Board of Directors

The Trust is managed by the Board of Directors who are responsible for setting the overall strategy of the organisation and ensuring the effective implementation of that strategy. The Board make decisions about the future development of services for the Trust, including any major financial decisions.

Board meetings are held once a month in public. The priority item on the agenda each month is the quality report, presented by the Medical Director and Executive Director of Nursing and Quality. The Board discuss the progress on the previous month, including such agenda items as activity and finance, as well as discussing strategies for the future.

The Chief Executive is the accountable officer and the Executive Directors are responsible for the day-to-day management of their respective divisions.

You can contact the Executive and Non-executive Directors via the Trust secretary on 01623 622515 extension 4007. 


Download a printable version of our Board of Directors

Download a printable  version of our Board of Directors and Council of Governors


bod8 Dr Peter Marks, Acting Chair

Peter was originally appointed in May 2013 for 2 years and was re-appointed in May 2016. He was appointed Acting Chair in October 2016.

He graduated with a medical degree from Bristol University and has since worked in general practice in Derbyshire, as director of public health in Derby and as associate professor in population health at the University of Nottingham, with an interest in public health teaching and infectious disease epidemiology research.

Peter held the joint post of director of public health for NHS Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council from April 2009. He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research’s Public Health Research Programme Advisory Board and a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.



Peter Herring, Chief Executive

Peter joined Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust as interim Chief Executive in November 2015 and became Managing Director in June 2016. He resumed his role as Chief Execuitve in November 2016.

He has been a Chief Executive in the NHS for 22 years with previous appointments as Chief Executive of Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust, the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Peter has 45 years of public sector experience; his early career was in local government where he qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance before moving into the NHS in 1980. Peter served for nine years as an infantry officer in the Army Reserve and for five years as Honorary Colonel to 208 (Liverpool) Field Hospital.




Dr Andy Haynes, Executive Medical Director

Andy was appointed executive medical director in January 2014, and became substantive in June 2014 after working for the Trust on an interim basis since November 2013.

Andy joined the Trust from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust where he had been a senior consultant for 20 years, eventually becoming the lead for cancer services at the Trust. During his time at NUH he was part of the team responsible for the Maggie’s Centre – a service that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer.

Since joining the Trust, Andy has helped to oversee a reduction in mortality rates and the implementation of recommendations from the Keogh Report.



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Paul Robinson, Chief Financial Officer

Paul joined the Trust in May 2015 and has worked in the NHS for 30 years, having held two previous Director level roles. Paul has wide ranging experience across all sectors of healthcare and has a strong track record of financial performance and delivery. He was part of the team which delivered NHS Trust status for Lincolnshire Community Healthcare Services and has also held senior positions in Foundation Trusts and Primary Care Trusts. Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant.


Julie Bacon, Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Julie was appointed as the Interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development in March 2016 and took up the substantive position from  December 2016. She has an MBA and over 20 years of experience working at Director level in the NHS across a wide range of healthcare settings. Prior to joining the Trust, she was Interim Chief HR Advisor at the Dudley Group NHS FT and in 2012, she spent a year overseas as the Director of Organisational Development for the Bermuda Hospitals Board. During that year, she accompanied a delegate of Bermudian Hospital Managers on a “lessons learned” tour of newly built acute hospitals in the UK including our own King's Mill site. 



Shirley Clarke, Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary

Shirley was appointed as Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary in January 2016.  Shirley joined the Trust in 2013, as Head of the Programme Management Office and from April 2014 Deputy Director of Corporate Services. 

Shirley joined the Trust from University Hospitals Leicester, where she worked in the Corporate Strategy team as Head of Business Development and Service Planning.  Shirley has significant previous experience in local government and the private sector with regard to strategy, business planning, service development and governance. 



Peter Wozencroft, Director of Strategic Planning and Commercial Development

Peter was appointed as director of strategic planning and commercial development of the Trust in December 2013.

Peter joined the Trust from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) where he worked since 2008 as associate director of strategy. He brings with him a wealth of NHS management experience at regional level and within a major teaching hospital.

