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 – 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.
Ellie Monkhouse –Chief NurseEllie 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 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.
Pam Clipson – Director of Strategy and PlanningPam 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 Director of Strategy and Planning, leading the Trust’s planning, contracting and information functions.
Jug Johal – Director of Estates and FacilitiesJug 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.
Wendy Booth – Trust Secretary
Wendy now works part time as Trust Secretary and specialises in corporate governance and risk management and is the lead for our legal services and also manages our Foundation Trust office. She has worked at Board level since 2008 and most recently held the post of Director of Governance and Assurance and Trust Secretary before retiring from that role at the end of August 2018. She has 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.
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.