Senior Management Team

Stephen Waterfield

Chief Executive Officer

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Stephen is Atlas' Chief Executive Officer and has a career spanning over 30 years in the Public Sector. Stephen is a qualified chartered surveyor, specialising in property functions and regeneration developments.

Stephen joined Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (The Trust) in 2014, from Blackpool Council, where he took on the responsibly for the Trust’s Estates and Community Facilities Management functions.

During this time, the service moved across to become Atlas BFW Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, launching in March 2017.

Craig Harris

Head of Capital and Property Services

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Craig heads up our Capital Developments and Property Services department, leading a team of four. Craig and his team manage multi-million pound property projects for Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

With over 20 years’ experience working for Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Craig started his career as an electrical engineer, before progressing as a manager within each principal sector of Hard Facilities Management, including: The Estates Department, Medical Engineering: Capital Developments and Property Services.

Patrick McChrystal

Business Support Lead

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Patrick is a qualified Human Resource Executive, with 30 years’ professional experience in high volume FMCG, automotive, rail transport, engineering and service provision environments, in multi-union and non-union organisations.

Currently heading up Atlas’ Human Resources (Business Unit) team, Patrick has a degree in politics from the University of Liverpool and is CIPD qualified. With extensive experience in all aspects of HR, Patrick has worked in both public and blue-chip private sector companies in the UK, Europe and United States.

Over the course of his career, Patrick has been involved in: lean and continuous improvement; leadership development; change management; employee engagement; coaching; mentoring and organisational strategy, design and development.

Patrick has a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and is qualified instructor and former Team GB member, actively supporting the GB Taekwondo Rio Olympic Games campaign in Brazil. He is also a Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing ex-national champion.

Rajan Sethi, FCIPS

Head of Procurement and Commercial

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With over 20 years’ experience in both public and private sectors, Rajan Sethi, FCIPS. has detailed knowledge of EU and UK procurement legislation, supplier and contract management. With a strong working knowledge of the procurement processes in both sectors and of tendering and managing high value multi-million pound undertakings.

Rajan has wide-ranging procurement and commercial expertise, seeing him operate at a strategic level, implementing best practice contract and supplier management.

Rajan possess a strong track record of success in delivering financial savings and increased productivity, within a finite of financial resources, whilst ensuring customer experience and satisfaction is at the heart of his work.