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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Meet our Trust Board

Our Trust Board meets every month to discuss important issues. It is responsible for setting the direction of our Trust - by reviewing how we're doing at the moment and making plans for the future.

For more information about Trust Board meetings, please contact:

The Trust Board Secretary
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Unit 1 B1,50 Summer Hill Road
Birmingham, B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1319
Email: bsmhft.commsteam@nhs.net

 

Sue Davis, CBE - Chair
Sue Davis, CBE - Chair

Sue Davis CBE was appointed Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in November 2011, having previously served in the same role at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust from June 2006. Sue has extensive experience in the governance of public bodies and spent 26 years as an elected Shropshire County Council councillor, including four years as County Council Leader. She also represented UK local government at the Congress of Local Authorities at the Council of Europe.  

Sue’s service in the health sector has included membership of a Health Authority, and Chairing Telford PCT for its first four years. Between 2013 and 2018 Sue represented mental health trusts on the Board of NHS Providers, where she was Vice Chair. She also serves as Independent Chair of the Audit Committee at West Midlands Police, and is a member of the Chapter of Birmingham Cathedral.

Roisin Fallon Williams
Roisin Fallon Williams, Chief Executive

Roisin is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse who spent much of her early career in clinical roles in and around Hertfordshire, within mental health and learning disability NHS organisations. She took up her first Board director role in 2002 at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, and since then has held a variety of Board roles with a wide range of responsibilities including seven years at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. Most recently she was Chief Executive at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, which achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission during her time there.

Non-Executive Directors


Dr Linda Cullen, Non-Executive Director
Dr Linda Cullen, Non-Executive Director

Dr Linda Cullen was appointed as a non-executive director of the Trust on 1 January 2019. Linda has worked as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for 25 years in a wide variety of settings across the Midlands.  She is currently a locum consultant in the NHS and also a second opinion doctor for the Care Quality Commission. She has worked closely with colleagues in child and adult services, using research and evidence based practice in developing novel services. 

Linda helped to develop Early Intervention in Psychosis services across Birmingham and acute and high dependency child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), including one of the first CAMHS acute admission wards in the UK. She has also been active as a trainer, tutor, and mentor and for several years in clinical lead and director roles with professional line management responsibilities.


Prof Russell Beale - Non-Executive Director
Prof Russell Beale - Non-Executive Director

Prof Russell Beale joined the Trust as a non-executive director on 1 January 2017, a role he also holds at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.  He has a wealth of experience from more than 25 years at the University of Birmingham, where he is currently Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Director of the HCI Centre, a major centre focusing on designing and developing the digital future. 

Russell has achieved worldwide recognition for his work on using artificial intelligence to assist interaction between users and technology, is a Chartered IT Professional and Visiting Professor at the University of Swansea.  He also has commercial and management experience, having held senior positions in both large and small technology organisations and founded six hi-tech companies.



Gianjeet Hunjan - Non-Executive Director
Gianjeet Hunjan - Non-Executive Director

Gianjeet was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 September 2015. She is a qualified accountant with extensive experience in the NHS and Education sector.  Her background includes working at director level in a variety of health care roles over the last 30 years.  She is a Chartered Accountant and has a Master of Arts in Finance and Accounting from Leeds Metropolitan University.


Waheed Saleem - Non-Executive Director
Waheed Saleem - Non-Executive Director

Waheed is a non-executive director, is a management consultant working in the public and voluntary sectors. He graduated from the London School of Economics, is a fellow of the RSA and a member of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners.

His background includes working at director level in a number of strategic roles in the NHS, most recently as a PCT Locality Commissioning Director in Birmingham.  In addition to this NHS experience, he also holds chair and non-executive director positions at a number of major national and regional public and voluntary organisations.

Waheed has led significant regeneration programmes, advised the Government on neighbourhood renewal policy and community development, and was instrumental in developing leadership programmes for young people and mentors in inner city schools.


