Trust Board Members

Our 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.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Board meetings 2019

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Tuesday 12 November 2019


Board meetings 2020

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Chair and Chief Executive

Gavin Boyle

Gavin joined the NHS just over 25 years ago as a General Management Trainee in Liverpool. This followed University and a degree in Biological Sciences, then a short period of private industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and completed the Programme for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. He spent the first part of his NHS life in and around Liverpool in both primary care organisations and hospitals, then onto Exeter and then Winchester where he was responsible for a broad range of hospital and community services. More recently he has held Board level posts as Director of Operations at the Oxford Radcliffe Trust, the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Prior to joining Derby Teaching Hospitals in March 2016 as Chief Executive, Gavin has held the position

of Chief Executive at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Gavin is Chair of the East Midlands Acute Hospitals Chief Executives forum and is a non-executive member of the supervisory board of GS1 the digital standards and barcoding organisation.

Kathy McLean

Kathy has held Board positions both locally in Derbyshire and nationally. Most recently 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 the Trust for over six years, where she was also a consultant physician from 1994 until 2009, and then Medical Director at East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

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

Non-Executive Directors

Graham Bragg

Graham Bragg - Non-Executive Director

Graham retired as Interim Chief Executive of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in December 2013. He had spent over twenty years there, with roles including the Finance Director and Director of Strategic and Business Development.

Overall he has worked in the NHS for over 40 years. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Charted Global Management Accountant. Graham has also been involved with various representative bodies, including; Chairman of the Trust Directors of Finance Network (Southern), Chairman of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee (West Midlands HFMA) and also a member of the West Midlands Healthcare Procurement Consortium. He was appointed for a three year term on 1 May 2014 and has been re-appointed with his current term ending on 30 April 2020 continuing as the member of the merged University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Board. Graham is Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Investment Committee also serving on the STRIDE Board and Charitable Funds and Nominations and Remuneration Committees.


Dr Ian Gell

Dr Ian Gell - Non-Executive Director

Ian qualified in Medicine from Leeds University in 1977 and then trained as an anaesthetist in hospitals in Yorkshire, the South West and in Sweden before returning to Yorkshire as a Senior Registrar. He was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in 1987 where he worked for 27 years. In addition to his clinical role Ian developed a major interest in medical management and assumed the role of clinical director at Chesterfield from the mid ‘90’s where he managed a number of different directorates.

Ian was appointed as Executive Medical Director at Chesterfield in 2009. In 2011 he became the trust’s first Responsible Officer and led the introduction of medical appraisal for doctors in the trust and local revalidation processes.

As well as his local role Ian was also a member of Monitor’s Medical Advisory Group and became the Secondary Care Clinician on the Governing Body of Southern Derbyshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group.

In 2014 Ian retired but has continued to work in several areas of the health service at regional and national level undertaking work with NHS Employers and as an independent advisor. He continues as Regional Appraisal Lead for NHS England Midlands & East.

Ian was born in Nottinghamshire and brought up in Lincolnshire. He is married and has two grown up children. When not working he enjoys gardening, walking and travelling.


Professor Avril Drummond

Professor Avril Drummond - Non-Executive Director

Avril is the University of Nottingham’s representative on the Trust Board and is Professor of Healthcare Research, Deputy Head of School and Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and has a particular interest in rehabilitation and rehabilitation services. Avril is Visiting Professor of Occupational Therapy Research at the University of Derby.

She was appointed for a three year term from 1 November 2014 which has been extended to 31 January 2020 continuing as the member of the merged University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Board. Avril serves on Quality, Charitable Funds and Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Dr Stephen Goode

Dr Stephen Goode CBE - Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman

Stephen worked in the Criminal and Community Justice System from 1975, retiring from the Ministry of Justice as a Senior Civil Servant in 2013. He undertook international, national and regional roles in his career. He was Chief Probation Officer for Derbyshire between 1997 and 2004, and was awarded a CBE for Services to Probation in 2002.

