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Committees in Common (CiC)

From 1 April 2017, the Trust Boards of both organisations at Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Trust delegated their functions to a Group “Committees in Common”.

While the two Trusts will remain statutory bodies, the Group Committees in Common will effectively manage both Trusts.

The Group CiC will meet monthly, a minimum of 10 months a year, and be held in public.

The Group CiC comprises of the Chairman and six Non- Executive Directors, along with six Executive Directors who are responsible for Group executive leadership roles spanning both Salford and Pennine Acute Trusts – Chief Executive, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy and Organisational Development Officer, and Chief Delivery Officer. 

The Chief Officers of our Care Organisations for Salford, Oldham, Bury/Rochdale and North Manchester are members of the Group Committees in Common (CiC) in a non-voting capacity.

Mr James J Potter, Chairman

Jim Potter was born and raised in the Greater Manchester area, educated at Ambrose Barlow School and subsequently Salford Technical College and Moston College of Further Education.

He has spent most of his working life in electrical engineering, initially as an engineer then later moving into management, relocating to the West Midlands in 1969 and then to the Middle East in 1980 where he lived and worked until 1988. Jim moved back to the UK in 1988 to join a packaging company based on Salford Quays working as Export Sales Director and in 1990 he was made Managing Director, the position he held until July 2016.

Jim was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in November 1999. He was appointed as Chairman on 1 July 2008. In March 2012, the Council of Governors reappointed Jim for a further term of three years, commencing on 1 July 2012 and expiring on 30 June 2015. Following a comprehensive performance review and appraisal process culminating in December 2014, the Council of Governors agreed unanimously to reappoint the Chairman for a further term of just over two years expiring at the end of the Annual Members’ Meeting 2017.

Executive Directors

Raj Jain, Group Chief Executive Officer

Raj joined Salford Royal in January 2015 and he lead the development of the Group’s corporate strategy until 1st April 2019 when he assumed the role of Group Chief Executive. He previously held the post of Managing Director of Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), which was created to bring together healthcare and academic organisations in partnership with industry, local authorities and other agencies to improve health and economic wealth through the spread of innovation.
Raj was Chief Executive of an NHS Foundation Trust that was named Hospital of the Year in 2012 and he has held senior roles in teaching and general hospitals. He spent the early part of his career in the oil and gas industry and is an economist by training and a Human Resources and Organisational Development professional.

Raj has been a director of two research organisations and has held regional and national leadership positions in health development and planning.

Mrs Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE, Group Chief Nursing Officer

Elaine joined Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in April 2004. She was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at Salford Royal in 2014.

Elaine has held Executive Nurse Director positions since 1996 in both specialist and large acute Trusts. She qualified as a Registered nurse in 1980 at Warrington District General Hospital and specialised in critical care and general medicine. She has held various clinical positions at ward level and nurse specialist.

Educated to postgraduate degree level, Elaine maintains her professional /clinical development through regular clinical shifts and Executive safety shifts with frontline staff. She is a Florence  Nightingale leadership Scholar and took the opportunity to undertake a women’s leadership programme for global executives at Harvard University as well as the Executive Quality Academy at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Boston. She has a strong track record in professional nursing and operational management.

Elaine is the Executive Lead for Nursing, Governance, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and the Division of Salford Healthcare.

Dr Chris Brookes, Group Chief Medical Officer

Chris commenced as Executive Medical Director at Salford Royal on 1 May 2010. Chris has continued to focus his efforts on infection control and through the contribution of all staff members in Salford Royal there has been significant progress made in ensuring that our patients receive care which is safe and does not expose them to Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). Chris continues to practice as a Senior Consultant in A&E.

In January 2017 Chris was appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Committee in Common for Pennine Acute and Salford Royal in addition to his post as Executive Medical Director for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the current, interim Medical Director for The Royal Oldham Hospital. He continues to practice as a Senior Consultant in A&E at Salford Royal.

Away from the hospital, he provides medical care to the Wigan Warriors and England Rugby League Teams. Chris is married with three children.

Mr Ian Moston, Group Chief Finance Officer

Ian joined the Salford Royal Board of Directors in May 2014 from the NHS Trust Development Authority where he was the Business Finance Director for London.

Ian started his NHS career in 1991 as a Regional Financial Management Trainee and has held Finance Director positions in Primary Care, Acute and Intermediate Tier Organisations since 2005. During this time he has worked on a number of large scale transactions including the development of a new national service for cancer treatment, organisational merger and acquisition and the development of a joint venture company to deliver commercial benefits to the NHS.

Ian brings a range of other experiences from both the private and charitable sectors. He is also a keen advocate of finance staff development and is chair of the Towards Excellence Programme which accredits NHS North West Finance functions. 

Ian is the Executive Lead for Finance, Information, Procurement, Contracting and Commissioning.

