Board of Directors

What does the Board of Directors do?

  • Formulates strategy based on local needs and circumstances;
  • Sets the strategic direction of the Trust within the overall policies and priorities of the Government and the NHS, i.e. translates national strategies into local plans then defines the Trust’s annual and longer term objectives and agrees plans to achieve them;
  • Oversees the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives and ensuring corrective action is taken where necessary.

What are the Board’s Responsibilities?

  • To ensure that effective financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning and strategy;
  • To ensure those high standards of corporate governance are maintained in the conduct of the business of the Trust;
  • To appoint, appraise and remunerate senior executives;
  • To ensure that there is effective dialogue between the Trust and the local community on the Trust’s plans and performance and that these are responsive to the community’s needs.

Who sits on the Board?

Below are the Board of Director’s members. If you would like to know more about each member, please see the Board Member Biography page.

Chair: Jayne Brown OBE

Executive Directors

Kevan Taylor – Chief Executive

Clive Clarke – Deputy Chief Executive/Executive Director of Operations

Dr Mike Hunter (Interim) – Executive Medical Director

Liz Lightbown – Executive Director of Nursing, Professions & Care Standards

Phillip Easthope – Executive Director of Finance

Non-Executive Directors

Susan Rogers MBE (Vice Chair)

Councillor Leigh Bramall

Richard Mills

Ann Stanley

Mervyn Thomas


There are also two Directors who are members of the Board in a non-voting capacity:

Dean Wilson – Director of Human Resources

Margaret Saunders – Director of Corporate Governance


Register of Interests

The Trust is required to hold a publicly available register of interests of its Board members.  Please click here for the register for 2016/17.  If you would like access to previous registers, please contact Samantha Stoddart (0114) 2718825.

Board Papers

Board papers are the documents produced for the monthly business meetings of the Board of Directors. You can access the open Board documents from the Meeting Minutes & Agendas page of this website.

The Board of Directors’ meetings are open to members of the public and held monthly. There will be a private section, confidential for Board members only. Therefore, only papers for the Open Board section of the meetings will be available.

Dates for Board of Directors Meetings in 2016, all at Fulwood House, Trust Headquarters: Board of Directors 2016 Meetings

The open section of the meetings starts at 10am prompt.

The Annual Members’ Meeting took place on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Standing Orders, Reservation and Delegation of Powers and Standing Financial Instructions