Stephen was appointed as Chairman in January 2009. He is a self-employed Management Consultant, before which he was Technical Director at W2Networking, where he was responsible for customer technical solutions, customer service and satisfaction and the development of a commercial data centre strategy. From 2001 to 2007 he was Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at Business Link South Yorkshire and Head of ICT at Barnsley and Doncaster TEC from 1997 to 2001. Prior to his appointment Stephen was a Non-Executive Director of NHS Barnsley; a position he held since April 2006.
He holds Non-Executive posts at Barnsley Premier Leisure Trading and Barnsley Civic, is a Governor at Darton College and a Director of 360 Engagement Limited. There were no significant changes to the Chairman’s commitments in 2015-16 and the Register of Interests is published in public Board papers.
Stephen’s current term runs until 31 December 2018, subject to annual review.
Francis Patton joined the Board in January 2008. He has spent the last 30 years working in the pub retailing sector in areas such as operational management, customer services, marketing, public relations, purchasing, investor relations, communications, human resources, learning and development and recruitment. He holds a number of Non-Executive roles and teaches part time at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the Deputy Chairman and, since January 2012, Senior Independent Director (SID).
Francis’s term of office has been extended for a further period up to December 2018. Francis is Chair of the Trust’s Finance and Performance Committee. He also serves as Chair of the Trust’s wholly owned subsidiary, Barnsley Facilities Services (BFS).
Janet joined the Trust in January 2016. Janet is a former Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Non-Executive at Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority, a post held from 2006 to 2013. Janet is currently Company Director at Dean Knight Partnership Ltd. Other present appointments include Board Member of Metropolitan Housing Trust and Chair of its subsidiary Clapham Park Homes, Trustee and Clerk to the Finance Sub-Committee at The Mount School York and Governor at Sheffield Hallam University.
Janet is a member of the Quality and Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Her current term runs to 31 December 2018.
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 2020.
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 sits on both the Finance & Performance and Audit Committees. His current term runs until 31 December 2020.
Keely Firth joined the Board in January 2017. A qualified Accountant, she has 30 years experience in the NHS including Barnsley Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Trent Regional Health Authority and Healthcare commissioning organisations. A former Chief Finance Officer, Keely is also a voluntary trustee of a national charity – the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Keely has lived in Barnsley all her life and is a keen Barnsley FC fan.
Keely’s term of office is until 31 December 2019.
Philip Hudson joined the board in January 2017. He is a qualified lawyer whose expertise lies in the energy sector, previously working either for – or in conjunction with – both Powergen and Yorkshire Water.
He has spent the previous 16 years working in the county and is a former Director of Corporate Affairs at Drax Group while remaining as Chairman of Trustees with the company. He is also is a director of Electricity Pensions Limited, National Energy Action, and Chairman of the Board at Warm Zones CIC.
Philip’s term of office is until 31 December 2019.