Meet the Trust Board

Trust BoardDavid Eva Heather Tierney-Moore Bill Gregory Max Marshall Sue Moore Dee Roach Gwynne Furlong Isla Wilson David Curtis Julia Possener Louise Dickinson
Please click on the photographs to see the profile of each Board member

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust's (LCFT) Board of Directors is made up of 13 Directors, comprising of five Executive Directors, two non-voting Directors and six independent Non-Executive Directors plus a Non-Executive Chair. The profiles of each member of the Board can be seen below. The Board is accountable for all aspects of LCFT's activity, including the quality and safety of the services provided, and for the patient experience. The Board sets the strategy for LCFT, ensuring that Executives have clear responsibilities for their operational portfolios. The Board also shapes the culture of the organisation.

The Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis and transacts its business in accordance with an agreed agenda setting process and an annual cycle of business which ensures that standard items of accountability and assurance are addressed but also that sufficient time is set aside to focus on quality and appropriate strategic development.

Board meetings are held in public unless restrictions under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 require discussions to take place privately. This is detailed on the Boards agendas which are uploaded to the Trust's internet one week prior to the meeting and circulated to its Council of Governors. Papers are issued to Board members seven days in advance of the meeting and are made available on the internet following each Board meeting. Minutes of the Board meetings are circulated to the Council of Governors as soon as practically possible following each meeting. At the request of the Chief Executive and with the consent of the Chair, members of the senior management team attend Board meetings where necessary in order to help inform debate and discussion. Council of Governors have a standing invitation to each Board meeting to observe the work of the Board of Directors.

Regular informal briefings and presentations on specific topics or services are provided outside of the formal Board meetings to explore in more depth complex issues in preparation for discussion at future Board meetings.

A structure is in place that demonstrates four sub-committees of the Board (Audit Committee, Finance and Performance Committee, Quality Committee and Joint Nomination/Remuneration Committee). Each committee has clear terms of reference that are refreshed and approved on an annual basis to ensure the effective discharge of duties and recommendations are made to the Board on areas of specialisation. Details of the work and membership of these committees can be found here. A schedule of matters reserved for the Board of Directors is maintained along with a Scheme of Delegation for further discharge of their responsibilities. Declaration of Interest made by the Board of Directors can be viewed here. To view the full register please contact the Company Secretray on 01772 676021.

Please follow this link to view a chart showing all areas of responsibility for each Executive.

Click here for the Trust Board meeting area that includes agendas, minutes and relevant papers.

If you have any queries regarding the Trust Board meetings please contact Louise Dole, Governance Support on 01772 676021 or email 


David Eva

David joined the Trust in June 2016 from Cheshire and Wirral Partnerships (CWP) NHS Foundation Trust where he has spent the last 15 years. David has great experience of developing partnerships and has worked for many years on workforce development. He is passionate about staff engagement, service user and carer involvement and putting patients at centre of services. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked at Board level in the NHS as Non-Executive Director and Chair for over 20 years.

David Eva, Chair


Chief Executive

Professor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE


Professor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE joined the Trust in January 2009 with a background in nursing, a distinguished track record of achievement in the NHS at board and national level in England and Scotland. She has an MSc in Managing Change and is a visiting professor at Edinburgh Napier University. Heather continues to play a key leadership role across the Trust, Lancashire and the wider North West region in supporting a number of system wide transformation programmes to deliver integrated services and contributing to HEE NW. Heather is the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for the Leadership and Organisational Development workstream for Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Plan and the LCIA test bed.

Professor Heather Tierney-Moore Chief Executive

Chief Executive

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Executive Directors

Bill Gregory


Bill joined the Trust in February 2015, as Chief Finance Officer.  A Chartered Accountant with experience of working across the NHS and private sector, he has 20 years of experience as a director in healthcare for acute hospital, mental health and community service organisations.  His current responsibilities include financial management, IT, estates, planning and business development in his current role.  He is a trustee of the national Healthcare finance managers association (HFMA) and member of the finance and general purpose committee at the University of Lancaster.

Bill Gregory

Chief Finance Officer

Professor Max Marshall


Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a community mental health trust based in Lancashire which employs 7,500 people and offers a wide range of mental health and community services.  Max Marshall has been the Trust's Medical Director since it was established in 2002.  Until 2014 he was also Professor of Community Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, with a special interest in evidence based mental health and first episode psychosis.  Currently he leads the Trust Research & Development Programme, Clinical Audit Team and Public Health Programme.  He is the clinical lead for the mental health workstream of the Lancashire & South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Plan.  Max also works as a consultant Psychiatrist within the Mental Health network.

Professor Max Marshall Medical Director

Medical Director

Sue Moore


Sue Moore joined the Trust in February 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and has since led on a number of key work programmes including the mobilisation and opening of The Harbour.  Sue has also developed a number of innovative partnerships across the commercial, voluntary and public sector. 

