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.

Fiona Grant

Governor for Adult Services

Fiona Grant

Appointed December 1, 2014

Governor for Adult Services

Andrew Fothergill

Appointed December 1, 2017

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.

Andrew Davidson

Governor for Learning Disability Services

Andrew Davidson

Appointed December 1, 2018

Governor for Neuro Disability Services

Russell Bowman

Appointed December 1, 2018

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

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Carer Governor for Adult Services

Anne Carlile

Appointed April 1, 2016

Janice Santos

Carer Governor for Children and Young People Services

Janice Santos

Appointed December 1, 2018

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Fiona Regan

Carer Governor for Learning Disability Services

Fiona Regan

Appointed December 1, 2018

Diane Kirtley

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

Stephen Blair

Public Governor for Newcastle and Rest of England/Wales

Stephen Blair

Appointed December 1, 2018

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.

Sharon Boyd

Public Governor for Sunderland

Sharon Boyd

Appointed December 1, 2018

Cllr Helen Haran

Partner Governor for Gateshead Council

Cllr Helen Haran

Cllr Haran is a Labour councillor, representing the Crawcrook and Greenside ward.

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

Cllr Audrey Huntley

Partner Governor for South Tyneside Council

Cllr Audrey Huntley

Appointed April 25, 2018

Geoff Walker

Partner Governor for Sunderland City Council

Geoff Walker

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 Uma Ruppa Geethanath

Appointed December 1, 2018

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.

Kevin Chapman

Governor for Clinical Staff

Kevin Chapman

Appointed December 1, 2018

Annie Murphy

Partner Governor for Community and Voluntary Sector

Annie Murphy

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.

Professor Daniel Nettle

Partner Governor for Newcastle University

Professor Daniel Nettle

Appointed December 1, 2017

Partner Governor for Northumbria University

Professor Kim Holt

Appointed January 16, 2012