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Board of Directors

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is run by a Board of Directors made up of Executive and Non-Executive Directors.

Like any other large organisation, we need a ‘top-level’ group of people who meet and take decisions so that everyone works together towards common goals, ensures the safest care of our patients and spends our money in the best way.

Our Board of Directors does this and each Director has a specific area of responsibility.

They meet every month in public and documentation for these meetings can be viewed here.

The Board does, however, have to discuss some matters in private (for reasons set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) and holds a separate private session. The papers for this meeting are not published.

A Declaration of Interest Register (Updated March 2021) is also available to view.

Non-Executive Directors

Prof. Steve Field

Prof. Steve Field
Chair of the Board
John Dunn

John Dunn
Non-Executive Director
Chair of Performance, Finance and Investment Committee
Junior Hemans

Junior Hemans
Non-Executive Director
Chair of People & OD Committee
Anne Baines

Anne Baines
Non-Executive Director
Pam Bradbury

Pam Bradbury
Non-Executive Director
Ben Diamond

Ben Diamond
Non-Executive Director
Paul Assinder

Paul Assinder
Associate Non-Executive Director
Sally Rowe

Sally Rowe
Associate Non-Executive Director
Rajpal Virdee

Rajpal Virdee
Associate Non-Executive Director

Executive Directors

Daren Fradgley

Daren Fradgley
Acting Chief Executive
Matthew Lewis

Dr Matthew Lewis
Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian
Ann-Marie Riley

Ann-Marie Riley
Director of Nursing
Ned Hobbs

Ned Hobbs
Chief Operating Officer
Russell Caldicott

Russell Caldicott
Director of Finance and Performance
Catherine Griffiths

Catherine Griffiths
Director of People and Culture
Jenna Davies

Jenna Davies
Director of Governance
Glenda Augustine

Glenda Augustine
Director of Planning and Improvement