Making life better for patients
Making life better for patients
Sheffield Hosptials Charity

Meet our Trustees

The Charity’s trustees are appointed by the Health and Social Care Appointments Committee of the
NHS Trust Development Authority using powers delegated by the Secretary of State for Health.
Trustees are recruited by public advertisement and all candidates are subject to selection and
interview prior to appointment.

They meet each quarter to review the Charity’s affairs, to review the management of the properties, investment portfolio and other funds, to agree the allocation of grant funding within the objectives and to consider and approve plans for fundraising and income generation. Decisions of the Trustees are informed by professional advisers in relation to the property, investments and research grants awarded.

The current trustees are:

  • Phil Taylor (Chair)

    Phil was appointed Director of Finance at the Northern General Hospital in 1991, where he worked for 10 years, before becoming Regional Director of Finance for Trent. He now runs his own company providing specialist financial advice and consultancy to the healthcare sector. Phil is currently a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of The NHS Confederation.

  • Sarah Anderson

    Sarah has held a number of senior posts at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including Capital Investment Director. After starting work as a nurse, she completed an MBA and moved into the business planning and strategy side of the Trust. She brings extensive knowledge and understanding of both the development and implementation of Trust-wide initiatives as well as the evaluation and prioritisation of charitable funding bids.

  • Dr Michael Collins

    Mike graduated in medicine from University College Galway in 1973. He trained as a radiologist in Sheffield and was a consultant in Sheffield from 1981 to 2013. He is a former clinical director and staff governor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has held a number of educational roles at local and national level. He is an MA graduate in Medical Ethics and Law.

  • Hilary Shenton (Deputy Chair)

    Hilary worked with Sheffield City Council where she qualified as an accountant in 1977. She moved to the Finance Department at the University of Sheffield in 1984 where she worked in financial, research and management accountancy before being appointed to the post of Secretary to the School of Medicine. Hilary was a member of the school’s management committee and played a key role in strategic planning with specific responsibilities for financial management and liaison with NHS agencies.

  • Pam Stirling

    Pam comes from a background in clinical psychology and mental health and community services. She held a variety of executive roles in Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust: her most recent post before retirement was leading strategic development and holding professional responsibility for allied health and psychological therapy colleagues. Currently she gives time to several enterprises and charities while enjoying the freedom of retirement.

  • Dr Jeremy Wight

    Jeremy qualified in medicine in 1982 and came to Sheffield three years later. After completing a research degree in 1989 and specialising in renal medicine, he moved into the area of public health. He held a number of posts in this area, most recently as Director of Public Health for Sheffield until April 2015. He is also honorary professor in Public Health Medicine at ScHARR, University of Sheffield, as well as non-executive director at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

  • Charlotte Turnbull

    Charlotte is an experienced Human Resources professional who currently splits her time between being Head of People Development and Performance in the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University and running her own consultancy, specialising in people development, coaching and mentoring. Formerly HR Manager at the University of Sheffield, she understands large, complex organisations and brings both operational and strategic experience to the Board of Trustees. Charlotte has also worked on a voluntary basis as a Director of the Employers’ Forum, which develops business networks and supports the long-term unemployed back into work.

  • John O'Kane

    John joined the Board in October 2015. He is an experienced Finance Director and has been involved in managing change in a number of companies. He has worked as Group Finance Director at Redhall Group, Jarvis, Ecobat Technologies, Peterhouse Group and Kelda Group. He is also currently a non-Executive Director on the STH Board.