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The Trust Board is the group of people who manage the Trust.

This page tells you about the people who are on the Trust Board.

Chair and Chief Executive

Chair​: Sue Musson

Sue Musson became chair of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals in September 2019.

Sue has nearly 25 years’ board-level experience as an executive and non-executive director in commercial and public sector organisations, helping them improve their strategy, performance and organisational cultures. She has extensive experience of building local partnerships and of working collaboratively to integrate, develop and improve services. 

Sue is an experienced NHS chair, previously serving as chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. Her involvement with the NHS started in 2007, following her son’s recovery from a serious illness. Sue feels privileged to hold a leadership role within the NHS and is committed to supporting the Trust in providing the best possible patient and staff experience.

Sue holds a first-class honours degree in History from Columbia University and is a dual citizen of the UK and the USA.

As Trust chair, Sue:

  • Chairs the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring the Board develops its vision, strategy and culture to support the delivery of outstanding care for the population

  • Chairs the shadow Council of Governors (CoG) and supports the effectiveness of the Council

  • Has a close working relationship with the Trust’s chief executive

  • Acts as an ambassador for the Trust with partners and stakeholders at a local, regional, national and international level.


Chief Executive: Steve Warburton

Steve Warburton became chief executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust on September 1 2019. He is also chief executive at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and chief executive for the interim shadow board for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed chief executive at Aintree in April 2015, having previously been director of finance and deputy chief executive.

Steve is passionate about patient safety and improving healthcare for the people of Liverpool.


Non-Executive Directors​

Vice Chair​: Mike Eastwood

Mike is currently diocesan secretary (chief executive) of the Diocese of Liverpool as well as the director of operations at Liverpool Cathedral.

He has significant experience of working at director level in the third sector. He currently holds a number of voluntary positions supporting the church and local community development.  He has a BA (Hons) in Modern History.

Mike chairs the Board, as well as the committees for Remuneration, Finance and Performance and Charitable Funds. He is also a member of the committee for Remuneration.

Non Executive Director: Professor Malcolm Jackson

Malcolm is a non-clinical biomedical scientist with a wide managerial experience. He completed a PhD in 1980, was awarded a DSc in 1994 and FRCPath in 1997. Malcolm is currently Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Impact for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Liverpool University.  HE is also the Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). 

Malcolm chairs the committees for Quality Governance and Research and Development and is a member of the committee for Remuneration. 

Non Executive Director: Angela Phillips

A senior Board member and finance professional with experience in both the public and private sector leading major change projects. Angela is a qualified chartered accountant.  Most recently Angela was employed as the Director of Finance at the University of Bradford. Angela has worked in different roles in NHS commissioning as well as senior roles in a private hospital group.

Angela chairs the committee for Workforce and is a member of the committee for Audit & Assurance.

Non Executive Director: Geoff Stewart  

Geoff began his career in the chemical industry with extensive experience in sales, business development and marketing. Geoff then held a number of roles in public sector economic development and regeneration including joint ventures and maximising investment opportunities.

He has an established development and management consultancy whose principal activities, include business review, strategic planning, corporate governance and project management.

Geoff chairs the committee for New Hospital and is a member of the committees for Audit & Assurance and Remuneration.

Non-Executive Director: Neil Willcox

Neil is a chartered accountant. He began work in private industry before joining as an international firm of chartered accountants as an audit senior and manager.

Neil is now the managing director of software, hosted services and infrastructure company which supports medium and large organisations in the private and public sector. Neil has both executive and non-executive experience, the latter gained in the health sector.

Neil chairs the committee for Audit and Assurance and is a member of the committees for Finance and Performance and Remuneration.

Associate Non Executive Director: ​Dr James Kingsland

James is a senior partner in general practice. He has significant experience of leading large primary care teams of clinicians, managers and administrators and has been a GP trainer and an undergraduate tutor for a number of medical schools.

