Our executive team

The hospital's Board of Directors sets policy and ensures that the chief executive delivers in line with that policy. It makes major decisions in consultation with senior clinical staff.

The Board of Directors is made up of the Chief Executive who heads a team of six full-time professionals (Executive Directors) plus a Chairman and six men and women who know and represent the interests of the local community, (Non-executive Directors).

Our Council of Governors works with our Board of Directors to ensure that we deliver services that reflect the needs of our patients and the local community. They are not involved in the day to day running of the hospital, but they are involved in determining the hospital's future plans.

Clare Panniker

Clare Panniker - Chief executive

Chief executive (voting)

Clare is Chief Executive of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Before joining Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Clare was CEO of North Middlesex University Hospital for nine years.

A registered nurse, Clare also has a business degree, and has worked in the NHS for more than 25 years. Clare mentors other aspiring NHS leaders, from both clinical and management backgrounds. The Chief Executive is the Accounting Officer for the Trust and carries full responsibility for the Trust's performance, forward planning and leadership of the Executive Team and clinical directors.

Nigel Beverley

Nigel Beverley - Chairman

Chairman

Nigel has a long and successful career in health management, mainly in the NHS, having held a number of chief executive positions in hospitals in Essex and London. He also has experience in commissioner roles at a regional level and healthcare business development.

Nigel’s experience in the NHS has provided him with a range of areas of expertise including performance improvement, change management and transformation. Having retired as a CEO, Nigel is very keen to continue his contribution to the NHS in his role as chairman.

Tom Abell

Tom Abell - Chief strategy and transformation officer and deputy chief executive

Chief strategy and transformation
officer and deputy
chief executive (voting)

Tom Abell was previously chief officer of NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group before joining the old Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust in 2015. He is an important member of the Trust board, bringing valuable experience of health commissioning.

Tom has been involved in several major service transformation and improvement programmes during his career. He has a special interest in the role that technology and new ways of working can play in improving health outcomes for patients, while making maximum use of valuable resources.

 

 

Martin Callingham

Martin Callingham - Chief information officer

Chief information officer (non-voting)

Martin initially trained as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital, working in the A&E departments in and around North East London and Harlow. He made the move into site management and discharge planning service at Whipps Cross Hospital before moving to Newham as Head of Modernisation, implementing the first electronic patient records in 2004. He progressed to the role of Chief Information Officer at Newham responsible for IT, Information coding and data quality and following the merger of 'Barts' Hospital and Whipps Cross Martin was responsible for clinical systems across six hospital sites.

Martin joined Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust in August 2014 to help deliver, maintain and grow the use of technology and information across the Trust and to move towards a full Electronic Health Record in the near future.

Jonathan Dunk

Jonathan Dunk - Chief commercial officer

Chief commercial officer (voting)

Jonathan joined the MSE Group in May 2018 to provide executive leadership to lead a variety of key strategic workstreams, including the future organisational form programme and the transformation of corporate support services.

He has a strong background in finance, strategy and turnaround director roles, in both the NHS acute and commissioning sectors, most recently in the acute sector as Director of Finance at Milton Keynes NHS University Hospital. Jonathan is a graduate of the NHS Financial Management Training Programme and holds an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership. Jonathan is a chartered accountant with CIPFA.

Danny Hariram

Danny Hariram - Chief people and organisational development officer

Chief people and organisational
development officer (voting)

Danny was previously the Workforce & OD Director at BTUH since 2015 and has worked in a number of acute and mental Health Trusts during the last twenty years with extensive experience of leading significant organisational change.

He works in ensuring high levels of staff engagement and works to develop an environment that allows for improvements for patients and staff, allowing staff the help and support to unlock their full potential.

Eamon Malone

Eamon Malone - Chief estates and facilities officer

Chief estates and facilities officer (non-voting)

Eamon joined the MSE Group in December 2018 following a long Estates and Facilities career in the NHS in Northern Ireland. Eamon has experience leading estates services through a challenging merger process and utilising the skills, experience and expertise of Estates and Facilities colleagues to deliver more focussed and efficient services.

