Meet the Board
The Trust board of directors is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and is held to account by the Council of Governors.
The Board is made up of the chairman and chief executive, seven executive directors and six non-executive directors.
Dr Peter Reading –Chief Executive
Dr Peter Reading joined us in August 2017. Peter has 33 years’ experience as a manager and management consultant in UK healthcare, including 18 years as Chief Executive of five NHS trusts (teaching hospitals, DGHs and mental health). These include Leicester, UCLH, Doncaster and Peterborough. He has an outstanding record of leading people and organisations to high levels of achievement and of delivering successful organisational, clinical and financial transformation programmes.
For the past three years Peter has been associate director with PwC’s healthcare advisory practice, advising on leadership and on quality and financial transformation in more than a dozen NHS trusts across the country, including a number in Special Measures.
Richard Sunley – Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations
Richard was appointed Interim Chief Executive in March 2017. He has a longstanding career in the NHS having worked his way up from clerical worker to manager and director. He has held several senior positions including eight years as director of operations at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, three years as CEO at Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust and more recently a year’s tenure as acting CEO at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Mr Lawrence Roberts – Medical DirectorMr Lawrence Roberts is by background a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and was appointed medical director at the Trust in 2015.Mr Roberts has a wealth of experience having graduated from Charring Cross Medical School before being commissioned into the Royal Navy as a medical student on a short service commission. He worked as a ship’s medical officer and on an air-sea rescue squadron and was also attached to the Royal Marines. He then trained as a GP during his time in the Royal Navy before transferring to the Army where he trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at a military hospital in Aldershot. He also worked as a perinatal training fellow at the University College of London and became a consultant in 1994. He went on to take up the post of Command Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (British Army of the Rhine) and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel before being made redundant in 1996. He then joined Scunthorpe hospital as a consultant, and has held various posts
including clinical lead, clinical director, associate medical director, deputy medical director and acting medical director.
Tara Filby – Chief Nurse
Tara Filby has worked at the Trust since 1987 when she joined the Scunthorpe and Goole school of nursing. She qualifed in 1990 and landed temporary nursing roles at the former Glanford and Brumby hospitals before being appointed to a nurse role on ward 3 at Goole hospital. Tara went onto become a ward sister and then in 2003 she was asked to open and run a new surgical treatment centre at Goole, which she did as well as later opening the ophthalmic suite, and managing the surgical wards at the hospital.
Tara left Goole in 2011 when she took on the role of assistant director of nursing at Grimsby hospital before being quickly promoted to the deputy chief nurse position. In 2015 she was appointed chief nurse.
Marcus Hassall – Director of Finance
Marcus was previously deputy director of finance at the Trust for three years, and has been at the Trust in a variety of finance roles since joining the previous Grimsby Health NHS Trust back in 1995. Marcus has spent his working career in NHS finance, having started as a finance trainee in Bradford.
Wendy Booth – Director of Governance and Assurance and Trust Secretary
Wendy specialises in governance and risk management and is the lead for our complaints, legal, risk and quality assurance teams as well as our Foundation Trust office. She was appointed to her role in August 2012, having previously held the posts of head of governance and Trust secretary, assistant director of risk management and Trust risk manager.
Pam Clipson – Director of Strategy and Planning
Pam has been with the Trust since starting out as an apprentice straight from school in 1995. Pam has held a number of roles in the finance directorate since then, most recently as assistant director of finance and performance, leading the Trust’s planning, contracting and information functions.
Jug Johal – Director of Estates and Facilities
Jug joined the NHS in 2006 after working his way up from transport administrator to group operation manager in a private logistics firm. He has worked in a number of roles at the Trust including transport manager and general manager for hotel services before being appointed to director of facilities in August 2014.
Jug oversees our estates and hotel services which include catering, cleaning, transport, security, parking and portering. He is also chair of the British Parking Association Healthcare Special Interest Group and has won a number of awards including HefmA Project Manager of the Year.
Jayne Adamson – Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness
Prior to her appointment Jayne provided support as a specialist HR advisor and worked on Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures as the organisational development lead.
