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Date: 22 January 2018
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors manages the Trust's services and develops plans and strategies for the future. The Board includes full-time executives and part-time 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 live or work in the area and have shown an interest in the provision of health services for the local people.
The Board of Directors is accountable to the Board of Governors for the running and performance of the Trust.
The Board of Directors is supported by the following committees:
- Audit Committee
- Executive Appointment and Remuneration Committee
Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Chair
Jacqui read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Hertford College, Oxford and gained a PGCE from Worcester College of Higher Education. She taught Economics at Arrow Vale High School in Redditch from 1986 to 1988 and at Worcester Sixth Form College, before becoming Head of Economics and GNVQ Co-ordinator at Haybridge High School, Hagley in 1990.
Jacqui was the Member of Parliament for Redditch from 1997 until 2010 and the first ever female Home Secretary in the country. She entered the Government in July 1999 as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Employment and became a Minister of State at the Department of Health following the 2001 General Election. Following the 2005 General Election, Jacqui was appointed to serve as the Minister of State for Schools in the Department for Education and Skills. In the 2006 reshuffle, she was appointed as the Government's Chief Whip. She was Home Secretary from June 2007 until June 2009.
She formally took up her new role as Chair of the Trust from December 2013. Since December 2015 she has held the post of interim Chair at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to her role at UHB.
Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive
Julie is a graduate nurse who worked in clinical practice before moving into management. After a variety of clinical, management and director posts, she was appointed as Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) in 2006. In October 2015 she was appointed Interim Chief Executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (as well as remaining Chief Executive of UHB), to help lead it out of clinical and financial difficulties.
Julie is a member of the following bodies: The International Advisory Board of the University of Birmingham Business School, the Court of the University of Birmingham and is a Governor of Birmingham City University. She was an independent member of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research (OSCHR) from 2009 to 2015 and was a member the Faculty Advisory Board of the University of Warwick Medical School until 2015. In September 2015 she was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the national Precision Medicine Catapult. She was appointed a trustee of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation in 2016. She is a founder member and past Chair of the Shelford Group, the ten leading academic hospitals in England.
In April 2011 she was asked by the Government to be a member of the NHS Future Forum to lead on the proposals for Education and Training reform and in August 2011 was asked to lead the follow-up report. In September 2013, in recognition of the high quality of clinical care at UHB, Julie was asked by Secretary of State to lead a UHB team for the turnaround of two poorly performing trusts in special measures and since helped two further trusts. In 2014 she chaired the HSJ Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People and she was a member of the expert panel for the 2014 Dalton Review into New Models of Hospital Provision. In 2015 she was asked by Lord Victor Adebowale to join the NLGN Commission on Collaborative Health Economies.
Julie was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours 2012. In 2013, she was awarded an Honorary Chair at Warwick University, was included in the first BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour list of the 100 most powerful women in the UK and is included in the HSJ lists of the most influential clinical leaders, the top ten CEOs and a national LGBT role model in health. She has Honorary Doctorates from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University and in June 2016 received an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, specifically to commemorate the University’s 125th anniversary of providing nurse education.
Kevin Bolger, Executive Director for Strategic Operations and External Affairs
Kevin originally trained as a nurse and went on to work in many clinical areas over the next 18 years. His career then moved away from clinical responsibilities into management and operations in which he gained significant experience in all aspects of acute hospital services.
He moved to University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2000 as a Group Manager and then became Director of Operations twelve months later. In this role he successfully led a number of major change programmes and focused on developing acute and emergency services. In 2006 he became Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Operating Officer in September 2008.
He led, and was responsible for, the operational planning of the move to the new hospital in 2010 and redesigning the management structure pre- and post-move while maintaining existing operational performance throughout this time. In September 2012 he was appointed Executive Director of Strategic Operations and External Affairs leading regional service redesign, developing international opportunities and establishing a successful International Fellowship programme.
In 2013 he took the Executive lead role in supporting a number of trusts put into special measures following the Keogh Review and was appointed improvement Director for George Eliot Hospital by the National Trust Development Agency. As well as maintaining his post at UHB in November 2015, Kevin was appointed as Interim Deputy Chief Executive (Improvement) at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust following the appointment of UHB’s Chair and Chief Executive there to lead the turnaround in its clinical performance and finances.
Tim Jones, Executive Director of Delivery
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 St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
Tim joined UHB in 1995 as an operational manager in General Medicine and Elderly Care. He continued to work in Operations until 2002, when he undertook the role of Head of Service Improvement and led the New Hospital Clinical Redesign Programme, before being appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in June 2006. In September 2008, he was appointed to the newly-created role of Executive Director of Delivery which incorporates board level responsibility for Strategy, Research, Education and Workforce. Tim also gained an MSc in Health Care Policy from the University of Birmingham.
