The Trust Board
The Trust Board is led by the Chairman and has executive and non-executive members.
The Chairman and Non-Executives are appointed by the Council of Governors for a specific period of time. The Chief Executive and all Executive Directors are appointed on permanent contracts by the Trust Board.
Date Appointed: 1st November 2011
Paul spent eight years as the Director of Marketing and Customer Services at Manchester Airport before embarking on a highly successful consultancy career. Organisations such as Liverpool Airport and Railtrack are among his company’s clients.
In addition to his extensive commercial experience, Paul has been a Non-Executive Director of NHS Trafford PCT and its predecessor organisations since 2006.
The chairman is married with two grown up daughters, one of whom is a lawyer and the other a teacher.
An executive director is an appointed member of staff who jointly oversee the activities of Tameside NHS Foundation Trust Hosptial.
The Chief Executive and all Executive Directors are appointed on permanent contracts by the Trust Board. The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors were appointed by the NHS Commissioner for a specified period of time. However, the Council of Members became responsible for the appointment and removal of the Chair and other Non-Executive Directors from the date of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.
The Nominations and Remuneration Committee determines the remuneration of the Executive and Associate Directors and is made up of the Chairman and the Non-Executive Directors.
Karen James - Chief Executive
Prior to joining Tameside Foundation Trust as the Interim Chief Executive, Karen was Chief Operating Officer at the University of South Manchester, Foundation Trust where she had been working since 2009. Karen began her NHS career as a nurse and worked in a number of general and service improvement management roles in Greater Manchester before becoming Executive Director of Operations and Performance at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, prior to moving to Aintree Foundation Trust as the Chief Operating Officer.
Barbara Herring FCCA September 2012
Barbara is an accountant, with over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS across the North West and before that in the Department of Health.
Brendan Ryan MB BCh BAO FRCSI FCEM
Prior to joining Tameside as interim Medical Director Brendan was Medical Director at UHSM for the last 14 years. Brendan is also a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHSM which he has done since 1992 and although he is now the Medical Director he still works in the Emergency Department at UHSM two mornings a week. When Brendan was full-time as an ED consultant, he had special interests in bereavement, pre-hospital care (and has worked many times at road accidents with fire and rescue colleagues) and major incident planning and response. As Medical Director, Brendan’s areas of interest and responsibility are clinical quality and patient safety, education, and medical professional issues. Brendan is the Responsible Officer (for Revalidation) for Tameside.
John Goodenough RGN Dip (HE). MSc (ongoing).
John is a registered nurse with 23 years experience. Prior to his current role John was Deputy Chief Nurse and Deputy Director of Nursing at East Lancashire.
Paul Williams MSc FCMI
Paul Joined the NHS in 2004 following a career in the Defence and Space Industries where he gained an MSc. Paul has held a number of senior posts in the acute healthcare sector prior to joining Tameside in November 2011.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Amanda Bromley - Interim Director of Human Resources
Gillian Parker - Director of Estates and Facilities
A non-executive director is a member of the Trust executive group (TEG) who does not form part of the executive management team. He or she is not an employee of the company or affiliated with it in any other way.
Tony Ward - Non Executive DirectorDate Appointed: May 2006
Board sub-committees: Audit Committee
Areas of interest: Qualified Accountant, specialist in process reengineering
Current / Previous work: Managing Director of several operations within a UK public limited company. Previously the Finance Director of a division within another UK plc.
Anne Higgins - Non-Executive DirectorDate Appointed: 1st February 2012
Board sub-committees: Clinical Governance Committee
Areas of interest: Redesigning services to make them better for the people using them and more cost effective for the organisation. Making sure that people feel well looked after and happy with their hospital experience.
Current / Previous work: Previously was a Corporate Director at Trafford Council and the Statutory Director of Adult Social Services is now providing a consultancy service around innovation and transformation in care and support services.
Tricia Kalloo - Non Executive Director & Senior Independent Director
Date Appointed: 25th November 2010
Board sub-committees: Remuneration and Terms of Service
Areas of interest: Patient experience, safety and outcomes. Staff heath and wellbeing.
Current / Previous work:Currently CEO and owner of Wellness International. Previously worked in health care in the USA prior to moving to Antigua where she became Director of Finance and Administration for the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority.
Julie Soboljew – Non Executive Director
Date Appointed: February 2014
Board Sub Committees: Quality & Governance, Everyone Matters Steering Group.
Areas of Interest: Governance, challenge and support executive board, patient experience, change strategy.
Current/Previous work: Previously spent 16 years at Manchester Airport as Geographical Systems Manager prior to career change into Financial Services. Currently Director specialising in mortgages & protection insurance. Also an associate member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers.
In addition to extensive commercial & private sector experience, Julie has been a governor at a number of organisations and currently Chair of Governors at Glossopdale Community College. Julie is married with four wonderful children.
Anne Dray - Non-Executive Director
Date appointed: 1st January 2014
Board committees: (they are not subcommittees) Audit Committee, Finance and Performance Committee, Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
Areas of interest: Qualified Accountant, spending NHS resources wisely, System Transformation
Current/Previous work: 32 years working in the NHS - 20 years at Director/Chief Officer level. Currently working as Urgent Care Strategic Lead in South Yorkshire.
Trust Board Committees
The Trust Board has established the following committees (please click on the committees to view the terms of reference):
- Remuneration Committee
- Quality and Governance committee
“Each committee is chaired by a non-executive director of the Trust Board.”