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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.


Jim Mackey


Chief Executive

Jim Mackey returned to his substantive role as Chief Executive of the trust in November 2017, a post he previously held for ten years. He was welcomed back after completing a two year secondment in a national role as Chief Executive of the NHS Improvement.

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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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Ellie Monkhouse


Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Ellie joined the trust in November 2017 as Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery. She joined from Rotherham Foundation Trust where she was acting chief nurse, having also been their deputy chief nurse.

*Ellie is currently on secondment with North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

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Marion Dickson


Interim Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Marion is our Chief Operating Officer for surgery and will take up the role of Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery while Ellie Monkhouse is on secondment.

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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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Daljit Lally


Executive Director of System Leadership and Community

Daljit Lally is the Executive Director of System Leadership and Community employed in a formal joint role between Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council.

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Paul Dunn


Executive Director of Finance

Paul Dunn has been executive director of finance since 2004.

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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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Claire Riley


Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs

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

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Helen Ray


Chief Operating Officer

Helen is our Chief Operating Officer for medicine and community and is also responsible for child health, emergency planning and preparedness and the Hexham site.

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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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