Meet our Board

Meet our Board

  • Headshot of Pauline Tagg in suit Pauline Tagg MBEPauline Tagg is the Chairman of the Board, which involves working with the Chief Executive on the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Richard Henderson, chief executive, smiling Richard HendersonRichard Henderson is our Chief Executive with overall responsibility for all day-to-day management decisions.
  • Ben Holdaway avatar Ben HoldawayBen Holdaway is our Director of Operations which involves overseeing the performance of our operational services.
  • Medical Director Dr Leon Roberts in smart uniform Dr Leon Roberts MBEAs our Medical Director, Leon oversees our clinical standards, innovation, research and development. He is also the Trust's Caldicott Guardian.
  • Nichola Bramhall smiling at camera Nichola BramhallNichola Bramhall is our Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, overseeing several key areas such as patient safety and experience, infection prevention and control and safeguarding.
  • Kerry Gulliver smiling at camera Kerry GulliverKerry Gulliver is our Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, including workforce planning and recruitment, culture and leadership, learning and development, equality and inclusion, health and wellbeing and staff experience and engagement.
  • Mike Naylor smiling Mike NaylorMike Naylor is our Director of Finance with responsibility for finance, procurement, estates and contracting. He is also Deputy Chief Executive for EMAS.
  • Will Legge smiling Will LeggeWill Legge is Director of Strategy and Transformation, and is responsible for leading our engagement with the local Integrated Care Systems and developing the EMAS Trust Strategy. Will is also the Trust Senior Information Risk Owner.
  • Will Pope.png Will PopeWill Pope is a Non-Executive Director. He has a range of experience from his various roles within the NHS, academia and business, including at Chair and Chief Executive level.
  • Vijay Sharma smiling Vijay SharmaVijay Sharma is a Non-Executive Director. She is the former head of the BBC Asian Network, and has held a number of roles in health, probation, regional and local government, higher education and third sectors.
  • Karen Tomlinson smiling Karen TomlinsonKaren Tomlinson is a Non-Executive Director. She has worked in the NHS for 43 years, in many senior management posts including Executive Nurse, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations.
  • Gary Brown smiling Gary BrownGary is a Non-Executive Director. He has worked in a variety of roles outside the NHS and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Privacy Professional.
  • Perminder Heer Perminder HeerPerminder Heer is a Non-Executive Director and has a wealth of international executive experience; having worked as a human resources (HR) professional with global financial and technology multi-national corporations.