Sheena McDonnell, Chair

Sheena joined Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chair in May 2022.

Sheena joins us from her most recent role as a Non-Executive Director at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBFT), where she is also Chair of the People Committee.

With wide-ranging experience in both the public and private sectors, Sheena has an extensive background in leadership, organisational development, governance and transformation, holds a BSc and an MSc and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She has considerable experience as a Business Transformation Director for a large social housing provider, a CEO of a registered Charity and as a housing inspector with the Audit Commission auditing and inspecting local authorities.

Rosalyn Moore, Non-Executive Director

Ros joined the Trust in April 2015. She is CEO of a National Nursing Charity, an Associate Lecturer to the Open University, and is a trustee of the Association for Perioperative Practice. Ros was the Chief Nursing Officer Scotland and Director in Scottish Government until 2014. Previous to this, she has had a wide range of positions, some of which include; Professional Nursing Officer at the Department of Health, National Director for Quality and Learning, Deputy Clinical Director, Head of Adult Nursing and Staff Nurse in Elderly Medicine, Paediatrics and Surgery at Pontefract and Pinderfields Hospitals.

Ros has been Chair of the Trust’s Quality & Governance Committee since January 2016. Her current term runs until 31 December 2022.

Nick Mapstone, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Nick joined the Trust in April 2015. Nick is the director of his own consultancy company that specialises in supporting NHS organisations. His most recent role was as programme director with East Cheshire NHS Trust. Nick is currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and in the past has worked with Ernst & Young and at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Nick is Chair of the Audit Committee, Senior Independent Director and Vice Chairman and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee. Nick’s current term runs until 31 December 2023.

Philip Hudson

Philip joined the Board in January 2017.  He is a qualified lawyer whose expertise lies in the utilities sector.  He has worked in the county for 20 years and was the Group General Counsel of Kelda Group plc (the owner of Yorkshire Water) and Drax Group plc, where he was also Director of Corporate Affairs.  He is currently a director of Electricity Pensions Limited and Electricity Pension Trustees Limited,  the Chairman of Trustees of the Drax Power Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme, the Independent Trustee of the Baxi Partnership Employee Trust and a consultant with the Effective Board LLP, the corporate governance consultancy. 

Philip Chair’s the People Committee and is also a member of the Quality and Governance, and Audit Committees. His term of office is until 31 December 2022.

Sue Ellis

Sue joined the Board on 1 June 2019. Prior to that she served for many years as an NHS director in different roles including service planning and Human resources / Organisational development in West Yorkshire. Sue’s last role was doing development work to create a Health and Care learning Academy for the public sector staff in the city of Leeds.

Sue serves as Chair of the Trust’s wholly owned subsidiary, Barnsley Facilities Services (BFS) and the Finance and Performance Committee. She also attends the People Committee. Sue’s current term of office runs until 31 May 2025.

Kevin Clifford OBE,  Non-Executive Director

Retiring from the role of Chief Nurse at Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group in August 2016, Kevin had held a range of Nursing and General Management posts in the NHS spanning over 38 years, including Chief Operating Officer for Sheffield PCTs Provider (Community) Services, and both Clinical Director of Operations and Nurse Director (Emergency Care) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He has been a registered Nurse since 1983, in addition completing a BSc in Nursing Studies and an MSc in Health Economics and Management. More recently completing the Kings Fund Top Manager Programme in 2011.

Kevin’s contribution to Nursing was recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours when he was awarded an OBE for his services.

In the last three years Kevin has developed a portfolio of Non-executive roles, including being a previous Chair of Trustees at Cavendish Cancer Care, a Sheffield based charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in the Sheffield City Region. He is currently Non Executive Chair of Care Opinion CIC, an independent online patient experience platform where anyone can share their experience of Heath or care  services and help to improve  them. He is also a Director / Trustee  at Brigantia Learning Trust, a  2 – 19 Multi Academy Trust,  managing a number of schools and a Sixth Form College in the North East of Sheffield.

Kevin is a member of the Quality and Governance and People Committee. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Barnsley Facilities Service. Kevin’s current term of office runs until 30 November 2023.

Stephen Radford, Non-Executive Director

Stephen joined the Board in October 2021. He is a qualified accountant and has over 30 years of private and public sector experience gained across multiple sectors in the UK and internationally. Prior to this position, he was Associate Non-Executive Director at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and has held other roles including Group and Divisional Finance Director, Head of Shared Services, Senior Vice President and Partner / Director roles in global management consultancies. Stephen lives locally in the Penistone area.

Stephen is a member of the Finance & Performance Committee and the Audit Committee. His term of office will run until 10 October 2024.


Hadar Zaman, Associate Non-Executive Director

Hadar Zaman is the current Head of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Bradford where he leads degree programmes such as Pharmacy and Physician Associate together with a range of postgraduate diplomas for healthcare professionals.

Hadar is a qualified Pharmacist and still maintains his clinical practice as a Consultant Mental Health Pharmacist and before his appointment as Head of School, was a Chief Pharmacist. Hadar is research active and is interested in patient safety/human factors and works within the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Centre.

Hadar is also a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission and has provided expert advice to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and has done work with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence around guideline development.

Hadar attends the Quality and Governance and People Committees. Hadar’s current term of office runs until 30 September 2023.

David Plotts, Associate Non-Executive Director

David joined the Board in October 2021. Prior to this position he has held a number of senior executive roles for both large and medium sized corporate MedTech businesses including Covidien Plc, Aerocrine AB and Healthcare 21 Group, in a career stretching over 26 years within the UK and European Medical Device Industry.

David, who has lived for the past 30 years in the immediate area of Barnsley hospital, is also a trustee on the board of High Green Development Trust, who support local enterprise development, children, disabilities, sports and arts for the communities of North Sheffield and South Barnsley.

David attends the Finance and Performance and Audit Committees. David’s current term of office runs until 30 September 2023.