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, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.

Dr Peter Reading – Chief Executive

Peter joined us in August 2017, after the Trust was put in Double Special Measures. He has 36 years’ experience as a manager and management consultant in UK healthcare, including over 21 years as chief executive of six NHS Trusts.

As CEO of UCL Hospitals in the 1990s, he was responsible for the design and PFI deal for the new University College Hospital. At Leicester, he merged three rival teaching trusts into what was then the second largest trust in England, and took it from the lowest performance rating (zero stars) to the highest (three stars) in just one year, sustaining the three star rating for the next five years. At Lewisham & Guy’s Mental Health, he was a pioneer of service user empowerment and community services, opened (with the local Black mental health group) the first Black mental health centre in London, led successful re-provision programmes from Bexley, Cane Hill and Hither Green hospitals, and opened new in-patient mental health wings at Guy’s and Lewisham hospitals. Prior to joining NLaG, Peter was an associate director with PwC’s healthcare practice for three years. He has also had long stints as Interim CEO at Doncaster & Bassetlaw and at Peterborough & Stamford.

Peter joined the NHS on the National Management Training Scheme in 1984 at Guy’s Hospital, and in 1991 became the youngest Board member of Guy’s & Lewisham NHS Trust, the ‘flagship’ of the 1991 NHS reforms. He has a degree in Economics and History from Cambridge, was a postgraduate research scholar at Moscow State University during the height of the Cold War, and has a PhD in Russian Economic History from the University of Birmingham. He is also a graduate of the London School of Economics Public Sector Management Programme.

In 2021 Peter was elected Co-Chair of the Disabled NHS Directors Network. Peter is unable to walk without crutches and a calliper as a result of polio as a baby and latterly, post-polio syndrome.

Peter and his wife, a clinical psychologist, have five children and keep pet pigs, horses and dogs on their smallholding near Loughborough.

Linda Jackson - Interim Chair and 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.

Executive Directors

Shaun Stacey – Chief Operating Officer

Shaun Stacey was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in May 2018. He originally trained as a Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner, before moving into the role of Resuscitation Officer. Shaun has a wide range of experience across mental health, acute care, private healthcare, hospice care, training and commercial healthcare. He has undertaken many senior management positions, including working in a number of London hospitals, and joined the Trust from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust where he held the same position.

Dr Kate Wood – Medical Director

Dr Wood studied medicine at Glasgow University, graduating in 1994. She started work in anaesthetics in 1999 training in Hull, during which time she worked as a Senior House Officer and Registrar at Grimsby Hospital. She loved her time in Grimsby so much she returned in 2006 when she was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist. Since then she has held a number of managerial roles including Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia in Grimsby, Clinical Director, Associate Medical Director and Deputy Medical Director and Acting Medical Director.

Ellie Monkhouse –Chief Nurse

Ellie Monkhouse joined the Trust on secondment in November 2018 from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, before being appointed Chief Nurse in April 2019. Ellie qualified as a registered general nurse from Derby in 1995, she joined Northumbria from Rotherham Foundation Trust where she was Acting Chief Nurse, having also been their Deputy Chief Nurse. Previous posts and experience also include the Director of Nursing and Quality at Leeds North and Leeds South and East CCGs for 3 years, Matron in Emergency/Urgent Care at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Matron for Neonates, Transitional Care and Outreach at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, General Manager for Surgery (including outpatients), Head of Quality, Audit and Effectiveness at Sheffield PCT and various clinical roles including MAU Ward Manager, Clinical Site Management and Nutritional Nurse Specialist, having started her nursing career in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Ellie has a keen interest in supporting the development of new roles, initiatives and innovation and she has developed various workforce programmes with local universities.

Lee Bond – Chief Financial Officer

Lee is our Interim Director of Finance as well as the substantive Chief Financial Officer for Hull University Teaching Hospitals(HUTH). Lee was appointed at HUTH in March 2013 and with us in October 2020. Prior to this, he held senior financial roles in Central Manchester Hospitals and East Midlands Strategic Health Authority. Between 2003 and 2011, he was Director of Finance successively at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Sherwood Forest Hospitals. .

