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Aislinn Web Head shot[USE THIS].jpgAppointed: March 2023

Aislinn has been a Non-Executive Director of Mersey Care NHS FT since October 2018. In this capacity she was Chair of the People Committee, Health & Wellbeing Guardian and member of the Ethical Advisory Group. She is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a qualified District Nurse, Registered Midwife, Health Visitor, and has a Master’s in Public Health and Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance.

Aislinn O’Dwyer’s roles have included being a Consultant in Public Health supporting the NHS in the North West and also Lancashire County Council. As a Consultant in Public Health for UK Med she was also a member of the Quality Assurance Team in Sierra Leone and she supported NHS professionals.

She notably developed and implemented the recruitment process for NHS professionals to support the UK Government-led response to Ebola in Sierra Leone and was awarded the Ebola Medal by Her Majesty the Queen.

She was previously Director of Public Health at West Lancashire PCT and Interim Director of Public Health at Blackburn with Darwen PCT.

She is currently Chair of Savera UK, a leading charity based in Liverpool that tackles culturally-specific abuse and harmful practices in the UK.

She is also a Fundraiser and supporter of Freedom from Torture and Save the Children.

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.

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.

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

Member of: Safety and Quality Standards Committee

Joanne Newton[Web].jpgAppointed: September 2022 

Joanne is a qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience operating at Board level within NHS Trusts and Commissioning Organisations. Her most recent Executive Director of Finance role was with the Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Group and more recently she has held Non Executive roles with both Stockport NHS FT and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group.

Joanne is passionate about the need to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities and the importance of working in partnership with other local organisations to achieve this.

Chair of: Finance, Performance and Workforce Committee

Member of: Trust Board, Audit Committee, East Cheshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund Committee

Representative of the Corporate Trustee for East Cheshire NHS Charitable Fund

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