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 – 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)

Olivia Blake

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.


Board of Directors’ Meeting Dates for 2017

  • Wednesday 13 September, 10am, Tudor Board Room, Fulwood House, S10 3TH
  • Wednesday 11 October, 10am, Tudor Board Room, Fulwood House, S10 3TH
  • Wednesday 08 November, 10am, Tudor Board Room, Fulwood House, S10 3TH
  • Wednesday 13 December, 10am, Tudor Board Room, Fulwood House, S10 3TH

The Annual Members Meeting will take place on Tuesday 26 September 2017 from 12.45 to 3pm at Sheffield United Football Club, John Street, Sheffield.

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