Whilst at NUH, Peter played a key role in developing relationships with the Trust’s academic partners and commissioners to ensure strategy was aligned across the patch. Peter was responsible for the opening of the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre on the Queen’s Medical Centre site and was the organisational lead for the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

Outside of work, Peter is a trustee of the Ear Foundation, a Nottingham-based charity for people with deafness and hearing loss.


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Neal Gossage, Non-Executive Director

Neal was appointed as Non-Executive Director in June 2015. He has held finance director roles for Powerhouse Retail Limited, Specialist Computer Holdings Ltd, Argos, the FTSE250 Swallow Group plc, and Nottingham based Nelson's Solicitors and Education Development International plc. Neal has also worked as group finance director for Myhome International plc, and also as a consultant for a number of business and property development sectors. Neal brings with him an expert knowledge from his career in finance, covering both the public and private sectors.


Ray Dawson, Non-Executive Director

Ray was originally appointed in May 2013 for 2 years and was re-appointed in May 2016. After early accounting roles, Ray spent a period of time as a management consultant before taking on a range of finance director roles for commercial organisations in the East Midlands.

He gained exposure to the NHS from his role as deputy chief executive of an ambulance service, before moving back into consultancy. Since 2005 Ray has been the chief operating officer of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. He is currently the treasurer of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.


Claire Ward, Non-Executive Director

Claire was originally appointed in May 2013 for 2 years and was re-appointed in May 2016. Claire is a qualified solicitor who served as MP for Watford between 1997 and 2010. During her time in Parliament Claire undertook a broad range of roles, including parliamentary private secretary to the Minister of State for Health, vice chamberlain to Her Majesty’s Household, and Justice Minister. In this role she established the National Victims Service, responsible for its core £10m budget.

Since 2011 she has been the chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation, the representative organisation for independent pharmacists. She also acts as an associate director at Interchange Solutions, advising on compliance with the Bribery Act 2010 and anti-corruption measures.


Tim Reddish, Non-Executive Director

Tim was originally appointed in November 2013 for 2 years and was re-appointed in November 2016. Tim is currently chairman of the British Paralympic Association and before this had a very successful swimming career - both nationally and internationally for the British Paralympics Swimming Team.

He won silver and bronze medals at the Barcelona games in 1992, silver and bronze medals in Atlanta in 1996 and a silver medal in Sydney games in 2000.

Tim lost his eyesight and he made the move into sports leadership at British Swimming as national performance director in 2003. In 2010, Tim moved into an executive director role, a post he has held concurrently with his role as chairman of the British Paralympics Association. Prior to that he spent fifteen years at Nottingham City Council where he was facilities manager and later sports development officer.

Tim was also invited to be a non-executive director of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. He has just been re-elected by the membership of the British Paralympics Association to serve another term as chairman in the lead up and delivery of the Rio games in 2016.


Graham Ward, Non-Executive Director

Graham joined the Board on 1st December 2015.

Graham is a Chartered Accountant who worked in the accountancy profession and industry before moving into management consultancy where he worked for 16 years with PwC and Deloitte as a Senior Director.

More recently Graham was the Commercial Director at the University of Nottingham, a position he held from September 2004 until October 2013.

Graham was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust in November 2004, a role he held for 16 months, before joining Nottingham City PCT/CCG as a Non-Executive Director in March 2007 until November 2015.

Graham now runs his own consultancy business and also holds positions as a Board Member with Acis Group (a housing association) and as a Non-Executive Director with Mission Room Limited, a technology company based in Nottingham.


Ruby Beech, Non-Executive Director

Ruby joined the Trust in November 2015. She is a Human Resources professional who has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors at Director level. This has involved her in a considerable amount of change management. A number of the organisations she worked for had links with the NHS including two City Councils, an organisation which had oversight of Healthwatch for three London Boroughs and a major organisation providing care and support for older people including running more than 90 care homes.

Ruby is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an MBA from Aston University. She currently runs an HR consultancy and acts as an Independent Celebrant. Ruby has previously been a Non Executive Director for the children's charity Action for Children and Vice President of the Methodist Church. She is a Governor of Queens College in Birmingham.