The Foundation Trust's Board of Directors
David Richardson, Chairman
David was appointed as Chairman to Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July 2005 and re-appointed by the Governors in 2008. David is currently the Director of his own company called DGR (UK) Ltd. He is the Chairman of Bradford and Airedale Care Partnerships Ltd-LIFT Co, and Chief Executive of Bradford Breakthrough Ltd, which is the senior business leaders’ forum for the district.
These posts have been held since the Chairman was appointed at the Foundation Trust. The work undertaken in these posts does not interfere with the Chairman’s commitments at the Foundation Trust and their overlap with health partners, and all the major businesses and city institutions, strengthens effectiveness in the role as Chairman.
Bryan Millar, Chief Executive
Bryan has worked in the NHS since 1977 in a variety of roles within Yorkshire and the North East of England. After occupying a number of posts at District and Regional Health Authorities, Bryan joined Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust becoming their Director of Finance and Performance Management in 1993.
He became Director of Finance at Bradford Community Health NHS Trust in 1999 before moving to Bradford South and West PCT where he was Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive. Bryan joined the Foundation Trust in October 2005. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Sally Napper, Chief Nurse
Sally qualified as a Registered Nurse and Registered Sick Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in 1985 and then worked within the speciality of neonatal surgery in London and Manchester. Sally has undertaken a range of management roles within the North West including paediatrics, neonatal medicine, adult head & neck services, and children’s community and mental health services.
Sally became Director of Nursing and Support Services / Deputy Chief Executive at the Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool NHS Trust in 2002, prior to moving to the post of Director of Nursing and Patient Services at Aintree Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2004. Sally commenced as Chief Nurse at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust In March 2008.
Prof Clive Kay, Medical Director
Clive took over the role as Medical Director in November 2006 and has worked as a Consultant Radiologist at the Foundation Trust since 1998. Before working in Bradford, he spent three years at the Medical University of South Carolina as Chief of Radiological Services at the Digestive Disease Centre. Clive was the Lead Clinician for the Western West Yorkshire Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Centre between July 2001 and March 2010.
He is the Chairman of the Royal College of Radiologists’ Scientific Programme Committee, Elected Member of Council of the Royal College of Radiologists, Member of the Professional Support and Standards Board of the Royal College of Radiologists, and Member of the Editorial Board of Clinical Radiology. He is the immediate past Chairman of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford.
Dr Dean S Johnson, Director of Planning and Performance
Dean spent six years at Loughborough University studying mathematics to degree and PhD level. Following university, Dean started working for the NHS in 1992, on the management training scheme. After seven years working at Queens Medical Centre in operational and corporate roles, he moved to Nottingham Health Authority to be responsible for the commissioning of elective services.
Following three years at the Health Authority, Dean moved to Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT as Director of Planning and Performance. Following this and in the year preceding working at the Foundation Trust, Dean worked for the Department of Health in both Leeds and London, looking at urgent care in a primary care setting.
Dean’s current responsibilities are for planning services, the performance management of the organisation, planning capital investment, information services and marketing.
Richard Bell, Non-Executive Director
Richard is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ post-qualification experience. Currently, he is part-time Financial Director to a biotech company and part-time director of a software company, as well as running his own consulting business, which has in the past provided finance director services to a number of clients including the University of Liverpool, a utilities repair business and other manufacturing and service companies.
Previously, he ran a Ford motor group with a turnover of £130 million for two years and prior to that worked for Barr and Wallace Arnold Trust plc for 12 years, where he was Group Finance Director for five years and Company Secretary for nine.
Chris Jelley, Non-Executive Director
After reading politics, philosophy and economics at Balliol College, Oxford, Chris taught economics at the City of London School for Boys for four years. He then joined BBC’s educational television department, producing economics and management programmes, the BBC’s first numeracy campaign, and a series of programmes analysing the NHS in 1986.
At Yorkshire Television, he was Chairman of the ITV Schools TV
Committee and Chairman of the European Broadcasting Union’s Education
Expert Group. In 1998 he was one of the team appointed by the
Department for Education and Skills to set up the University for
Industry, known as learndirect, and commissioned many of their IT
courses. He has also been a Consultant to the NHS University. He is
currently Chairman of the Trustees of the Open College of the Arts
Director of the Quality Assurance Agency.
Alongside his Non-Executive Director’s role, Chris acts as Senior Independent Director to the Foundation Trust. In this capacity he is available to members and Governors if they have concerns which contact through the normal channels of Chairman, Chief Executive or Finance Director has failed to resolve or for which such contact is inappropriate. To contact Chris in his capacity as Senior Independent Director please send all correspondence, marked private and confidential, to Jo Bray, Head of Corporate Affairs, Trust Headquarters, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ.
Grace Alderson, Non-Executive Director
Grace works part-time as Professor of Medical Microbiology at Bradford University where she has held a range of senior academic roles including senior Pro Vice Chancellor.
She is also a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Biologist and a Fellow of both the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Institute of Biology.
Grace became a Partner Governor at Bradford Teaching Hospitals in 2004 representing the University of Bradford until her appointment to non-executive director on December 1, 2009.
She is a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee in Bradford and on the Board of Governors of Dixons City Academy. Grace is a lay member of the General Dental Council.
She has also been a trustee for a range of charities including the higher education Equality Challenge Unit and QED-UK. For many years, Grace was a member of the board of Salitas, a spin out company from the University of Bradford which interfaces with the health sector.
John Waterhouse, Non-Executive Director
After attending Bradford Grammar School and reading physics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, John worked in computing in industry and the NHS. Later he was Managing Director of a number of industrial services companies - computer services, waste management and construction services. From 2001 he served two terms as a Non-Executive Director of North Bradford Primary Care Trust, when he was the PCT’s partner governor at the Foundation Trust. Later he was elected a public governor.
He was a member of the Community Health Council and the successor organisation for public and patient involvement. He maintains his interest in the improvement of both primary and secondary NHS services in his native Bradford, particularly in the tackling of health inequalities in our city.
He lives in Idle and has served as a Magistrate in Bradford since 1992 and was a school governor. A lifetime runner, he is a member of the regional council for England Athletics, charged with modernising the sport in our region.
David Cottrell, Non-Executive Director
David is the Foundation Chair in Child and Adult Psychiatry, and Dean of Medicine, at the Leeds School of Medicine. Until recently, he was Associate Medical Director of Leeds Primary Care Trust, where he was actively involved in reshaping the way children’s services are provided, as well as forging partnerships with local education, social services and the voluntary sector. He remains a clinician and is a registered family and systemic psychotherapist. He has recently been awarded a large grant to conduct a major research project evaluating family therapy following self-harm. David represents the University of Leeds.