Board of Directors

City Hospitals Sunderland is managed by our Board of Directors. An Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of our organisation.

Chairman and Chief Executive

John Anderson

Ken Bremner
Chief Executive


Julia Pattison
Director of Finance

Peter Sutton
Director of Planning & Business Development

Ian Martin
Medical Director

Melanie Johnson
Director of Nursing & Patient Experience

Carol Harries
Director of Corporate Affairs & Legal/Trust Secretary

Non-executive Directors

Stewart Hindmarsh
Non-Executive Director & Vice Chairman

Pat Taylor
Non-Executive Director

David Barnes
Non-Executive Director

Paul McEldon
Non-Executive Director

Alan Wright
Non-Executive Director

Mike Laker
Non-Executive Director


The Trust’s Board of Directors meetings will be held in public every two months. Meetings usually commence at 3:30 pm in the Board Room at Sunderland Eye Infirmary. Members of the public, our membership and staff are welcome to attend.