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Non Executive Directors

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Ian Haythornthwaite

Ian joined the Board as Chair in September 2021. He has previously held Board level positions at the BBC including chief finance and operating officer for the all the nations and regions. Before joining the BBC Ian was the deputy chief Executive at the North West Regional Development Agency. Ian has held the position of Pro Vice- Chancellor and also Finance Director at the University of Central Lancashire. Ian has over 10 years’ experience on Trust Boards and is a non-executive director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ian is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Ros Fallon

Ros Fallon was born in Liverpool and qualified there as a Registered Nurse in 1980. Ros then moved to Manchester to work in cardiothoracic surgery and subsequently qualified as a Registered Midwife. Ros practiced as a clinical midwife for 17 years in Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington before undertaking an MSc in Health Informatics and moving into strategic leadership roles. Ros joined the Board in 2016 and has experience of whole system strategic planning, operational delivery and performance improvement. Ros has led transformational change programmes both locally and nationally and has held Executive Director positions in the NHS in Cumbria and Liverpool.

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Ken Gill

Ken is an experienced Non-Executive Director, Chartered Accountant, Finance Committee and Audit Committee Chair across diverse sectors. A former CEO and Executive Director with a strong track record of strategy development and delivery and considerable strategic and operational financial management experience. Ken has significant experience of regulation, standards and system level operation in three professional sectors: medicine/health, education and accountancy and also worked in a Government Agency of the Department for Education for 6 years. Ken has held and continues to hold a number of Board level Non-Executive Director roles focussed on strategy, audit and finance across a range of organisations operating in a variety of sectors. Until June 2019, and for 6 years, Ken was the CEO of the Northern Consortium (NCUK), a charity with a commercial company serving10 owner and many associate universities.

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Mick Guymer is a chartered accountant who has worked in the NHS for 40 years with 20 years’ experience as a director of finance. He created NHS North West Procurement Development and has been a member of the NHS National Procurement Customer Board, for which he was also the Chairman of their Northern Board and a member of the NHS Supply Chain Medical Supplier Board. He has previously held a non-executive director role at a nearby acute NHS Trust.

 Paul Jones 6X4 Paul Jones

Paul graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University, going on to work in the automotive industry for over 30 years. A Chartered Engineer by profession, he was primarily based in Cheshire, initially with Foden Trucks at Sandbach and from 2000 with Bentley Motors at Crewe.  He has also completed assignments in USA, Germany and the Netherlands. He brings over 15 years of Board-level experience both as a Vehicle Line Director and latterly as Director of Product Management, with executive responsibility for all future Bentley product strategy. His current role is Chief Executive at the Northern Automotive Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association responsible for the activities of the automotive sector in the North of England. Paul is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is also the current Chair of its Technical Strategy Board. Paul is the lead Non-Executive Director for Freedom To Speak Up and the Sustainability Strategy Group. Home is Heswall on the Wirral. 

 Pam Williams

Pam Williams

Pam has a degree in economics and is a qualified accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. She has over 20 years’ experience operating at Board level in a wide range of local authorities. Pam is an experienced non- executive director in the NHS and other sectors and currently holds positions with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral Evolutions and Muir Group Housing Association.

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David Williamson

David joined the Board in November 2019. He brings a valuable blend of business consulting skills, acquired during 10 years with a multi-national company and over 20 years in senior business change and IT leadership roles across a range of consumer facing industries. David has over 15 years of Board-level experience in a variety of roles all of which had particular emphasis on joined-up strategic planning and effective governance of both operational and transformational delivery.


One non-executive director post is currently vacant