Sharon Mays

Sharon Mays - Chair

Sharon joined the Trust as Chair on 1 October 2021. She is Chair of the board of directors and our council of governors.

Prior to her appointment Sharon had been Chair at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust for seven years. Her experience as a non-executive director on the boards of NHS organisations stretches back to 2006. 

During her tenure as Chair of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, the organisation improved its overall Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’, gained national recognition for its work on patient and carer experience, and won the Health Service Journal Mental Health Provider of the Year award.

In addition to chairing Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sharon also chairs the South Yorkshire Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative and is a board member of NHS Providers.

Sharon has previously been a member of the joint independent audit and integrated governance committee for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside and Humberside Police Force. Prior to becoming Chair at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, she was also independent person for standards investigations at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Sharon is a commercial lawyer by profession.

Committee membership

Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee (Chair)

Governor Nomination and Remuneration Committee (Chair)

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