up in Portsmouth, and with a retired Naval father, the Army provided a useful
and positive distraction for 15 years, sending Andrew to places around Germany,
NI and UK to find excitement.
left in 1995, having met and married a local girl, and decided to settle in
South Yorkshire, he spent the first few years testing ‘civi-street’ and finding
his place in it before getting into IT and extending this into project management.
Being a ‘people’ person, programming held little excitement for him so falling
back on 15years service he focussed on the Control aspects of projects,
governance, planning and risks, helping project managers deliver key programmes
around the UK. He now works as an Interim Business Consultant, sharing his view
and persuading others of a better way of doing things.
lives in Surrey for work and in Bramley with his wife, a retired Police Officer
and now Criminal Analyst with South Yorkshire Police. They have 22 years old
twins. His son works in the local economy and striving to find his place in the
world and his daughter, organises UK based professional cycling races and
events, and is taking on the International world of Cycling.
Term of office: 01.11.20 - 31.05.23
Rest of England
is a devoted family man married with two grown-up daughters and six
During his career
he enjoyed roles at various levels within several sectors, retail,
construction, manufacturing and latterly IT. He sold his technology business in
2019 and is looking forward to contributing to the Trust and wider community.
Geoff is an
enthusiastic high handicap golfer, his golfing ambitions often exceed his
abilities, but sometimes, just sometimes there are moments which make it all
Term of office: 01.11.20 -
Rother Valley South
Ian is a fully qualified personal trainer and sports massage/sports injury therapist, and the owner of a Rotherham health and fitness suite.
With over 16 years of knowledge and experience of fitness and wellbeing, Ian works with a wide variety of age groups from 15 to 85+. Keeping residents fit and healthy and providing rehabilitation following operations has been his passion for over 16 years.
Ian is looking forward to being a Public Governor and representing his Constituency, who like himself and his family, will have utilised the services of Rotherham Hospital. Ian is keen to be the voice of his Constituency, providing local ideas to enhance services.
Ian is a family man with five children.
Term of office: 01.06.21 - 31.05.24
Rest of England
Now semi-retired Frank is still involved with
telecommunications being a director of the Fibreoptic Industry Association and
a major contributor to the IET having recently published a Code of Practice
entitled NHS Building Infrastructures for Healthcare ICT. He has been involved
in the implementation of communications technologies throughout a number of NHS
hospitals around the UK.
Frank is a non-executive director of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of
Commerce and Chairs the Skills Group. This is complimented with his role as a
consultant to Learning Curve Group “finding jobs for young people”.
His passion is to give something back by supporting the NHS, local
business, people and industry and is a business mentor.
Although he has been involved with sales and marketing throughout his
extensive career, being a former Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing
Management and Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Frank’s experience
in running high technology businesses ensures he has much to offer the NHS as a
Term of office: 01.11.20
Anthony (Stephan) Lowe
originally born and raised in Rotherham and has strong family connections to
the region and the wider community. Steve spent 14 years of his early
professional career serving in the British Army, during which time he
completed multiple operational tours.
rewarding military career Steve went on to hold Senior Management positions
across the public, private and charitable sector in and around the field of
criminal justice and sectors providing support services for hard to reach
groups and people experiencing vulnerabilities.
Steve’s work has received a number of awards for his work for making an
impact in the community, including the receipt of a South Yorkshire Chief
Constable commendation in 2019.
currently the North of England Manager for a charity supporting vulnerable
people and those who need support to live a law-abiding life.
a public governor to serve the community and the staff of the NHS and to
promote delivery of safe, caring services which remain responsive to needs.
Term of office:
01.11.20 - 31.05.23
Tania Igbosi McGee
Tania moved to Rotherham due to
family commitments, and will be committed to the Public Governor role as she
believes in contributing to the community she lives in. She also works for
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
As a new member to the
community, Tania would like to see an inclusive representation of greater
diversity and equality in the Trust, with members of the community from
differing backgrounds. A more diverse membership will lead to a more inclusive
Tania would like to see that
all people are treated fairly and equally, and that the Trust continues to
provide the safest and highest quality care for the local community. This will
continue to improve patient experience while promoting the clinical excellence
of the Trust to the wider community.