Jayne has been an executive director in the NHS for seven years and prior to that has worked in the private sector with Smith & Nephew and Nestle.
Neil Gammon – Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director
During a 37-year career in the engineer branch of the Royal Air Force, Neil served in a dozen UK locations and in Germany and Saudi Arabia. His final post saw him commanding Royal Air Force Cosford and the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, where he was responsible for training aeronautical engineers for the 3 Services. He left the Royal Air Force in 2009 and settled in Ashby cum Fenby. Neil has an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Lincoln, and he was appointed an independent member of Humberside Police Authority in May 2010. Neil retains Royal Air Force links through his presidency of both the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Branches of the Royal Air Forces Association and Number 866 (Immingham) Squadron of the Air Training Corps.
Stan Shreeve – Non-Executive Director
A semi-retired businessman and qualified accountant with experience at board level as CEO, CFO and NED in both the public and private sectors Stan is used to working in change environments, with experience of evaluating, funding, integrating and reorganising businesses. He has worked extensively with venture capitalists and financial institutions. With VC backed Anker Stan gained experience of pan-European management and reorganisation within a culturally diverse business. He integrated acquisitions and reorganised businesses in most EU member states and has sector experience in FMCG, Food – including the management and development of brands, manufacturing environments including light engineering, service based IT and software businesses. Stan has worked in large multinational, SME and start up environments.
Sue Cousland - Non-Executive Director
Sue trained in the Grimsby School of Nursing and qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1981. During her 38 years’ experience in the National Health Service she has worked in a wide variety of clinical roles across the north of the country, before returning to Lincolnshire in 1997. Since then she has worked in both commissioning and senior managerial roles in Lincolnshire including Chief Nurse, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive for Lincolnshire Community Health Services. Sue has retained her clinical qualification throughout her extensive career and continues to practice locally whilst also working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registrant panelist.
Linda Jackson - Non-Executive Director
Linda Jackson is from Cleethorpes and studied hotel, catering and institutional management at Grimsby College before graduating with a Diploma in Management from the University of Reading. Her career in facilities management began in London where she secured a position of trainee manager for ISS Facility Services who provide facilities services across the NHS.
Linda quickly worked her way up the ranks to hold positions including regional director providing facilities services across NHS organisations in the capital and became board director at the age of 38. In her last 10 years in the private sector she undertook a transformational change role responsible for implementing the company’s new business and initiatives nationally within the NHS.
Tony Bramley - Non-Executive DirectorTony is an independent housing and regeneration consultant having retired in 2017 from a 38 year career in various public and private housing organisations around the country – with his last role as founding Chief Executive of 8,000 home social landlord Shoreline Housing Partnership based in North East Lincolnshire.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Tony is also chair of the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education as well as being a governor at Grange Primary School in Grimsby.
Married with grown-up children he lives in the Louth area.
Sandra Hills - Non-Executive DirectorSandra lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire and joined the Trust in January 2017. She has history of working in the NHS having joined as a student orthopaedic nurse in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1973. She returned home to do her general training in York and worked as a staff nurse in Bradford, Leeds and Durham where she then went on to do her midwifery and health visitor training. She worked in Southwest Durham, Driffield and Pocklington as a Health Visitor in the 80s and became the first Primary Care Facilitator in Coronary Heart Disease for York in 1990.
Sandra transferred into management roles in the early 90’s as the Training and Development Manager for North Yorkshire Family Health Services Authority.
Sandra has held a range of director level posts since 1999 including Chief Executive of a PCG, Assistant Chief Executive and Company Secretary for West Surrey Health Authority, Director of Clinical Services and Chief Nurse and then Director of Commissioning for Surrey Heath and Woking PCT.
Over the past 10 years she has worked independently in a variety of interim Director level roles including: Director of Commissioning with the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care (now known as NHS Digital); Director of Service redesign at NHS Enfield; Chief Executive for the Charity Headway Surrey, Director of Operations with West Sussex Community Trust and Regional Operations Director for the Midlands for an independent Learning Disability Provider. Her most recent role was as Director for Transformation for the Hull 2020 which she completed in 2016.