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Board of Directors

Meet our Board of directors.

You can read about our other board members here and non-executive directors here.


Sir James Mackey


Chief Executive

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.

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Jeremy Rushmer


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.

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Marion Dickson


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.

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Birju Bartoli


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.

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Ann Stringer


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.

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Paul Dunn


Executive Director of Finance

Paul Dunn has been executive director of finance since 2004.

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Claire Riley


Executive Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs

Claire Riley joined the Trust as Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs in 2010.

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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


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