Louise Barnett, Chief Executive
Louise Barnett is Chief Executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. She joined the Trust as interim Chief Executive in October 2013, prior to being appointed to the substantive position in April 2014.
Louise has a wealth of experience, having worked at a senior level in both the public and private sectors. Louise has held a number of NHS board positions, including Non-Executive Director at Sherwood Forrest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Interim Chief Executive at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. Louise is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and is currently Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Leadership Council.
Chris Holt, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy and Transformation
Chris Holt joined TRFT in October 2014 from Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust where he held responsibility for ensuring the safe and effective day-to-day operational performance of the organisation between 2011 and 2014. His experience covers both the private sector and also primary and secondary healthcare in England and Scotland.
Chris is passionate about improving hospital experience and care for patients and wants to see patients’ needs at the heart of decision making by working closely with patients, staff and local partners to ensure that the Trust continues to deliver excellent services and a safe and first class experience for all.
Conrad Wareham, Medical Director
Conrad joined the Trust in July 2015, when he returned to the UK from Australia where he had held a number of senior roles including Executive Director for Medical Services. He has a wealth of experience including: the strategic development of clinical streams; shaping and designing services across North Adelaide Local Health Network; and working closely with clinical and consultant colleagues to deliver changes for patients. He trained in the UK and specialises in anaesthesia and critical care.
Chris Morley, Chief Nurse
Chris joined the Trust in October 2017 from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he held the role of Deputy Chief Nurse.
He has previously held a number of leadership roles in healthcare governance, patient safety and nursing management. Chris possesses a BMedSci in Professional Nursing Studies from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Health and Social Care Leadership from Sheffield Hallam University.
He was the Chair of the Association of United Kingdom University Hospitals Deputy Nurse Director Group between September 2016 and October 2017.
Simon Sheppard, Director of Finance
Simon Sheppard joined TRFT in November 2014 from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust where he was Acting Director of Finance and, before that, Deputy Director of Finance and Procurement.
Simon started in the NHS on the Graduate Management Training Scheme and has over 20 years’ experience at a senior level in large acute teaching hospitals including the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Executive Director of Workforce, Cheryl Clements
Cheryl Clements is the Trust Director of Workforce. Cheryl started her NHS career as an adult and children’s nurse, training in Sheffield. She worked in Rotherham, at the hospital, as a Staff Nurse in the 1980’s, a Ward Sister in Doncaster, Head of Education in Chesterfield and has general management and teaching experience. She is committed to supporting and developing staff to provide excellent health care.
Cheryl has a degree in Social Policy and a Masters in Policy and Professional Studies. She has completed her Masters in Employment Law (LLM) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Cheryl has held Director posts in a variety of provider and commissioning organisations, Acute care, PCTs, Community care, Mental Health and Learning Disability Services. She joins the Trust from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Cheryl was born in Rotherham and her parents still live here.
Anna Milanec, Director of Corporate Affairs/Company Secretary
Originally from Staffordshire, Anna’s background is the financial sector, and offshore global corporate administration where she spent 18 years of her life. She has also held directorships roles at several international companies. Anna has more recently worked at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and, whilst her background is based around governance, risk management, compliance, processes, procedures and accountability, she believes that people are what really matters and is fascinated by different cultures and belief systems and appreciate the vivid landscape that each of us help to create.
Anna is a chartered secretary (fellow of ICSA), a fellow of the International Compliance Association with an international diploma in compliance, Member of the Institute of Directors, Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has a MSc in Corporate Governance and Administration.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys writing fiction, sailing and attempting photography.
Martin Havenhand, Chairman
Martin is a
very experienced Chairman and Non-Executive Director. He has a wealth of
Executive and Non-Executive experience from both the public and private sectors
and is knowledgeable and experienced in regulated industries.
He also brings
to the Trust extensive experience and knowledge of the South Yorkshire and
Bassetlaw community which is invaluable as the Trust continues to develop and
enhance local health care services for the future.
of office until 31st January 2020.
Gabrielle is an experienced former NHS Nurse Director with extensive
clinical and managerial experience. She has held Director posts in primary and
community care, acute care, a Strategic Health Authority and has experience
working at the Department of Health. She has a strong commitment to the
achievement of the highest standards for the patient experience wherever care
As a former Non-Executive Director of the West Yorkshire Workforce
Development Confederation and former Honorary Senior Lecturer /Lecturer at the
Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, Gabrielle has long held a keen interest in
the education and development of those who wish to realise their full
potential. From 2009 to 2016 she was been a member of the Board of Governors of
Leeds Beckett University.
was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2008 and serves as a Magistrate on
the Leeds Adult Bench and is also a Family Justice. She views this
responsibility as both humbling and a privilege.
