Partner Governors


Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping

Declaration of interest - listed below

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
  • Non Executive Chair for Nottinghamshire LIFTCos
  • Chair for Nottinghamshire Community Foundation

Class - Police and Crime

About me:

Former MP Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), was re-elected with an overwhelming majority in May 2016.

Chair of the Police Reform and Transformation Board and the Business Enablers sub-committee, he has been at the forefront of the debate on police funding and the calls for modernisation of the police service. He is the Labour-party’s lead on police finance matters and also sits on the Board of the Police ICT company.

In addition, he was asked to Chair the Governance Sub-Committee of the Specialist Capabilities Programme which is currently examining how best the Police can respond to new challenges in the changing policing landscape.

As an MP he served in a several government positions, undertook a number of efficiency studies for the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and was closely involved in the Lawrence Inquiry.


Rob Gardiner Rob Gardiner

Declaration of interest

  • Holds a position of authority within the Carers Federation Ltd

Class - Carers Federation

About me:

As a resident of Nottingham since 1980 I have been involved in various initiatives aimed at making tangible improvements in the lives of citizens of the city.

My working life has focused on social care and health. I worked in social work for Nottinghamshire before spending 12 years as Regional Counselling Manager for ChildLine. I am currently Deputy Chief Executive for Carers Federation having started working for them in 2005. I Chair the Trust's Community of Interest for carers, families and friends. I am a member of Nottingham City Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board and a Director of CF Trading Company Ltd. I recently became a member of the interim Board for Healthwatch Nottingham and sit on the CCG People's Council.

I have been living with my partner for over 30 years and we have two delightful boys.

Photograph of Lucy Jones partner governor for nottinghamshire healthcare Lucy Robinson

Declaration of Interest - No interest declared

Class - Chamber of Commerce

About me:

I am Director of Resources at the East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicestershire), a key focus for the Chamber is supporting the Health and Wellbeing agenda within businesses across the East Midlands.

My background in HR Management and Consultancy across a range of business types and sizes enables me to build relationships quickly, develop solutions and ideas.  I am working with senior colleagues within the Chamber to drive performance and change.

In my spare time I volunteers as a ski instructor and I am a health enthusiast and enjoy mountain biking and boxing to keep fit.


Cllr Stuart Wallace Councillor Stuart Wallace

Declarations of Interest:

  • Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

About me:

I first became involved with the Trust in 2010 to 2013 when I joined the shadow Governor Body in the days before it formally became a Foundation Trust.  Following the County Council elections in May 2017 I became the Chairman of Nottinghamshire’s Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee.

As the Councillor for Adult Social Care my priorities are to provide the people of Nottinghamshire with services that meet people’s needs, are sustainable and lead to keeping our residents independent and living at home. It is this drive to provide quality services that brings me to serve on the Trust’s Board.