Our Board of Directors are responsible for leading the Trust. They provide strategic direction for the Trust and make decisions based on the needs of the people we support.

They monitor the Trust’s performance and ensure that we’re delivering on our promises and take corrective action where necessary.

The Board of Directors provide the Trust with effective financial stewardship, ensuring that our services provide value for money to the taxpayer and that we plan for our financial future.

They are also responsible for governance at the Trust and ensuring that there is effective dialogue between the organisation and the communities we serve.

Some of the more detailed work carried out by the Board is split into different committees who have delegated authority to make decisions.

You can take a look at our Board of Directors’ committees by clicking here.

Board membership

Our Board is made up from Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors and Directors who sit on the Board in a non-voting capacity.

You can find out more about our Board of Directors by clicking here.


Sharon Mays

Executive Directors

Jan Ditheridge – Chief Executive

Dr Mike Hunter – Executive Medical Director

Beverley Murphy – Executive Director of Nursing, Professions and Operations

Phillip Easthope – Executive Director of Finance, IMST and Facilities

Caroline Parry – Executive Director of People

Non-Executive Directors

Sandie Keene CBE

Richard Mills

Anne Dray

Heather Smith

Dr. Olayinka (Yinka) Fadahunsi-Oluwole

Professor Brendan Stone (Associate Non-Executive Director)


Susan Rudd – Director of Corporate Governance (Board Secretary)

Pat Keeling - Director of Special Projects

Register of interest

All of our Board members are required to publicly declare any conflicts of interest they have that may affect their role.

You can take a look at the register by clicking here.

If you would like to access registers from previous years please email Sharon.Sims@shsc.nhs.uk

Watch our Board meetings

All of our Board meetings are now lived streamed on YouTube. You can watch back a recording of our most recent Board meeting below. 

Board papers

Our Board of Directors meet once a month and these meetings are open to members of the public.

Each meeting has a private section which handles confidential matters and are for Board members only.

Board papers will only be made available for sections that are held in public.

To take a look at the agenda papers for Board of Directors meetings by clicking here.

Board of Directors meeting dates for 2021

All Board of Directors meetings take place in the Board Room at Fulwood House.

Expand the section below to see the schedules meeting dates for 2021.


  • 22 September
  • 24 November

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