Jug Johal – Director of Estates and Facilities

Jug leads the directorate of estates and facilities ensuring that the estate and service strategies are in place to ensure a safe, secure and high quality patient environment both within the Trust and to other organisations to whom the Trust provides estates and facilities services. Jug, who lives with his family in Lincolnshire, has a Master’s degree in Leadership in Health & Social Care and has recently been one of twenty BAME Public Sector leaders to be selected for the Cabinet Office, National Leadership Centre, Chief Executive Accelerator Programme. In his spare time, Jug has been campaigning for equality and inclusion of Asian communities in sport for the past decade, having co-founded the British Asian Rugby Association in 2004. Jug’s latest project with the support of the ASF Board of Trustees and its ambassadors will continue with this campaign by supporting National Governing Bodies, National Governing Organisations, clubs and committees at a strategic level to deliver tangible projects which break down cultural and religious barriers and provide sporting benefits to an under-represented minority ethnic community. For more than 30 years Jug Johal has been an avid supporter of rugby, playing at club level for Scunthorpe RUFC and Moseley RFC and at county and international level for India Rugby.

Ivan McConnell – Director of Strategic Development

Ivan is a qualified accountant who has over 25 years experience of leading national and international healthcare programmes of change. Ivan has held an Executive Director role in a large NHS Trust where he had responsibility for strategy, performance, transformation, ICT, contracting, commercial development, estates and partnership working. As a Director within a Tier 1 Management Consultancy practice Ivan delivered some of the largest change programmes within healthcare and local government in some of the most challenged political and operating environments in the country. He has delivered high profile national and international projects reporting directly to Government Ministers, Departmental Permanent Secretaries and Regulatory Bodies. This has included the South East London reconfiguration “A Picture of Health” along with a national programme for elective care improvement in Ireland. Ivan also led national programmes on behalf of the Regulator looking at Service Line Management and Performance Improvement. As an Executive Director Ivan led the development of a System Wide Strategy for the STP and was a member of a national MCP Vanguard Board testing the principles of Alliance Contracting. He led a number of cross system improvement programmes and successfully tendered in partnership with clinical colleagues for large scale research funding programmes. Ivan also had responsibility for management of a pooled budget for a s75 agreement for the delivery of integrated health and care pathways.

Shauna McMahon – Chief Information Officer

Shauna joined the Trust in November 2020 to lead on our digital transformation, she manages the Information, IT Management team and Digital Services. Shauna has 20 years’ experience in leading change and transformation in the healthcare sector within providers, commissioners and health authorities in both the UK and Canada. Piror to her appointment she worked at South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) in Bristol where she was a Partner in Digital Transformation Consulting. At the CSU she was involved in work to develop digital programmes at a health system level. She was also CIO at Frimley NHS Foundation Trust where she modernised the infrastructure to create a foundation that would support both clinical and administration work. In Canada she spent several years managing large operational departments in a regional health authority.

Christine Brereton– Director of People

Christine joined us from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS), where she was Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, in January 2021.
Christine has had a career spanning 25 years as an HR professional, with a particular interest in staff health, wellbeing and engagement. She joined YAS IN 2017 from North Cumbria University Hospital Trust where she was HR and Organisational Development Director. She has also held senior HR operations and organisational development roles across the public sector, including Greater Manchester Police, the National Probation Service and Lancaster University.

Non – Executive Directors

Gill Ponder – Interim Deputy Chair, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Gill joined the Trust in April 2021 as the Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee, which also encompasses Estates, Facilities and Digital objectives. She is also a member of the Audit, Charitable Funds and Remuneration Committees and is the lead NED for the Surgery and Critical Care Division and for Security.

