Meet the Board

Barry Clare

Barry Clare

Chairman

Barry is a pioneering healthcare business leader with extensive experience in the healthcare industry sector. He has held a number of top roles at leading international companies and has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategy in healthcare, retail consumer products and financial services.

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Silas Nicholls

Silas Nicholls

Chief Executive

Silas Nicholls joined UHSM in December 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, having previously been Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy for four years at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He became CEO in November 2016. Having worked in the NHS since 1993, Silas has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is a huge asset to UHSM.

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Mandy Bailey RGN RSCN

Mandy Bailey RGN RSCN

Chief Nurse/Deputy Chief Executive/Executive Director of Risk and Governance

Mandy Bailey has had an extensive career in the NHS spanning over 25 years. She is qualified as both an RGN and RSCN undertaking both clinical and senior managerial roles. Her area of clinical expertise is children’s infectious diseases. She was the Director of Quality at Leeds Teaching Hospital before joining University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.

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Miss Toli Onon

Miss Toli Onon

Medical Director

Miss Toli Onon qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1990 with an intercalated degree in Pharmacology before commencing training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She gained an MD in cancer immunology at Christie Hospital, and was appointed as Consultant at UHSM in 2003.

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Tim Barlow

Tim Barlow

Chief Finance Officer

Tim joined UHSM in December 2015 from Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust where he was Director of Finance and Commercial Development. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Trafford CCG. He is a graduate certified accountant with an MBA from Manchester Business School.

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Jon Scott

Jon Scott

Director of Operations and Performance

Jon has over 20 years' experience in senior positions within the NHS and has been a director on 12 NHS Trust Boards. He has a reputation in successfully leading clinical and managerial teams within organisations that face operational, budgetary and clinical challenges. Jon has significantly improved the performance delivery of organisations through clear leadership and engagement with key stakeholders.

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Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson

Director of HR, OD and Education

Janet joined UHSM in August 2014, having previously been Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Hywel Dda Health Board in South West Wales. Janet started her NHS career in 1986 at Macclesfield Health Authority and has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS in England and Wales and a period as Head of Recruitment and Retention for the Welsh Assembly Government.

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Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Director of Strategy and Business Development

Matt Graham joined UHSM in February 2015 as Director of Strategy and Business Development. From October 2013 he was Head of Strategy in NHS England’s North Regional Team and before that he was Deputy Director of Planning for almost four years with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson

Chief Information Officer

Mark is the Chief Information Officer and has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS. Mark joined UHSM in June 2015, having previously spent 5 years at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust as their Chief Information Officer. At UHSM Mark’s responsibilities include EPR, Information and Performance, Clinical Coding, Data Quality, Development, IT, Information Governance and Programmes and Projects.

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Dr Richard Levy

Dr Richard Levy

Divisional Medical Director (Scheduled Care)

Dr Richard Levy was appointed as Medical Director for Scheduled Care at UHSM in January 2013. Dr Levy graduated from St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1978 and trained in the Southeast. His specialist cardiology training was furthered at University College, The Middlesex, The National Heart and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals.

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Dr Susan Beards

Dr Susan Beards

Divisional Medical Director (Clinical Support Services)

Dr Susan Beards qualified from Manchester Medical School with an intercalated degree in Pathology. She was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in Intensive Care Medicine. She spent a year in Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, acting as a Consultant in Intensive Care, prior to commencing at UHSM.

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Dr Sally Briggs

Dr Sally Briggs

Divisional Medical Director, Unscheduled Care

Dr Briggs currently works clinically as part of the OPAL (Older peoples Assessment and Liaison team) in the Emergency department. She has a clinical leadership role for the division of Unscheduled Care becoming Divisional Medical Director in November 2016.

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Roger Barlow BA FCA

Roger Barlow BA FCA

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Roger, from Hale, is Chairman of the Marsden Building Society and Chairman of Impact Holdings (UK) plc. He is a former partner at KPMG and has held several directorships in both public and private companies. Married with two grown up children, he studied Economics at Durham University and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Professor Martin Gibson MD PhD FRCP

Professor Martin Gibson MD PhD FRCP

Non-Executive Director

Martin is a Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, and is the Director of Greater Manchester Comprehensive Local Research Network and the Clinical Lead for the Northwest Diabetes Local Research Network. Married with two grown up children, he studied a Biochemistry degree and completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool before going on to study Medicine.

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Jane McCall

Jane McCall

Non-Executive Director

Jane McCall is Deputy Chief Executive at Trafford Housing Trust (THT). She has worked in the Social Housing sector for over 25 years and has been in Senior Management for the last 15 years. Her previous posts include Managing Director of two business subsidiaries within the Regenda Group, and Divisional Technical Director for the Places for People Group.

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Trevor Rees

Trevor Rees

Non-Executive Director

Trevor is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience of working with the NHS and other publicly funded/not for profit organisations providing financial audit and advisory services. He has worked with both Provider and Commissioner organisations in the NHS and been involved with and supported organisations as they have gone through the significant changes that have occurred in the service during this time.

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Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DBE

Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DBE

Non-Executive Director

Sue Bailey lives and works in Manchester. After studying medicine and psychiatry at the University of Manchester, Sue worked as a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist for over thirty years. Through subsequent roles as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and now Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Sue’s national health policy and research work has focused on needs assessment and risk management across health and social care.

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