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Board Members

Executive Directors

Dr Richard Jenkins, Interim Chief Executive
Richard Jenkins

Dr Richard 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.

Richard 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 endocrinology.


Michael Wright, Deputy Chief Executive

Michael Wright 

Michael Wright joined The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in February 2020 as interim Deputy Chief Executive and subsequently became Deputy Chief Executive on a substantive basis. 

Michael has 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

Dr 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 years.


Angela Wood, Chief Nurse 

Angela Wood 2019

Angela 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 quality care. 


George Briggs, Chief Operating Officer

George Briggs

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 Commissioning Groups.

George, who 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

Steven Ned

Steven 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.

Steven has more than 30 years NHS experience and over 10 years working in senior roles within South Yorkshire.

Steve Hackett, Director of Finance

Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett joined the Trust in July 2021 from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust where he was Director of Finance.

Steve has worked in the NHS since 1990 and has had a number of roles in the South Yorkshire area.

Non-Executive Directors

Martin Havenhand, Chairman

 Martin Havenhand 2019  

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.

Committees:
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 to 31.01.2020
Reappointed by Council of Governors                 01.02.2020 to 31.02.2023

Heather Craven

Heather Craven 2019

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 financial stability.

Committees (2021/22)
Member of Quality Committee
Chair of Remuneration Committee

Vice Chair of Charitable Funds 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


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 then Sheffield. 

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 March 2017.

Committees (2021/22)
Chair of People Committee
Vice Chair of Nomination Committee
Member of Charitable Funds 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 Smith

Mike Smith NED

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 Foundation Trust.

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.

Committees (2021/22)
Vice Chair of People Committee
Vice Chair of Audit Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee

Chair of Charitable Funds 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


Nicola Bancroft

Nicola Bancroft

Nicola 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 business. 

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.

Committees (2021/22):
Member of Audit Committee
Chair of Finance and Performance Committee
Vice Chair of Remuneration Committee

Member of Charitable Funds Committee

Term of Office 
Initially appointed by the Council of Governors   01.10.2019 to 30.09.2022


Rumit Shah

Rumit Shah

Rumit is currently a full-time practicing General Practitioner in Hatfield, Doncaster. 

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 Commissioning Group.

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 communication.

Committees (2021/22)
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 


Joanna Bibby

Jo Bibby

Jo has worked in health and health care throughout her career, at national and local level. During ten years at the Department of Health, she was responsible for a range of policy areas including research and development, finance and performance.  

Jo has led development of approaches to improve the safety and quality of health care, many of which are now applied routinely across the NHS.

At the Health Foundation, an independent charity and ‘think tank’, she is responsible for a nationally recognised strategy to improve health and reduce health inequalities.  

Before joining the Health Foundation, Jo worked for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust leading a major service reconfiguration programme to deliver improvements in quality, safety and patient experience. 

Jo lives in West Yorkshire.

Committees (2021/22)
Member of People Committee
Vice Chair of Quality Committee
Member of Nomination Committee

Term of Office 
Initially appointed by Council of Governors         01.06.2021 - 31.05.2024 


Kamran Malik, Non-Executive Director

Kamran Malik

Kamran is a finance professional focusing on business transformation, through a coaching approach to people and culture change.  

Kamran qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, worked overseas with TNT in senior finance roles, was a Finance Director for a start up before joining Royal Mail. In almost 20 years at Royal Mail, Kamran further expanded his business acumen by undertaking various senior leadership roles and professional qualifications including Risk Management , Regulatory Compliance, Procurement, Business and Personal Coaching and as Director of Cost Transformation. 

Committees (2021/22)

Will be attending one assurance committee each Board cycle on a rotational basis: People Committee, Quality Committee and Finance and Performance Committee.

Term of Office 
Initially appointed by Council of Governors         01.04.2021 - 31.03.2022 


The terms and conditions of appointment of the Non-Executive Directors are available on application to rgh-tr.foundation.trust@nhs.net.