Board of Directors and meetings

We are a public organisation and as such we are accountable to the people we serve.

Our Board of Directors is made up of a Chair, a Chief Executive, Non-Executive Directors, and Executive Directors.

Their role is to:


With immediate effect (19 March 2020) our Board meetings will not be held in public due to the COVID-19 virus. They will still take place, virtually, in order to support the Government's social distancing policy.


Our Board of Directors

Non-Executive Directors

Paul Devlin (Chair)

Paul Devlin (Chair)

Paul took up office on 1 January 2020, for an initial term of three years.

He has an extensive track record in NHS leadership, following a long career in the charity sector as well as in significant NHS Board level roles. In his roles at Age Concern England, Headway, and Action for Children he led strategic engagement with healthcare commissioners and providers, developing successful partnerships and new models of care delivery. This complemented his six years as a Non-Executive Director at Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust where he was part of the team successfully transferring the commissioning of health to new Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Paul has been Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability Trust, where he led a three-year quality improvement programme to take LPFT from a CQC (Care Quality Commission) “Requires improvement” rating (including “Inadequate” for Safe) to “Good” (including “Good” for Safe in every service, and “Outstanding” in the Well-led domain). Paul will remain Chair at Lincolnshire as well as taking up his new role in Nottinghamshire.

Steve Banks (Senior Independent Director)

Steve Banks Steve Banks has extensive experience operating at board level within the private sector and in a non-executive capacity within the community.

He is currently Chairman of The Tinnitus Clinic and his previous posts include Director of Professional Standards and Superintendent Pharmacist, IT Director and Director of HR at Boots, where he has a long history of providing healthcare services.

He first started working with the Trust whilst at Boots, most recently as a member of the Council of Governors. Steve’s first degree was in Pharmacy from Leicester and he has since completed an MBA at Nottingham University alongside numerous Leadership Development Programmes. Alongside his strong strategy and transformation background he has always been passionate about getting it right for patients.


Stephen Jackson (Vice Chair)

Stephen JacksonStephen Jackson is a qualified accountant who has had a varied career in both the private and public sectors.

After qualifying as an accountant Stephen joined Bass plc. and had several senior financial roles in the company’s pubs and hotel subsidiaries.

He has had a wide variety of posts since, including five years in Hong Kong as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Development and IT for Holiday Inn – Asia Pacific.

In 2003, Stephen joined Nottingham Trent University where he held the post of Chief Financial and Operations Officer with overall responsibility for Finance, Estates, Commercial Development, Legal, Registry, IT, and Governance Services.  He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board. In May 2016 Stephen retired from NTU.

Stephen also acts as Non- Executive Director with each of the following local organisations: -

  • Marketing NG (and Chair of F and GP); Derbyshire Health United
  • Chair of the Active Partners Trust (set up to increase participation in sport and active recreation in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire)
  • The Nottingham BID.

Trevor Orman

Trevor OrmanTrevor joined Nottinghamshire Healthcare on 25 January 2019.

He is a high performing leader with a proven track record for initiating and implementing strategic business and cultural change and delivering operational results in complex global organisations. He has over 25 years’ experience at senior executive level in aerospace and automotive sectors including 10 years as a member of the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace board/leadership team. He is a passionate and inspirational leader.

Trevor is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He lives in Derby.


Carolyn White

Carolyn White Carolyn is a highly experienced, senior health care leader with 17 years’ experience working at Board level within the complex and highly regulated environment of Acute and Community Foundation Trusts.

She joined Nottinghamshire Healthcare on 4 March 2019 and has a demonstrable track record in harnessing and developing the talents of staff, working to identify and realise their potential and building their confidence so that, even within the most challenging of environments, delivering excellence in patient care is always achievable.

Having worked in two Foundation Trusts and with the Care Quality Commission to develop its well-led framework for Community Trusts, Carolyn has an excellent understanding of healthcare regulation and the rigour trusts must apply to ensure the quality and safety of their services and has worked as both a specialist advisor and executive reviewer with the CQC.

Susan Nixon

Susan Nixon Sue has an extensive background in diverse local authority, leisure, education & health organisations, devising policy and managing strategy and culture change across all levels.

She graduated with a degree in Architecture from Leeds School of Architecture but has worked in senior positions in Local Government., including Wolverhampton City Council and Bromsgrove District Council, before joining the NHS in 2006 as Non-Executive Director with NHS Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust. Sue also holds positions with St Andrews Healthcare and South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (now known as Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr Alison Rose-Quirie

Dr Alison Rose-Quirie Alison has worked within health and social care for 12 years and is Chair of a number of companies, including an architectural and an event management company.

She completed a law degree at UCW Aberystwyth, a Masters in Business Administration at Middlesex Business School and a PhD at Leeds University. She has worked at a senior level in mental health and secure prison settings including Group 4, Care UK and Swanton Care and Community, and has guest chaired an inspection for the CQC. Currently Alison is an NED for Essex Partnership University NHS FT and One Housing Group. Alison also represents Team GB in the middle distance triathlon.

Manjit Darby MBE

Manjit DarbyThroughout Manjit’s NHS career to date she has had a commitment to the delivery of compassionate, high quality practice and standards and believes she has demonstrated this commitment as a nurse, a clinical leader and as a senior manager in a variety of leadership roles in the last 30 years.

Manjit qualified as a general nurse in 1987 and as a mental health nurse in 1992. She has a Masters Degree in Health Care Management and has worked in a variety of clinical settings during her career. Manjit left the NHS for four years in 2007 and worked as an independent management consultant returning to the NHS and eventually taking up the post of Director of Nursing and Quality within NHS England in July 2013. In 2014 she was named among the top 50 BME pioneers in the HSJ.