Eamon is a Chartered Building Surveyor and a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.

Dawn Scrafield

Dawn Scrafield - Chief finance officer

Chief finance officer (voting)

Dawn is a highly experienced, values driven senior NHS leader with a strong reputation as an effective problem solver, with drive, determination, energy and imagination to deliver high quality, cost effective services to patients. Dawn is a qualified and seasoned finance professional with over 23 years' experience at senior and board levels, with a successful track record of achievements operating as a Director and Deputy Chief Executive in complex multi-site NHS organisations. Prior to Mid and South Essex Hospitals Group, Dawn supported the successful merge of Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals, to form East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

A strong team player with an excellent reputation for achieving significant results across a broad range of portfolios including, corporate leadership and strategy, financial improvement, performance management, and turnaround in challenged organisations.

Diane Sarkar

Diane Sarkar - Chief nursing and quality officer

Chief nursing and quality officer (voting)

Diane's experience spans the NHS and private healthcare. After training at The Royal Free Hospital in London, she worked in a number of London's large acute hospitals and progressed through several operational and corporate management positions. In 1996, Diane worked in the private sector at the Wellington Hospital, setting up new governance frameworks and leading on the quality agenda.

Having completed a Master's degree, Diane returned to the NHS in 2001 at Southend Hospital, as Associate Director of Operations for Medicine and then Associate Director of Nursing. Appointed in 2010, her focus has been particularly around developing the nursing workforce, as well as leading on a number of corporate agendas, including quality improvement and the patient safety and patient experience agenda.

 

Dr David Walker

Dr David Walker - Chief medical officer

Chief medical officer (voting)

David has worked as a doctor for over 30 years and has held executive director positions in a number of NHS organisations since 2001.

He has wide research experience in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology. He has held academic roles up to professorial level in several UK Universities and was formerly a visiting scientist at the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA.

Prior to this appointment David has been the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Executive Medical Director for an acute Trust in the North West region.

Yvonne Blücher

Yvonne Blücher - Managing director Southend

Managing director Southend (non-voting)

Yvonne joined Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in October 2015 as Chief Nurse from 'Barts' where she was Deputy Chief Nurse for Quality and Governance. Prior to this she spent 10 years as Director of Nursing and Quality at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, two years of which she was Director of Nursing and Operations Director. She completed her nurse training and began her NHS career at Basildon Hospital before later specialising in cardiac care. She then moved north to Barnsley where she was instrumental in setting up first aid centres in the pit mines with defibrillators.

Jane Farrell

Jane Farrell - Managing director Mid Essex

Managing director Mid Essex (non-voting)

Jane Farrell, Managing Director, joined Mid Essex Hospitals in July 2018. She has a wealth of experience in senior roles including working at Kings College Hospital and Western Sussex Hospitals NHSFT. She also played a significant role in the merger of three separate trusts to form Western Sussex - leading the organisation to an 'outstanding' rating from the CQC in April 2016.

Jane is also a dual qualified nurse who ultimately specialised in paediatrics and critical care, and held several professional leadership roles before moving full time into NHS management.

Andrew Pike

Andrew Pike - Managing director Basildon

Managing director Basildon (non-voting)

Andrew has spent 34 years of his career in the NHS in Essex, with a wealth of experience in hospitals, primary care and commissioning. 

He has held several senior NHS posts management at board and CEO level, including overseeing the success regime for mid and south Essex.

He has a long and varied career in hospitals, primary care and commissioning. Prior to joining Basildon and Thurrock hospitals, he spent five years as NHSE’s director of commissioning operations for the East of England. His move to Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals allowed him, once again, to get closer to the front line of patient care, which has always been his passion.

Lynsey Cross

Lynsey Cross - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Lynsey has been an Executive Board Member with a track record of delivering significant business and cultural transformation in complex and multi-national businesses.  A career of over 20 years in HR and Operations has given Lynsey a passion for, and dedication to what makes an organisation great – its people. 