Tim is also an executive Director of Birmingham Health Partners, Senior Responsible Owner for the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, a board member of Birmingham Science City, Industry Governor and Deputy Chair for Harborne Academy and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.
David Rosser, Executive Medical Director
David qualified from University College of Medicine, Cardiff in 1987, worked in general medicine and anaesthesia in South Wales, moving to London in 1993 as a research fellow in critical care and subsequently Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology in UCLH. He was appointed to a Consultant post in Critical Care at University Hospitals Birmingham in 1996.
In 1998 he was appointed as Specialty Lead for Critical Care; as Group Director responsible for Critical Care, Theatres, CSSD and Anaesthesia in 1999; and as Divisional Director responsible for ten clinical services in 2002.
David was seconded two days per week to the NPfIT in 2004 and appointed as Senior Responsible Owner for e-prescribing in November 2005-April 2007.
In December 2006, David was appointed as Executive Medical Director of UHB, with responsibilities including Executive Lead for Information Technology. He has led the in-house development and implementation of advanced decision support systems into clinical practice across the organisation.
He took up the role of Deputy Chief Executive with responsibility for clinical quality at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) in November 2015, in addition to the Medical Director role at UHB, and was appointed as Executive Medical Director of HEFT in March 2016, retaining the responsibilities of the MD at UHB and the Deputy CEO at HEFT.
Mike Sexton, Executive Chief Financial Officer
Mike, who became FD in December 2006, spent five years in the private sector working for the accountancy firm KPMG and had a spell in commissioning at the Regional Specialities Agency (RSA) before joining the Trust in 1995.
Over the past 19 years, he has held numerous positions including Director of Operational Finance and Performance and Interim Director of Finance.
Mike is also the executive lead for international affairs, commercial development, healthcare contracts, procurement, arts and charities.
Cherry West, Executive Chief Operating Officer
Cherry joined the Trust as Chief Operating Officer in August 2014, and is the lead for delivery of patient services and operational performance through the Trust’s Clinical Divisions. She trained in medical physics and started her NHS career as a Clinical Physiologist in London. Cherry also spent some time in clinical research, and health services research and evaluation before moving into general management in the late 1990s, undertaking a range of operational roles. She completed a Master’s Degree at University College London, an MBA at Henley Management College, and Diploma Health Planning and Management through Birkbeck College, University of London.
Cherry has had a successful record in managing complex health services and has spent the majority of her career in large acute trusts leading operational delivery and numerous transformation and service redesign programmes. Prior to her appointment at UHB, Cherry held senior positions for 12 years, including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board member at trusts on the south coast and in the east of England.
Lawrence Tallon, Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance
Lawrence joined the Trust as Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance in October 2017. He was previously Managing Director of the Shelford Group (of which UHB is a member), which is a membership organisation representing 10 of the leading university hospitals in England. Before that, he was Executive Director for Policy at a large university hospital in the Middle East, where he led on a range of reforms aimed at developing one of the region’s first academic health systems.
Before working in hospitals, Lawrence was a Deputy Director in the UK Civil Service, specialising in health policy at the Department of Health. He worked closely with health ministers, the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and Downing Street on a range of high profile, cross-governmental programmes. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and with Masters Degrees in History, also from SOAS, and Health Policy from Imperial College London.
Fiona Alexander, Director of Communications
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 and public involvement, reputational management, marketing and FT membership.
Prior to this appointment she was Business Development Director (Midlands) for Trinity Mirror plc, the largest publisher in Europe; editor of the Sunday Mercury; assistant editor of MATCH football magazine and reporter on the Reading Chronicle.
David Burbridge, Director of Corporate Affairs
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 law firms based in Birmingham, London, Oxford and High Wycombe, specialising in corporate and company law. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, David worked in the HM Customs & Excise National Investigation Service, investigating major drug smuggling and serious VAT fraud.
His portfolio includes corporate risk and governance and health and safety.
Andrew McKirgan, Director of Partnerships
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 into general management and operations and held a number of posts in the North West of England including Group Manager for Renal Services and General Manager for Women and Children.
He moved to UHB in April 2003 as the Deputy Director of Operations for Division 1 and in July 2006 assumed his first Director of Operations role. In 2009 he became Director of Operations, Division 2 and in April 2011 he became Deputy Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Executive Chief Operating Officer in September 2012, then Director of Partnerships in 2014.
Jane Garvey, Non-executive Director
Presenter of "Woman’s Hour", Jane was brought up in Liverpool, moving to Birmingham in the early 1980s as a student to study English Literature. Her early experience of the NHS came through her mother, who was a receptionist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and, after leaving University, Jane’s first job was as a Medical Records Clerk at the same hospital.
Jane then returned to the West Midlands and embarked upon her career in broadcasting. In 1994, Jane moved into national radio and after thirteen years at Five Live she moved to Radio 4 to present Woman’s Hour.
