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Executive Directors

The membership of the Board of Directors is balanced, complete and appropriate as demonstrated by the biographical details of both Executive and Non-Executive members.


Dr Sara Munro

Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive

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Dawn Hanwell

Dawn Hanwell, Chief Financial Officer and Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Dawn was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 1 August 2012 and the Interim Deputy Chief Executive on 28 January 2016. She started work in the NHS in 1986 as a financial management trainee in Rotherham where she went on to gain her Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) qualification in 1990.

Prior to joining our Trust, Dawn was the Director of Finance in Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked across the NHS, predominantly in mental health and for a short while in a primary care trust. She has worked in Sheffield, Wakefield, Derby and Leeds including being the Deputy Director of Finance of our predecessor organisation, Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, when she was part of the team that led on securing our foundation trust status.


Lynn Parkinson

Lynn Parkinson, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Lynn was appointed as the Interim Chief Operating Officer on 1 January 2016, having previously held the position of Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

She qualified as a nurse in 1989 and has spent all of her career working in mental health. Lynn has a wealth of experience of the Trust's services having started with the Trust since qualifying as a registered mental health nurse. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical services including acute inpatients, community and for a number of years with the Eating Disorder Service, finally being appointed to the substantive position of Deputy Director of Care Services as the Trust in 2012.


Anthony Deery

Anthony Deery, Director of Nursing

Anthony joined the Trust on 3 November 2014 as the Interim Director of Nursing and came to the Trust on secondment from Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, however, he has been appointed substantively to the post with effect from 1 April 2015. His clinical background is in mental health and general nursing. He has worked in both the UK and US healthcare systems and has senior experience in policy development, standard setting, commissioning and operational management within the NHS.

Anthony has senior NHS experience having joined the Trust from Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, where he worked as a Group Nurse Director, and prior to this he was Head of Mental Health Strategy at the Healthcare Commission between 2005 and 2009, and Head of Mental Health Operations at CQC between 2009 and 2011.


Susan Tyler

Susan Tyler, Director of Workforce Development

Susan was appointed to the substantive post of Director of Workforce Development on 1 January 2012.

She has worked for a number of trusts across West and South Yorkshire including as Deputy Director of HR at Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and HR Director at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust. During her career she has also held a number of senior roles in training and organisational development. Susan has experience across all aspects of healthcare provision including acute, primary care and mental health or learning disabilities. She has a Masters degree, is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (MCIPD), holds the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) level 5 in coaching and mentoring, and has recently undertaken training in Health Coaching.


Dr Claire Kenwood

Dr Claire Kenwood, Medical Director

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