Meet our Board of directors.
Sir James Mackey
Sir James returned to his role as Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT in November 2017 after a two-year secondment in a national role as Chief Executive of NHS Improvement. He was knighted in 2018 for services to healthcare and has been at the forefront of the region’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw his Trust set up its own factory to make PPE.
Sir James is also Chair of the NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply.
Sir James has recently been appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement as a National Policy Adviser for the Elective Programme supporting the national team to find new ways to address the elective backlog.Read more
Executive Medical Director
Dr Jeremy Rushmer was appointed executive medical director in March 2016, providing clinical leadership on all aspects of patient safety, quality of care and clinical strategy.Read more
Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, and Executive Director for Surgery and Community Services
Marion is our Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, and also our Chief Operating Officer for surgery.Read more
Executive Director of Performance and Improvement
Birju Bartoli was named Executive Director of Performance and Improvement in 2018 having previously been Executive Director of Systems, Strategy and Transformation.Read more
Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
Ann Stringer has been a director of human resources and organisational development for the Trust since 2005.Read more
Executive Director of Finance
Paul Dunn has been executive director of finance since 2004.Read more
Declaration of interests
Register of interests - Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors and Council of Governors are required to declare any interests, directly or indirectly relevant to the work of the trust. Should you have any queries regarding declarations, please contact the Company Secretary on 0191 203 2759