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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.


Jane McCall

Jane McCall - Chairperson

Date appointed: January 2018

Jane has significant experience of working within the NHS, specifically in Greater Manchester where she held non-executive director positions at Stockport NHS FT and University Hospital of South Manchester as Deputy Chairperson. Jane is also an external commissioner (non-executive director) at the House of Commons Commission, and a non-executive director at the Information Commissioner’s Office.


Jane held the position of Managing Director at Trafford Housing Trust between August 2006 and December 2015 and she was Deputy Chief Executive of Trafford Housing Trust between January 2016 and May 2016 when she left to pursue a non-executive career.



Executive Directors

An Executive Director is an appointed member of staff who jointly oversee the activities of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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

Karen James OBE - Chief Executive

Date appointed: October 2014

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust as the 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. Karen was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2020. The award recognises the transformation Karen and her team have made in turning the Trust into an integrated care organisation of excellence for treatment and care.   


Sam Simpson - Finance Director

Sam Simpson - Finance Director

Date appointed: June 2018

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust Sam worked for the Cheshire and Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) as Director of Finance. She also worked as Director of Finance at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care.



Brendan Ryan - Medical Director

Brendan Ryan - Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian

Date appointed: October 2014

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop IC NHS FT as interim Medical Director, Brendan was Medical Director at UHSM for 14 years. Brendan is also a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHSM which he has done since 1992. 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 the Trust.


Trish Cavanagh - Finance Director

Trish Cavanagh - Chief Operating Officer 

Date appointed: July 2014

Tricia qualified as Registered Nurse in 1986 and has undertaken a range of clinical posts gaining an MSc. in Clinical Practice. She then worked for several years in service transformation roles aimed at improving the delivery of care to patients through redesign of systems and processes. Trish joined Tameside and Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust from University of South Manchester Foundation Trust where she was Associate Director of Operations with responsibility for managing a wide range of clinical services including those provided at a tertiary and a regional level.

Peter Weller- Director of Nursing and Integrated GovernancePeter Weller - Director of Nursing and Integrated Governance

Date appointed: February 2019

Peter brings to the Trust a portfolio of 30 years’ nursing experience from  provider, commissioner and regulatory organisations  where he has held a range of clinical and managerial leadership roles. Having worked extensively in patient safety, quality, governance, patient experience, safeguarding and risk management, and having gained an MA in Professional Practice, his focus on service transformation and improvement has been central to his work in improving the delivery of care to patients through redesign of systems and processes and promoting professional culture, values and behaviors.  Peter re- joined  Tameside and Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust from NHS Improvement where he was Senior Clinical Lead for Greater Manchester and Lancashire, overseeing a range of NHS providers and driving improvements in governance, workforce and clinical standards having previously been the Director of Quality Governance here at the Trust.


Amanda Bromley HR Director

Amanda Bromley - Human Resources Director

Date appointed: September 2014

Amanda is a highly motivated HR/OD professional with extensive operational and strategic experience, which has been obtained from holding senior HR positions in a number of organisations in acute, community and mental health services. Amanda commenced her career at Tameside Community & Priority Services NHS Trust before moving on to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Tameside Acute NHS Foundation Trust and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, she returned to Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in June 2013. Amanda is passionate about putting staff and patients at the heart of everything she does and she firmly believes that the development of a culture built around engagement, continuous learning, leadership development and shared values enables an organisation to be successful and sustainable.


Paul Featherstone - Estates and Facilities Director

Paul Featherstone - Estates and Facilities Director

Date appointed: March 2019

Prior to joining Tameside and Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust, Paul was Director of Estates and Facilities at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Paul qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1994 and holds first class honours and masters degrees and has spent his entire career working for a variety of NHS organisations. He is enthusiastic about how the built environment and facilities services provided to it, can make a significant difference to the patient experience and has led the delivery of a number of large scale redevelopment and transformation projects.



Non-Executive Directors

Peter Noble- Non-Executive Director

Martyn Taylor - Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: 1st May 2015

Board sub-committees: Chair of Quality and Governance Committee. Attends Audit Committee.

Martyn is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and spent his career in banking. Prior to his retirement he led risk management related to troubled firms for a major bank, with a particular focus on the North of England. He also graduated from senior management development programmes at Harvard Business School and the Wharton University in Pennsylvania. Martyn joined the Board in May 2015, and during the year Council agreed to appoint him for a second term of office. His new term will end in April 2021. He is the Chair of the Quality and Governance Committee, and serves on the Audit Committee and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is the Lead NED for Freedom to Speak Up and for Organ Donation.

