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Martin Howell

Chair

Martin has enjoyed a long career in the UK Steel Industry after completing a BSc in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. He retired from Corus as Director of Construction in 2006.

Martin was appointed Chairman of Oxford Health NHS FT in 2010. Prior to this he was a Non-Executive Director of NHS South Central Strategic Health Authority. As well as his work for the Trust, Martin is currently a Governor of Oxford Brookes University and a Board Member of Thames Valley Crime Stoppers.

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Stuart Bell CBE

Chief Executive

Stuart Bell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust on 1 October 2012.

Stuart was previously the Chief Executive Officer of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and was in post for 13 years. He has 30 years’ NHS experience. Before working at SLaM, Stuart was Chief Executive of Thameslink NHS Trust and Lewisham and Guy’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

Earlier in his career he worked at Charing Cross and Whittington hospitals before moving to the South West Thames Regional Health Authority in 1990. Stuart was instrumental in the development of King’s Health Partners in London – one of the academic health sciences centres with a major mental health involvement – prior to joining the Trust.

In 2008 Stuart was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS and he is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College London and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Stuart is also the Chairman of the Picker Institute (Europe).

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Dominic Hardisty

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

Dominic Hardisty was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust in February 2016.

Dominic was previously Deputy Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. His background includes 20 years as a leader and entrepreneur in the private sector as well as, since 2009, at several NHS acute and community trusts.

These roles have included leading teams to transform services across acute, community, mental health and children’s/young people’s pathways, as well as leading on responses to CQC inspections and formation of partnerships across primary, acute, community and social care. He holds a degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mike McEnaney

Director of Finance

Mike commenced his financial management career in consumer goods with Hoover adding multinational experience gained in the oil and consumer lubricants sector with Burmah Castrol.

He has substantial experience at the executive level gained as Finance Director of Honda’s UK manufacturing operations, Avis’s UK car rental business and a private equity backed global business.

Together with the financial experience gained in manufacturing and commercial organisations, he has experience of managing IT and HR.

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Ros Alstead

Director of Nursing and Clinical Standards

Ros has worked in the NHS for 35 years, graduating from London University and St George’s Hospital with a degree in general nursing, followed by qualifying as a registered mental health nurse.

She had experience as a nurse in both inpatient and community settings before becoming a general manager and completing her MBA at Ashridge Business School. Ros now has over 20 years’ experience at director level.

Ros was Chair of the National Mental Health Nurse and LD Directors and Leads Forum until December 2012. She was a panel member of the Richardson Committee reforming the Mental Health Act, and was also the NHS Panel member on the Kerr Haslam inquiry.

Mark Hancock

Medical Director

Dr Mark Hancock has worked with Oxford Health in a number of roles since 1999, and he was appointed the Medical Director in April 2016.

He has previously been the Deputy Medical Director, since May 2013. In recent years, he has been psychiatric lead for medium secure services (2013-14) and associate clinical director for forensic services (2011-2013).

Mark is Trust lead for Clinical Risk Assessment and Management, the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian and Chief Clinical Information Officer.

He completed the Nye Bevan programme with the NHS Leadership Academy in 2014.

Tim Boylin

Director of Human Resources

Tim Boylin graduated in Law from Leeds University in 1983 before joining the Dowty Group of companies as a Personnel Officer.

He spent 15 years in progressively more senior  HR roles in the aerospace and defence sector with Dowty and TI Group, including a five year period based in Toronto leading the HR function for Canadian subsidiaries.

He moved into the utilities sector in 1998 and has held operational and corporate HR Director roles in Thames Water and EDF Energy.

In addition to the full range of HR responsibilities, Tim has been Chairman of two large boards of pension trustees. He also has significant merger and acquisition experience, and has led on Health, Safety and Sustainability and is a champion of equality and diversity.

Tim joined the NHS in November 2016 and joined the Board of Directors* of Oxford Health in January 2018.

*Non-voting member

Martyn Ward

Director of Strategy and Performance

Martyn joined the NHS in September 2016 and was appointed to the Board of Directors* as Director of Strategy & Performance in January 2018, and the Trust’s Chief Information Officer in July 2018.

As an engineer with a background primarily in IT and information, Martyn has 27 years’ public service experience and has served in the Royal Air Force, Thames Valley Police and most recently, at Oxfordshire County Council, where he led IT Services from 2012.

During his time at Oxfordshire County Council, Martyn played a key role in securing the investment required to improve broadband throughout rural Oxfordshire and was a member of the joint Board that was setup with BT to oversee delivery.