She has an acute understanding of the impact of corporate culture on the top and bottom line, history of driving exceptional employee performance and engagement, and building high performance, inclusive and diverse cultures. Prior to her appointment to the MSE Board, Lynsey served as an associate non-executive director at BTUH since September 2019.  She has also been Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at the Insurance Institute London.

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Dave is pursuing a portfolio career combining non-executive, trustee and consulting roles following a highly successful senior executive career with British Telecom including over 15 years; board level experience creating and transforming high technology businesses.  

Dave is passionate about helping the community by utilising the business skills he has developed to help other organisations, something he has already experienced as Deputy Chair of Papworth Hospital and recently Directors of Paradigm Trust, Health Enterprise East and as a Trustee of Suffolk Community Foundation.

Julie Parker

Julie Parker - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Julie is an experienced non-executive director with strong finance and corporate governance expertise.  She has been a Director of Resources and Finance with an excellent track record in providing strategic direction, strong financial management and effective support services.  Her experience spans the London Borough of Haringey, Tower Hamlets and Barking and Dagenham. She has extensive audit committee experience including the Health and Care Professions Council, Essex Fire and Rescue and Essex Police. Prior to her appointment to the MSE Board, Julie was a non-executive director of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and its predecessor Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since April 2014.

Margaret Pratt

Margaret Pratt - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Margaret is a CIPFA accountant who has worked in and with NHS organisations in senior roles for over 25 years.  

She has a track record as a non-executive director in a range of public service organisations and is currently a member of the Nominations Committee of the University of Northampton.

Prior to her appointment to the MSE Board, Margaret was a non-executive director at BTUH since April 2018.

Deepak Singh

Deepak Singh - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Deepak has a background in digital transformation and has helped a number of global organisations to increase revenue growth and improve customer experience through technology innovation.  During his varied career, Deepak has been responsible for leading large scale technology functions, helped secure a number of commercial contracts with high profile brands and developed partnership/seed investment deals with leading-edge digital technology companies. 

Deepak’s executive career includes three years as the Director General and Chief Information Officer of HM Revenue and Customs and Group Chief Information Officer at a FTSE 100 company.

Caroline Stanger

Caroline Stanger - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Caroline is a confident and creative senor leader, specialising in healthcare leadership and organisational development.  She has a nursing background plus a track record of commissioning health services in the NHS.  

Latterly, she has been involved in the design and delivery of comprehensive clinical leadership and cultural change solutions, both in the public and private sectors.  

Prior to joining the MSE Board, Caroline was Director of Clinical Leadership at BUPA since 2013.

Barbara Stuttle CBE

Barbara Stuttle - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Barbara Stuttle CBE – Non Executive Director

Barbara has a long and successful nursing career that spanned 46 years of NHS experience.  She has worked with in all areas of the NHS during this time to assist in improving the quality of care and services across England.

Since 2013, Barbara has been working within special measures trusts leading and developing nurses to ensure that sustainable improvements in care for patients are delivered.  During her career she has undertaken two Department of Health roles.  One lead on the implementation of non-medical prescribing across the UK and the other role supported the implementation of new technologies in health.

Barbara was honoured with a CBE in 2004 for her services to the NHS.

Prior to her appointment to the MSE Board, Barbara had been a non-executive director at BTUH since April 2018.

Alan Tobias OBE

Alan Tobias - Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Alan joined SUHT in December 2011 from his former position of chairman at West Essex PCT. He is a qualified solicitor with a strong record of senior management, both in the public and private sector. For 16 years he was the London Boroughs' Chief Executive and latterly chairman of an IT company.

Alan was also Chairman of Essex Probation Service for six years and a board member of Springboard Housing Association as well as a trustee to two charitable trusts. In February 2019, Alan was appointed as chairman of Mid Essex Hospitals alongside his role at Southend.

