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

Richard McKendrick - Chief Operating Officer

Richard McKendrick - Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined in June 2011, from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, where he was service director of addictions and offender health. Holding degrees in law and philosophy, Richard has 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector, during which time he held positions including chief executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust and director of operations with the national substance misuse charity, Addaction.

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


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