There are two governors from Bury representing you, with two vacancies. You can find out more about them below or contact them by emailing

Derek Rowley.jpgIn my six years’ service as a Governor, my initial view of the role was to put pressure on the Non-Executive Directors to maintain Governance of the Trust.

As well as attending regular meetings and events (in particular Bury) I have tried to contribute to the development of the role and to represent the members in a meaningful way.

The qualities I can bring to the role are networking, an organised approach, passion and commitment. The NHS is going through challenging times at the moment and I wish to help. I enjoy meeting like-minded other governors and bouncing ideas of them.

My background is financial services (for 37 years) which has given me the skills to represent the members of Bury Borough. I was a bank manager for three years where I managed a team of financial advisers, arranging mortgages, insurance and investments.

I am an Elder of Bury United Reformed Church and Treasurer of Ramsbottom Heritage Society. I also volunteer at Bury Blind Society as a receptionist.

I have 30 years of experience as an NHS Professional in mental health, community, hospital and GP work. I was brought up in Bury and I'm also a carer.

I have been a member Bury NHS Patient Cabinet for 5 years and as a member of Bury GP Federation, I was responsible for implementing evening and weekend patient access to your GP. I am a governor of ‘Being There’, a local health charity supporting patients with life-limiting illness.

I have been a carer for a sick relative for the last 10 years and have gained experience of navigating social care services. I am also a governor of Holy Cross College Bury and Cumbria University.

I plan to use my extensive NHS experience and charity work with patient groups, health and education charities to ensure your voice is strongly heard and help Pennine Care become an organisation that is driven by a better understanding of its patients and carers.

I am honoured to be elected as your Governor. I am very passionate about our NHS, as improving peoples lives’ has been my life’s work. I am not content with an average service and will fight to improve the quality of services provided by Pennine Care.

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