South Tyneside & Sunderland Healthcare Group Board

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Neil Mundy – Chair, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (and Chair, South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group) Neil Mundy became Chairman of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust in January, 2016. He is a chartered public finance accountant with many years’ experience in healthcare and economic regeneration, He has held both Executive and Non-Executive roles in public, private and third sector organisations in the North East and London. He is Vice Chair of the Joint Audit Committee for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Northumbria Police and is Senior Independent Trustee of Age UK Northumberland.

 

John Anderson – Chair, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (and Deputy Chair, South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group) Mr Anderson has been Chairman of City Hospitals Sunderland since 2008.  Mr Anderson sold his main business (Mill Garage Group) in 1993 and has since devoted his time to public/private partnerships.  He is Regional Chairman of Coutts & Co (Private Banking), RBS Group, Sun FM and Durham FM Radio.  He is Executive Chairman of Milltech Training Ltd, a company that assists young people into work through apprenticeships.  He is Chairman of the North East Business and Innovation Centre.  In 1996 Mr Anderson was honoured with the CBE for his services to education and training and in 2006 was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion.  He has been a member of the NHS Provider Board since 2013.

 

Ken Bremner – Chief Executive, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (and Chief Executive, South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group) Ken Bremner has been Chief Executive of City Hospitals Sunderland since 2004.  He is a qualified accountant and joined the Trust in 1988 becoming the Finance Director in 1994 and then Deputy Chief Executive in 1998.  Mr Bremner is a member of the SAFC Foundation of Light Development Board and chairs the Sunderland Partnership Executive.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.

 

Steve Williamson – Chief Executive, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust (and Deputy Chief Executive, South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group) Steve Williamson has been South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Executive since the autumn of 2015. He came to South Tyneside in 2014 as the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer, having previously been Divisional Director for Trauma and Specialist Services at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust where he led the creation of the Wessex Major Trauma Centre and the integration and improvement of stroke services across South East Hampshire.

 

Allison Thompson – Non Executive Director, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Allison joined the Trust in November 2012, she is a positive, agile and results driven Executive Director with a highly successful background. She has built her career on solid, business, commercial and marketing foundations over a 24 year period and latterly held Executive positions as Chief Operating Officer and HR Director. Allison has a track record of significant commercial and restructuring success throughout her career.

 

Mike Davison – Non Executive Director, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Davison is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and until his retirement at the end of March 2008 was Finance Director at the Port of Tyne Authority from 1995 and has recently been appointed as a Trustee of the Pension Scheme. He is a lay member of the Newcastle University Council and Chairman of the Audit Committee.  He is also a Church Elder.  Mr Davison was appointed Vice Chairman of CHSFT and Senior Independent Director in October 2012.