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Our Council of Governors

The Council of Governors, led by our Chair, is made up of elected members of the public, staff and representatives from partner organisations.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the views of our diverse local communities and members are considered in decisions about how we develop our services. They meet four times a year. Click here to find out more about Council of Governor meetings.

Meet our current governors

Our governors represent the five local constituencies, along with representation from the rest of England, our staff and appointed from local councils.

Governors from Bury

  • Clive Brown
  • Derek Rowley
  • Atta Hanfi
  • Marion Atkinson

Governors from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

  • Sohail Ahmad
  • Eileen Stapleton
  • Ken Hall
  • Jav Rehman

Governors from Oldham

  • John Starkey
  • Norma Bewley
  • Karen Williams
  • Mohammed Naveed

Governors from Stockport

  • Brian Wild
  • Mary Foden
  • Paul Carter
  • Irene Harris

Governors from Tameside and Glossop

  • Jean Hurlston
  • John Reddy
  • Wendy Hartley
  • Julie Hughes

Governor from the rest of England

  • Aderonke Apata

Staff Governors

  • Dr Jaco Nel - medical
  • Ellie Mackle - unregistered nurses, health and social care professionals
  • Julia Nicholson – corporate and support
  • Mo Brown – registered health and social care professionals
  • Lynn Burton - registered health and social care professionals
  • Yasmine Khaliq – registered nurses
  • Mike Lloyd – registered nurses

Appointed Governors

  • Bury Council - Vacant
  • Oldham Council - Cllr. Norman Briggs
  • Rochdale Council - Cllr. Peter Joinson
  • Stockport Council - Vacant
  • Tameside Council - Cllr. Jackie Lane