Our Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the running and management of our organisation and services, including strategy and performance.

Our Council of Governors holds the Board of Directors to account for performance.

To find the latest board agendas and minutes visit the Board Meetings page.

You can find full role descriptions and terms of reference by visiting the board roles and documents page. Scroll down for more about our leadership structure.


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Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE


Anthony Hassall

Anthony Hassall

Chief Executive

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Dr Simon Sandhu

Medical director

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Chief operating officer

Tim McDougallTim McDougall

Director of Quality, Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

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Gaynor Mullins

Director of Strategy

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Nicky Tamanis

Director of Finance

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Nicky Littler

Director of Workforce

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Deputy Chair

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Professor Alison Chambers

Non-Executive Director / Senior Independent Director

Vivien SimonViv Simon

Non-Executive Director

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Non-Executive Director

Clare ToddClare Todd

Non-Executive Director

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Non-Executive Director

Tim BarlowTim Barlow

Non-Executive Director

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Associate Non-Executive Director

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Associate Non-Executive Director


We have developed a new leadership structure, to help build a stronger and more visible clinical and professional leadership.

This includes a greater locality focus and investment into nursing, allied health professionals, psychological therapies and quality leadership.

Click these links to see our board and leadership structure, along with the responsibilities of each of our executive directors (correct as of January 2024):