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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 Board of Governors).

The Trust Board usually meets 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 494783.

Directorate addresses

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Sudborough House
St Mary's Hospital
London Road
NN15 7PW

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. John Archard-Jones - Deputy Chairman
  3. Michelle Grimwood - Non Executive Director
  4. Sushel Ohri - Non Executive Director
  5. Robert Peto - Non Executive Director
  6. Angela Hillery - Chief Executive
  7. Bronwen Curtis - Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  8. Alfred Hanson - Director of Operations
  9. Julie Shepherd - Interim Director of Nursing and Quality
  10. Bill McFarland - Finance Director
  11. Richard McKendrick - Chief Operating Officer
  12. Alex O’Neill-Kerr - Medical Director
  13. Louise Payne - Director of Corporate Support
  14. Bev Messinger - Non-executive Director

Richard McKendrick - Chief Operating Officer

Portrait image of Richard McKendrick, Chief Operating OfficerRichard joined NHFT in June 2011 as Deputy Director of Operations before moving on to role of Director of Specialty Services in November 2012.  With effect from 1 November 2013 Richard was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Trust.

Richard joined the Trust from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust where he was service director of addictions and offender health. Prior to this Richard’s career spanned 20 years in the voluntary sector where he has held various positions including chief executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust and director of operations with the substance misuse charity Addaction. Richard holds degrees in law and philosophy.


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


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