Manjit is a Queen’s Nurse and continues to sit as a registrant member at NMC Fitness to Practice hearings. She is a serving Magistrate on the Leicester Bench and former Chair of an Independent Foster Panel. Manjit formally retired in October 2020 but is still undertaking Interim Director of Nursing work.

In the New Year’s Honours List 2020, Manjit received an MBE for services to nursing and patient care and was also awarded the National Chief Nursing Officer Gold Award in October 2020.

Umar Zamman

Umar Zamman Umar Zamman is the Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development at Sheffield Hallam University, responsible for HR, Employee Relations, OD, Leadership Development, Payroll, Pensions and the EDI agenda for over 5500 staff and is part of the senior leadership group. He has experience of working in a number of sectors and has held senior roles in Higher Education, NHS, Fire & Rescue Service, Policing and the Civil Service, where he was an advisor in private office to the Home Secretary and senior Ministers. He has led national and international projects on culture change, leadership and EDI.

Umar is also an accomplished conference speaker and has been the keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, Turkey, USA, Canada, Jamaica, Denmark and India. He has also held Non Executive Director positions on a number of Boards, including the National Executive of Universities HR (UHR) and is currently the UK representative for the Association of Commonwealth Universities International HR Board. He is a chartered fellow of the CIPD and lives in Nottingham.

Executive Directors

Dr John Brewin - Chief Executive

John BrewinJohn Brewin took up post as Chief Executive on 2 January 2019.

John, a consultant psychiatrist for 23 years, was CEO at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT), where he has been in that role for four years and was their Medical Director for three years prior to this. John previously worked for Nottinghamshire Healthcare in a variety of senior clinical roles between1995-2011 and he also trained in Nottingham. John has an extensive career history of leadership and managerial roles, with experience as an associate medical director and clinical director before he joined LPFT.

John’s achievements during his time at LPFT include the Trust moving from ‘Requires Improvement’ in 2015 to ‘Good’ in 2017 in the CQC ratings. He also helped the Trust improve quality, deliver strong performance and meet financial targets year on year. Some of John’s other skills are around culture, leadership and staff engagement.

Dr Julie Hankin - Executive Medical Director

Julie Hankin

Julie is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in general adult services.

She has worked in a number of management and leadership roles through that time including Clinical Director roles for Service Redesign, Service Improvement, and Adult Services. Prior to her appointment to the Executive Medical Director role in 2014 she was Clinical Director for Wiltshire, including service responsibility for adult and older people’s community mental health services, acute adult inpatient units and crisis and home treatment services.

From 2012 to 2014 Julie was the National Professional Advisor for Mental Health for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and was the clinical lead for the implementation of the new inspection regime. She is a board member of the Mental Health Network of the NHS Confederation and chairs the Mental Health Medical Directors Forum which is hosted by the Confederation. She is also the Mental Health lead for the local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

She holds an honorary Associate Professor role within the Health Sciences School of the University of Nottingham and is a panel member for the national Health Services and Delivery Research funding stream with the NIHR.

Dr Julie Attfield - Executive Director of Mental Health

Dr Julie Attfield - Executive Director of Mental Health

Dr Julie Attfield is the Executive Director for Mental Health.

She took up her role on 1 June 2015 and was previously Executive Director with responsibility for high secure provision at Rampton Hospital; medium secure units at Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate and Offender Health in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Julie began her career as a Registered Mental Nurse, and has since worked as a clinician, senior manager and director within mental health services in the East Midlands. Between these appointments Julie spent time as a full time lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham, before returning to the NHS.

Alison Wyld - Interim Executive Director of Finance

Alison Wyld - Interim Executive Director of Finance Alison joined the Trust in 2009 after a long career in local government.  Since joining the Trust has covered various management accountancy roles more recently as Deputy Director of Finance and Procurement since March 2020 and is currently interim Executive Director of Finance. 

Alison is a member of CIPFA and qualified at Nottingham Trent University as an accountant.  Alison is passionate about staff development and mentoring junior colleagues.  The values of the Trust are important to Alison.

Clare Teeney - Executive Director of People and Culture

Clare Teeney – Executive Director of People and Culture Clare joined the Trust in 2011 as the Head of HR for Local Services.

In 2012 her portfolio extended to include HR for the Health Partnerships Division. She was appointed as the Director of HR with responsibility for HR, Learning and Development and Equality and Diversity in October 2015. Clare is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a BA (hons) Degree, a qualification in Employment Law and an MBA from Loughborough University. She has a particular interest in Equality and Diversity and health and wellbeing.

Anne-Maria Newham MBE - Executive Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality

Anne-Maria Newham - Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality Anne-Maria joins us from Leicestershire Partnerships. Anne-Maria has worked in the NHS as a nurse for over 35 years and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year for her outstanding contribution to nursing.

As well as supporting fellow nurses and developing future NHS leaders, Anne-Maria spends time volunteering at a children’s hospice.



Sarah Furley - Director of Strategic Partnerships

Sarah Furley joined the Trust in March 2020 as Director of Partnerships. Prior to her appointment, Sarah was STP Programme Director in Lincolnshire, hosted by the Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group.

She has a wealth of experience in improving patient outcomes through integrated care and partnership working. A Registered General Nurse by background, Sarah holds a Masters of Science in Commissioning from Lincoln University.

She has worked in a number of senior strategic positions and is looking forward to bringing that expertise to the development of partnerships with our stakeholders.

Dr Susan Elcock - Executive Director of Forensic Services

Dr Sue Elcock joined the Trust in May 2020 as Director of Forensic Services.

Prior to her current post, Sue was Medical Director at Leicestershire Partnerships NHS Trust. Sue previosuly worked at the Nottinghamshire Healthcare as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton Hospital and also as Director of Medical Education. Sue’s career to date and her passion has always been in secure services.




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