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Chief executive & directors

  • Kathryn Thomson MCIPD – Chief Executive
    Kathryn joined the Trust in September 2008 from the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS foundation Trust, where she was an Executive Director for  six years.  During that time she supported the trust through a major financial and performance recovery plan and subsequent achievement of foundation trust status. UHSM had a significant service and research portfolio and investments were made in significantly improving both services and research in a number of areas including, Medicines Evaluation Unit,  Breast Cancer through aligning both service and research in the state of the art Genesis Centre and investment in a state of the art Cardiac Centre including the North West Heart Transplant Centre.

    Kathryn’s professional background is Human Resources and Organisational Development, she continues to maintain a focus in these areas and has for some years Chaired the Cheshire and Merseyside Local Workforce and Education Group. Kathryn is a Board member of the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, Liverpool Health Partners and the North West Health Education Board.

  • Andrew Loughney MBBS PhD FRCOG - Medical Director

    Andrew joined the the board of Liverpool Women’s in April 2016 as Medical Director and was appointed
    Deputy Chief Executive from February 2018. Andrew was born and raised in Liverpool. His medical degree was awarded at Newcastle University in 1989 and he has been practising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the north east of England since 1990. His first Consultant post was at Newcastle upon Tyne where he was lead clinician for the delivery suite between 2000 and 2008 and practiced in maternal medicine up until 2012. He then moved to Sunderland where he continued as a Consultant in the specialty but was also appointed Associate Medical Director for Clinical Governance, with a remit to improve safety across all specialties in the trust.

    Andrew has a PhD in cellular and molecular biology and has maintained a positive interest in academic
    and clinical research throughout his career. His focus has been on clinical practice and the promotion of good clinical governance. His contributions in this respect have included chairing the Topic Expert Group for production of Antenatal Care Quality Standards at NICE, sitting on Topic Expert Groups for Caesarean Section and Postnatal Care at NICE and sitting on the Guideline Development Group for production of the latest version of Caesarean Section Clinical Guidelines at NICE.

  • Caron Lappin BSc (Hons) - Director of Nursing and Midwifery

     

    Caron joined the board of Liverpool Women’s in July 2018 as Director of Nursing and Midwifery. Caron’s career has centred around Manchester as a Deputy Director of Nursing and just prior to joining the trust as Acting Director of Nursing covering four hospital sites - Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington and Altrincham. Caron was also clinical lead for developing the benefit case in the lead up to the merger of the Manchester Hospitals as part of Devolution Manchester. Caron is a surgical nurse by background and has worked as the Head of Nursing of a large surgical division and also of a cardiothoracic division.

  • Jenny Hannon BA (Hons) FCA - Director of Finance

    Jenny first joined Liverpool Women’s in 2012, and after a short spell at NHS England, returned to the Trust in 2014 as Deputy Director of Finance. She joined the Board of Directors in October 2017, undertaking the role of Director of Strategy and Planning on an interim basis, before taking up the post of Director of Finance in February 2018.

    Jenny trained with professional services firm EY and is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has held a number of senior finance roles across a range of organisations and has long standing ties with Liverpool as well as experience of working on national and international projects.

  • Michelle Turner MCIPD - Director of Workforce & Marketing

    Michelle joined the Trust in April 2010. Committed to creating great places to work, Michelle is responsible for ensuring the Trust has a competent, engaged and truly motivated workforce focused on delivering the best possible patient experience. She is also responsible for the Trust’s communications and marketing functions.

    A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Michelle has a long a varied NHS career, working in patient-facing roles early in her career and undertaking senior human resources roles more recently.

  • Gary Price BMedSci (Hons), MA - Director of Operations

    Gary joined the Trust in August 2019. His role is to support our clinical teams to deliver the best possible care for our patients.

    Gary has worked in the NHS for 20 years. He has held senior management roles working across all areas of healthcare including Primary, Community, Mental Health, Secondary and Tertiary Care.

    He began his career as a clinician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he also went on to manage Emergency, Community and General Medicine.

    He has had significant experience managing across Women’s services most recently as Divisional Director for Women and Children’s services at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

  • Mark Grimshaw - Trust Secretary

    Mark joined the Trust in March 2020 from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he was Deputy Corporate Secretary. Mark has extensive experience of corporate governance from roles held in the NHS, local authorities and the private sector.

    Mark is a strong believer that the purpose of governance is to ensure that good decisions are made and that there are strong links between a well-governed organisation and positive outcomes for patients.

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