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Executive directors

john_wilbraham.jpgAppointed: March 2003

John joined the trust in 2002 as the Director of Finance before becoming Chief Executive in 2003.  During his 16 years leading the trust John has overseen the trust’s integration of acute and community services which is a key element of the current integration agenda.

John is a qualified accountant and Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Management North West 

John is the chair or a member of the following committees or groups on behalf of ECT:

Chair:

Clinical Management Board, A&E Delivery Board and the Local Negotiating Committee (LNC)

Member:

Trust Board, Finance, Performance & Workforce Committee, Safety, Quality & Standards Committee, Audit Committee, ECHO – the trust charity, Partnership Forum, Pathology Executive Committee, CT/CC Transformation Board.

Other interests:

  • Chair: Institute of Healthcare Management (North West)
  • Member: Cavendish Group

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, Liverpool
  • IPFA (Institute Public Finance & Accountancy)

Contact:

Janine Homer, Executive PA

Janine.homer@nhs.net 01625 661533

Appointdr_john_hunter.jpged: May 2015 

Current roles and responsibilities

John joined the Trust in September 2000 as a consultant in anaesthetics with a special interest in critical care and was appointed as interim medical director in November 2014, before being appointed to the role permanently in May 2015. John is leading the development of the trust’s clinical strategy and is building collaborative partnerships with clinical leads in primary, community and secondary care settings, supporting and developing new models of care.

  • Consultant in Anaesthetics and Critical Care
  • Clinical Lead for Organ Donation
  • Chair: Human Tissue Authority Governance Sub-committee
  • Lead Director: Clinical Audit Research and Effectiveness Sub-committee
  • Lead Director: Medicines Management Sub-committee
  • Lead Director: Mortality review Sub-committee
  • Lead Director: Local Negotiating Committee

Other Interests:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Member of Intensive Care Society

Contact:

Bethan Rimmer, Executive PA

bethan.rimmer@nhs.net / 01625 661940

Appointed: August 2021 kate.jpg​​​​​​​

Kate has over 25 yrs experience as a registered nurse and began her career in 1997 as a ED  nurse before becoming a Matron in 2007.

Kate has undertaken variety of senior nursing roles at both Salford Royal and Royal Bolton Hospitals before becoming Deputy Director of Nursing at Mid-Cheshire Hospitals in 2016.

In 2020 Kate was seconded to NHS England in Cheshire and Mersey in a commissioning role leading on the Learning Disabilities and Autism programme.

Kate is passionate about supporting and developing the workforce and improving patient experience through service development and co-production.

rachael_charlton.jpgAppointed: May 2011

Current roles/responsibilities

Rachael joined the trust as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development in May 2011 and leads on the trust’s people management, organisational development and education, library and training agendas.

  • Lead Director: Leading the trust’s people management and organisational development and education and training agendas
  • Lead Director: Remuneration Committee
  • Lead Director: Partnership Forum
  • Senior Responsible Officer: CT/CC Transformation Board

Other interests

  • Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel Directors
  • Executive sponsor: North West Workforce Streamlining Programme

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Education and Nursing, MA Health Services
    Management, both from the University of Manchester

Contact

Jemma Taylor, Executive Support Team Leader

jemma.taylor1@nhs.net / 01625 661102

julie_green.jpgAppointed: February 2011

Current roles/responsibilities

Julie has over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS in both commissioning and provider organisations. She brings a vast amount of experience to her role and leads on trust governance, emergency preparedness, business continuity, health and safety and communications and engagement. Julie also acts as the trust’s Senior Information Risk Owner.

  • Chair: Serious Incident Review Sub-Committee
  • Chair: Information Governance and Health Records Sub-Committee
  • Chair: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Sub-Committee
  • Trust’s Senior information Risk Owner (SIRO)
  • Lead Director: Finance, Performance and Workforce Committee
  • Lead Director: Risk Management Sub-Committee
  • Accountable Emergency Officer

Other interests

  • Member: North West Foundation Trust Secretaries

Qualifications

  • MSc Healthcare Governance with Distinction (Loughborough) 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Risk Management and Clinical Handling

Contact

Janine Homer, Executive PA

Janine.homer@nhs.net 01625 661533

simon_goff.jpgAppointed: June 2020

Current roles/responsibilities

Simon was appointed in June 2020 having previously held Director roles in Operations, Transformation and Performance. He joined the NHS in 2008 from Spire Hospitals having worked in corporate functions supporting the national chain of hospitals. Simon has led a number of multi-organisation change programmes having worked in large acute hospitals across the North West, and leads on the delivery of the NHS key performance standards and the operational delivery of patient safety.

•    Chair: Operational Resilience Group
•    Chair: Operational Management Team
•    Chair/Lead:  COVID-19 Recovery Sub-Group

Qualifications

•    BA (Hons) Italian Language and Literature, University of Leeds
•    Msc Healthcare Leadership, University of Birmingham

External Group Membership

•    Greater Manchester Chief Operating Officers Forum
•    Cheshire & Merseyside Chief Operating Officers Forum

Contact

Bethan Rimmer, Executive PA

bethan.rimmer@nhs.net / 01625 661940

Appointed: August 2021 

Ged has substantial experience in senior finance roles across a number of sectors, including NHS and local authority and emergency services. He has also held a number of director roles in public sector subsidiary companies. Previously trained as a retained firefighter giving him a good understanding of the challenges of operational firefighting. Ged is committed to ensuring staff and team development are maximised to support good patient care.  He is a passionate supporter of public services and the role they play in society.

Contact

Janine Homer, Executive PA

Janine.homer@nhs.net 01625 661533