Trust Board Members

Our Trust Board sets the overall policy and strategic direction for the Trust, approves and monitors our plans, budgets and major capital expenditure, and monitors performance against objectives.

Declaration of Interests Register

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Trust Board Meeting Dates
Tuesday 14 March 2023 2pm - 5pm


Chair and Chief Executive

Kathy McLean

Dr Kathy McLean, OBE – Chair

Kathy is currently Chair of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System and a  Non-Executive Director Barts Health NHS trust. Kathy has held board positions both locally in Derbyshire, regionally and nationally. Prior to her Non Executive roles, Kathy was Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer at NHS Improvement, the organisation responsible for providing leadership and support to NHS trusts. Prior to this she was the Clinical Transitions Director working with Sir Bruce Keogh to build the NHS Commissioning Board, now NHS England. 

Kathy was Medical Director at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for over six years, where she was also a consultant physician from 1994 until 2009.

Her work focused on improving quality by building clinical leadership and expertise across the system and supporting the most challenged organisations. In 2018 Kathy was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to leadership across the NHS.


Stephan Posey

Stephen Posey- Chief Executive

Stephen joined University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHSFT in September 2022. He was previously the CEO of Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge.

During his time at Royal Papworth, Stephen successfully delivered the move to a new state-of-the-art hospital and under his leadership Royal Papworth became the first NHS hospital trust in the country to receive an 'Outstanding' rating across all Care Quality Commission (CQC) domains.

Stephen has a strong track record of delivering both quality and performance and building professional links with industry, research and academic partners. 

As CEO, Stephen is committed to working with colleagues across the Trust and the Derbyshire and Staffordshire communities to support the delivery of our strategy to provide exceptional care together and the best outcomes for patients. 

In addition to his Chief Executive role, Stephen is a member of the national Organ Utilisation Group, established by the Department of Health and Social Care to maximise the potential for organ transplantation.

Stephen is a Trustee of the Intensive Care Society, an alumni of Harvard Business School, and works with the CQC as a Well-Led Executive Reviewer.

Non-Executive Directors

Victoria Chapman

Professor Victoria Chapman, Non-Executive Director

Vicky has been a member of academic staff at University of Nottingham since 1998 and Deputy Director of the Versus Arthritis Pain Centre (formerly Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre) since 2010. Vicky leads an internationally recognised research team focused on the mechanisms of chronic pain and the identification of novel targets for treatments and is published over 125 original articles, successfully supervised over 25 PhD students and held grants from Versus Arthritis, MRC, Industry, Wellcome Trust and FP7.

Vicky has held senior leadership positions at University of Nottingham, including Deputy Head of School and Interim Head of School (Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences). She has previously chaired the implementation of the strategic review of research in the School of Life Sciences and has been an active member of the Athena SWAN committee in the School.

Since 2015 she has been one of five University Research Theme leads reporting directly to Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research. In this role Vicky represented Health and Wellbeing across the University and she has contributed to the development and implementation of the University Research Strategy, including the selection of Research Priority Areas. This over-arching Research Strategy was developed to provide individuals and teams with opportunities to expand their research horizons and capabilities and to provide the University with the infrastructure and capability to further develop research strength and reputation.

Vicky is a member of the People and Culture Committee and the Charitable Funds Committee.


Sardip Sandhu

Sardip Sandhu, Non-Executive Director

Sardip Sandhu has over 20 years of experience and expertise in a variety of commercial, general management, strategy & transformation leadership roles at Walgreens Boots Alliance. She specialises in building strategy, operational change, brands, teams and people, and has worked with teams in UK, USA and Asia. Sardip, who has a degree in Materials Technology and is a qualified performance coach, is passionate about people, innovation and ethics in organisations.

Sardip has experience of the public sector though her role as an associate Non-Executive Director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Sardip is a member of the Quality and Performance Committee, the Finance and Investment Committee and the Charitable Funds Committee.

