Non Executive Directors
Dr Faye Bruce, RN, BSc, PGCE, MSc, PhD, DL
Faye has a particular expertise in and is passionate about addressing health inequalities in underserved communities of identity. She advocates to ensure that there is fairness and equity across health and social care for underserved communities. Prior to joining academia, Faye had several years' experience as a nurse in frontline practitioner roles within acute and community settings. She is also the Programme Lead for Master’s in Global Public Health at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Faye is the Chair of the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) which was formed in 2017 and has an ambition to eradicate health inequalities within a generation for Black people. Through CAHN a Voluntary Sector Community organisation, she works at strategic and operational level across a wide and diverse range of sector organisations including the NHS to address inequalities. Faye is currently the national Black CVD advisory group Chair NHS E & I which is the engine room to address CVD prevention for Black people.
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 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. Ros retired from permanent NHS employment in 2013, however, she still undertakes some ad hoc improvement assignments within the NHS. This is Ros' first Non Executive Director position.
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 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 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.
Mick is a chartered accountant who has worked in the NHS for 40 years, the latter 20 years as Director of Finance. During this period he was also Project Director of the £500m PFI scheme to re-develop the Central Manchester site and relocate the Manchester Children's Hospitals. More recently he created and delivered NHS North West Procurement Development (NWPD) & was also a member of the NHS National Procurement Customer Board, for which he was also the Chairman of their Northern Board along with being a member of the NHS Supply Chain Medical Supplier Board. Since 2015 he held the position of Non-Executive Director at Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHSFT, concluding his role in 2021.
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.
Paul is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is also the current Chair of its Automobile Division Board.
He now runs his own consultancy business based in Heswall, which is also home.
Pam has a degree in Economics and is a qualified accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Prior to her retirement in 2015, she had over 20 years experience operating at Board level in a wide range of local authorities, most recently as Director of Corporate Services at Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council (2000-2007) and Executive Director of Finance at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council(2007-2015).
Pam is an experienced Non-Executive Director in the NHS and other sectors, most recently holding positions with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral Evolutions and Muir Group Housing Association. Pam lives in Chester.
David joined the Board on 1st November 2019 as Non-Executive Director. He brings a valuable blend of business consulting skills, gained during 10 years with Accenture and over 20 years in senior business change and IT leadership roles across a range of consumer facing industries including multi-channel retail, financial services, automotive services and manufacturing.
David has 15 years of Board-level experience as Chief Information Officer, IT Director, Programme Director with companies such as GUS Home Shopping, RAC, Aviva and Northern Foods. These executive-level roles had a particular emphasis on joined-up strategic planning and effective governance of both operational and transformational delivery. David now runs his own company providing part-time consultancy services in the region.
Living in Heswall, David can often be found walking the Wirral Way.