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Our Board

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is managed by a Board of Directors. The Board is made up of Executive and Associate Executive Directors, who are full time managers. It also features Non-Executive Directors who are independent and come from other walks of life.

It is the Trust Board's responsibility to lead the Trust and set the direction for delivering our vision '5 star patient care'. Their most important priority is to ensure that the services delivered to patients are safe and effective.

Please click here to view our Trust Board structure

Trust Board

Ann Marr Chief ExecutiveAnn Marr OBE - Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is the Trust's accountable officer with overall responsibility for the performance of the organisation. The Chief Executive is supported by the Executive Directors and other senior managers to deliver the Trust's corporate objectives.

Richard Fraser - ChairmanRichard Fraser - Chairman

The Chairman of the Trust Board is a non-executive appointment, and is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring that the Trust fulfils its legal and financial obligations.

 

Executive Directors

Anne-Marie Stretch - Anne-Marie has over 25 years’ experience in the NHS, she is Director of Human Resources and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2003.Anne-Marie Stretch
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Human Resources

Anne-Marie has over 25 years’ experience in the NHS, she is Director of Human Resources and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2003.

Sue Redfern - Director of Nursing, Midwifery and GovernanceSue Redfern - Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Governance

Sue was appointed Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Governance in 2013 and has over 30 years nursing experience.
 

 

Dr Peter Williams - Medical Director, Consultant in Acute and Emergency MedicineDr Peter Williams - Medical Director

Dr Williams graduated from Liverpool University in 1998, trained in acute and emergency medicine in Cheshire and Merseyside and has been a consultant in acute and emergency medicine in St Helens and Knowsley since 2008.

Gareth Lawrence - Director of Finance and Information
Gareth Lawrence - Director of Finance and Information

Gareth joined the NHS in 2003, working at various Trusts across the North West before being appointed Deputy Director of Finance at STHK in 2018, and subsequently taking the position of Director in 2022.

Associate Executive Directors

The Associate Executive Directors support the Trust Board in delivering the corporate objectives
Rob Cooper Director of OperationsRob Cooper - Director of Operations & Performance

Rob has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS, he was appointed Director of Operations & Performance in December 2016.
 

Christine Walters - Director of InformaticsChristine Walters - Director of Informatics

Christine has 20 years’ experience in the NHS and was appointed Director of Informatics in 2015

 

Nicola Bunce Director of Corporate ServicesNicola Bunce - Director of Corporate Services

Nicola has worked in the NHS in a variety of different roles for nearly 30 years. She was appointed to the substantive role of Director of Corporate Services in January 2018.

Non-Executive Directors

Gill Brown - Non-Executive DirectorGill Brown - Non-Executive Director

Gill is Chair of the Quality Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. 

 

Ian Clayton  Non-Executive DirectorIan Clayton - Non-Executive Director

Ian is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

 

Jeff Kozer  Non-Executive Director
Jeff Kozer - Non Executive Director

Jeff is Chair of Finance & Performance and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

 

Paul Growney - Non-Executive Director
Paul Growney - Non-Executive Director

Paul is Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Remuneration Committee. 

 

Geoffrey Appleton Non-Executive DirectorGeoffrey Appleton - Non-Executive Director

Geoffrey has previously worked as a Non-Executive Director in the NHS serving as Vice Chair of Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust.

Lisa Knight, Associate Non-Executive DirectorLisa Knight - Associate Non-Executive Director

Lisa is an Associate member of the Trust Board. She is a member of the Quality Committee, the Charitable Funds Committee and an associate member of the Remuneration Committee.

Rani Thind, Associate Non-Executive DirectorRani Thind - Associate Non-Executive Director

Rani was appointed as a consultant at STHK in 1985. Having worked in the NHS for over 30 years, Rani has served on various committees assisting with the streamlining of patient pathways and promoting best practice both locally and nationally.

Updated 28th July 2022

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