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Directors' profiles

Directors' profiles

The Board of Directors is made up of the Chair and Four Non-Executive Directors; the Chief Executive and four Executive Directors. Further details of all of the members of the Board of Directors are given below.

Non-Executive Directors

Gina Tiller
Chair
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Gina is a qualified nurse, research officer and visiting lecturer at Northumbria University.
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George Liston
Non-Executive Director
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George served in the Royal Air Force for over 30 years and travelled all over the world as an engineer officer.
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Malcolm Cook
Non-Executive Director
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Malcolm has previous experience as a senior manager in the telecommunications industry and has been an influential vice chairman of the NHS.
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Dr David Kennedy
Non-Executive Director

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Dr David Kennedy, MBBS Degree Programme Director & Deputy Head of School of Medical Education, Newcastle University.
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Louise Nelson
Non-Executive Director
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Dr Louise Nelson trained as a mental health nurse 33 years ago and over the past 13 years has worked in higher education.
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Jeff O’Neill
Non-Executive Director
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Mr O’Neill, a chartered accountant, was formerly the Global director of finance of North Group.
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Executive Directors

Stephen Eames
Chief Executive
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Stephen is a public service leader with 25 years' experience as a Chief Executive.
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Professor John Howarth
Deputy Chief Executive
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John was a GP in Cockermouth for 24 years. He was Clinical Director for community services and elderly care lead for NHS Cumbria.
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Alison Smith
Executive chief nurse

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Mandy Nagra
Interim executive chief operating officer
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Dr Rod Harpin
Medical Director
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Rod has spent many years in service management and as Clinical Director.
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Michael Smillie
Director of Finance
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Michael has over 23 years experience working in the NHS.
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Dr Andrew Brittlebank
Medical Director - Education & Research
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Andrew is a Consultant Psychiatrist by background and has worked in this capacity since 1994.
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Judith Toland
Executive Director of Workforce & OD
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Judith joined in November 2018 and her post covers North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the wider North Cumbria Health and Care system.
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