Dr Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive

Richard became CEO in June 2017 having previously been appointed as the Trust’s Medical Director in January 2015. Richard has practised medicine for over 20 years, becoming a consultant in 2002 specialising in diabetes and endocrinology. In 2006, he was awarded a Health Foundation Leadership Fellowship. After holding various medical leadership roles, he became Medical Director at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2012, a post he held for two years before coming to Barnsley


Bob Kirton, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Delivery Officer

Bob joined the Trust in 2009 following a successful career as a senior manager in retail. He has a BA in History from Leicester University and a MSC in strategy and leadership in healthcare from Bradford University. Bob completed the Nye Bevan Executive leadership programme in 2015. Bob was appointed to the role of Chief Delivery Officer in December 2017, supporting clinical and operational teams and the Executive Team on delivering organisational goals and better services for Barnsley patients


Dr Simon Enright, Medical Director

Simon moved became Medical Director in April 2017. Having performed his medical training in Leeds, he has been a consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia for over 20 years. His wealth of experience extends to working in a number of hospitals nationwide.

He has held a number of clinical management roles both internally and externally, starting his career some 20 years ago as clinical director of ICU services and then subsequently as Clinical Director for theatres and anaesthesia..

Heather McNair, Director of Nursing and Quality

Heather joined the hospital in 2011 from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust where she was deputy Director of Nursing. Heather spent the first part of her NHS career in Leeds, working in a variety of Midwifery posts including as labour ward sister at Leeds General Infirmary.

A qualified midwife, Heather became Head of Midwifery at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in 1998 before becoming Deputy Director of Nursing in 2001, a post she held for 10 years.


Chris Thickett, Director of Finance

Chris is an ACCA qualified accountant and has a BA (Hons) in Financial Services from Northumbria University. He joined the Trust in January 2016 as Deputy Director of Finance, and became Director of Finance in April 2019. He has worked in the NHS in senior finance roles at Calderdale and Huddersfield, and Leeds and York Partnerships. Prior to moving into the NHS he has worked in the private sector and private practice accountants.

He is from Barnsley, passionate about the working within the NHS, and strongly believes that finance has a key role to play in shaping both organisational and system strategy to drive forward change and ensuring sustainable services can be ordered locally.