Martyn brings significant experience of leading organisational change and transformation and is particularly focused on the development of integrated services with both private and public sector partners.

He has recently completed the Director Programme at the NHS Leadership Academy, in addition to previous training courses hosted by the Ashridge Business School and the Office of Public Management.

*Non-voting member

Chris Hurst

Non-Executive Director

Chris was appointed in April 2017 and is a consultant and executive coach with 25 years’ board experience, working in both executive and non-executive roles.

He is a chartered accountant and has worked in the banking and technology sectors, in local and national government and as a Deputy CEO in the NHS.

He is a Board Trustee of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and a non-executive director of a small digital development company.

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Professor Sue Dopson

Non-Executive Director

Sue is Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Faculty Dean at Saïd Business School.

She is also Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change, especially in the public and healthcare sectors.

Sue teaches on the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, and Consulting and Coaching for Change. She has worked closely with organisations ranging from the UK Department of Health to Roche Pharmaceuticals.

As a founding director and current member of the Oxford Health Care Management Institute, she is involved in the development of courses for the NHS.

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Sir Jonathan Asbridge

Non-Executive Director

Sir Jonathan was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2014. He was the first president of the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council.

From early experiences as a St John Ambulance cadet in Cardiff, he went on to become a state registered nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. After a career in nursing at Singleton Hospital, he moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, becoming General Manager, then Director of Clinical Care services.

He later became Chief Nurse at Barts and the Royal London Hospitals. In 2003 he was appointed National Patient Champion for A&E Experience at the NHS Modernisation Agency. He has also worked at Llandough Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Sir Jonathan is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Amnesty International, and the Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee.

He is a trustee of the Nurses Welfare Service and Senior Nursing Editor for the Journal of Clinical Evaluation in Practice. In June 2006 he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Sir John Allison KCB CBE

Non-Executive Director

Sir John was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015, having previously been appointed Associate* Non-Executive Director from 1 October 2014.

He had a long distinguished career with the Royal Air Force, retiring with the rank of Air Chief Marshal. Subsequently he was a Director of Jaguar Racing Ltd and then a Project Director for Rolls Royce Plc.

He was also a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Tribunal for 13 years. Sir John was elected President of Europe Air Sports in 2004 and served for 5 years. He was President of the Light Aircraft Association from 2006 to 2015.

Sir John is a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Between December 2005, and March 2013 he served as Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State; the officer of the British Royal Household responsible for bearing the Sword of State on ceremonial occasions.

Dr Aroop Mozumder

Non-Executive Director

Aroop was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2017. After qualifying in medicine from Charing Cross Hospital he initially trained in General Practice in the NHS and then spent a couple of years working for Save the Children in famine relief in Africa.

Aroop has since then had a long career in the Royal Air Force, including being the Inspector General of Defence Medicine, retiring as Director General Medical Services in the rank of Air Vice-Marshal. In the Queens’ Birthday Honours List in 2015 he was awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

Currently he works as a Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College Oxford University, is a National Adviser to the Care Quality Commission and is the Academic Dean of the Society of Apothecaries in London

Bernard Galton

Non-Executive Director

Bernard had a long and successful Civil Service career and retired in 2014 from his role as Director General in the Welsh government. He has 15 years executive board experience, and has also been a Non Executive Director in both an NHS Foundation Trust and a private sector joint venture company.

He led a large corporate services department and was Head of Profession for Human Resources and Organisation Development across all public service bodies in Wales, and responsible for complex multi-million pound contracts with key private sector suppliers across ICT, property and facilities management and learning and development. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

He also worked at the highest level in NHS Wales gaining an in depth understanding of the key strategic issues facing health and social care services and the professional and operational challenges facing clinical leaders.

Lucy Weston

Associate Non-Executive Director*

Lucy was appointed in September 2017. She is a chartered accountant who has spent most of her career in the private and charity sectors. She is a Non Executive Director (Vice Chair) of Soha Housing and a Governor of Oxford Brookes University.

*Non-voting member

Kerry Rogers

Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary

Kerry Rogers joined the Board of Directors* as Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary on 1 September 2015.

Kerry has held Director level roles in the NHS prior to coming to Oxford Health NHSFT, most recently with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the Midlands.

With over 20 years’ experience in business and finance in both public and private sectors, Kerry champions good governance and in her company secretary role provides the essential interface between our Board and all of our stakeholders.

Prior to joining the NHS in 2005, her early public sector career was as an Inspector of Taxes. She then went on to be a finance director and company secretary in the private sector, contributing to the strategic direction and operational excellence of businesses.

*Non-voting member

Last updated: 4 October, 2018

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