Jane, who has strong connections to the West Midlands, is keen to broaden her experience outside the "BBC bubble". She brings well-developed, high-level communications skills, developed over her very successful 20 year career in broadcasting. Jane’s experience has given her valuable exposure to interacting with both high-profile figures and the public.
Angela Maxwell, Non-executive Director
Angela achieved prominence as one of the region’s most dynamic entrepreneurs after she powered Fracino, the UK’s only manufacturer of espresso and cappuccino machines from a £400,000 turnover in 2005 into a £3.6million world-class leading brand when she sold her interests in 2008.
A former European adviser to UK Trade & Investment, a finalist in Businesswoman of the Year 2005, Angela’s latest enterprise is Acuwomen, the UK’s first company to bring an all-women group of entrepreneurs under one roof. Angela is also an accredited business coach for the National Growth Accelerator programme and for UKTI.
In 2010 Angela was awarded an honorary doctorate for business leadership from the University of Birmingham and was made an OBE for services to business. She recently co-launched Vibe Generation, specialists in intellectual property creation and product commercialisation. She is also Chair of the Birmingham Rep Theatre.
Harry Reilly, Deputy Chair
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 BMW.
During that time Harry has taken the opportunity to take on broader management positions and when he moved to the Rover Group and BMW he spent time in the Far East, Australia and South Africa, as well as some of the more developed markets in Europe and America.
In 1999 Harry was made Managing Director of Land Rover UK, immediately prior to its sale by BMW. He subsequently joined Brintons as Finance Director and later Managing Director, tasked with turning around and rebuilding the group. Since then Harry has taken on a variety of positions alongside his non-executive work. He supported a number of start-ups and since 2011 has been Chief Executive and now a NED of a Canadian group that includes a Chinese/Canadian joint venture. Harry continues to Chair the British American Business Council in the Midlands and is Chair of WMMBF Limited, Ashwell Corporation and the British American Business Council in the Midlands.
Harry is passionate about Birmingham and the West Midlands and feels that the Trust is a real beacon of excellence, deserving of its strong regional and national reputation.
David Waller, Non-executive Director
David is Chairman of Pertemps Network Group Holdings Ltd, one of the UK’s largest, recruitment, training and outsourcing companies. He holds a number of other company appointments including the Chairmanship of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group, Chairman of Delami Investments Ltd and Chairman of The Birmingham Conservatoire development Group Ltd. He is also a trustee of Millennium Point Trust Ltd.
Up until January 2009, David was Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Birmingham Office and PwC Regional Chairman with responsibility for 2,500 professional staff and over £250 million of revenues. He also headed PwC’s regional Management Consultancy practice and represented PwC Middle Market interests globally. He was lead partner for several major clients in both the Private and Public Sectors. During his time with PwC he was actively involved with over 200 clients of all types and sizes.
Jason Wouhra, Non-executive Director
After graduating with a BA in Law with Business Studies from Staffordshire University, Jason joined the family business, East End Foods plc, in 1998 and manages its central Birmingham depot. He is currently Director and Company Secretary of the organisation, now one of the largest ethnic food businesses in the country with a turnover of around £180m. As Operations Director of the company’s cash and carry arm, his remit includes HR, marketing, sales and CRM.
Jason is currently Chairman of the Institute of Directors for the West Midlands and represents the region’s business leaders on a number of forums, including at a national level. He is also Chairman of the Library of Birmingham Advisory Board. Jason was previously Vice Chairman of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership. He is also an IoD-qualified chartered director.
He is a regional board member for the Prince’s Trust in the West Midlands and works with another of the Prince’s charities, Prime, which supports the over-50s. He sits on the boards of the universities of Aston, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. He works with Macmillan Cancer Care and Marie Curie and headed a Disasters Emergency Committee appeal that raised over £36k for the Philippines after the 2013 typhoon.
Dr Catriona McMahon, Non-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 wide experience of working as a national level board member in both the UK and Canada.
Catriona is passionate about the NHS, patient access to medicines and excellence in patient care. She was the Chair of the Medical Expert Network and member of the Innovation Strategy Board and Reputation Strategy Group of the ABPI, and co-chair of the MISG Clinical Research Working Group until December 2014. In addition, she is a former member of the NICE Appeals Panel and NICE Neuroscience Guidelines Review Panel.
As well as her role as a Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director for UHB, she is owner of, and an executive coach within, her own coaching business, specialising in supporting the development and delivery of senior leaders in the healthcare and life science sectors. She is also Lead Industry Member on the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), working with both SMC and industry on health technology processes and processes improvement.
Catriona attended Edinburgh Medical School and, prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, she practised anaesthetics and critical care medicine in the north east of England for 9 years.