Our Council of Governors are a group of elected and appointed representatives who play a very important role at the Trust.

There are 44 seats on the council, 33 of which are elected from our membership and 11 of which are appointed.

Appointed governors represent organisations that we work in partnership with.

The Council of Governors is chaired by the Trust’s Chair, Jayne Brown OBE and meets five times a year.

What does a governor do?

Being a governor is a serious and important role.

They are responsible for holding our non-executive directors to account for how our Board of Directors perform.

They also represent the interests of members of the Trust as a whole, as well as the views of members of the public.

Governors serve a three year term and can serve a maximum of three terms if re-elected.

Meet our governors

You can take a look at our list of current governors by opening up the categories they represent below.

Public Governors

Sheffield North East

  • Ahmed Ibrahim (First term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Steve Hible (First term ends 30 June 2022)

Sheffield North West

  • Margaret Spencer (First term end 08 August 2022)
  • Sylvia Hartley (Second term ends 30 June 2020)

Sheffield South East

  • Jules Jones (Third term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Vacancy

Sheffield South West

  • Charlotte Porter (First term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Angela Barney (First term ends 30 June 2021)

Rest of England

  • Vacancy

Service user governors

  • Adam Butcher (Second term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Lee Coxon (First term ends 30 June 2021)
  • Tyrone Colley (Third term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Jonathan Hall (First term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Nick Hall (First term ends 30 June 2021)
  • Toby Morgan (First terms ends 30 June 2021)
  • Julian Payne (First term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Joan Toy (Second term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Terry Proudfoot (Second term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Kate Steele (First term ends 30 June 2021)

Young service user governors

  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Carer governors

  • Billie Critchlow (Second term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Liz Friend MBE (First term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Sue Roe (Third term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Varria Russell-White (First term ends 30 June 2022)

Staff governors

  • Maggie Young – representing Allied Health Professionals (First term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Adam Rodgers – representing clinical support staff (First term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Antony Sharp – representing support workers (First term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Dr Nusrat Mir – representing medical and clinical staff (First term ends 30 June 2021)
  • Dr Liz Carthy – representing psychology staff (First term ends 30 June 2021)
  • Julian Davis – representing nursing staff (First term ends 30 June 2022)
  • Mark Goodwin – representing social workers (First term ends 04 July 2022)
  • Bradley Wass – representing central support staff (First term ends 30 June 2022)

Appointed governors

Voluntary sector appointed governors

  • Dr Abdul Rob – representing the Pakistan Muslim Centre (Third term ends 23 January 2020)
  • Janet Sullivan – representing Sheffield MENCAP (Third term ends 30 June 2020)
  • Fay Colphon – representing SACMHA Health and Social Care (First term ends 23 June 2021)
  • James Barlow – representing Sheffield Carers Centre (First term ends 21 January 2022)

Stakeholders

  • Professor Scott Weich – representing the University of Sheffield (First term ends 04 September 2020)
  • Susan Wakefield – representing Sheffield Hallam University (Second term ends 07 September 2022)
  • Mark Gamsu – representing NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (First term ends 14 May 2020)
  • Sue Highton – representing Staff Side (Third term ends 30 June 2020)

Local authority

  • Councillor Steve Ayris (First term ends 04 July 2020)
  • Councillor Adam Hurst (Second term ends 04 September 2020)
  • Councillor Josie Paszek (Second term ends 03 February 2021)

Each of our governors must declare any interests that could be a potential conflict of interest.

You can view the Governors' Register of Interest by clicking here.

Council of Governor meetings

Our Council of Governor meetings are open to the public, so if you would like to come along and see the governors in action and hear what they are saying we’d love to see you.

For more information on dates and times for our Council of Governor meetings, including papers for the meeting, click here.