Staff governors

There are currently six staff governors to represent different staff groups, along with two vacancies. If you would like to get in touch with one of your governors, or if you have any queries, please contact 0161 716 3374/3960 or email


Julia Nicholson

Julia Nicholson (Corporate and Support) - "I recognise the invaluable support my colleagues provide to clinical services and will represent their ideas, views and concerns. I look forward to the opportunity to be involved in shaping future developments that may directly affect staff, service users and their carers."

Richard Cliff

Richard Cliff (Corporate and Support) - "My past experience as a governor has allowed me to build effective relationships with the other governors and the directors. My experience as a solicitor has given me an eye for detail and I am skilled in identifying the important issues and ensuring that staff are represented."

Richard Valle-Jones

Richard Valle-Jones (Medical and Dental) - "As a governor I will ensure that medical and dental colleagues are represented in the Trust, particularly around strategic direction. My experience as a dentist has provided me a wealth of practical and learned knowledge which would be ideal in helping me perform the role of governor effectively."

Jan Trainor

Jan Trainor (Nursing) - “I have lived and worked in Trafford for over 30 years so am aware of Trafford’s history and culture. My multiagency role has enabled me to make close links with schools, social care and voluntary organisations representing nursing and NHS care."

Sara Handley

Sara Handley (Nursing) - "In view of the current challenges, I have found safe solutions to enable high quality care to be delivered. I can share my experiences across the Trust and provide a vital link between the Board and staff."

Liz McCoy

Liz McCoy (Social Care) - "As manager of Pennine Care’s drug and alcohol services, I feel I can support the Trust to deliver against two priorities: delivery of high quality, accessible and effective care and the need to evolve and adapt."



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