Dale was previously Director of Delivery and Development (Midlands and East) at the NHS Trust Development Authority, the organisation which was responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts and whose responsibilities transferred to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016. He joined the NHS Trust Development Authority at its beginning in 2012.
Prior to that, Dale was the National Director of Provider Delivery working within the Department of Health. He was Director of Provider Development for the Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) Cluster, having undertaken a similar role previously within NHS East Midlands. Previous SHA roles include Director of Performance, Operations and Commissioning, and Director of Planning & Delivery.
Prior to working in an SHA he was National Associate Director leading a number of national programmes including the development of NHS treatment centres, and service improvement programmes to improve day surgery and operating theatre efficiency within the provider sector.
Dale spent the first 10 years of his career working in a variety of senior operational roles within NHS acute hospitals.