Sue has responsibility for operational delivery and performance and in recent months has led a major organisational restructure, which has developed our locality focus and reduced our networks from four to three; Mental Health, Children & Young People and Community Health & Wellbeing.

During her free time, Sue enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their two dogs Dylan and Spyder. Sue was born in Burnley and is a lifelong supporter of Burnley Football Club.

Sue Moore - Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Dee Roach


Dee Roach joined the Trust in January 2014 from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is experienced in the development and implementation of nursing strategy, the development of nursing care metrics across mental health services and strategies for service user involvement and experience. Dee has previously worked in Lancashire in a number of senior clinical and operational management roles across inpatient and community settings and was the Deputy Director of Nursing for Lancashire Care.

As a mental health nurse by background, at the forefront of Dee’s work is an enthusiasm for improving quality and passion for ensuring the best patient experience. Dee also has an exceptional track record of developing strong nursing leaders within organisations. In her role, Dee is responsible for professional leadership, clinical governance, patient safety and service user and carer involvement. She is passionate and committed to improving outcomes, exceeding standards and delivering compassionate care.

Dee Roach Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

Damian Gallagher - Non Voting Director


Damian joined the Trust in October 2014 having previously undertaken senior HR roles throughout Cumbria and Lancashire. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and MBA graduate, he is responsible for giving strategic HR advice to the Board of Directors and senior managers as well as the delivery of the broad range of HR services including recruitment; temporary staffing; medical staffing; workforce information and professional HR support to our networks on all matters of employee relations. He is keen to develop greater engagement with staff and make improvements to our services through effective partnership working and implementation of the People Plan.

Damian Gallagher Director of HR & Transformation

Director of
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Non-Executive Directors


Gwynne Furlong


Gwynne has over 40 years' experience as a qualified professional in business, involved primarily in the commercial property industry.  He has been a partner in professional practice and has been a director and MD of both private and publically listed companies.  Gwynne's last post prior to retiring in 2008 was as a director within the Asset Management division of Close Brothers Plc. Merchant Bank. Gwynne is also the Deputy Chairman of Progress Housing Group, a Non-Executive Director with Prospect (GB) Ltd a subsidiary of the Riverside Housing Association and Non-Executive Director with the Together Housing Group.

Gwynne is a Trustee of the Chorley Youth Zone Project which will provide a modern youth facility for the town. He is also the CEO of the Regain Sports Charity, a National Charity which specialises in helping those who have become paralysed/tetraplegic through a sporting accident.

Gwynne Furlong NED

Deputy Chair

Isla Wilson


Isla is an experienced board member, who has operated at board level in a variety of private organisations and social ventures. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of a Lancashire-based housing association and has previously served on the boards of charities and social enterprises.

Isla is an advocate of generating social impact, community development and social venturing. Alongside her non-executive duties she runs her own business, specialising in organisational growth, social value and innovation.

Isla Wilson

Senior Independent Chair

David Curtis


David Curtis MBE, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2014. David is a registered mental health and general nurse and brings a wealth of clinical and Board level experience from his 40 year career with the NHS having undertaken a range of senior clinical, teaching, community and hospital management roles. David was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to nursing and health care in Manchester. David is particularly interested in meeting and working with the people who use Trust services, and supporting employees.

David Curtis Non-Executive Director

Julia Possener


Appointed as Non-Executive Director on 01 February 2017 for three years and a member of the Audit Committee and Quality Committee. Julia lives in Lancaster and is delighted to continue to support the Lancashire and surrounding community which has made her so welcome since moving from London in 2011.

Prior to her appointment Julia was a Non-Executive Director at Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust based in the Ribble Valley providing specialist services for people with learning disabilities including forensic services.

Julia is a solicitor by training and worked as a Corporate Finance lawyer in a number of senior legal, governance, compliance and business roles both in private practice and in financial services. These include leading the Group Secretariat function and as Legal and Governance Director, International for RSA Insurance Group Plc, a multinational quoted insurance group.

Julia is also a member of the Lancaster University Management School Ethics Committee. In 2011 Julia completed the Coaching for Organisational Consultants course at Ashridge Business School. Executive Coaching and career support is now a cornerstone of her activity and, in particular, supporting women in leadership positions. She studied at the LSE before taking a conversion course at the College of Law, London where she was awarded a commendation. Qualifications: BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, Solicitor of England and Wales.

Louise Dickinson


Louise was appointed to the board as a Non-Executive in October 2013 and became Chair of the Audit Committee in July 2014.  Louise is a former regional managing partner of the accountancy firm, Grant Thornton, where she specialised in providing corporate finance advice.  Since leaving Grant Thornton, Louise has held a number of board level executive and advisory roles in strategy, business planning, finance and risk management. 

Louise is a Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee at a primary school in Manchester and was previously a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of Down Syndrome Education International, a charity that works to improve educational outcomes for young people with Down syndrome through scientific research and global information and advice services.   She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Louise Dickinson NED

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