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.

Terry Moran CB – Chair

Terry retired early in March 2013 following a 36-year career in the Civil Service. His most recent appointment was as Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. He joined the civil service in 1977 straight from school as a clerical assistant and spent his first 12 years working in local offices in Yorkshire and London. The remainder of his career saw him move into senior regional and national roles including advising successive governments on policy changes and operations.

He previously served as:

Chief Operating Officer for DWP
Chief Executive of the Pension, Disability and Carers Service
Chief Executive of The Pension Service
Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service
Director, Jobcentre Plus, North West Region
Director, Benefits Agency, Yorkshire and Humber Region
He successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2005.

He is a Trustee for the Cat Zero charity. He was previously a Non Executive Director at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. His other charity posts were Chair of Trustees for Together for Short Lives, a Trustee on the national Board of Victim Support, Chair of the Diversity Council from 2005-2008, and a Trustee on the Board of the Social Care Institute for Excellence. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honour List 2007.

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.

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.

Marcus Hassall – Director of Finance

Marcus 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. Before being appointed as Director of Finance he was Deputy for three years.

Jim Hayburn – Interim Director of Finance

Jim brings a wealth of extensive experience to the role, having previously worked in acute, CCG and regional roles, including at Liverpool Women’s, Coventry and Warwick, Sandwell, the Vale of York, Bedfordshire, Whitby, North Tyneside, Wakefield and NHS England’s area team for Lancashire.

Jug Johal – Director of Estates and Facilities and Interim Director of IT, Information and Web V Systems

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 Estates and Facilities in August 2014. Jug oversees our estates and facility services which include catering, cleaning, transport, security, parking and portering. He is also a Board member on the National Skills Academy and has won a number of awards including HefmA Project Manager of the Year.

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.

Helen Harris – Trust Secretary

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.

Non – Executive Directors

Linda Jackson - Non-Executive Director and Vice 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.

Tony Bramley - Non-Executive Director

Tony 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 Director

Sandra 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.

Neil Gammon – Non-Executive Director

Neil, from Grimsby, was a NED for seven years up until August 2017. Since then he has chaired the Health Tree Foundation Trustees’ Committee on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so alongside the NED role. Neil’s experience includes working as a lecturer at the University of Lincoln and as a member of the Humberside Police Authority after 37 years in the Engineer Branch of the Royal Air Force.

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.