Executive meetings



The 2020 meetings of the Staff Council Executive are:

  • Wednesday 15 January
  • Wednesday 20 May
  • Monday 29 June
  • Thursday 5 November


The 2021 meetings of the Staff Council Executive are:

  • Friday 15 January 

Below are the lists of the NHS Staff Council Executive members.

The English employers side of the executive committee of the NHS Staff Council is chaired by Jon Lenney, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Manchester Local Care Organisation.

The Scottish government, Health and Community Care, Welsh assembly government and The Department of Health and Social Care, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) are also represented.

Employer-side executives
Name  Job title Organisation
Jon Lenney (Chair) Director of Workforce and Organisational Development  Manchester Local Care Organisation 
Alexander van Rees (Secretary)  Head of Employment Relations  NHS Employers
Wendy Brewer  Director of Organisational Development and Workforce   West London NHS Trust 
Louise Norris   Director of Workforce, Organisational Development and Communications  Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Steve Ned Joint Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development  The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and  Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Ian Reid  Secretary   Management Steering Group (NHS Employers Scotland) 
Richard Tompkins  Director    NHS Wales Employers
Ann McConnell   Director of Human Resources  Western Health and Social Care Trust (NHS Employers Northern Ireland) 


Staff-side executives
Name Job title Organisation
Sara Gorton (Staff side Chair) Head of Health    Unison
Jon Skewes (Interim Staff side Secretary)  Executive Director for External Relations Royal College of Midwives 
 Josephine Brady Associate Director of Employment Relations Royal College of Nursing 
 Elaine Sparkes Assistant Director for Employment Relations and Union Services  The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Rachel Harrison   Public Services National Officer   GMB Trade Union
Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe  National Officer for Health   Unite The Union
 Willie Duffy Secretary and Head of Bargaining for Health   Unison Scotland 
Helen Whyley  Director Royal College of Nursing Wales
Kevin McAdam   Regional Officer  Unite The Union Northern Ireland 

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