Dr Richard Jenkins, Interim Chief Executive
Jenkins joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in February 2020 as interim
Chief Executive on a part time basis. Richard is also currently the Chief
Executive of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is one of the few
qualified and clinically active Chief Executives in the UK. He has previously been
the Medical Director for two NHS Trusts.
graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1991 with an intercalated degree
in virology as well as his medical degree. He was a trainee doctor in South
Yorkshire until becoming a consultant in 2002, specialising in diabetes and
Michael Wright, Interim Deputy Chief Executive
joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in February 2020 as interim Deputy
worked across both the NHS and Department for Work and Pensions. Previous NHS
roles include being a director at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Director of Finance at
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Callum Gardner, Medical Director
Callum Gardner joined the Trust in September 2018 as Interim Medical Director before being appointed to the substantive Medical Director role.
He is a consultant acute
and general physician at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT) with a
sub-specialty interest in respiratory medicine. He also held the position of
Divisional Director for the Emergency & Medicine division at NWAFT, leading
the division from requires improvement to good in the 2018 CQC inspection. He
has previously held a number of key roles including Deputy Medical Director and
Associate Medical Director, and was a Doctor in the Royal Navy for almost 18
Angela Wood, Chief Nurse
Wood joined the Trust in October 2018 as Interim Chief Nurse before being
appointed to the substantive Chief Nurse position.
Angela, who has been nursing for 31 years,
joined us from North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust where she was
the Interim Deputy Chief Nurse, on secondment from her substantive role as
Deputy Director of Nursing at NHS England. She has held a number of senior
nursing roles throughout her career, both strategic and operational, including
significant experience in acute settings. She has a
track record of achievement in quality, patient safety and patient
experience agendas, and is passionate about patients receiving safe, good
George Briggs, Chief Operating Officer
George joined the Trust in April 2018 and has worked in the NHS for over
30 years in a variety of organisations including Trusts and Clinical
lives in Lincolnshire and has three children, has
extensive experience as a general manager in a number of specialties including
cardiology, intensive care and medicine.
George has also
held a number of director positions in acute Trusts. Over recent years, George
has enjoyed working in a number of interim roles across the UK which gave him
the opportunity to support and learn from a number of NHS organisations.
Steven Ned, Joint Director of Workforce
Ned joined the Trust in April 2019 as Joint Director of Workforce with Barnsley
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He joined the Trust from Sheffield Children’s
NHS Foundation Trust where he was Director of HR and Deputy Chief Executive.
has more than 30 years NHS experience and over 10 years working in senior roles
within South Yorkshire.
Director of Finance
Substantive post vacant. Interim arrangements in place.
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.
The Rotherham NHS
Foundation Trust is a key partner in the Rotherham Together Partnership and in
March 2019 Martin was appointed Chairman of the Ambition Rotherham Board which
is made up of private and public sector leaders to promote the Rotherham Story
on behalf of the Partnership.
Chair of Board of Directors
Chair of Council of Governors
Chair of Board Nomination Committee
Chair of Governors Nomination Committee
Terms of Office:
Initially appointed by Council of Governors 01.02.2014 to 31.01.2017
Reappointed by Council of Governors 01.02.2017
Reappointed by Council of Governors 01.02.2020
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, via interim and
consultancy roles, to identify operational and financial issues and weaknesses
and has delivered solutions to resolve those problems and developed and
implemented strategies to deliver growth and profitability. 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 and improving its operational performance and
Member of Quality Committee
Vice Chair of Remuneration Committee
Terms of Office
Initially appointed by Council of Governors 17.02.2017 – 16.02.2020
Reappointed by Council of Governors 17.02.2020 – 28.02.2023
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 31 May 2021.
After careers in social work and legal practice, Lynn became a legal
academic with lectureships at the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and then
She has taught administrative / public law, contract, environmental and
European law but then specialising in healthcare law and ethics at
undergraduate and postgraduate level. Lynn 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 and
including as Chair of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and
Non-Executive Director at Leeds Teaching NHS Trust.
Lynn is currently Vice Chair of the Trust, a position she has held since
Chair of People Committee
Vice Chair of Nomination Committee
Member of Finance and Performance Committee
Terms of Office
Initially appointed by Council of Governors 01.10.2013 to 30.09.2016
Reappointed by Council of Governors 01.10.2016 to 30.09.2019
Reappointed by Council of Governors 01.10.2019 to 30.09.2021
Michael is an experienced Non-Executive Director, and is currently on
the Board at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. He has also previously
served in a similar capacity at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS
He has an Honours Degree in Law and a Masters in Business
Administration. In 2016, Michael received his third degree - a Masters in
Mental Health Law for which he was given a commendation.
Michael lives in Rotherham
and he has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and has been
the President of Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
He is a volunteer
director / trustee of the Magna Science Adventure Centre and is an enterprise
adviser to a local Special School.
Vice Chair of People Committee
Member of Audit Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Terms of Office
Initially appointed by Council of Governors 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020
Reappointed by Council of Governors 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2022
has over 30 years’ commercial experience in the retail sector, having worked
for Walgreens Boots Alliance in a number of senior finance and strategy leadership
roles and for DFS where she was Group Chief Financial Officer. She worked extensively
on the implementation of various customer focused strategies and transformation
programmes in both businesses.
She has a
first class honours degree in accounting and finance and is a fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Nicola is also a member of the Finance and Risk Committee
for Business in the Community, a charity dedicated to championing responsible
Throughout her career Nicola has been passionate about coaching and
developing leaders and their teams to be at their best and is now
motivated by the vision, mission and values of the Rotherham NHS Foundation
Trust and seeks to provide support for its current and future development.
Member of Audit Committee
Chair of Finance and Performance Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Term of Office
Initially appointed by the Council of
Governors 01.10.2019 to 30.09.2022
Rumit is currently a full-time practicing General Practitioner in
A graduate of the University of Sheffield, Rumit initially followed a
career path in Trauma and Orthopaedics. His commitment to the NHS spans
over 36 years and during this time he has been engaged in various capacities
including the Local Medical Committee (LMC), Primary Care Groups, Primary Care
Trusts and he has now been elected to a be a Clinical Director of East
Doncaster Primary Care Network. He is also the Chair of Doncaster LMC.
Rumit has been a GP Appraiser, on the National Clinical Assessment
Service assessing General Practices, a GP member on the Area Prescribing
Committee, and the Scheduled Drug Monitoring subcommittee of Doncaster Clinical
Rumit is a keen advocate for excellent quality of care delivered in a
timely fashion and in a safe environment with a clear emphasis on good
Vice Chair of Finance and Performance Committee
Chair of Quality Committee
Member of Nomination Committee
Term of Office
Initially appointed by Council of Governors 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021
Mike is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Company Secretary. He has over 30 years experience of senior finance and governance roles, mainly in the private sector in consumer facing businesses, including retail and healthcare. He's been an Executive Director for over 15 years and has many years experience of being a Non-Executive Director. This includes being the current Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a position he has held for three years, and the Chair of Remuneration Committee at Conexus Healthcare, a primary care GP Federation based in Wakefield for the last 18 months. He's been married for 37 years and currently lives with his wife in Mansfield.
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