The Board of Directors is responsible for
exercising all of the powers of the Trust and is the body that sets
the strategic direction, allocates the Trust's resources and
monitors its performance. The Board is made up of four Executive
Directors, five Non Executive Directors and a Non Executive
Chairman. The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors are appointed by
the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of the Governing Council.
All of the Non-Executive directors are considered to be
independent. The Executive Directors are appointed by the
Nominations and Renumeration Committee of the Board on permanent
Since the organisation became a Foundation Trust in February 2007
Trust Board meetings have been held in private.
Tony Waites - Trust
Appointed for three years 1 February 2007. Reappointed for
three years on 1 March 2010 and reappointed for a further two years
on 1 March 2013 until 28 February 2015. Previous board level
positions in industry including positions as chairman, managing
director and finance director. Previously the Chairman of County
Durham and Tees Valley Strategic Health Authority.
Sue Jacques - Chief
Appointed as Chief Executive on 1st
March 2012, having previously held the position of Deputy
Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at the Trust. Mrs
Jacques has been a Director of Finance for more than ten years and
holds an MA in Financial Management.