The Foundation Trust's Board of Directors
Mr David Richardson, Chairman
David was appointed as Chairman to
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July 2005 and
re-appointed twice by the Governors in 2008 and 2011. David is
currently the Director of his own company called DGR (UK) Ltd and he is
the Chairman of Bradford and Airedale Community Solutions Ltd – LIFT
Co. In 2013 he was engaged by Martin & Co, Leeds City, a
lettings, sales and property investment company, to advise on business
A number of 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 many 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.
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.
Mr Matthew Horner, Director of Finance
Matthew has a degree in Accountancy and Finance and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. His NHS finance career spans over 20 years and covers a variety of finance roles. He has, for the last 10 years, worked for the Acute Trust in Bradford, progressing from Finance Manager to Deputy Director of Finance. Matthew joined the Board as Acting Director of Finance in November 2011 and was appointed substantive Director of Finance in August 2012.
Helen Barker, Chief Operating Officer
Helen has worked in the NHS since 1983 commencing her Orthopaedic nurse training in Bradford prior to undertaking general training and then completing the theatre Nursing course. Helen has been a clinical and operational manager since 2000 across several acute trusts in West Yorkshire. Most recently Helen was a Divisional General Manager at Leeds teaching Hospitals NHS Trust followed by a brief period as their Director of Performance before taking up post in Bradford in June 2013.
As well as operational responsibilities Helen has managed several large scale transformational changes across health communities as well as within acute Trusts and recently completed the ‘Leading Transformational Change across Yorkshire and the Humber development programme’.
Juliette Greenwood, Chief Nurse
Juliette started her career in nursing as a pre-registration orthopaedic student in Stanmore, Middlesex and from then went on to complete integrated children and adult nurse training. She went on to develop clinical and professional expertise in the fields of neonatal and children’s intensive care nursing care and management working in both tertiary and district general hospitals’ in London.
Juliette has always had an interest in developing new roles and new ways of working and whilst the Deputy Chief Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children she managed a complex pre and post registration education contract and commissioned a number of new education programmes and roles that had a direct impact on both patient care and also workforce design. She also provided expert advice into various Department of Health work streams in relation to neonatal nursing and service provision. Juliette benefited from undertaking the role of a Practitioner Panellist with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) on their Fitness to Practice panels and served the maximum term allowed – the experience has and continues to inform her in her daily work and considerations about how she ensures that the public are safeguarded through nursing and midwifery regulation.
In 2004 Juliette and her family made the move back to Yorkshire when she was recruited to the post of Chief Nurse, at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The transition from working in a London tertiary hospital to this post was a significant however she sees it as one of the best professional moves she has ever made. The opportunity to contribute and support the leadership and delivery of healthcare within an integrated acute and community foundation trust saw Juliette move to the post of Chief Nurse at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in October 2011.
Her appointment as Chief Nurse in July 2013 to Bradford Teaching Hospital has allowed Juliette to return to the complex and stimulating environment of a teaching hospital.
Juliette lives in West Yorkshire and has a young daughter, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the gym – although not as often as she should – reading and attending various entertainment foci such as theatre and the cinema. Her favourite past time is probably foreign travel – ideally to hot climates.
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.
Mr 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 is Non-Executive Chairman of H C Slingsby PLC, the AIM-listed distributor of industrial and commercial equipment. The company has traded for over a century from its base in Bradford and employs one hundred people.
He is a member of the Governing Body at Stroma Certification Ltd, the Wakefield-based accreditation body for environmental engineers and assessors
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.
Dr Trevor Higgins, Non-Executive Director (from 21 May 2012)
Trevor is a passionate Bradfordian who was born and educated in the city. He is the regional partnership director for BT and has enjoyed a diverse career in over forty years with the company - management jobs have ranged from call centre management to senior operations management. In his current role he represents all BT’s operational divisions. In his previous role, as BT’s Regional Business Manager, he managed 1,200 people with responsibility for a budget in excess of £30 million. Educated to post graduate level, in July 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate as Doctor of Bradford University for services to businesses and communities across the region. He is also Chairman of the Bradford Employment and Skills Board, Chairman of Bradford Breakthrough, Board member of the Airedale Partnership and Lay Member of University of Bradford Council.
Professor James Walker, Non-Executive Director
Professor James Walker is the Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of Leeds since1984. He knows he still a newcomer to Yorkshire. He was born in Aberdeen, grow up in Dundee and graduated from the University of Glasgow. In 1976 his postgraduate training and early years as a consultant were all in Glasgow. He has worked extensively in high risk obstetrics, incident reporting, root cause analysis and risk assessment. He was obstetric advisor to the National Patient Safety Agency, Chairman of the Centre for Maternal and Childhealth Enquiries and Senior Vice-president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology. He is patient about patient safety and providing care at the time and place that is best for the patient. He works with various medical charities, was the inaugural president of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust founder member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units, is medical Director of Action on Pre-ecalmpsia and is the President of the Baby Lifeline training company.
David Munt trained with Coopers and Lybrand and spent the majority of his executive career with Bradford and Bingley PLC. He was Director of Treasury for the organisation. He took his first NED role in the NHS as Audit Chair with Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT (2006-11). He has also been Audit Chair for Leeds PCT. Since the PCT has closed, David was Lay Member (Governance) for the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG and was their Audit Committee Chair. Both these public appointments will run for three years until 2016.