Stephen Jarratt

Stephen Jarratt, Non-Executive Director

Steve is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant who has held a number of senior level finance roles in private and public sector organisations over the last twenty years. Steve commenced his career in manufacturing, then spent several years in the rail sector initially within British Rail then as a Finance Director of a train operating franchise within the National Express Group. In 2003 he joined the Department of Work & Pensions firstly working within their corporate change programme before taking a senior finance role in JobCentre Plus.

Latterly Steve had been the Deputy Chief Executive of the Independent Living Fund where he also held the position of Finance & Resources Director responsible for all aspects of financial management and control, a position he retired from on 30 September 2015.

Steve is the Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.


Christine Fearns

Christine Fearns, Non-Executive Director

Chris joined the Trust Board in February 2020. She has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1983, initially specialising in Accident and Emergency Care and holding senior clinical roles in Liverpool and Stoke.

She held a number of senior level roles, including Managing Director of a Community Services Provider; Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Nurse of a Primary Care Trust in North Staffordshire and Director of Commissioning of a Primary Care Trust in South Birmingham, where she also held a joint post with Birmingham City Council, and responsible for the commissioning and contracting of Acute, Community, Mental Health and Primary Care NHS services for a large, diverse population.

In recent years she has led work on organisational strategy and held senior roles in Strategic Development, leading a number of major service transformation programmes within and across hospitals and across health economies, including acute service reconfiguration across multi-site trusts; transformation of acute, community and social care provision aligned with PFI development; and development of clinical shared services models of care across Trusts.

As well as her current role at UHDB, Chris also works as a Non-Executive Director at Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. She lives in Staffordshire and is actively engaged in community-based activities and advises local charities. She is married with two grown-up children. When not working she enjoys travel, music and walking. Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Nursing and is registered with the NMC.

Chris is the Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee and a member of the Quality and Performance Committee.

Justin Shannahan

Justin Shannahan, Vice Chair

Justin joined the Trust Board in June 2019. He has a broad finance, purchasing and commercial background and worked for over 20 years in a number of roles at Rolls-Royce, most recently as the Director of Finance of the Civil Aerospace division.

As well as his current role at UHDB, Justin also works as a Non-Executive Director at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and on a part-time basis as Head of Finance Strategy at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Justin holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Management and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Justin is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Charitable Funds Committee.


Joy Street

Joy Street, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Joy has had a varied career spanning the public and private sector including being CEO of a Training and Enterprise Council, Chamber of Commerce and Business Link; Chairing a Mental Health Trust for eight years; running her own regeneration consultancy company, owning a restaurant, working at Board level in the NHS at a specialist hospital and serving as a non-executive director on a range of companies including a major housing association.

Joy is the Chair of the People and Culture Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Joy remains actively engaged in community-based activities, e.g. charities and has held several trustee and Chair positions in the voluntary sector and on University boards. Joy provides support to young people transitioning from the care system and advises several local charities.


Kathy Farndon

Kathy Farndon, Non-Executive Director

Kathy is an independent healthcare management consultant and started her clinical career in Medical Physics where she specialised in Cardiology. She has since gone on to hold very senior national management positions in healthcare both in New Zealand with the Ministry of Health and the UK with NHS England.

Kathy has held several Board roles with international organisations and is currently Vice President, Society and Trustee of the Chartered Institute for IT. Kathy is also a member of the all of Government Open Standards Board.

Kathy’s clinical and leadership skills and experience, specifically relating to the digital healthcare agenda have been fundamental to her successful career, driving innovative transformational change in order to improve patient care and outcomes.

Kathy is a member of the Quality and Performance Committee, and is our Trust board Wellbeing Guardian, ensuring that our organisation's activities and board decisions are challenged to consider the health and wellbeing of our people and encourage a model of positive and equitable wellbeing leadership.

Executive Directors

Simon Crowther

Simon Crowther, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO

Simon joined the Trust in September 2020 as Executive Director of Finance and Performance. Prior to this Simon spent over five years as the Executive Director of Finance, Information and Estates at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2015 and within this role Simon also has responsibility for procurement, performance and contracting.

