We're pleased to announce the appointment of Alpana Malde as the new Commercial Director with Accelerate CIC.

Accelerate Community Interest Company (CIC) is a pioneering team on a mission to transform outcomes in chronic wounds, lymphoedema and mobility. It was established ten years ago and operates as a social enterprise run on a not-for-profit basis and works in close partnership with the NHS. Accelerate has a major impact on people’s lives. The Commercial Director joins at an exciting stage of development with an increasingly national and international reputation for clinical excellence and innovation. 2022 is a significant year for Accelerate as it looks to develop a collaborative and comprehensive wound and lymphoedema strategy across Northeast London.

Society focused our search on identifying individuals who have worked across sectors, with the most notable experience being within Public Health, ideally with a commissioning remit. Individuals who had management consulting, impact investing and/or medical technologies were particularly sought after. We also focused on charities with service delivery arms, academic health science networks, medicines management teams, and HealthTech SMEs.

Alpana is a dynamic, experienced, and results-oriented charity professional with a strong commercial and growth orientated mindset, both in the private and charity sectors, and excellent skills in strategic planning and financial management. She is a collaborative leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and excels in developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Alpana commented:

“I have had experience in business development across a range of sectors, but I am particularly keen to bring my commercial skills to healthcare to ensure the outcomes for people living with chronic conditions are improved. Moving to Accelerate brings exciting opportunities!”

The Chief Executive of Accelerate CIC, Alison Hopkins MBE RN MSc, added:

"This is just great for our team and as a Membership CIC, all stakeholders were represented and involved in her appointment! A fantastic foundation for her and us!"