Trevor Lake, Chairman

Trevor Lake joined Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chairman in January 2019.

Trevor has most recently been Chair of Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, before that Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and previously a Non- Executive Director with Calderdale NHS PCT a predecessor organisation to the current clinical commissioning groups.  Trevor’s current term runs to 31 December 2021


Francis Patton, Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Francis Patton joined the Board in January 2008. He has spent the last 30 years working in the 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 including being a Non-Executive at Humber Teaching NHS FT and teaches part time at Leeds Beckett 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 31st 2020 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).


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 2021.


Nick Mapstone, Non-Executive 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 and a member of the Finance & Performance Committee.His current term runs until 31 December 2021.


Keely Firth

Keely 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 Honorary Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Keely is a member of the Finance & Performance Committee and the Audit Committee and also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Barnsley Facilities Service.  Her term of office is until 31 December 2022.


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 is 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.

Her term of office is until June 2022.


Kevin Clifford OBE, Associate 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.