Meet the board

Learn more about our board of directors at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Non-Executive Director

Miriam Harte

Appointed January 1, 2017

Qualifications include Chartered Accountant (1985) FCA (1995) (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland), BA (mod) Law – Trinity College, Dublin 1981.

Chief Executive

John Lawlor

Appointed June 23, 2014

Qualifications include BSc (Hons) Mathematics (first class); Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Maths and Physics, secondary level; and Post Graduate Diploma in Leading Innovation and Change.

Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive

James Duncan

Appointed April 1, 2006

Qualifications include BA Politics and History and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Non-Executive Director

Martin Cocker

Appointed January 1, 2012

Qualifications include BSc Joint Honours Mathematics and Economics and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Executive Director of Nursing and Operations

Gary O’Hare

Appointed April 1, 2006

Qualifications include Enrolled Nurse; Registered Mental Nurse and Diploma in the Care and Management of the Mentally Disordered Offender (ENB A71).

Non-Executive Director

Dr Leslie Boobis

Appointed July 1, 2015

Qualifications include MB ChB (University of Glasgow), FRCS (England and Edinburgh) and MD (University of Leicester). Also level 3 UKCHIP Member and Member of BCS.

Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Lisa Crichton-Jones

Appointed August 1, 2014

Qualifications include Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); MA (Human Resource Management); Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Workforce Planning; Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership through Effective Human Resource Management and BA (Hons) Italian and French.

Non-Executive Director

Ruth Thompson OBE, DL

Appointed April 1, 2014

Qualifications include BA (Hons) Durham University; LLM (Distinction) Commercial Law; Diploma in Accountancy and Finance; Fellow of Energy Institute (FEI); and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Executive Director of Commissioning and Quality Assurance

Lisa Quinn

Appointed February 1, 2009

Qualifications include Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Acting Chair

Alexis Cleveland

Appointed July 1, 2015

Qualifications include BSc in Statistics and Geography.

Executive Medical Director

Dr Rajesh Nadkarni

Appointed January 16, 2016

Qualifications include FRCPsych, MMedSc in Psychiatry (University of Leeds), Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Diplomate of the National Board in Psychiatry from India and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

Non-Executive Director

Peter Studd

Appointed January 1, 2016

Qualifications include BSc (Econ) Hons in Business Administration (University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology UWIST, Cardiff).