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Executive leadership team

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Dr Neil O'Brien

Executive medical director

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David Purdue

Executive chief nurse

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Professor Graham Evans

Executive chief digital and information officer

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Claire Riley

Executive director of corporate governance, communications and involvement

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Annie Laverty

Executive director of people

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Aejaz Zahid

Executive director of innovation

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Dave Gallagher

Executive director of place based delivery (Central and Tees Valley)

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Nicola Bailey

Acting executive director of place based delivery (North)

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Jacqueline Myers

Executive director of strategy and system oversight

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David Chandler

Acting executive director of finance

Non executive directors

Professor Eileen Kaner

Currently director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the North East and North. Her research aims to improve health and well-being via the development and evaluation of interventions focused on reducing risk due to alcohol, substance use and links to mental health problems. You can read more about Professor Kaner here.

 

Jon Rush

Jon Rush is chair of the North Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership System Leadership Board and is a strong advocate for involving people in service change and improvement and working with the third sector. You can read more about Jon here.

Hannah Bows

Hannah is currently an associate professor in Criminal Law and deputy dean of Durham Law School. Her research focuses on domestic abuse, sexual abuse and homicide, and most of her work to date has looked at abuse of older adults. She was previously chair of Age UK Teesside. 

David Stout OBE

David has worked within the NHS for over 43 years. He is a qualified chartered public finance accountant and has been finance director for 10 NHS organisations. He was acting chief executive for the North East Strategic Health Authority for several years and was non-executive director at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 9 years.

Partner members

Foundation Trust - partner members

Ken Bremner, chief executive, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Rajesh Nadkarni, executive medical director, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Local Authority - partner members

Tom Hall, director of public health, South Tyneside Council

Deputy - Colin Cox, director of public health, Cumbria County Council

Ann Workman, director of adults and health, Stockton-on-Tees

Deputy - Eric Scollay, director of adult and social care and health integration, Middlesbrough Council

Catherine McEvoy-Carr, director of children, education and skills, Newcastle City Council

Deputy - Jacqui Old, director of children's and adults' services, North Tyneside Council

Primary Medical Services - partner members

Dr Mike Smith

Dr Saira Malik

 

 

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