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Board Members

Executive Directors

Louise Barnett, Chief Executive

Louise Barnett

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 

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

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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 Morley
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 2016 

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

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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

Anna Milanec 2016

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.

Non-Executive Directors

Martin Havenhand, Chairman

 Martin Havenhand  
Martin has a wealth of Executive and Non-Executive experience from both the public and private sectors and he has previously successfully served in Chair and Governor roles.

He brings to the Trust extensive experience and knowledge of the South Yorkshire community which is invaluable as TRFT continues to develop and enhance local health care services for the future.

During 2016/17, he was working as a Non-Executive Director at Yorkshire Water Services Limited although his term of office came to an end on 31 March 2017.

Martin has three grown up children and enjoys travel, reading, playing golf and keeping reasonably fit.

Term of office until 31st January 2020


Gabrielle Atmarow

 Gabby Atmarow 

Gabby 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 in the Department of Health. She has a strong commitment to the achievement of the highest standards for the patient experience wherever care is delivered.

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 Gabby has long held a keen interest in the education and development of those who wish to realise their full potential. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Board of Governors of Leeds Metropolitan University.

Gabby was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2008 and serves as a magistrate on the Leeds Adult Bench. She views this responsibility as both humbling and a privilege.
Gabby is married and has two sons.

 

Term of office until 31st March 2018. 


Heather Craven
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 Edgell

 Mark Edgell

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 Mellor

 Barry Mellor  

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 Barnes

 Joe Barnes 

Joe lives in Doncaster.  He is married with two adult children and two not at all adult grandchildren.

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.   Joe spent most of his career with British Coal and the Coal Pension Funds; he is a qualified accountant and provides consultancy services (on a very small scale these days!) to businesses and pension funds.

 

Term of office until 25th September 2019.

Lynn Hagger  

Lynn Hagger 

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.


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’