Senior Managers

Sheila Connellan

Sheila worked in the Overseas Division for the Prudential for more than 25 years as an Underwriter, Business Manager and Claims Settler. During this time, she was directly involved in settling claims such as Piper Alpha. She decided to leave when they closed their non-life business overseas.
Sheila joined Docklands Medical Centre in 1992 and has seen changes nearly every year since – they have taken over other practices, been fund-holders and became the first in the area to become PMS. Sheila has responsibility for legal, insurance and complaints matters across the Group


Stella Garfield

Stella joined the NHS as finance manager of South East London Doctor Co-operative (SELDOC), one of the biggest GP Out-of-Hours Co-operatives in the UK. During her last three years at SELDOC she was promoted to Operations Director and Acting Chief Executive. Stella played a key role in helping SELDOC meet its National Quality requirements, writing business tenders and diversifying the organisation to meet the challenges of the NHS. Stella has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). She is a senior manager for the Hurley Group with responsibility for capacity management and mobilisation.

Sioux Thorn

Sioux worked at a local GP Practice as a senior manager before joining the Hurley in 2001 as the assistant practice manager. In 2003 she was promoted to joint practice manager alongside Stephen Binks.  She is currently a senior manager and her role involves overseeing the day-to-day running of two Lambeth practices. Sioux has developed her skills in HR through people management which she enjoys very much and through the expansion of the Hurley Group. She continues to enjoy her job and finds it both challenging and rewarding. In her spare time, Sioux enjoys gardening.