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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.

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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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