The Board of Directors manages the Trust's services and develops plans and strategies for the future. The Board includes executives and non-executive directors.
Non-executive directors are not full-time employees of the Trust. They help to ensure the Trust is accountable to the people it serves. They are people who are eligible to be members of the Trust and have shown an interest in the provision of health services for local people.
The non-executive directors are, individually and collectively, accountable to the Council of Governors for the performance of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is supported by the following committees:
- Audit Committee
- Executive Appointment and Remuneration Committee
- Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Committee
- People and Culture Committee
- Finance and Performance Committee
- Investment Committee
1. Chair and Chief Executive
Dame Yve BucklandChair
Dame Yve started her professional life as an archivist, having completed a history degree and archives training at Leeds and Liverpool universities. She went on to have a series of managerial roles [...]
Jonathan BrothertonChief Executive
Jonathan joined HEFT in September 2014 as Director of Operations and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015. When UHB and HEFT merged in April 2018, Jonathan became the Chief Operating [...]
2. Executive directors
Cherry WestChief Transformation Officer
Cherry began her NHS career as a Healthcare Scientist – Clinical Physiologist – before moving into Operational Management 20 years ago. She joined UHB as Chief Operating Officer in August 2014, and [...]
Julian MillerChief Financial Officer
Julian joined the Trust in May 2000, and has held a variety of posts including Divisional Finance Manager, Head of Financial Management and Planning and Deputy Director of Finance before becoming Director [...]
Margaret GarbettChief Nurse
Margaret started her nursing journey in 1987 when she commenced her nurse training at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing in Birmingham, training across many hospitals within the Birmingham area, [...]
Mark GarrickChief Strategy and Projects Officer
Mark joined UHB in 2004 after completing the Australasian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE) Health Management Internship Program. Working in a number of roles at UHB, Mark was then appointed [...]
Professor Simon BallChief Medical Officer
Simon was appointed as Chief Medical Officer in 2019. He trained in medicine at Oxford University and University College London, underwent postgraduate training in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation [...]
Tim JonesChief Innovation Officer
After graduating from University College Cardiff with a joint honours degree in History and Economics, Tim joined the District Management Training scheme at City and Hackney Health Authority based at [...]
3. Non-executive directors
Catriona McMahonNon-Executive Director
Catriona is a physician with over 16 years’ experience in pharmaceutical medicine. She worked for AstraZeneca in the UK as their Medical and Healthcare Affairs Director until December 2014. She has [...]
Debu PurkayasthaNon-Executive Director
Debu is Managing Partner at 3rd Eye, a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm investing in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sectors.
Debu is also Senior Advisor to EQT advising on late [...]
Dr Peter WilliamsNon-Executive Director
Dr Peter Williams is a former Consultant Physician and Executive Medical Director at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is the current Independent Clinical Advisor to East Cheshire NHS Trust and [...]
Harry ReillyNon-Executive Director
Harry, who trained as an accountant with Deloitte in the mid-1970s, joined British Leyland Plc in 1982. His career in the automotive sector took him via Leyland Trucks, DAF Holland, Rover Group and [...]
Jackie HendleyNon-Executive Director
Jackie offers the Trust over 30 years of professional services experience, 11 as a KPMG partner, for clients in PLCs and private equity across a varied range of sectors both in the private and public [...]
Karen KnellerNon-Executive Director
Karen brings over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer; in addition to her legal skills she also brings experience of strong leadership, finance, and audit and risk developed in the public, not for profit/social [...]
Mehrunnisa LalaniNon-Executive Director
Mehrunnisa has a diverse background having worked for a range of public sector organisations from local Government to the prison service. She started her career working with older people and Black and [...]
Paul JenningsAssociate Non-Executive Director
Paul retired in October 2021 from full time NHS roles after a 40 plus year career, with 23 years as a Chief Executive in both commissioning and provider roles. His last full time NHS role was as CEO [...]
Philip GayleAssociate Non-Executive Director
Philip Gayle is the Interim Chair at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor John AthertonNon-Executive Director
Professor John Atherton is a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS [...]
Professor Jon GlasbyNon-Executive Director
Jon is a qualified social worker by background and works as Professor of Health and Social Care at the University of Birmingham, where he specialises in research, teaching and policy advice around joint [...]
Ranjit SondhiNon-executive director
Ranjit Sondhi CBE is a Non-Executive Director at Black Country Integrated Care Board. He is also the Chair of the Birmingham Race Impact Group and South Asian Arts and Heritage.
Saleh SaeedNon-executive director
Saleh Saeed OBE is the CEO at the Disasters Emergency Committee and former Chief Executive of Islamic Relief Worldwide.
Stuart CainNon-Executive Director
Stuart Cain is the CEO at Warwickshire Country Cricket Club. He is also an Independent Director at UK Athletics and a member of the West Midlands Combined Authority Regional Board for Tourism.
4. Executive Team
Amelia GodsonManaging Director of Operations
Amelia is the Managing Director of Operations at UHB and has been in this role since September 2021. She is responsible for leading the operational management of clinical services to ensure delivery [...]
Andrew McKirganChief Officer for Out of Hospital Services
Andrew started his NHS career as a graduate on the NHS Financial Training Scheme in September 1992. Having completed the scheme in December 1995 and qualified as an accountant (CIPFA), Andrew moved [...]
Cathi ShovlinChief People Officer
Cathi joined the NHS at UHB, appointed as Deputy Director for HR in 2017 and then Director of Workforce.
Cathi is an English graduate and communications postgraduate who started her career [...]
David BurbridgeChief Legal Officer
David joined the Trust as Director of Corporate Affairs in May 2007, following two periods of secondment to the Trust as Foundation Secretary.
A qualified lawyer since 1999, he has worked with [...]
Fiona AlexanderChief Communications Officer
Fiona Alexander joined the Trust as Director of Communications following 20 years in the media, most recently as editor of the regional newspaper The Birmingham Post. Her portfolio also includes patient [...]
Nick BarlowChief Digital Transformation Officer
Nick leads the digital transformation programme at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).
He is an engineer by training, having started his career working in Formula 1 for [...]
San Ting GilmartinDirector of Capital Planning and Developments
San Ting joined the NHS at UHB with her appointment as Director of Capital Planning and Developments in 2021.
She achieved a Masters in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering with a Diploma [...]
Stephen ChiltonChief Digital Officer
Stephen Chilton is the Chief Digital Officer at UHB and chairs the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System Digital Board and the West Midlands Local Health & Care Record Board.