In addition he was a member of the Parole Board from 2000 to 2006 and a Non- Executive Director for the Strategic Health Authority in the Midlands and East between 2006 and 2012. Stephen is Deputy Chairman, Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, Chaired the Risk Committee until June 2017. He is also a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee, Quality Committee, and 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 was appointed as Non-Executive Director at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2015.   He is Chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Finance, Investment & Performance Committee, People Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee. His term of office expires on 30 April 2020.

Sir Stephen Moss

Sir Stephen Moss - Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Stephen is a nurse by background, and has spent his entire career in the NHS. Following a number of years in clinical practice he moved into a variety of nursing and general management roles, and has over thirty five years experience in national and local Board level posts, including Chief Nurse, Chief Executive, Chairman and Non Executive Director. He has held a number of ministerial appointments including Commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI), Non executive director Health Education England, and Chair of the Department of Health Human Factors Reference Group. In 2009 he was asked to undertake the role of Chairman at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, following the publication of the highly critical report from the Healthcare Commission. He subsequently went on to work alongside a small group of national nurse leaders to develop the prototype of the “Culture of Care Barometer” which is

now widely used across a number of healthcare settings as a diagnostic tool.

More recently Stephen was awarded honorary doctorates from the Universities of Nottingham and Derby for his role in healthcare leadership." He was initially appointed on 1 February 2013 and his current term ends on January 2020. He is the Senior Independent Director and a member of the merged University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Board. Following the merger Stephen took over as the Chair of the People Committee and is also a member of the Audit, Quality and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Justin Shannahan

Justin Shannahan - Non-Executive Director

Justin joined the Board of Directors 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.

Joy Street

Joy Street - Non-Executive 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.

UHDB is now her major role and this year she has assumed additional responsibilities on behalf of the Board and has served on the People Committee, The Finance, investment and Performance Committee, Chairs the Charitable Funds Committee and serves on the Nominations and Remuneration 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.

Executive Directors

Duncan Bedford

Duncan Bedford - Executive Managing Director, Burton

Duncan was the as Chief Operating Officer at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from May 2016 and has over 25 years’ NHS experience at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that Duncan had worked for local authorities working in both county and district councils.

Duncan has worked in a number of senior management positions, including general management roles in a range of specialties as well as Divisional Director for Medicine and Surgery.

Kevin Downs

Kevin Downs – Executive Director of Finance and Performance

Kevin was the as the Director of Finance and Performance at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2015 and spent the previous three years at the Trust as Deputy Director of Finance responsible for Financial Accounting, Procurement, Theatre Transformation Group and Cost Improvement Programmes. Previously to this he worked at other NHS Acute providers including Leicester, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire Healthcare and Hull mainly in operational roles. He was also a Non- Executive Director at Burton Hospital. Prior to joining the NHS the majority of Kevin’s career was spent in the commercial sector at Finance Director Level. He worked for Venture Capitalists (Netwest Bank/ Bridgepoint) and large multinationals both in the UK and across Europe. These included VF Corp (Wrangler Jeans). Warnaco (Vanity Fair) and Matel Toys. Prior to that he worked as a PLC Director at MV Sports and for BASS the brewer in multiple roles including mergers and acquisitions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Magnus Harrison

Magnus Harrison – Executive Medical Director

Magnus became the Executive Medical Director of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHSFT on 1st July 2018, the day the Trust was formed. Prior to this Magnus had been the Executive Medical Director at Burton Hospitals NHSFT.

Magnus has a background in Medical Leadership and was the Clinical Director for Emergency and Acute Medicine at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHSFT. During his tenure at UHNM Magnus was one of the first cohort to take part in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Executive Fast Track Programme, undertaking specialist training and study at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. As part of this programme Magnus reviewed healthcare systems in India and spent some time working for EE gaining corporate, private sector experience.

