A new lead governor has been appointed for Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Annie Moody

Annie Moody, Public Governor, was elected by the Council of Governors and commenced her new post at the start of January 2017.

Annie, who has been a Public Governor since January 2015, takes over from Joe Unsworth who stepped down after eight years as Lead Governor and 12 years as a Public Governor.

Amongst their other responsibilities, our Lead Governor acts as a spokesperson for the Council of Governors, represents Governors as an observer at some Executive Director recruitment and is part of the nominations committee, which is responsible for the appointment and annual review of our Non Executive team, including the Chairman.

Annie said of her appointment to Lead Governor:

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Lead Governor, it is very flattering that my Governor colleagues have elected me to this position and I hope I do them proud.

“I am starting my new position as a Lead Governor at an interesting and challenging time for the Trust so I am really looking forward to getting stuck in and using skills and experience from my previous working life in the civil service inparticular in customer service, HR and training in to help along the way.”

Barnsley Hospital Chairman, Steve Wragg, said:

“Annie has sat on our Council of Governors since 2015 and is engaged and involved with activities across the Trust, including volunteering at Barnsley Hospital Charity events. Annie is the perfect candidate to step up to the role of Lead Governor and I am sure she will do a fantastic job.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the previous Lead Governor, Joe Unsworth, who dedicated his time and effort to the role. Joe will be missed on the Council of Governors and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

The Council of Governors is made up of public, staff and partner representatives who all help to shape the future of the Trust, based on the local community’s needs. For more information please see here.