Ieso appoints Kate Woolland as corporate development advisor


Transformation expert to focus on commercial partnerships, collaborative agreements and M&A opportunities

Ieso Digital Health, a provider of mental health therapy, has announced the appointment of Kate Woolland onto its senior leadership team as corporate development advisor.

Kate Woolland

Kate Woolland

With a responsibility for strategic sales, commercial partnerships and senior stakeholder engagement; Woolland will build out a solid growth path for Ieso by forging deeper partnerships with public, private and third-sector bodies.

Having worked in management consultancy for 18 years, most recently as a partner in the Healthcare Practice at PA Consulting, she has a wealth of experience in public-sector transformation programmes and healthcare system change. She is also accomplished in bringing together diverse stakeholders across multiple organisations to agree upon, plan, and deliver on-the-ground improvements.

In her role at Ieso, Woolland will work alongside the senior leadership team to identify and evaluate strategic corporate development and investment opportunities, including partnerships and acquisitions, to take Ieso into new areas of growth.

Nigel Pitchford, chief executive at Ieso Digital Health, said: “The digital healthcare market is evolving at a rapid pace, and we can see a number of common themes and opportunities that we can and will be leveraging.

“The appointment of Kate Woolland underscores our approach to find the right people with the right skills to drive change, accelerate our development strategy and deliver growth, particularly now we have launched Eight Billion Minds, our digital therapeutics programme.

“We have ambitious goals, and Kate has the right commercial mind-set to help maximise our potential and reach. We are thrilled to welcome Kate onto our team.”

Part of her new role will be to cultivate collaborations and alliances, as well as deliver market intelligence and analysis to help build on Ieso’s commercial value proposition supporting sales, product and partnership teams.

She said: “Throughout my career, I’ve been driven by adapting to market changes and challenges, and exploiting these to find new paths to growth.

“We have seen some major innovations and disruption in healthcare in the last few years, and I wanted to work somewhere that is at the cutting edge of these changes.

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“With the launch of Eight Billion Minds, I am excited to be joining Ieso at this pivotal time, when the company is developing something truly ground-breaking that will revolutionise mental healthcare and I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to foster and harness relationships with organisations who share our vision of defeating mental illness.”