR Director in the summer of 2018. She joined Sirona as Head of HR in 2015 having previously led HR teams in a number of different organisations including the charity and not-for-profit sector, as well as education and social care.

She has worked in HR for more than 20 years, and initially started her career as an apprentice working in a Local Authority, later becoming a full chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).