Register of Interests for Trust Board Members - April 2020

Register of Interests for Trust Board Members - April 2020
Board Member Name of related party Nature of relationship Type of business Value of transactions

Tom Abell

Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer/Deputy Chief Executive
Eastern Academic Health Science Network Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee Eastern Academic Health Science Network Nil
NAM Trustee Charity that provides HIV Information and Advice Services Nil
Nigel Beverley
Trust Chair
NHS Improvement Wife is Chief Nursing Officer at NHSI/E NHS Healthcare Nil

Yvonne Blücher Managing Director –Southend

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Martin Callingham
Chief Information Officer

No interests to disclose      

Lynsey Cross
Non-Executive Director

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Jonathan Dunk
Chief Commercial Officer

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Jane Farrell
Managing Director – Mid Essex

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Danny Hariram
Chief People and OD Officer

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Dave Hughes
Non-Executive Director

Castle Crag Communications Ltd Director and Owner of this company with his spouse Company through with consultancy and NED roles are undertaken Nil
Health Enterprise East (HEE) Non-Executive Director

HEE is owned by 25 NHS providers which are its owners. It provides consultancy and innovation management services

Nil
Mentor Europe Strategy Consultant and Associate Mentor is a boutique consultancy focussed on telecoms programme management. I provide occasional consultancy services to Mentor and their clients Nil
Suffolk Community Foundation (SCF) Trustee SCF is a grant-making organisation focussed on reducing the effects of deprivation in Suffolk Nil
Paradigm Trust Director

Paradigm is a multi-academy trust, working to make schools in deprived areas outstanding

Nil
Let’s Talk Reading Trustee

LTR is a new charity targeting the improvement of literacy in Ipswich

Nil

Eamon Malone
Chief Estates and Facilities Officer

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Clare Panniker
Chief Executive

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Julie Parker
Non-Executive Director

Colchester Borough Homes Independent Board Member Housing Company set up by Colchester Borough Council providing property management and maintenance services Nil
Health and Care Professions Council Independent Audit Committee Member National regulatory body for allied health professionals Nil
Essex Fire and Rescue Joint Audit Committee Member Public Authority Nil
Police and Crime Commissioner and Essex Police Joint Audit Committee Member Public Authority Nil
Havering Theatre Trust Ltd (operating Queens Theatre, Hornchurch) Trustee Limited Company Nil
Hornchurch Productions Ltd Director Production company for Queens Theatre, Hornchurch Nil
Andrew Pike
Managing Director – Basildon and Thurrock
Chelmsford and National mencap Member Charity Nil
Downs syndrome association Member Charity Nil

Margaret Pratt
Non-Executive Director

OKRA Consulting Ltd Owner Provides consultancy services to NHS organisations Nil
Jaguar Land Rover Pensioner Car manufacture Nil
University of Northampton Member of Nominations Committee University Nil

Diane Sarkar
Chief Nursing & Quality Officer

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Dawn Scrafield
Chief Finance Officer

Equal People Performing Arts Charity (No 1116649) Trustee and Treasurer Performing Arts Charity Nil

Eastern Region Branch of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Chair Professional Body Nil

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Health Panel

Member Professional Body Nil

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Relationship to a senior officer

Husband, Mr David Griffiths is Director of Finance for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Nil

Deepak Singh
Non-Executive Director

No interests to disclose N/A N/A N/A

Caroline Stanger
Non-Executive Director

C3 Connecting for Health Vice Chair Charity Nil
Barbara Stuttle
CBE

Non-Executive Director

NHS Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Relationship to a senior officer Partner, Teresa Kearney, is Chief Nurse at Basildon and Brentwood CCG Basildon and Brentwood CCG is one of the MSE Trust’s main commissioners

Alan Tobias OBE
Non-Executive Director

SCORE Trustee

Charity operating to deprived communities in London, delivering employment and training opportunities through sport

Nil
Quadnet Services Ltd Honorary Chairman

Company that provides IT and business systems support to Local Government

Nil

David Walker
Chief Medical Officer

No interests to declare N/A N/A N/A

 

Managing conflicts of interest, gifts and hospitality

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