Meet the Trust Board

Trust BoardDavid Eva Heather Tierney-Moore Bill Gregory Max Marshall Sue Moore Dee Roach Peter Ballard David Curtis TBC Gwynne Furlong Julia Possener Isla Wilson
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 Umme Batan, Governance Support on 01772 676021 or email


David Eva

David joins us from Cheshire and Wirral Partnerships (CWP) NHS Foundation Trust where he has spent the last 15 years.

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, contributing to HEE NW and NW Coast Innovation Agency.

Heather has been appointed as a Trustee on the NHS Confederation Board and has recently been named as the first MacMillan Alumni Patron.

Professor Heather Tierney-Moore Chief Executive

Chief Executive

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Executive Directors

Bill Gregory


Bill is the new Chief Finance Officer who joined the Trust from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. Bill was the Finance Director there for 7 years, leading a number of successful and high profile projects including a significant re-development of the hospital site and integrating community services from Stockport and Tameside into the organisation. His role also included responsibility for IT, a field that Bill has vast experience in and he was the lead director for estates and facilities. Bill brings a wealth of experience from both the private and public sector having undertaken a range of senior finance roles throughout his career.

Bill Gregory

Chief Finance Officer

Professor Max Marshall

Max Marshall has been the Trust's Medical Director since it was established in 2002. He is currently a Professor of Community Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. 

Over the last 12 months he has concentrated on improving safety and effectiveness, and in delivering the Trust's innovation strategy.  He has also been clinically involved in setting up a system to support revalidation of Trust doctors.  He was responsible for the Trust launch of the charter for Primary Care and has been working to improve the Trust relationships with local General Practitioners.
Professor Max Marshall Medical Director

Medical Director

Sue Moore

Sue Moore joined the Trust as Chief Operating officer in February 2014, prior to this she worked for the Heart of England NHS FT as Managing Director of Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. A particular highlight in this role was the development of the Collaborative Care Programme, which comprises of multiple agency providers who all support the patients on a frailty pathway in and out of hospital. Sue has also commissioned several commercial partnerships including the innovative Healthcare @ Home collaboration, which delivered early supported discharge from hospital for patients in orthopaedics, vascular and acute medicine. Recently this has also expanded to include a partnership with a housing association to provide elderly transitional care, post discharge from the acute inpatient setting.

Sue joined the NHS in 1989, having qualified as both a therapy and diagnostic radiographer. She worked in a variety of hospitals in the East Midlands before relocating to Hampshire to become Head of Radiotherapy in 2003. In 2007 Sue became Divisional Director of Operations at Southampton University Hospital Trust, with responsibility for regional trauma and orthopaedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular and thoracics.

During her free time Sue enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their two dogs Dylan and Spyder. They have two sons who have left home ,one to work overseas and one at University in Chichester. On a final note 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 was appointed as Director of Nursing at the Trust in January 2014 after working as the Executive Director of Quality, Improvement and Patient Experience at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. During her four years at the Trust Dee led on 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, Recovery, Carers. Dee had previously worked in Lancashire in a number of senior clinical and operational management roles across inpatient and community settings. Prior to her first Executive post in Birmingham Dee 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 about 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
Human Resources

Steve Winterson - Non Voting Director


Steve joined the NHS in 2007 as Director of Marketing & Communications at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In his time in Chester, Steve was responsible for a leadership portfolio including Communications, PALS, Complaints, Fundraising, Medical Photography and Corporate Design.

Steve joined Lancashire Care as Engagement Director in 2013 and since September 2016 he has been seconded to the Executive Team as Director of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement, focussing on improving and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint to support the alignment of the emerging LCFT strategy with that of the various organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Steve is also an Appointed Governor at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement

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Non-Executive Directors

Canon Peter Ballard

Peter has a long history of developing partnerships with Local Authorities, Statutory Bodies, Regional and Central Government Departments and many of the newer private sector service providers.  He has supported charities, and not for profit companies, in establishing links with major consulting and contracting company's links which have provided them with professional support and services which otherwise would be beyond their means.

He is currently Chief Executive of DBE Services a company founded to deliver high quality bespoke services to public bodies on a not for profit basis. The company has doubled its turnover in each of the last 4 years.

He has focused in the last year on the transfer and integration of community services into the Trust and developing new partnership opportunities. 

He holds a number of local and national trusteeships and non-executive roles.  He has recently been appointed as the national treasurer of a large education charity.
Canon Peter Ballard NED

Deputy Chair

David Curtis

David Curtis MBE, has been appointed to the Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director and joined the Board 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 throughout his career. David was awarded an MBE in 2008 for his services to nursing and health care in Manchester.

Commenting on his appointment, David said: "I am delighted to be appointed to the role of non-executive director for Lancashire Care. These are both exciting and challenging times for the organisation and I look forward to being part of the trust's future strategic direction, ensuring the people we serve have access to the best possible health and wellbeing services available. I am particularly interested in meeting and working with the people who use our services, their families and carers and the staff working for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust".
David Curtis Non-Executive Director

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 the Senior Independent Director on the board of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Gwynne is also Deputy Chairman of Progress Housing Group and a Non-Executive Director with Prospect (GB) Ltd. A Subsidiary of teh Riverside Housing Association.

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. This is a National Charity which specialises in helping those who have become paralysed/tetraplegic through a sporting accident.

Gwynne Furlong NED

Senior Independent Chair

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 is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  She worked in professional services for 16 years, initially with Ernst & Young in London and Sydney, in audit and corporate finance, and then as a Corporate Finance Partner with Grant Thornton in the North West.  During this period, she advised clients in both the public and private sectors on strategy and business planning and implementation, including acting as lead external adviser on a wide range of corporate transactions.  Since leaving Grant Thornton in 2004, Louise has undertaken a number of board level executive roles in the financial services industry with key leadership responsibilities in Finance, Commercial and Supply Chain, Business Intelligence and Risk Management.  She has considerable experience at successfully managing and delivering complex change programmes in highly regulated environments.

Louise is a Governor and Chair of the Finance Committee at a large primary school in Manchester and was a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of Down Syndrome Education International, a charity that works to improve education for young people with Down syndrome through scientific research and global information and advice services.
Louise Dickinson NED

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 also a non-executive Director of a Lancashire-based Housing Association and an IT company, 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 non-executive duties she runs her own business, specialising in organisational growth, social value and innovation.

Isla Wilson


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