Council of Governors

Public and staff governors are elected by the members in their constituencies, while partner governors are nominated by their organisation…

Our Council of Governors consists of 37 seats:

  • 5 Public Governors – Bassetlaw
  • 13 Public Governors – Doncaster
  • 2 Public Governors – Rest of England and Wales
  • 1 Staff Governor – Medical and Dental
  • 2 Staff Governors – Nursing and Midwifery
  • 1 Staff Governor – Other Healthcare Professionals
  • 2 Staff Governors – Non-clinical
  • 11 Partner Governors (appointed by our partner organisations)

If you need to get in touch with a member of the Council of Governors, or should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to do so through the Foundation Trust Office (dbth.foundation.office@nhs.net).

Our Governors are: 

Lead Governor: Hazel Brand (Bassetlaw, public)
Deputy Lead Governor: Linda Espey (Doncaster, public)

Public (Bassetlaw):

Shelia Walsh
Peter Abell
Hazel Brand
Steve Wells
Steve Marsh

Public (Doncaster):

Michael Addenbroke
Phillip Beavers
David Goodhead
Ann-Louise Bayley
David Northwood
Geoffrey Johnson
Linda Espey
Bev Marshall
Dave Harcombe
Dr Mark Iain Bright
Lynne Logan
Susan Mcreadie
Doug Wright

Public (Rest of England and Wales):

David Cuckson
Liz Staveley-Churton

Staff governors

Dr Vivek Panikkar (Medical and Dental)0
Lynn Goy (Nurses and Midwives)
Karl Bower (Other Healthcare Professionals)
Lorraine Robinson (Nurses and Midwives)
Duncan Carratt (Non-clinical)
Kay Brown (Non-Clinical)

Partner governors

Dr Jackie Hammerton (Sheffield Hallam University)
Prof Rob Coleman (Sheffield University)
Dr Victoria McGregor-Riley (Bassetlaw CCG)
Rupert Suckling (Doncaster MBC)
Griff Jones (Doncaster MBC)
Ainsley MacDonnell (Nottinghamshire County Council)
Anthony Fitzgerald ( NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group)
Susan Shaw (Bassetlaw District Council)
Clive Tattley (CVS Bassetlaw)
Kathryn Dixon (Doncaster College and University Centre)


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