Trust Board Members
Our Board have a wide range of qualifications and experience that will guide us through to Foundation Trust status and beyond as we work to realise our strategic priorities and achieve our vision as set out in our organisational strategy.
Philip Townshend - Chairman
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: Non-Executive Director - March 2001, Chairman - March 2007
Professional Qualifications: Law Degree (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Solicitor Advocate (all proceedings)
Experience: Mr Townshend is a Labour member of Coventry City Council, where he is the Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Equalities, Sports and Parks. He has extensive community work experience with the West Midlands Police Special Constabulary and is a former Non-Executive Director for Birmingham International Airport. He is a member of the Shareholder Panel for Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Company. He is a solicitor and the Senior Partner in the firm of The Law Partnership Solicitors LLP. Additionally, he serves as a Trustee of Swillington’s Charity and is a Trustee of Bond’s Hospital Estate Charity.
Andy Hardy – Chief Executive Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: Chief Finance Officer - June 2004, Deputy Chief Executive – July 2008, CEO - June 2010
Professional Qualifications: BA in Economics (Hons), Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, MBA
Experience: Mr Hardy is President elect and a National Board Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, past Chair of the Finance Directors' Group of the Association of United Kingdom University Hospitals, Chair of Arden Local Education Training Council (Member West Midlands Local Education Training Board), Chair of West Midlands AHSN Development Board and Director of CSWP Ltd. He is also a member of the Department of Health Extended Advisory Group for Payment by Results.
Gail Nolan –Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: January 2012 as Chief Finance Officer; July 2012 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Professional Qualifications: Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Health Service Management BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Experience: Joined the NHS is 1989 and has held senior financial leadership roles in a range of NHS organisations including large acute teaching hospitals, community and mental health services, strategic health authorities and with the Department of Health.
David Eltringham – Chief Operating Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: September 2012
MBA - Open University, BAEd (Hons) - University College, Worcester; Registered Nurse (Adult); Diploma in Nursing Science, DNSc – Sunderland School of Nursing/Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic
Experience: From 1991 onwards worked in a number of nursing roles at University Hospitals Birmingham. Mr Eltringham spent two years working in the private healthcare sector and joined West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2001 as Education and Professional Development Manager then Clinical Lead for NHS Direct (Birmingham the Black Country and Solihull). He joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2004, becoming Chief Operating Officer in November 2009, then joined UHCW as Chief Operating Officer in September 2012.
Meghana Pandit – Chief Medical Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: May 2012
Experience: Mrs Pandit is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She was Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then Divisional Director for Women’s and Children’s Services in Milton Keynes. She was involved in the South East Midlands Acute Services Review. Mrs Pandit is completing MBA studies at Oxford Brookes University and is on the SHA Provider Excellence Programme.
Mark Radford – Chief Nursing Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: June 2012
BSc (Hons) Nursing, Registered General Nurse, PGDip (ANP), MA (Medical education & Leadership), PhD (Research), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Experience: Professor Radford qualified as nurse in 1994 and has previously worked in anaesthetics, pre operative assessment, critical care and A&E. Prior to joining UHCW in 2009 he was a Consultant Nurse in Perioperative Emergency Care at Heart of England Foundation Trust. He has also worked as an advisor to the Department of Health, NCEPOD, MHRA, NICE on a range of areas including perioperative hypothermia, emergency management and nurse prescribing. He has published widely on advanced practice nursing and perioperative care. Mark has worked at UHCW as an Associate Director of Nursing for surgery before being promoted to Deputy Director of Nursing. From June 2012 he has been Chief Nursing Officer with a responsibility for nursing and midwifery, infection control and safeguarding.
Ian Crich – Chief HR Officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: April 2009 and will become full voting Board member on FT licensing
Professional Qualifications: MCIPD and MBA
Experience: From 2005 – 2009 Mr Crich was Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at The States of Jersey. Prior to this from 1998 – 2005 he was Corporate Director (Organisational Development) at Buckinghamshire County Council. Prior to this he held a variety of senior HR positions in Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils.
