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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.

  1. Paul Bertin - Chairman
  2. Sushel Ohri - Deputy Chairman
  3. Bev Messinger - Non Executive Director
  4. Robert Peto - Non Executive Director
  5. Moira Ingham - Non Executive Director
  6. Alastair Watson, Non Executive Director
  7. Angela Hillery - Chief Executive
  8. Dominic Hardisty - Deputy Chief Executive
  9. Chris Oakes - Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  10. Julie Shepherd - Director of Nursing, AHP's and Quality
  11. Bill McFarland - Finance Director
  12. Richard McKendrick - Chief Operating Officer
  13. Alex O’Neill-Kerr - Medical Director

Angela Hillery - Chief Executive

Angela Hillery - Chief Executive

Angela has been chief executive at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2013. With over 26 years of NHS leadership experience within community services and a Master’s Degree in development disorders, Angela is also a qualified speech and language therapist. Previously she was a director of operations for the trust. She 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 member of the Advisory Council of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). She is a regular speaker at local and national events proactively supporting matters of national interest such as equalities in the work place, mental health and wellbeing and integrated care.

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


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