Joy Warmington, MBE - Non-Executive Director
Joy Warmington, MBE - Non-Executive Director

Joy Warmington is a non-executive director of the Trust and Chair of the Integrated Quality Committee. She is also CEO of BRAP, successfully guiding the organisation to its cutting edge position where it is nationally recognized for producing innovative equalities and human rights research and strategies.

A former lecturer with an MSc in Organisational Development and Management Learning, Joy has written and co-authored over 20 books, articles, and reports on subjects as diverse as implementing organisational change, improving public sector engagement practice, and using human rights to improve service delivery. In addition to advising the Department of Health on health inequalities, Joy’s services have also been sought by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Care Quality Commission, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Barts Health Trust, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, Sheffield Trust, and many others.

Joy is regularly asked to comment on equalities issues in the media, most recently appearing in the Economist, Daily Telegraph, and Health Service Journal in addition to numerous appearances on BBC radio and television.

Joy is also Vice Chair of the Trust.


Executive Directors


Charlotte Bailey - Executive Director of Partnerships
Charlotte Bailey - Executive Director of Partnerships
Charlotte Bailey joined the Trust as Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships in August 2017. Charlotte is an experienced strategic leader and has spent over 7 years at director level in senior teams.  She was previously an Executive Director with Sefton Council in Merseyside, an organisation with 3,500 employees and a £200m annual budget.  Charlotte played a key role in the development of the Sefton 2030 vision and Sefton Partnership Pledges. This involved removing duplication and prioritising resources, re-defining the core purpose of the council and setting a three year budget.  As a commissioner of outcomes, leader of services, manager of people and innovator of creative solutions, Charlotte has a track record of implementing strategies, plans and solutions whilst demonstrating results and delivering continuous improvement.  She has a good understanding of and experience of working with the NHS, having worked with health commissioners and providers throughout her career. 

Hilary Grant - Executive Medical Director
Hilary Grant - Executive Medical Director
Dr Hilary Grant was appointed Executive Medical Director for BSMHFT in April 2016.  Hilary is responsible, among other things, for medical, psychology and pharmacy leadership at the Trust.
 
Hilary has been with the Trust for 23 years, the last three as a clinical director. She has played a significant role in the development and opening of the Trust’s Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (FCAMHS) in 2003 and has undertaken extensive service development and redesign which led to the service being shortlisted for an HSJ award in 2010, winning a National Patient Safety Award in 2011 and being the first unit in the country to be accredited by the National Autistic Society in 2012.

Hilary is a tireless advocate for service user empowerment and raising standards of care in Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Sue Hartley - Executive Director of Nursing
Sue Hartley - Executive Director of Nursing
Sue joined our Trust as Executive Director of Nursing in April 2014 and was previously Director of Nursing at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Sue has a strong background in nursing, performance management and service redesign. She is a registered nurse and trained in Birmingham at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Sue has held various nursing and management posts and has worked in a number of senior management positions including Deputy Head of Performance at the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

She has a passion for nursing and allied health professional (AHP) leadership, with a focus on the quality of care and experience given to service users and their carers.





Dave Tomlinson - Executive Director of Finance
Dave Tomlinson - Executive Director of Finance
Dave Tomlinson joined the Trust as Executive Director of Finance in April 2017. Dave brings 20 years’ experience as a Director of Finance in the NHS, the vast majority of which has been with large mental health providers. He plays a key role in advising the Board on issues around the Trust’s fiscal performance, information governance and estates. Dave’s experience includes 12 years as Director of Finance at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where he established the Trust as a £100m turnover provider by bringing together services from seven organisations, led the acquisition of a number of services and established a commercial and property management joint venture that delivered savings of £1m per annum. He has experience in both the private and public sector and during his career has been responsible for a broad portfolio of services in large and complex organisations. Most recently he has enjoyed a successful period as an interim director in acute and mental health trusts.

Information about board members’ declarations of interest are available by contacting:

Company Secretary,
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Unit 1 B1, 50 Summer Hill Road
Birmingham, B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1085
Email: daniel.conway@nhs.net