Nicholas Stokes – Non-Executive Director / Deputy Chair
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: April 2004, Deputy Chair since November 2009; re-appointed as Deputy Chair in May 2012.
Professional Qualifications: MA (Oxon)
Experience: Mr Stokes was Director of Marketing and Communications at Coventry University from 2005-12, responsible for strategy and business development, marketing and communications and alumni relations and fundraising. Previously he was Head of Business Development with the commercial arm of the charity, Age Concern, and Director of Marketing with Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd from 1997 to 2003. He also has 43 years experience in marketing and market research with General Foods/Kraft, Unilever, St Ivel/Unigate and Boots Plc.
Tim Sawdon – Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: June 2003
Professional Qualifications: BSc (Hons), F.B.C.O.
Experience: Mr Sawdon is currently Lord Mayor of Coventry having been elected to the Council in 1974. He has served at various times as political group leader, cabinet member and scrutiny chair. Former Vice Chair of West Midlands Police Authority with particular responsibility for Trade Unions and Ethnic minorities. He is a school governor and Board member of Coventry Motor Museum and Voluntary Action for Coventry and is a practicing optometrist and company director of optical practices in Coventry
Trevor Robinson – Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: December 2008; Chair of Audit Committee since April 2009
Professional Qualifications: Degrees in Physics (BSc) and Economics, Maths and Systems Theory (BA). Currently studying for a BSc in Astrophysics. Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Experience: Mr Robinson has over 40 years experience in public sector finance and was Finance Director of Hillingdon London Borough Council for 10 years. He was the first Finance Director of the newly formed Greater London Authority in 2000, and then Resources Director of Centro (West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive) until 2007 and former Treasurer to the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority and Financial Advisor to the Association of London Government. Also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
Professor Peter Winstanley - Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: August 2012
Professional Qualifications: Graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1979
Experience: Dean of Warwick Medical School. After spells in the General Infirmary at Leeds and the University of Liverpool, was awarded an MRC Training Fellowship, and spent 3 years working in Kenya (with the University of Oxford) on the treatment of severe malaria. In 1995 Professor Winstanley and colleagues won support to establish a Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre (WTTC) at Liverpool, and he worked with Professors Malcolm Molyneux and (more recently) Robert Heyderman to develop the unit in Malawi into a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme. As Director of the WTTC 1995 to 2009 Peter oversaw 27 Clinical Fellowships and the retention of 10 of these scientists by Liverpool. Since 2007 Professor Winstanley has directed the Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre (supported by the National Institute of Clinical Research (NIHR)). He left his position as Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Liverpool to join Warwick Medical School at the beginning of May 2010.
Paul Sabapathy CBE - Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: July 2012
Professional Qualifications: BSc Physics, MSc Industrial Administration (Aston), ACMA, GCMA, FRSA, FRSM, Honorary Doctorates from Aston, Birmingham and Birmingham City Universities; OBE (1995 for Urban Regeneration), CBE (2004 for Business and Higher Education)
Experience: Held senior positions at IMI Plc (FTSE 100 Company) during a 28 year career including responsible for US operations, Finance and IT, Human Resources, Company Planning, and Overseas and Marketing. Dr Sabapathy’s commercial experience includes serving as President of Walsall Chamber of Commerce. He has extensive senior NHS experience including, Chief Executive of North Birmingham Community Trust, Chairman of Birmingham East and North PCT and on Board of National Blood Authority. He has served on a number of public sector Boards including, Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit of Black Country and Birmingham Heartlands Development Corporation, Standards Board for England, Chairman of Birmingham City University and member of HEFCE Committees. Currently he is a Trustee of Bournville Village Trust and HM Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.
Samantha Tubb – Non-Executive Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: October 2011; Chair of Finance and Performance Committee since April 2012; appointed as Senior Independent Director April 2012.
Professional qualifications: MA in Economics, Cambridge University
Experience: A former partner at a management consultanting firm specialising in risk and finance for the financial services industry, with focusing on helping banking clients to measure and manage financial and non-financial risks. Currently advises small businesses on issues of growth and finance, and runs her own property and investment business.