We are pleased to welcome two new Non-executive directors to our Board.
Professor Louise Kenny and Tracy Ellery both joined the Trust with effect from 1st March 2019 for a three year period until 2022.
Please see some details below about their experience and careers to date.
Professor Louise Kenny
Louise is the Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool; Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health. She is a Founding Director of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research and was until December 2017 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital where she worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from 2006-2018.
She has a longstanding clinical and research interest in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Her research group is supported by more than €30 million of peer reviewed funding and has resulted in >200 peer reviewed original papers, reviews and book chapters. She has received numerous awards for her work, most recently the prestigious title of Researcher of the Year by SFI (2015) and 2015 Irish Tatler magazine Woman of the Year Award for STEM.
Tracy was previously Director of Finance of the North West Ambulance Service in August 2015 and retired on 31 January 2019. In addition to Finance her remit covered responsibility for Patient Transport Services, Fleet, Estates, IT, Procurement and Contracting, and she was the lead Director for the Trust’s Foundation Trust application.
Tracy began her NHS career in 1982 in East Cheshire and is a professionally qualified accountant (FCCA) with a business degree. Her previous roles included being Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Finance at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, a post she held for 10 years. She brings over 16 years’ experience at Board level and has been Director of Finance in five other NHS organisations. Her experience spans mental health, learning disabilities, community, primary care, commissioning and acute organisations.
You can view more details about our Board of Directors here