Professor Paul Keane OBE - Trust Chairman
Appointed for three years on 1 March 2015, Professor Keane has
had a successful career in the NHS, which he joined in 1966, and as
the Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside
University since 2001. He was an appointed Governor with the Trust
since it achieved Foundation Status in 2007.
Mrs Sue Jacques - Chief
Appointed as Chief Executive on 1 March 2012,
having previously held the position of Deputy Chief Executive
and Chief Operating Officer at the Trust, Sue Jacques has been a
Director of Finance for more than ten years and holds an MA in
Mr Noel Scanlon - Executive Director of Nursing and
Noel Scanlon has been a registered nurse for over
thirty years and spent the last ten or so in senior nursing roles
in the NHS, including two Executive Director of Nursing positions
and Deputy Chief Executive in large acute secondary hospital
trusts. He has also spent three years in a senior nursing
role for the state health provider in Qatar.
Mr Jeremy Cundall - Executive Medical
Jeremy is a consultant surgeon at the Trust
and has worked for the organisation since 2008. He has held
the position of Care Group Director for Surgery since August
Jeremy trained at St George's hospital medical school in London,
graduating in 1995 and then achieved an MD thesis at Hull before
completing his higher surgical training in the North
His clinical interests include general and colorectal surgery
with a subspecialist interest in pelvic floor conditions such as
rectal prolapse, constipation and incontinence.
Ms Carole Langrick - Executive Director of
Carole Langrick joined the Trust in February
2015. She is a former Director of Strategic Development and a
former Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive with an
extensive health service career commencing as a nurse and moving
into a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.
Mr Peter Dawson - Executive Finance Director
Peter Dawson is a fellow of the Chartered Association of
Certified Accountants with over 30 years of experience in NHS
Mrs Jennifer Flynn MBE - Non Executive Director and
Senior Independant Director
Mrs Jennifer Flynn MBE was appointed on 1 October 2014 by
the Council of Governors as a non-executive director. Jenny is an
experienced non-executive director in the NHS having served on the
Board of the Durham Dales PCT and then County Durham PCT
previously. She is also member of the Joint Audit Committee for the
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Durham
Constabulary. Jenny is also active within the local community and
was awarded the MBE for services to her community of Tow Law in the
birthday honours of 2001 and in 2005 was appointed a Deputy
Lieutenant for County Durham. Jenny is also a qualified solicitor
and still practices part-time in Consett, specialising in elderly
Dr Ian Robson - Non Executive
Appointed 1 June 2010 until 31 May 2013. Reappointed 1 June 2013
until 31 May 2016. Reappointed 1 June 2016 until 31 May 2017.
Dr Robson is an independent consultant with board level
experience in sales, marketing and business development in
healthcare, utilities and environmental services.
Mr Michael Bretherick - Non Executive
Appointed 1 June
2016 until 31 May 2019. Michael is an
experienced non-executive director, having served on the Board of
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and with the housing
association Tees Valley Housing.
A former Principal and Chief Executive of Hartlepool College of
Further Education, Michael oversaw the building of the college's
new £55m campus, and served on numerous local, regional and
national committees in a career that spanned 34 years in further
education. Michael serves on the Boards of two local
charities and as a Director of a local primary school.
Mr Paul Forster-Jones - Non Executive
Appointed 1 June
2016 until 31 May 2019. Paul has worked as a
management consultant, helping businesses improve their commercial
performance and specialises in turn arounds, re-engineering, large
tender and contract negotiation and supply chain.
A native of the North East, Paul has spent most of his working
life within large organisations including Black & Decker,
Bryant & May, The Body Shop, EMI Music Celesio and Alliance
Andrew Young - Non Executive Director and Vice
Appointed 1 July 2010 until 30 June 2013. Reappointed 1
July 2013 until 31 May 2016. Reappointed 1 June 2016 until
31 May 2017. Andrew is also chair of the
Board's Audit Committee.
Andrew was previously chief executive of Durham and
Chester-le-Street PCT and director of commissioning and deputy
chief executive of County Durham and Darlington Health Authority.
He is an independent Board member of the National Tenant Voice, a
non-departmental public body incorporated as a company limited by
guarantee and sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital