EMAHSN Governance board

Chaired by our Independent Chair, the Governance Board focuses on scrutiny and assurance of:

Financial, performance and risk managementDelivery against EMAHSN strategy and Business PlanEquality Impact and action

The Governance Board members are required to adopt governance best practice.

The cycle of reporting and continuous assessment quickly and effectively identifies if and when remedial action if needed and enables timely decisions to be made about the continuation of a project or programme.

The Governance Board members are:
Martin Hindel Independent Chair
The former Chairman of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). He has held leadership roles in both industry and health organisations. He was Chief Executive of the Nordic Region for the French company, Rhone Poulenc, Chairman and Chief Executive of Fisons' French operation, Global Commercial Director for Fisons pharmaceutical division and a Chief Executive Officer at Cable and Wireless and Wireless Nautec. Martin is a non-executive Director (NED) of Public Health England and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He was previously a NED for the National Blood Authority, National Biological Standards Board and the Health Protection Agency.              
19 CM10255 Tracy Taylor NUH CEO OCT2017 web
Tracy joined NUH as Chief Executive on 30 October 2017. She trained as a nurse in Birmingham and held a number of community nursing posts around the city before progressing into managerial roles within the NHS and is a registered general nurse, health visitor and school nurse. Having begun her career as a nurse, Tracy values the importance of maintaining her clinical focus as a leader by protecting time in her diary each week to visit staff and gain an insight into the issues from a frontline perspective.

Before joining NUH, Tracy held Chief Executive roles at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this she was Director of Performance and Organisational Development at Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust and Project Director for Urgent Care.              
Janet Worrell
Janet is a Director of consult2deliver limited, specialising in creative clinical and regulatory solutions for healthcare and bioscience sectors. Janet is a pharmacist and an experienced regulatory affairs professional, having supported a diverse portfolio of products for a number of companies across the East Midlands. She has developed products for UK, Europe, ASEAN and USA markets. Janet's skillset covers early concept development, scientific advice, food supplements, over the counter (OTC) medicines, inhaled therapies and clinical trial applications.

Mike Wilkins
Mike has a working background spanning the private, public, not-for-profit and non-departmental public body sectors. He worked in the Nottingham textile industry and in sales and marketing with Cadbury Schweppes before qualifying as a social worker and spending 13 years working in both Nottingham city and county as a practitioner and manager. His most recent post was as Regional Manager for East Midlands/East of England with Capacitybuilders, the Cabinet Office agency responsible for funding and developing infrastructure support for the voluntary and community sector.  He is currently an Associate Lay Membe for Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group and is a trustee and treasurer of the charity, WaterWorks, providing clean drinking water and sanitation in the rural villages of Malawi.              
Mike Hannay Aug 2016 Web

Professor Mike Hannay has more than 25 years’ experience of working in the pharmaceutical industry, with an excellent track record of building collaboration with healthcare. Mike joined EMAHSN in August 2016 from ThermoFisher Scientific, where he was Vice President for the UK BioPharma Services Division. That role built upon his significant experience both nationally and internationally, including Vice President of Medicines Development at AstraZeneca.              
Margaret Woolley Head of Programmes
Margaret has undertaken a wide range of NHS governance and programme management roles, at organisational, regional and national level. Margaret joined EMAHSN having worked within the team establishing the NHS Commissioning Board and prior to that was Assistant Chief Executive at East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.              
Mark Russell
Mark is a patient and carer, the Patient representative on Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body and Chair of his General Practice's PPG. He chairs/participates in other groups, locally and regionally. Previously he had 33 years NHS experience in various senior manager roles (including as Chief Executive). He currently operates an Organisational Development Consultancy.