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Trust Board

 

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.

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Mrs Sue Jacques - Chief Executive

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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 financial management.

 

 

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Mr Noel Scanlon - Executive Director of Nursing and Patient Experience

Noel ScanlonNoel 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.

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Professor Chris Gray - Executive Medical Director

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Professor Christopher Gray is a professor in clinical geriatrics at Newcastle University. He is a consultant physician with a special interest in stroke and previously the post graduate dean at the Northern Deanery.

 

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Ms Carole Langrick - Executive Director of Operations

Carole LangrickCarole 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.  Page break - green

Mr Peter Dawson - Executive Finance Director

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Peter Dawson is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with over 30 years of experience in NHS finance.

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Mrs Jennifer Flynn MBE - Non Executive Director and Senior Independant Director

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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 client work.

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Dr Ian Robson - Non Executive Director

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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.

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Mr Michael Bretherick - Non Executive Director

Michael BretherickAppointed 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.

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Mr Paul Forster-Jones - Non Executive Director

Paul Forster-JonesAppointed 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 Boots.

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Andrew Young - Non Executive Director and Vice Chairman

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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 Government.

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Directors DoI

09 September 2015 - Directors DoI 2015-16

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JOINT TB & CoG Agenda - 17.12.14

10 December 2014 - AGENDA - Joint Trust Board and Council of Governors - Wed 17 Dec 2014

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Trust Board Meetings Poster

13 November 2014 - Trust Board Meetings

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham