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

The Directors check our performance and ensure that we’re doing what we say we will and that we put it right when we don't.

They also make sure that our services provide value for money to the taxpayer, that we plan for our financial future and that we talk to the communities we serve.

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

Take a look at these committees.

Board membership

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

More information about our Directors


Sharon Mays

Executive Directors

Jan Ditheridge – Chief Executive

Dr Mike Hunter – Executive Medical Director

Salli Midgley - Executive Director of Nursing and Professions

Neil Robertson - Executive Director of Operations and Transformation

Phillip Easthope – Executive Director of Finance, IMST and Performance

Caroline Parry – Executive Director of People

Non-Executive Directors

Anne Dray

Heather Smith

Dr. Olayinka Monisola Fadahunsi-Oluwole

Professor Brendan Stone (Associate Non-Executive Director)

Owen McLellan

Mark Dundon


Deborah Lawrenson - Director of Corporate Governance and Board Secretary

Pat Keeling - Director of Strategy

Register of interests

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

The latest register

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

Board papers

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

Each meeting has a private section in which confidential matters for Board members only are discussed.

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

Agenda papers for meetings.

Board of Directors meeting dates for 2023

Expand the section below to have a look at the scheduled meeting dates for 2023.

If you want to join a meeting visit the events section as we approach each Board of Directors meeting.


  • Wednesday 22 March 2023
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023
  • Wednesday 26 July 2023
  • Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023

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