Peter Noble- Non-Executive Director

Peter Noble - Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: February 2018

Board sub-committees: Chairs Workforce Committee. Attends Audit Committee, Quality & Governance, Remuneration Committee, Charitable Funds Committee, Clinical Governance Committee and Quality Commission Committee. 


Appointed to the Board in 2018, Peter has a long career in higher education and the NHS, most recently as Vice-President and Chief of Staff at the University of New South Wales. He has previously worked in the NHS in a number of locations and roles.

Peter is the Chair of the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the Audit Committee, the Quality and Governance Committee, and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is a member of the Charitable Funds Committee. He is the Lead NED for Safeguarding Adults and Children.


Sally Bridgen- Non-Executive Director

Sallie Bridgen - Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: February 2017 
Board sub-committees: Chair of Finance  Committee. Attends: Quality and Governance Committee, Remuneration  Committee

Sallie’s career has been in housing and homelessness, working with Housing Associations, Local Authorities and charities. She has held senior positions at Shelter, the National Housing Federation, and Housing Diversity Network. She now works to improve integration between housing and health. She is a Group Director for Progress Housing Group, and a Trustee of Together Dementia Support.

Sallie is Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee. She also serves on the Quality & Governance Committee, Workforce Committee and the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. She is the Lead NED for Infection Control, Equality & Diversity, and Patient Safety.


Andrew Light - Non-Executive Director

David Curtis - Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: January 2020


Board Sub-committees: To be decided


David is a registered mental health and general nurse and brings a wealth of clinical and Board level experience from his career with the NHS having undertaken a range of senior clinical, teaching, community and hospital executive director roles, during a 40year full-time career, and more recently as a non-executive director at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.


David was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to Nursing and Health Care in Greater Manchester.


David is particularly interested in working with the people who use Trust’s services in Tameside and Glossop, the Council of Governors and Integrated Care Trust staff.


Andrew Light - Non-Executive Director


Andrew Light - Non-Executive Director

Date appointed: January 2020

Board sub-committees:

Andrew is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the private sector.

After graduate training and early roles gaining broad accounting experience Andrew enjoyed a 15 year career with Associated British Foods plc and progressed to his first Finance Director role with them. He joined Warburtons Limited in 2006 as Finance Director. The role has developed and broadened and became established for the first time on the Family Board of the business in 2014 with Andrew as CFO.

Andrew is also a volunteer NED on the Board of England Squash, the national governing body for the sport which he has played for over 40 years.


Trust Board Committees

The Trust Board has established the following committees:

  • Audit
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Quality and Governance committee
  • Finance  Committee
  • Workforce

Each Committee is chaired by a non-executive director of the Trust Board.


Trust Board Meetings

Trust Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Thursday of the month.  Trust Board meetings are held in public at 9.30am in Silver Springs House.


2019 Dates

31st January

28th March - The March Board Meeting will not be open to the public during the current Coronavirus lock-down

22nd May

25th July

26th September

28th November

2020 - Agenda, minutes & backing papers

Please find below the papers from 2019's Trust Board Meetings.

 Agenda  Minutes  Backing Papers  Late Papers
January    Paper 1   Paper 2   Paper 3  January
 March    Combined Board Papers  

2019 - Agenda, minutes & backing papers

Please find below the papers from 2019's Trust Board Meetings.

 Agenda            Minutes                     Backing Papers     Late Papers  
  January 2019 Agenda       January 2019 Papers     
 March 2019 Agenda    March 2019 Papers  Agenda Item 15b
May 2019     May 2019 Papers  
July 2019     July 2019 Papers  
August 2019      
September 2019   September 2019 Papers  
November 2019    November Papers - A November 2019 Papers - B November 2019 Papers - C  









2018 - Agenda, minutes & backing papers

Please find below the papers from 2018's Trust Board Meetings.

 Agenda            Minutes                     Backing Papers     Late Papers  
 November 2018 Agenda  November 2018 Minutes  November 2018 Papers   Agenda Item 16b
 September 2018 Agenda  September 2018 Minutes  September 2018 Papers  
 July 2018 Agenda  July 2018 Minutes  July 2018 Papers  
 June 2018 Agenda  June 2018 Minutes  June 2018 Papers  
 May 2018 Agenda  May 2018 Minutes  May 2018 Papers  
 March 2018 Agenda   March 2018 Minutes  March 2018 Papers  
 February 2018 Agenda  February 2018 Minutes  February 2018 Papers  
 January 2018 Agenda  January 2018 Minutes  January 2018 Papers  


Trust Board Archive

The Trust Board Archive can be found here

Please contact the Trust Board secretary if you require an archived documentation regarding trust board meetings. Tel: 0161 922 6007 or email: