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New Non-Executive Directors appointed

We are pleased to announce that Steve Banks and Professor Patrick Callaghan have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors with the Trust, following ratification of their appointments by the Council of Governors.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public.  Where an appointee has declared political activity, this has been detailed below.  In addition, details of any other Ministerial appointments held and the remuneration paid, where applicable, have been provided.   

Steve Banks has been appointed from 18 January 2016 and Professor Patrick Callaghan from 1 February 2016 for a term of three years. These posts are remunerated at £13,000 per annum. 

Steve Banks is a highly accomplished senior executive with 11 years’ 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.


Professor Patrick Callaghan was selected in partnership with the University of Nottingham as a partner Non-Executive Director, to reflect the very strong relationship between Nottinghamshire Healthcare and the University.

He is Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where he leads the Mental Health Research Programme. He is Associate Director (Research Engagement) at the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (Mental Health). His research interests are evaluating psychosocial interventions in mental health and acute, testing social cognition models of health-related behaviour in relation to exercise and mental health policy and service evaluation. Professor Callaghan has published more than 70 papers, secured around £4m of research grants and edited three books. He has published several evidence synthesis reviews and will contribute systematic review expertise to the current project.

Professor Dean Fathers, Chair, commented:

“Both these new Non-Executive Directors bring a wealth of experience in large complex organisations including operational and strategic management.  We look forward to welcoming them both to our Board as we continue to move forward and develop over the coming months.”



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