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.
John Rivers CBE DL
John Rivers CBE DL – Chairman
John retired from Rolls-Royce Plc in September 2007 after 10 years as Director of Human Resources for the company preceded by 5 years as Personnel Director for the Aerospace Group. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. For 19 years prior to joining Rolls-Royce, he worked at GEC in a number of senior management positions, including Personnel Director at GPT (GEC Plessey Telecomms). He was appointed for a four year term of office from 1 April 2009 – 31 March 2013 and has been re-appointed with his current term of office expiring on 30 September 2019. John is the Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and serves on the Finance, Investment & Performance Committee.
Gavin Boyle – Chief Executive
Gavin joined the NHS just over 20 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 spent the first part of his NHS life in and around Liverpool in both primary care and 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 Queens 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 NHS Foundation Trust.
Gavin became Chair of East Midlands Leadership Academy in November 2013 and is Chair of the East Midlands Acute Hospitals Chief Executives forum.
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 35 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 as a Non-Executive Director at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2014. Graham is Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Investment Committee and also serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. His term of office expires on 30 April 2020.
Dr John Davies
Dr John Davies – Non-Executive Director
After graduating from St John’s College, Cambridge in 1973, John trained in general medicine at London Hospital before embarking on a career which saw him specialise in Oncology and Haematology. He has also worked as a lecturer and a researcher.
From 1980 to 1986, he served on many regional and national scientific societies and committees including the Australian Bone Marrow Transplant Study Group and the Australian / New Zealand Leukaemia and Lymphoma Study Group. He was also National Clinical Lead on the SEHD National Cancer Task Force.
From 2000 to 2011 he worked in Edinburgh and has experience as a Regional Medical Director in South East Scotland. He also worked for the Scottish Executive Health Department, specialising in Cancer medicines. John was a Non-Executive Director at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2013 where he was also the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Quality Committee.
John is the Chair of the Quality Committee and also serves on the People Committee, Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee. His term of office expires on 11 February 2020.
Paul Doona – Non-Executive Director
Paul, a chartered accountant, was Finance Director and Company Secretary of St Modwen Properties Plc from 1985 to 1999, managing the flotation and restructure of the company. Following several years as Finance Director, and subsequently Chief Executive of Claims Direct Plc, Paul undertook a number of executive roles in the Internet gaming sector.
Paul’s non-executive roles have encompassed various sectors including leisure, property, financial services, recruitment, asset management and natural resources businesses. In addition to the Trust, Paul is currently Vice Chairman and Chair of the Risk Committee at the Dudley Building Society, an independent member of the Audit Committee at Midland Heart Housing Association, and a Director of a number of commercial property businesses.
Paul was a Non-Executive Director at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2015 where he was Chair of the Audit Committee and STRIDE. Paul is the Chair of STRIDE and also serves on the Finance, Investment & Performance Committee, Audit Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee. His term of office expires on 31 December 2020.
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 and Director of Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is an occupational therapist by professional background and has a particular interest in rehabilitation and rehabilitation services. Avril was also appointed to the Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Visiting Professor of Occupational Therapy Research at the University of Derby in 2013. She was first appointed for a three year term from 1 November 2014 and has been re-appointed until 31 January 2020.
Dr Stephen Goode CBE
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 was Non-Executive Director at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2013 where he was Deputy Chair and Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee. Stephen is the Vice-Chairman and serves on the Finance, Investment & Performance Committee, Quality Committee, Charitable Funds Committee and Nominations & Remuneration Committee. He’s term of office expires on 11 February 2020.
Steven 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 years experience in posts at Board level including Chief Nurse, Chief Executive, Non- Executive Director and Chairman. He spent seven years as Director of Nursing at the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (DRI) and associated hospitals before moving to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham in 1984. Stephen was appointed by the Secretary of State as a Commissioner on the first NHS Quality regulator, the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and was Vice Chair of the team which developed the first reviews of clinical governance to be undertaken in England and Wales. He took early retirement in 2005 and in 2009 was asked to undertake the role of Chairman at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following the highly critical report from the Healthcare Commission. Stephen was previously Chairman of the Department of Health Human Factors Reference Group. He was appointed as Non-Executive Director at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2013.
Stephen is the Senior Independent Director and Chairs the People Committee and also serves on the Quality Committee, Audit Committee and the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
Joy Street – Non-Executive Director
Joy was until recently a non-executive director at Stafford and Rural Homes and is embarking on a new career in writing. She 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 and then working at Board level in the NHS at a specialist hospital.
Executive Managing Director, Burton
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..
Executive Director of Finance and Performance
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.
Executive Medical Director
Magnus Harrison – Executive Medical Director
Magnus is the Executive Medical Director and an Emergency Medicine Consultant. Magnus’s role, working with the Chief Nurse, is focused on delivering the highest quality and safest care for all UHDB’s patients. Magnus is the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian and oversees all medical revalidation. Magnus was the Medical Director at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2015 and was the Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine at University Hospital North Midlands NHS Trust prior to that.
Executive Chief Operating Officer
Sharon Martin – Executive Chief Operating Officer
Sharon was the Chief Operating Officer at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from July 2016, having been in the Interim role since January 2016. Sharon has worked in Derby for 33 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 speciality take in and 24/7 services . Sharon has been instrumental in delivery 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 focussing on partnership development outside of the acute trust. Sharon is a passionate leader; patient focussed and has a track record of positive staff engagement and achievement. Sharon is currently undertaking the Nye Bevan Director Development programme.
Executive Director of Strategy and Integration
Peter Moore – Executive Director of Strategy and Integration
Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
Dr Neil Pease – Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
Dr Neil Pease was appointed as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. Neil has worked in the NHS for over 20 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 medical education, where he pioneered the use of clinical simulation in palliative care education. Other roles have included Deputy Director at NHS Hull 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.
Executive Chief Nurse
Cathy Winfield – Executive Chief Nurse
Cathy became Interim Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse in November 2012 at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and following an open recruitment process was appointed to the substantive post in April 2013. Cathy joined the Trust as Deputy Director of Patient Experience and Chief Nurse in August 2009, prior to which Cathy was a Clinical Directorate Lead at Nottingham University Hospitals. Cathy has worked in the NHS for 23 years and is passionate about patient experience, patient safety, quality and governance.