Non-Executive Directors

Professor Sheila Salmon - Chair

Professor Sheila Salmon chaired Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust (2010-2017) and was also the Founding Chair of the Joint Working Board (2016-2017) forged through the collaboration of Mid Essex Hospitals with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital FT and Southend University Hospital University FT within the Mid and South Essex Strategic Transformation Partnership (STP).

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Manny Lewis

Manny began his career at the Inner London Education Authority, following completion of an LLB Honours degree at University College London. He then gained a Masters degree in Manpower Planning and shortly afterwards became a Corporate member of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) specialising in Human Resources in the public sector.

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Dr Alison Rose - Quirie

Dr Alison Rose-Quirie began her career as a Prison Governor, first operational female into Wandsworth Prison and youngest Governor of a male prison on transfer to the independent sector. Alison was also the Managing Director of GSL (now G4S) prisons and immigration and advised on international development projects.

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Dr Rufus Helm

Rufus Helm originally trained as a doctor, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before making the transition to management consultancy. Starting his consultancy career with Arthur Andersen Consulting, he helped establish Andersen’s consultancy offering in healthcare before moving on to commercial roles with Serco and Circle Health.

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Janet Wood - Vice Chair

Janet has a degree in Business Studies and Accountancy from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, having trained with Deloittes. She joined the NHS in 1992, working for Redbridge Healthcare and then South Essex Health Authority, initially as chief accountant.

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Alison Davis

Alison started her career as a State Registered Nurse, working in both acute and community settings. She later qualified as a solicitor, focusing on family and mental health law.

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Amanda Sherlock

Amanda started her career as an Occupational Therapist before moving into a variety of NHS general management and Director roles working across acute, mental health and community services.

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Nigel Turner

Nigel is a senior financial executive (to CFO/FD level) with over 30 years of general, financial, strategic and cross-national management experience in both the new economy and traditional business environments.  He has practical hands-on experience of start-ups, business creation and development, and fund raising.

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