Mrs Jude Adams, Group Chief Delivery Officer

Jude re-joined Salford Royal in April 2016 having previously worked for the Trust in 2008. Since April 2016 Jude has been Interim Director at Pennine Acute. In March 2017 she was appointed to the post of Chief Delivery Officer for the Group. 

Jude has over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS and with Trust Boards, starting her career as a nurse in the Northwest and then working in London Hospitals and overseas before moving into operational management. 

She has delivered on improvements to operational performance and major change programmes including the development and move to the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in 2015, where she held the post of Chief Operating Officer. Her clinical and operational experience is underpinned by a strong commitment to both patients and staff.

Non-Executive Directors

Dr Hamish Stedman

Hamish is a product of St Andrews and Victoria Universities, qualifying in 1978. He has worked in most of Salford’s hospitals and has just retired after thirty five years as General Practitioner in Swinton. He continues as a part time medical officer at St Ann’s Hospice in Little Hulton. 

He recently stepped down from the Chair roles of Salford CCG and the Association of Greater Manchester CCGs. He had been in post since the inception of both bodies. In the Greater Manchester role he helped steer the combined CCGs towards the reconfiguration of acute sector services under the Healthier Together project and was a co signatory to the health and social care powers devolved to Greater Manchester. 

Latterly he was a member of the Greater Manchester Reform Board, a forum that is tasked with aligning public services across Greater Manchester to improve population health. This and improving quality of care remain his two passions. He describes the collaborative work within Salford and the developing Integrated Care Organisation is the perfect way to demonstrate how this can be done.

Carmen Drinkwater

(Carmen is replacing Diane Brown on the Group Committees in Common and SRFT Board of Directors, but not PAHT Board of Directors)

Carmen is the Director for HR Projects and HR Transformation for Sodexo in the UK. She joined Sodexo in July 2013 as HR Director for the HR Shared Services function at Sodexo, accountable for smooth operation of employee relations, HR transactional and payroll services for a multi-site, multi-services business with 37,000 employees across the UK.

Prior to joining Sodexo, Carmen held a number of senior HR roles creating and running shared services operations and has built breadth and depth in this specialism and in business transformation by holding the leader position for HR Shared Services at Royal Bank of Scotland, SPX Corporation and AstraZeneca.

Carmen has also been an HR professional and business leader in a range of sectors including the NHS as well as the Pharmaceutical, Banking, Manufacturing and Facilities Management industries.

John Willis CBE

John is a qualified accountant and was Chief Executive of Salford City Council from 1993 until his retirement in 2006.  John led the team that secured funding for the Lowry, and oversaw much of the regeneration of Salford. In 2006, he was appointed a Commander of the British Empire for services to local government in Salford.

John has considerable experience of managing large, complex public sector organisations with substantial revenue and capital budgets. John is a Non-Executive Director at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and was elected by the Board of Directors at Salford to be the Vice-Chairman in July 2008 and Chairman of Audit Committee.

Mrs Chris Mayer CBE

Chris was appointed a Non-Executive Director at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in May 2011 and is Vice Chairman of Pennine’s Board of Directors.

Chris was Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Courts Service, accountable for the day to day operation of 550 courts centres across England and Wales until 2010. She is a consultant in leadership and executive coaching and is an associate with Fiona Macneill Associates 2010. She has also begun working with the Slynn Foundation whose aim is to provide links between the English Legal System and the legal systems in Central and Eastern Europe Chris is a Trustee of the Royal Armouries.

Dr Chris Reilly

Chris is a scientist and business leader with over 30 years’ experience in medical research, life science consultancy and venture capital in the UK, USA and Sweden. He began his career as a research scientist and retired in 2011 as Global Vice President, Discovery Strategy, Performance and Project Evaluation at AstraZeneca, a large international pharmaceutical company.  In this role, Chris was responsible for developing AstraZeneca’s research strategy, business plan and performance improvement activities. He has considerable experience in managing and leading large complex organisations.

Chris also spent two years with a venture capital firm in Boston that invested in new life science companies. He currently provides a consultancy service focused on ‘translational medicine’for medical charities, academic institutions, biotechnology companies and life science orientated government agencies. He has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia and performed his postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He moved from the USA to Cheshire in 1993 and is married with three children.

Mr Kieran Charleson

Kieran is NW Regional Director for BT Group  and represents BT’s interests from broadband to broadcast in the Region.

In addition he represents the region into BT to secure the best interests for the North West  from the company.

He has held UK and international leadership roles in the digital sector with IBM and BT over a 30 year period and has extensive experience in developing and leading strategic partnerships. 

He is a member of the  CBI’s NW Regional council influencing regional and national policy and sits on the Employer’s board of Liverpool JM University. He leads  BT ‘ s UK engagement  with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors. 

Find out more about the team here