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Director Profiles

Vernon Cressey (FCIS)

Director since December 2005. Appointed Chair of the Board in November 2014. Former Director of Administration, Greater Manchester Police and former City Administrator, Manchester City Council. Company Secretary of Millgate Arts Centre, Deputy Chair of Oasis Academy Oldham. Key skill areas – administration, business management, strategic planning, organizational development, leadership, contracts and negotiations, governance, building project management, volunteer work and policies.

Sue Briscall

Director since April 2014. Retired from Pennine Acute Trust in June 2014. Worked for nearly 37 years at the Trust, mainly on the Orthopaedic unit as the Manager. Towards the end of Sue's career she worked as a discharge co-ordinator for Orthopaedics/Surgical/ Gastroenterology and Vascular wards. During this secondment part of her role was fast tracking terminally ill patients with the Macmillan team. Also worked with the Complaints department for a short period of time.

Mirriam Lawton (FCIPD)

Director since July 2011. Appointed Vice Chair of the Board in January 2015. Former Deputy Chief Executive, Tameside MBC. Accredited ACAS mediator. Key skill areas - employment law and practices, human resources, organizational development, appraisals, recruitment and staff training.

Sally Deaville (MSc, BSc, PGCE, Nurse Clinician)

Director since April 2014. Currently Head of Operations for GTD Healthcare. Formerly, Deputy Head of Commissioning, Bury CCG and various roles within Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Background in acute care nursing, education and management.

Alan Moran (CPFA)

Director since December 2005. Director of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice (Trading) Limited. Former Director of Finance at the Pennine Acute Trust, Oldham. Key skill areas – finance, accounting, investments, risk assessments, contracts and negotiations.

Gordon Russell

Director since April 2014. Director of Dr Kershaw's Hospice (Trading) Limited. Former Retail Development Director of Littlewoods Stores Ltd (1999-2004) following a successful 37 year career with the company; Executive Director with Pearson and Hinchliffe (2004 – 2007). Key skill areas – business management, sales and marketing, organizational development, strategic planning and leadership.

Jonathan Lipton

Director since January 2015. A Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the independent sector, previously with the Royal Oldham Hospital and then Pennine Acute Trust for over 21 years.

Paul Vincent (Solicitor)

Trustee and Council Member since 1984; Director on Company being established in September 2004. Director of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice (Trading) Limited. Former Senior Partner at Wrigley Claydon Solicitor’s and now Consultant to that Company. Key skill areas – charity and company law, law and governance.

Anne Sykes (JP, DL)

Director since May 2011. Founder member and Chair of Saddleworth Cancer Research UK. Magistrate since 1989 and member of the Probation Liaison Committee. Former non- executive director of the Oldham NHS Trust and the Pennine Care NHS Trust. Key skill areas – administration, community engagement, complaints procedures, fundraising, governance and volunteer work.