Monica Jones is the Chief Data Officer for the HDRUK Data Research Hub for Cancer – DATA-CAN. She is also the Executive Lead for Population Health Management for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR).

A highly motivated technical expert and leader with extensive Healthcare and Life Sciences knowledge and experience. Highly skilled ISEB qualified Enterprise and Solutions Architect with a proven track record of designing and delivering complex, high value solutions to exceptional standards. She has many years’ experience defining and directing current and future information systems. As the Managing Director of Animo Consultancy Ltd she has provided consultancy services for CRUK, MRC, Genomics England, NHS England and the MOD.

Her NHS frontline experience most recently was as the Associate Director of Information Services at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust where she was responsible for the leadership, development and delivery of high quality Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics support, to inform the decision making ability of clinicians, staff and managers at all levels of the organisation (from ward to board). The Trust was rated “Outstanding” for Digital in 2019.

An effective communicator used to working on major public and private sector initiatives, who is able to integrate teams to achieve their maximum potential. International clinical terminology and data standards (SNOMED CT, ICD-10, HL7 FHIR) expert promoting safe and effective health information for better patient outcomes. She is the Deputy Chair of the NHS Digital Data Design Authority (DDA) and Chair of the YHCR Data Architecture Design Authority (DADA).