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: 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.
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.
Prior to joining Tameside 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.
Date Appointed: June 2018
Prior to joining Tameside 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.
Date Appointed: October 2014
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.
Date Appointed: February 2016
Previously the Director of Nursing at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust, Pauline has held a number of senior positions across the north of England including: deputy Director of Nursing at WWL; Deputy Director of Nursing at University Hospital of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust.
Date Appointed: February 2017
Supporting the Trust during the illness of Pauline Jones, Tracey McErlain-Burns is a registered nurse with experience in a range of senior nursing and Board positions in the NHS, and at multi-agency level. Her most recent position prior to joining the Trust was as Director of Nursing for Rotherham Foundation Trust. Tracey has also supported the Trust with individual pieces of development work.
Tracey has a range of outside interests, including holding Her Majesty's commission as a Justice of the Peace.
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. Tricia joined Tameside Hospital 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.
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 as 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.
Date Appointed: TBC
Anne is currently Deputy Chair, Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair for the Trust. She is currently in her second term of office which finishes in December 2019.
She is a qualified accountant and has worked in the NHS since 1981. She has worked at Board level most of the past 25 years and in both Commissioning and Provider organisations and at Regional level. She has significant experience of delivering change and undertaking leadership roles at Director and Chief Executive level in all types of NHS Organisations. Her strengths are in partnership working, strategic planning, operational and performance management, finance, successful turnaround, contract negotiation, and she has significant project management experience. Currently Anne is a member of the NHSE/NHSI Expert Determination Pool and has recently undertaken roles as the Interim Director of Corporate Affairs and Interim Director of Contracting and Planning at Shropshire CCG and Transition Programme Director at Calderdale CCG.
She is married with 2 grown up children and in her spare time breeds, exhibits and judges Syrian and Russian Hamsters. She enjoys going to the theatre, cinema, having meals out with friends and family and pottering in the garden.
Board sub-committees: Chair of Quality and Governance Committee, Audit Committee
Date Appointed: February 2018
Board sub-committees: Audit Committee, Quality & Governance, and Nomination & Remuneration Committees. He has also joined the Charitable Funds: Clinical Governance Committee, Quality Commission Committee and chairs the Workforce 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.
Date Appointed: February 2017
Board sub-committees: Chair of Charitable Funds Committee, Finance and Performance Committee, Quality and Governance Committee.
Cathy joined the Board in 2017 with a senior level background in the voluntary sector, and her current term is until February 2020. She currently undertakes a portfolio of work, including as Non-Executive Director for the Trust, in an independent Chair role for a national Fund for Department for Transport, a senior consultant advisor to the Power to Change Trust, and as a freelance philanthropy and social policy advisor. Cathy is a Senior International Fellow of the City University of New York, U.S.A; a postgraduate of Cass Business School, London, UK; a UK Clore Social Leadership Fellow; and a graduate of the University of Manchester, UK. Cathy is the Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, and also serves on the Finance & Performance, Quality & Governance, Workforce and Nomination & Remuneration Committees. She is the Lead NED for End of Life Care, Mortality reviews, and Maintaining Professional Standards (medical discipline).
Date Appointed: February 2017
Board sub-committees: Chair of Finance and Performance Committee, Quality and Governance Committee, Remuneration and Terms of Service 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.
The Trust Board has established the following committees:
Each Committee is chaired by a non-executive director of the Trust Board.