Term of office until 31st March 2018.
Heather is a Chartered Accountant who trained with KPMG and has spent most of her career working across a wide spectrum of industries at director levels including FTSE and AIM listed companies.
Since 2006 she has helped a number of organisations to identify operational and financial issues and weaknesses and has delivered solutions to resolve those problems. Heather is committed to using her skills and experience to assist the Trust in meeting the challenges it faces in delivering a quality healthcare service.
She is a keen golfer, gardener and traveller which fits around her work commitments and time spent with her husband and grandchildren.
Mark joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as a Non-executive Director on 1 June 2012. He has lived in central Rotherham for over 30 years and has a deep commitment to the town, the Borough and South Yorkshire. He spent 13 years as a Councillor and was the Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in the early 2000s until he resigned to take up a new role.
Mark has a first degree in economics and geography and a Masters degree in public sector economics. After initially working in retail management, Mark worked professionally as an economist before moving in to local politics. He currently works at a senior level advising and troubleshooting for local government (a post that precludes political activity).
Mark has a son, a daughter and also two step daughters. In his spare time he walks, plays squash, cycles and also sits as a Director (Trustee) on the Board of a national charity.
Term of office until 31st May 2018.
Barry has had a rewarding career in both the private and public sector helping large complex organisations through transformational changes and developments which deliver tangible benefits to staff, customers and patients. He is professionally qualified in marketing, IT, change management and procurement and logistics.
He is no stranger to the NHS or The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, in his previous role as Chief Executive of NHS Logistics (later NHS Supply Chain). He says that one of his proudest moments was NHS Logistics winning the Health Service Journal Award for Improving Patient care with E-technology. Barry's recent position has been as Commercial Director for Sheffield City Council and as Chair of the Yorkshire & Humber Strategic Procurement Group, he has been actively involved in the transfer of Public Health and has worked closely with Rotherham Council.
Barry is married and lives in Derbyshire and has a son who has recently moved to Australia.
Term of office until 18th September 2018.
Joe spent almost nine years as a Non-Executive Director at
Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust where, at various times, he was
Chair of the Audit and Clinical Governance Committees, Senior Independent
Director and Deputy Chair. He spent most of his career with British Coal
and the Coal Pension Funds and he is a qualified accountant.
In July 2016 the Council of Governors re-appointed Joe for a
further three year term of office from September 2016.
is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance
Term of office until 25th September 2019.
After careers in social work and legal practice, Lynn became a legal academic with lectureships at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and now Sheffield. She has taught administrative/public law, contract, environmental and European law but now specialises in healthcare law and ethics at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has published extensively in this area including two books: The Child as Vulnerable Patient: Protection and Empowerment and A Good Death: Law and Ethics in Practice. In parallel with these activities, Lynn has been involved in the NHS for over 25 years, mostly as a Non-Executive Director of acute hospital boards.
She was Chair of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for nine years and more recently served as a Non-Executive Director at Leeds Teaching NHS Trust where she was Chair of the Quality Committee.
Lynn is married and has two sons and a daughter.
Term of office until 30th September 2019.
David is a recently retired GP, having completed 30 years as
a GP principal in a large practice north of Nottingham, with a similar a
socioeconomic demographic to Rotherham.
As a GP he was actively involved in commissioning health
services and was a founder member of the Nottingham Total Commissioning
Project. He was particularly involved in commissioning children’s and
young people’s services in Nottinghamshire, an interest which resulted in him
becoming the GP representative on the Nottinghamshire County Council Children’s
As an active member on the Children's and Young People’s
Health Network, he championed stronger relations between primary and secondary
care services in the field of paediatrics and helped with the development of
many local guidelines. He was vice chair of Nottingham North and East CCG for
several years and headed up the development of improved primary care services
in this CCG most notably in the area of respiratory medicine.
David has always been motivated by the vision to provide the
best possible health care for his patients and those in the wider
locality. He hopes to bring his skills and experience from a background
in Primary Care and CCG work to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and to add a
new diversity to the Board of Directors’ composition.
is married with four daughters and two granddaughters and in his spare time
enjoys golf, water colour painting and walking his labrador.
The terms and conditions of appointment of the Non-Executive Directors are available on application to the Company Secretary, Anna Milanec, at Anna.Milanec@rothgen.nhs.uk or 01709 426821.