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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 Liverpool Heath Partners, Joint Senior Responsible Officer for Women’s and Children’s Partnership Board. and SRO for the Local Maternity System.

  • Dr Lynn Greenhalgh MBBS DRCOG MSc FRCP - Medical Director

    Lynn first joined Liverpool Women's in October 2002 as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist and joined the Board of Directors in January 2021. She has held various leadership positions within the Trust including being Clinical Director of the Cheshire and Merseyside Regional Genetics Service. Prior to joining the Trust Board, Lynn was appointed as the Medical Director of the North West Genomics Laboratory Hub which is hosted by Manchester Foundation Trust and provides genomics services for the North West.

    Lynn trained as a doctor at St Bartholomew’s Medical College in London and completed junior doctor jobs in the Midlands, North West and London. After completing a Masters Degree in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital she moved to Bristol to complete her specialist training in Clinical Genetics.

  • Marie Forshaw - Director of Nursing and Midwifery

    Information to be updated in due course.

  • 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 - Chief People Officer

    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 - Chief Operating Officer

    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.

  • Matthew Connor BSc (Hons) MSc – Chief Information Officer


    Matthew joined the Trust in December 2019. Committed to Digital excellence, Matthew is responsible for a diverse Digital Services department encompassing Information, & Digital Systems, Information Technology, Digital Projects, Information Governance, Clinical Coding and Patient Records.

    Since 1999, Matthew has worked within various Digital Services roles across Cheshire and Merseyside NHS organisations and has held a number of senior roles most recently at Mid-Mersey Digital Alliance and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

    Matthew is the Cyber Security Digital Lead and Chair for the Cheshire and Merseyside Health Care Partnership.