Gill is an accomplished senior executive with over 40 years’ experience leading a wide variety of functional areas, including HR, Training, IT, Finance, Legal Practice Management and Governance, Field Operations and Management Consulting, where she specialised in strategy, resourcing and business turnaround. In her general management roles, she delivered multi-million pound transformational programmes to change culture, improve customer service, improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, reengineer processes and maximise the benefits from automation and the use of technology. Her current role has enabled her to build upon her expertise in large scale recruitment, Supply Chain management, fleet operations and logistics. Gill holds a postgraduate certificate in management from the Open University and is a Chartered Manager member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Prior to working for the Trust Gill was a NED for United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust – she joined in 2015, initially as a member of the Workforce and Transformation Committees, as well as serving on the Finance, Performance and Estates Committee which she Chaired until stepping down from the Board at ULHT in May 2021. She was also a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Charitable Funds Committees and was the lead NED for Freedom to Speak Up, as well as holding the position of Senior Independent Director for the Trust.

Gill is married with a son and a daughter and lives in the Lincolnshire Wolds. She has keen interests in tennis, listening to music and reading.

Michael Whitworth – Non-Executive Director

Michael, who lives in North Lincolnshire, has a long history in the NHS with more than 25 years’ experience with 15 at board level. He has worked for the Department of Health, at NHS England, for Commissioning Support Units, Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups. He joined the Trust in January on a year’s contract.

Michael Proctor – Non-Executive Director

Michael has a long service NHS career of 45 years starting at the lower rungs of the NHS ladder and climbing to become a resourceful and progressive leader with a strong background of large-scale acute and community operations. His last role was 16 months as Chief Executive at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust when he instigated and implemented a strategic review of services on the East Coast, particularly at Scarborough Hospital, and developed a plan for the development of services there which are sustainable. Previous roles in his career include: Deputy Chief Executive at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Chief Executive of North and East Yorkshire NHS Trust; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Senior Lecturer in Critical Care at Sheffield School of Nursing.

Simon Parkes – Non-Executive Director

Simon is Chair of our Audit, Risk and Governance Committee. He joined us in September 2021 from the University of Lincoln where he is Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer. He has extensive experience as a chief financial officer with over 13 years at Board level in the Civil Service, higher education and third sectors. An FCMA Chartered Management Accountant, he also holds a Diploma in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors. Simon lives in Lincolnshire and in addition to working for the Trust is a Non-Executive Director at a Registered Provider of Social Housing and also a Lay Canon and Chair of the Finance Committee at Lincoln Cathedral.

Stuart Hall – Associate Non-Executive Director

Stuart has spent a large part of his career working with FTSE 100 company, Santander. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Stuart is experienced in a range of areas from governance and HR to strategy development, and a Director of a Community Interest Company. He has experience as a Director of Community Interest Companies specialising in vocational training and end of life care.

Maneesh Singh – Associate Non-Executive Director

Maneesh joined the Trust in 2021. After undertaking his medical training at the University of Liverpool in 1991 he went on to train in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has 12 years’ experience working in the NHS and a decade at the Gold Coast Private Hospital in Australia.

Dr Singh has a long and extensive history of training, teaching and research.  He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, amongst others, and has had many articles published himself. He spent three years as the elected Chair of Obstetric and Gyaecology trainees for the North West Deanery and two years as Chair of the Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Committee at Gold Coast. His career highlights include developing a surgical training and research centre and being recognised as a Professor for his work as lead clinician for women’s health rotation.

He retired from clinical practice in 2018, now lives in Hull and is the founder and Chief Executive of Biocel Biological.

Fiona Osborne – Associate Non-Executive Director

Fiona joined us in August 2021. A Chartered Management Accountant and a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute for IT, she has her own Business & Project Consultancy which has seen her lead multiple transformation projects for organisations within the public, private and not for profit sectors. She has extensive experience in the finance world across numerous sectors including retail, leisure, publishing, heavy engineering, pharmacy and education. Fiona, who lives in Lincolnshire, has supported many NHS Trusts with her consultancy work and was also previously a Finance Director in both Law and Retail Catering sectors.

Helen Harris – Director of Corporate Governance

Helen joins us from Doncaster CCG where she was Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Services (Board Secretary). Her previous roles include: both Quality Lead and Contract and Procurement Manager at Hull CCG; Board / Corporate Adviser and Secretary (Clerk to the Corporation) at Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education; and Project Manager roles at both United Lincolnshire Hospitals and here at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.