Our board

Our board consists of:

  • The chair (Dr Linda Sheridan)
  • Four voting non-executive directors
  • A non-voting associate non-executive director
  • Our executive directors. 

The board is responsible for setting and developing the strategic direction of the organisation, sustaining business viability and holding the executive directors to account for all aspects of the organisation’s activities, including quality and safety of patient services, financial management and legal compliance.

The board also seeks assurances from the executive directors that risks to the organisation are being appropriately assessed and managed.

The board normally meets every other month, with briefings and development sessions held in the intervening months.

Board register of interests

 

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David Bacon

David Bacon

David Bacon

Director of Finance (voting member)

David was appointed as Director of Finance in December 2018, having previously been Interim Director of Finance since July 2018.

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and joined the NHS in 1990 becoming Deputy Director of Finance of Leicestershire Health Authority in 1995. Between 2001 and 2010 he held Director of Finance and Turnaround Director posts in both the East Midlands and the East of England. Since 2010, David provided senior financial expertise to NHS organisations on an interim basis, working in a variety of senior roles for commissioners, providers and regulators across England in line management and project roles.

David holds an MBA and has completed the Strategic Financial Leadership Programme at Cass Business School. Throughout his career he has been an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) both at branch and national level including chairing the National Accounting and Standards Committee, the annual pre-accounts planning conferences and the Finance Team of the Year Award judging panel. He was also involved in the development of the HFMA’s Academy and has been an assessor and chief assessor for the Academy. In recognition of his commitment to the NHS and the HFMA David was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the HFMA in 2020.

David’s portfolio

• Financial management
• Performance management
• Contract management
• Business planning
• Digital and innovation
• Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
• Estates
• Financial and corporate governance
• Business and commercial development

Board meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe meetings of the Trust Board. Currently Board meetings are held remotely by video conference. 

Board papers and minutes of public Board meetings are published on this website in advance of meetings.

Meeting agendas include time for the public to put questions to the Board. If there is not enough time to respond to all questions, a response will be sent after the meeting. Questions from the public can be submitted by email either in advance or after the meetings.

Meetings start at 9.30am and end at 12.30pm (unless otherwise indicated). Dates of future meeting are below. This includes a Microsoft Teams link to join each meeting. 

This page features our Board papers 2024. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2021 - 2016

On this page you will find Board papers 2021 - 2016. Should you wish to see papers from a meeting held before 2016 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board papers 2021

Board papers 2020

Board papers 2019

Board papers 2018

Board papers 2017

Board papers 2016

Board meeting papers 2022

This page features our Board papers 2022. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2023

This page features our Board papers 2023. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.

Board meeting papers 2024

This page features our Board papers 2024. Should you wish to receive papers from a meeting held before 2015 or require information about our Board and Board meetings please contact our Assistant Trust Secretary, Lorna Boyd-Bell or send an email, setting out details of the papers you require, to FOI@hchs.nhs.uk.