Term of office: 01.11.20
Rother Valley South / Lead Governor
has been a Public Governor of the Trust since 2014 and in 2018 had the honour
to be elected as Lead Governor.
is a family man with four Children and now 2 Grandchildren, living in Rotherham
for over twenty years. He became a Governor because he is passionate about
improving healthcare both locally and nationally.
has been able to apply his knowledge and experience working as a provider of
healthcare for the NHS in South Yorkshire and from the twenty-five years
engaging and understanding the NHS inner workings as a senior pharmaceutical
has called on this extensive knowledge and his experience as a patient and
parent to help him in his role. He also brings enthusiasm and
(occasionally) a bit of humour!
the Governors provide a key service on behalf of the people of Rotherham, he
would say hand on heart that all of them are proud to serve on behalf of the
members and the public.
Term of Office: 01.06.2017
– 31.05.2020, re-elected for a further term 01.06.2020 - 31.05.2023
Neil was born
in Rotherham and has spent all his life living in South Yorkshire. He is married
and has two children and two grandchildren.
his working career with British Steel Corporation, he moved into the
Environmental Consultancy sector where he has worked for the past 30 years.
After 20 years as a Company Director he took a step down and joined a small
family firm to assist with their growth. Neil has been there for the past three
Governor will be a new challenge for Neil as he has always worked in the
private sector. During that time, he has worked for many of the local NHS
Trusts as a supplier of services and looks forward to understanding the way
they work and pressures they face from a different angle.
worked at the Trust as a nurse for 20 years, and supporting the local NHS has
always been a part of their adult lives.
Term of office: 01.11.20 -
lived in Rotherham all her life. After working in Rotherham schools for thirty
five years as a teacher, advisory teacher and Head Teacher, she retired and has
spent almost sixteen years as a volunteer at Rotherham Hospital.
Her husband was
an in-patient for many weeks and as a family they were able to witness the hard
work, professionalism, and commitment of staff. Marilyn has also been treated
herself on a number of occasions and she wanted to extend her volunteer role
into governance, so she decided to stand as public governor for Rotherham South
and was elected in 2019.
is to see the hospital continue to provide the safest, highest quality care for
the local community.
certain that she has a lot to offer in terms of good organisational and
interpersonal skills and she will work with the Trust to continue to improve
the patient experience and promote its development.
Term of office:
01.06.2019 - 31.05.2022
A A Zaidi
at Manchester, Mr Zaidi was awarded certificate of Specialist in Ophthalmology.
He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Rotherham Hospital on 1
October 1979 until his retirement on 31 December 2007. In this
role he modernised the Rotherham Eye Unit, introducing new services for
patients with Eye diseases and was responsible for training junior doctors,
Nurses and Opticians.
time at the Trust, Mr Zaidi was appointed Clinical Director for Specialist
Surgery, which not only included management of Ophthalmology but also the
specialities of Ears Nose and Throat and Maxillofacial.
College of Ophthalmologists appointed him Examiner for FRCOphth and he was on
the “Consultant appointment Panel” for other hospitals.
37 years in NHS and 27 years at Rotherham, Mr Zaidi is well aware of the NHS system,
constraints facing Hospitals and the requirements and problems faced by the
patients. Due to his previous NHS Experience he believes he would be able to
contribute to help all parties.
As a public
governor, Mr Zaidi’s main aim is to support the improvement of services for
Term of office: 01.06.2019 - 31.05.2022
Colonel Mac McPherson retired from the army in 2014 after 44 years’ service.
Mac developed and lead bespoke leadership training at The Royal Military
Academy Sandhurst and as Deputy Garrison Commander of Larkhill Garrison Mac was
responsible for moving the ‘home’ of The Royal Artillery from Woolwich after
300 years. Mac has significant operational experience in various
challenging environments, and has received awards for his conduct in Northern
Ireland, UK mainland and Bosnia. Mac has spent several winters training inside
the Arctic Circle.
currently is the chairman of trustees of the Military Community Veterans Centre
(MCVC) is a director of the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund, a director of the
Regular Forces Employment Agency (RFEA) and President of the Wentworth
Association for the Prosecution of Fellons. He was awarded an MBE in 2009
birthday honours list.
is a keen but inelegant skier, a disgraceful but honest golf novice and likes
reading, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
became a public governor to support and promote the hospital staff in
delivering their Vision, Mission and Values all of which contribute to a top
class hospital which serves our community so well.
Term of office:
01.06.2017 – 31.05.2020, re-elected for a further term 01.06.2020 - 31.05.2023