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.
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 – Acting Medical DirectorDr 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.
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.
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.
Linda Jackson - Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair
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.
Jeff Ramseyer – Non-Executive Director
Jeff joined the board of directors in June 2018, arriving with 30 years experience in aviation and security. He holds commercial and airline transport licences, but has been primarily focused in military operations including, instruction and examination in advanced aircraft systems. Jeff has held director level positions in both a government agency and commercial company. Currently owning a business management consultancy, he and his team service international clients by focusing on business processes, quality assurance, individual competencies and training. Jeff is a proud resident of Winterton, North Lincolnshire contributing as a town councillor, and currently a school governor. He is certified as an ISO lead auditor and is alum of the Harvard Business School and Le Cordon Bleu , London. Jeff enjoys cooking, traveling and music.
Nick Mapstone – Non-Executive Director
Nick joined the board of directors in June 2018. He is experienced at NHS director-level with a proven track record in delivering value for money, service transformation, performance management, governance and audit services. Over the last twenty five years, he has worked with many and all types of NHS organisations. He is a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and therefore brings expertise from a successful trust that has achieved its 2017/18 control total target, progressively reduced mortality, and achieved all of its constitutional standards, except one. Nick is currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission, where he supports its ‘Well-Led’ management inspections. He has previously had nine years’ NHS board-level experience as a non-executive director in a mental health trust and a large acute hospitals trust. He has also been a lay member for governance for a clinical commissioning group. Nick has ten years’ experience as a chief officer in local government. He has also been a chair of school governors. Nick lives in West Lindsay with his wife and (occasionally) their two grown-up children. His interests are reading, music, hill-walking, football, cricket, gardening and holidays.
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.