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Board of directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the work and services of the Foundation Trust and setting the strategic future direction.

The Board consists of both executive directors (employed directly by the Trust) and non-executive directors (appointed by the Council of Governors).

The Trust Board meets bi-monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. Click here for details of meetings, agendas and minutes. For further information about the Board of Directors, please contact Jane Alton, Trust Board Secretary on and 01536 452036.


Our Directors

Below are links for each director, these links will take you to their personal profile, highlighting some of their accomplishments, qualifications and other background information. To view a organisational chart of our directors click here.

  1. Crishni Waring - Chair
  2. Bev Messinger - Deputy Chairman
  3. Moira Ingham - Non Executive Director
  4. Alastair Watson, Non Executive Director
  5. Angela Hillery - Chief Executive
  6. Sandra Mellors, Chief Operating Officer
  7. Chris Oakes - Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  8. Julie Shepherd - Director of Nursing, AHP's and Quality
  9. Richard Wheeler - Finance Director
  10. Alex O’Neill-Kerr - Medical Director
  11. Lucy Dadge - Director of Strategic Partnerships

Angela Hillery - Chief Executive

Image of Angela Hillery, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustWith over 27 years of NHS leadership experience within community services and a Masters Degree in development disorders, Angela is also a qualified speech and language therapist. Previously a Director of Operations for the Trust, Angela has served on the National Management Board of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy and held a partner role with the Health Professional Council. Reflecting her commitment to innovation in healthcare, Angela is a Board member of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). In 2015 Angela was a finalist for 'Chief Executive of the Year' at the HSJ Awards.



HSJ awards

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The Board of Directors (with voting rights)
Directors in attendance at the Board   


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