Meet our governors

Our council of governors is made up of service users, carers, staff and others. They hold the board and its decisions to account.

Governor for Adult Services

Fiona Grant

Appointed December 1, 2014

Governor for Children & Young People’s Services

Jack S Wilson

Appointed December 1, 2013

Jack wanted to be the Service Users Children and Young Peoples Governor to be a voice for young people with mental health problems to get their voice heard.

Governor for Learning Disability Services

Rachel Simpson

Appointed December 1, 2012

Our Governor for Learning Disability Services, Rachel, would like give people more confidence who have a learning disability like herself.

Governor for Neuro Disability Services

Lucy Reynolds

Appointed December 1, 2012

Lucy is a disabled person and a service user at Walkergate Park Centre for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry.

Governor for Older People’s Services

Marian Moore

Appointed March 1, 2011

For more than ten years, Marian Moore has dedicated herself to tackling the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill health.

Carer Governor for Adult Services

Vacant

If you are interested in this post, please get in touch.

Carer Governor for Adult Services

Anne Carlile

Appointed April 1, 2016

Carer Governor for Children and Young People Services

Vacant

If you are interested in this post, please get in touch.

Carer Governor for Learning Disability Services

Vacant

Carer Governor for Neuro Disability Services

Diane Kirtley

Appointed April 1, 2016

Carer Governor for Older People's Services

Colin Browne

Appointed December 1, 2013

Colin taught people to drive until his retirement in 2008. This was first while living in London, and then later in the North East where he settled and made his home.

Public Governor for Gateshead

Cheryl Wright

Appointed December 1, 2017

Public Governor for Newcastle and Rest of England/Wales

Vacant

Public Governor for Northumberland

Bill Scott

Appointed December 1, 2014

Having a long-term interest in mental health, from lived experience and by working in the field, Bill has a passion for developing meaningful projects.

Public Governor for South Tyneside

Margaret Adams

Appointed March 1, 2014

Before her retirement Margaret held senior managerial posts in both NHS and a number of local authorities across the UK.

Public Governor for Sunderland

Michael Butler

Appointed December 1, 2015

Partner Governor for Gateshead Council

Vacant

Partner Governor for Newcastle City Council

Cllr Felicity Mendelson

Appointed February 1, 2016

Cllr Mendelson is a Labour councillor, representing the South Jesmond ward.

Partner Governor for North Tyneside Council

Cllr Margaret Hall

Appointed May 20, 2016

Cllr Hall is a Labour councillor for Whitley Bay on North Tyneside Council.

Partner Governor for Northumberland County Council

Cllr Veronica Jones

Appointed July 11, 2017

Partner Governor for South Tyneside Council

Cllr Audrey Huntley

Appointed April 25, 2018

Partner Governor for Sunderland City Council

Vacancy

Appointed May 17, 2018

Governor for Non-Clinical Staff

Bob Waddell

Appointed December 1, 2012

Bob is the trust's procurement and logistics manager. He heads up the team responsible for providing most of the goods and services needed by our wards and departments on a daily basis.

Governor for Medical Staff

Dr Peter Okey

Appointed April 1, 2016

Dr Peter Okey is Governor for Medical Staff at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Governor for Clinical Staff

Claire Keys

Appointed December 1, 2015

Claire Keys is one of the Governors for Clinical Staff at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Governor for Clinical Staff

Lisa Strong

Appointed December 1, 2015

Lisa has worked in NTW for 20 years. Her career has centred on adult mental health care within acute, rehabilitation, residential and community services.

Partner Governor for Community and Voluntary Sector

Vacant

Partner Governor for Community and Voluntary Sector

Denise Porter

Appointed April 1, 2017

Denise Porter is a Partner Governor for Community and Voluntary Sector for Northumberland,Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Partner Governor for Northumbria University

Revd Professor Pauline Pearson

Appointed January 16, 2012

As a health visitor, Pauline is committed to undertaking studies which engage with the improvement of health care, and the development of an appropriate workforce to do this.