James has held a wide range of senior leadership positions including National Practice Based Commissioning Clinical Network Lead, Vice Chair Wirral Health Authority, President National Association Primary Care as well as a number of roles with the Department of Health. He has previously served as a Non Executive Director for six years in a specialist NHS FT.

James is a member of the committees for Quality Governance and Research and Development.

Associate Non Executive Director: Susan Young

Susan is an experienced HR professional who has worked in both central and local government, and the NHS.  Susan is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with 16 years’ experience in HR, OD and broader transformation and change in the public sector.  Susan has significant Board level experience in the public sector.

Susan is a member of the committees for Workforce and New Hospital.


Executive Directors


Interim Director of Finance: Paul Bradshaw

Paul has circa 28 years NHS experience in financial management roles, with 20 years operating in board and deputy level roles in a number of different NHS Trusts in the North West. He joined the Trust in 2014 as Deputy Director of Finance from North West Ambulance Service. Paul is a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualified accountant, is married with three children and lives in Liverpool.

Interim Chief Nurse: Colin Hont 

Colin was appointed interim chief nurse in April 2019 and joined the Trust as deputy chief nurse in 2013. Prior to this, Colin was the deputy director of nursing for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and previously assistant director of nursing for medicine and emergency care at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Colin qualified as a nurse in 1992 and has worked in a variety of nursing and governance roles since. Colin has an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and has experience of healthcare provision overseas, spending time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA, focusing on patient safety initiatives and more recently advising on advanced nursing practice in Ghana. Colin has also been a specialist advisor to CQC as part of the hospital inspection process.

Interim Medical Director: Dr Andrew Loughney 

Andrew was appointed as deputy medical director from July 18 working two days per week, seconded from Liverpool  Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, where he had been medical director and deputy chief executive. Andrew was then appointed interim medical director in March 2019. Andrew retains clinical commitments at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, where he joined in 2016 having previously worked in Sunderland as consultant and associate medical director for clinical governance. Andrew has been practising in obstetrics and gynaecology since 1990. His first consultant post was at Newcastle upon Tyne where he was lead clinician for the delivery suite between 2000 and 2008 and he has practiced in maternal medicine up until 2012.

Executive Director of Workforce and Deputy Chief Executive: Debbie Herring

Debbie Herring is the executive director of workforce, and she joined the Trust on 31 July 2017 from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she was director of strategy and development.

Debbie has held various senior roles in the NHS including director of strategy, HR and organisational development at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, director of HR and organisational development at Aintree University Hospital and director of HR and organisational development at Countess of Chester Hospital.

Debbie is also the vice chair of NHS Employer’s Policy Board and chair of NHS Providers HR Directors Network. 





Chief Information Officer: David Walliker

David started at the Trust as Chief Information Officer in January 2015. He is also the Chief Information Officer at Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he has been in post since 2013. David has over 15 years’ experience within the NHS including working in Mental Health and Ambulance Services. Within his current role David has accountability for Information Technology, Information Management, Information Governance, Patient Access Services and Outpatients. David is the Executive lead for the Life Sciences Accelerator and he is also the Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO) for the Trust.


Director of Communications & Marketing: Helen Shaw

Helen has a degree in Business Studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has established and managed communication and marketing teams in a range of sectors including manufacturing, financial services, local authority, emergency services and has been at the trust since 2008. In her roles she has worked to improve; customer and public satisfaction through service improvements, and organisational reputation through effective communications and engagement both internally and externally.


Interim Chief Operating Officer: Paul Fitzsimmons 

Paul was appointed interim chief operating officer in March 2019 and has worked at the Trust as a stroke physician and geriatrician since 2011. His roles at the Trust have included care group clinical director for ageing and complex medicine and he was appointed deputy medical director in 2017. As interim chief operating officer Paul is responsible for the Trust’s operational delivery.


Director of Turnaround: Michael Wright

Michael has worked across both the NHS and Department of Work and Pensions in audit and finance assurance roles. Michael joined the Trust in March 2019 from Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he was previously director of finance.

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