More latterly Magnus jointly led the team that described and defined the patient’s benefits that would be delivered as a result of the creation of UHDB. Magnus presented the patient benefits case to regulatory bodies, such as the Competition Markets Authority and NHSI, successfully gaining their approvals.

Magnus is UHDB’s Responsible Officer, overseeing all medical revalidation, and the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian. Magnus is focused, with Cathy Winfield, Executive Chief Nurse, on delivering the highest quality and safest care for all UHDB’s patients.


Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin - Executive Chief Operating Officer

Sharon was the Chief Operating Officer at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from July 2016. 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.


Peter Moore, UHDB Board

Peter Moore - Executive Director of Strategy and Integration

Peter has been the Executive Director of Strategy and Integration of UHDB since July 2018.  Peter’s role is in two parts; firstly to lead the delivery of the Trust’s merger benefits, secondly to develop an ambitious strategy for a sustainable future for UHDB. Joining from the automotive industry in 2009, Peter was a director at Southern Derbyshire CCG, and whilst on secondment to Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council in 2016 he led the pioneering Sheffield Place Based Plan which was a leader in developing Integrated Care Systems.


Dr Neil Pease

Dr Neil Pease - Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Dr Neil Pease was appointed as Executive Director of Workforce on 1 June 2015. Neil has worked in the NHS for over 25 years including as a porter and healthcare assistant. His more recent role was as Director of Organisational Development and Workforce at Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Foundation Trust.

After obtaining a degree in Sports Medicine from Glasgow University he moved into education and organisational development, where he pioneered the use of clinical simulation in palliative care education. Other roles have included Deputy Director at NHS Hull, where he led work to reduce health inequalities in the city and he also spent a year in professional sport as Director of Strategic Development at Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby League Club. Neil holds a Professional Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University on the subject of organisational development and organisational anthropology. Neil currently chairs the Association of University Hospitals HR Directors network and is a member of the national Social Partnership Forum.


Cathy Winfield

Cathy Winfield - Executive Chief Nurse

Cathy became the Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse at Derby Teaching Hospitals in May 2013, having joined the Trust as Deputy Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse in August 2009. Cathy qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1993 from Bloomsbury and Islington School of Nursing and Midwifery in London, before going on to specialise as a Haemato-oncology nurse, working at the Middlesex Hospital on the first Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in the UK.

As part of Cathy’s current role as the Executive Chief Nurse UHDB she has executive responsibility for Risk Management, Safeguarding, Patient Safety & Quality (jointly with the Medical Director), Facilities Management, Cathy is a Safety Champion for Maternity & Neonates, and also the Trust’s Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Cathy is passionate about Staff & Patient Experience and Safety, supporting vulnerable individuals and equality for all. Cathy is a coach and mentor and has a Masters with Distinction in Healthcare Governance at Loughborough University.

Advisors to the Board

Tosca Fairchild

Tosca Fairchild-Moyo, Director of Governance and Communications 

Tosca was the Director of Governance, Communications & Engagement at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Trust’s Chief Risk Officer. She joined Burton in 2014 leading on Governance and Risk Management from 1 April 2018 also led on Communications & Engagement. 

Prior to that she was the Director of Corporate Affairs at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with responsibility for governance, public engagement and risk management (Board Assurance Framework) as well as being Company Secretary.

Tosca has extensive experience in healthcare governance and commenced her working life in banking; joined the NHS in 2004 at a Primary Care Trust before moving onto Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust where she was Company Secretary.

Tosca’s role ensures that the Trust meets all its corporate governance, legal and statutory obligations. Her responsibilities include external and internal communications, stakeholder management, brand and reputation management, as well as being the advisor the Board of Directors and Council of Governors.

Tosca is extremely passionate about the NHS, governance, public accountability, transparency diversity and inclusion. Tosca and her team won the ‘Governance Project of the Year’ award at the coveted Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Awards for the work that went into the creation of the new Trust in July 2018.

Board agenda and papers