Simon has also previously held other board level roles in other NHS organisations, including commissioning and throughout his career has worked across different sectors and health communities within the NHS and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (AMCA)

In addition to this Simon is a Trustee for the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a qualified coaching practitioner.

James Crampton

Dr James Crampton, Executive Medical Director

James became the Executive Medical Director on 3 January 2023, after eleven months in the role in an Interim basis. James is the Trust’s Responsible Officer, overseeing all medical revalidation, and the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian, making him responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information.

James is focused, with Garry Marsh, Executive Chief Nurse, on delivering the highest quality and safest care for all the Trust’s patients.  James is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and has held Consultant posts at the University Hospitals of North Midlands, Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust and commenced at the Trust (previously Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) in November 2010.  James has held medical management positions during his tenure at the Trust and was appointed Clinical Lead in Emergency Medicine at QHB in November 2011, further progressing to Clinical Director for Emergency Care in December 2012 and then holding the Divisional Medical Director (Medicine) role from November 2016.  Following the Trust merger in 2018, James was appointed to the role of Medical Director for Quality and Safety.


Sharon Martin  

Sharon Martin, Executive Chief Operating Officer

Sharon was the Chief Operating Officer at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from July 2016, before being appointed in the same role at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust following the merger. Sharon has worked in Derby for 37 years holding key nursing, leadership and management roles within Medicine. In 2009, as Divisional Lead for Medicine, she led the programme to bring Medicine together onto one acute site in Derby, developing specialty take in and 24/7 services.

Sharon has been instrumental in delivering key improvements to workforce and performance against the 4 hour target in Adult Emergency Department. In her previous role as Divisional Director of Integrated Care, Sharon developed the division, particularly focusing on partnership development outside of the acute trust. Recently, following the merger she has focused on bringing the operational teams together to improve the services we give to our patients across Staffordshire & Derbyshire.

Sharon is a passionate leader; patient focused and has a track record of positive staff engagement and achievement.


Gary Marsh

Garry Marsh, Executive Chief Nurse

Garry's nursing career spans 25 years which includes his most recent role as Chief Nurse at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and before that, as Deputy Chief Nurse at United Lincolnshire Hospitals. 

Garry’s passion for delivering exceptional care to our patients has shone through and we’ve already benefited from his extensive nursing and operational experience.


Amanda Rawlings

Amanda Rawlings, Executive Chief People Officer

Amanda joined UHDB in March 2020 having been the shared Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness for Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust (DCHS) and Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (DHCT) since September 2016. In addition, between 2014-2016 Amanda was the shared Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness for Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust. Amanda joined the NHS in April 2007, having previously spent her career in private sector; mainly for Caterpillar – Perkins Engines Co Limited, British Sugar PLC and EMAP.
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William Monaghan, Executive Chief Digital Information Officer

William joined University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHSFT in February 2023, after previously being Director of Operations in the Transformation Directorate for NHS England. He has 14 years of NHS experience across acute trusts, NHS England and Improvement and NHSX. William’s expertise has seen him set and agree the strategy for the largest digital transformation programme in the world, alongside leading a portfolio of programmes that cover the full range of transformation activity, with particular focus on assuring the technology works and supporting teams to use technology to meet the needs of staff and patients.

William is focussed on delivering the digital strategy and leading the use of new digital technologies and approaches to better support colleagues to deliver exceptional care for patients.

Associate Non-Executive Director (non-voting)

Nikant Ailawadi

Nikant Ailawadi - Associate Non-Executive Director (non-voting)

Nikant became an Associate Non-Executive Director in February 2023, after being a NExT Director for one year.

Nikant has an MBA from Cambridge University where he was awarded the Benavitch Scholarship. He is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Management’s Senior Leaders Programme, and also holds a BSc and MA. At Barts Health he provides strategic leadership and oversight to create an insight-driven, patient-centric culture, ensuring staff and patient voice leads to improved, more equitable patient experience. Prior to joining the NHS he was Global Head of Market Research, Analytics and Insight at the British Council, and also held strategic global roles at Cisco and GSK.

Board agenda and papers

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