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lynn_mcgill.jpgAppointed: November 2010
Reappointed: November 2020

Lynn took over as Chair of the Board in 2010, having initially served as a non-executive director. She brings a wealth of experience to the trust from a number of leading change roles in industry, with a strong people focus.

Under Lynn’s chairmanship, the trust has benefited from an embedded safety culture, embraced and delivered through our people across the organisation; this has translated into good patient care and experiences, as demonstrated by patient and staff feedback, the Good CQC rating for Well Led, as well as winners of/nominated for, national safety awards. The trust has also been named one of CHKS’s top 40 hospital trusts in England multiple times. She has led changes to structure and service, both divesting of and securing services for improved patient outcomes, supported by the associated due diligence and has ensured the Trust is a strong system contributor.

Chair: Trust Board, Remuneration and Nominations Committee; Clinical Excellence Awards Committee; Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Trustee and Member of: Charitable Funds Committee (ECHO)

Other interests: Member of the Cheshire and Mersey Healthcare Partnership Assembly; Member of the Cheshire East Partnership Board; and a Member of Greater Manchester Chairs Forum; Member of Cheshire East Council Leadership Forum; Friend of East Cheshire Hospice.

CQC Reviewer. Mentor on the Aspiring Chair’s Programme. Mentor on NExT Director Programme.

ian_goalen.jpgAppointed: September 2012
Reappointed: September 2020

Ian brings 33 years’ experience as an accountant and auditor to the trust. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has acted as Deputy Chairman of the trust since October 2013.

Chair: Audit Committee

Member of: Trust Board, Finance, Performance and Workforce Committee.

Trustee and Member of: Charitable Funds Committee (ECHO)

Other interests: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and champion for Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response.

dr_peter_madden.jpgAppointed: April 2018
Reappointed: April 2020

Peter is a retired general practitioner who practiced at Chelford Surgery from 1984 until 2016. During his time there, the surgery was rated the best performing GP practice in Eastern Cheshire in the national IPSOS MORI GP Survey and was one of the top 25 practices in England.

He was trained at St Andrew's University and Manchester University before undertaking his general practice vocational training at Macclesfield Hospital.

Peter was also the Medical Director of the Cheshire Local Medical Committee for 28 years representing the interests of over 500 GPs in Cheshire until November 2017. In this role he has gained widespread knowledge of the NHS in both general practice and hospitals.

Chair: Safety, Quality and Standards Committee and Organ Donation Committee.

Member of: Trust Board, Audit Committee.

Trustee and Member of: Charitable Funds Committee (ECHO)

Other interests: Board non-executive Maternity Safety Champion, Safeguarding Lead since September 2018.

andrew_smith.jpgAppointed: January 2020
Reappointed: January 2021

After studying law at Cambridge University and a career in private practice, including 15 years as partner in a leading property law firm, Andrew now works in counselling and psychotherapy.

He served as an NHS non-executive director and Senior Independent Associate Director from 2012 to 2018 at what is now the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust during a period of change in which it began running County Hospital Stafford, in addition to the Royal Stoke.

In his role at the Royal Stoke and County Hospital, Andrew was a passionate board champion of equality, diversity and inclusion and also a non-executive director lead for whistleblowing, who worked with the trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian to promote a culture where staff feel able to raise concerns.

Chair and Trustee of: Charitable Funds Committee (ECHO).

Member of: Trust Board, Finance, Performance and Workforce, Safety, Quality and Standards Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Other interests: Champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Shelley Thomas - print.jpgAppointed: November 2021, stood down February 2022
Appointed Associate NED: February 2022

Shelley was appointed as a non-executive director in November 2021 and brings 25 years as a senior executive in public and private sectors working across healthcare and major consumer industries responsible for multiple sites and workforces of up to 175,000 colleagues. Starting her career in Finance before moving disciplines to HR in 1989.

Her experience spans both consultancy and permanent positions in a variety of Group HR Director and change leadership roles including, Vice President of People at Asda, Group HR Director at Greene King and Gala Coral Group and most recently Group People Director and Company Whistle-blowing Officer at Spire Healthcare where she is a member of the Executive Committee, Safety, Quality and Risk Committee and Chair of the Information Governance Committee

Other interests: Shelley is passionate about inclusion and creating Well-Led and clinically safe organisations through positive culture and colleague engagement.

Tony Ward[Edit].jpgAppointed: February 2022

Tony has worked as a Non-Executive Director in the NHS since 2006 initially at Tameside and Glossop Foundation Trust and currently at NHS Bolton CCG.

His NHS experience includes chairing Audit, Finance, Remuneration and Conflict of Interest Committees.

Prior to this he worked in industry in a number of large public companies in senior management positions in finance and general management.

Other interests: Tony’s specialities include governance, audit, performance management and process engineering

Jackie Waugh[Edit].jpgAppointed: May 2022

Jackie brings 25 years’ experience as a senior executive operating at Board level in several large complex organisations.

After studying Law at university she qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and then enjoyed a career in private practice working for a national law firm. Following this she then worked as a senior lecturer in Law at the University of Huddersfield where, besides teaching on several law related degree courses, she also helped design and deliver the postgraduate courses for the solicitors’ final examinations and masters’ degrees.  For the last 20 years, Jackie  has worked in industry for a number of national regeneration, development and property investment companies.

Currently Jackie is the Legal and Commercial Director at MediaCity, Salford where she is responsible for all matters relating to risk management and stakeholder engagement with organisations such as the BBC. She is ideally placed to do this as her experience has ranged from all aspect of property management, construction and facilities management through to HR, transformational change projects and contract management.

Jackie served as a Non-Executive Director for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust from 2012 to 2015 which was ultimately acquired by what is now GM Mental Health NHS FT.

Fiona Conway[Web].jpgAppointed: May 2022

Fiona joins the trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director after 28 successful years in the financial service sector. Fiona has had a diverse career being responsible at director level for change, technology and customer service.

Having left financial services, Fiona is embarking on a portfolio career and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience within the public sector to enable the trust to deliver the right outcomes for colleagues and patients.

Joanne Newton[Web].jpg Bio to be added soon