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One Stockport Health and Care Board Members

One Stockport Health and Care Board brings together leaders from across health, care and wider public and voluntary sector organisations in Stockport.  Find out more about the members below.

Councillor Mark Hunter, Chair of One Stockport Health and Care Board and Leader of Stockport Council

Councillor Mark Hunter is the Leader of the Council and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group at Stockport Town Hall. Mark was the Member of Parliament for Cheadle from 2005 to 2015.  He became Leader of Stockport Council for a second time in May, 2022.

Caroline Simpson, Place-Based Lead (Stockport), NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, and Chief Executive at Stockport Council

Caroline Simpson has built strong relationships with health and social care partners in the borough. Caroline is passionate about leading an ambitious growth and neighbourhood focused agenda, which will spearhead local solutions to connecting with our communities while striving to tackle decades of inequalities.

Anthony Hassall, Chief Executive, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Anthony Hassall joined Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in April, 2022.

Anthony was previously the Regional Chief People Officer at NHS England and Improvement North West, and before that was Chief Accountable Officer at Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for six years.

Chris McLoughlin OBE, Corporate Director of People and Integration, Director of Children’s Services, and Interim Director Adult Social Services, Stockport Council

Chris McLoughlin has the responsibility for all children’s services in Stockport. Chris received an OBE for outstanding contribution to children, young people and their families in 2021.

Clare Parker, Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Healthcare Professionals, and Deputy Chief Executive, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Clare Parker is a learning disability nurse and spent most of her early career working within learning disability and mental health services, specifically with people who have challenging behaviour, complex and forensic needs. Clare has achieved the Nye Bevan Award for Executive Healthcare Leadership, from the NHS Leadership Academy.

Helen McHale, Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Group

Helen McHale works with colleagues across Stockport to pursue the aims and values of Stockport Homes Group including delivering excellence, putting customers at the heart of everything, supporting vulnerable people and being a great employer.

Jo McGrath, Chief Executive, Sector3

Jo McGrath is Chief Executive of the Sector3 charity infrastructure support network for voluntary, community and faith-based groups, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Stockport.  Jo has worked across the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector for over 20 years.

John Graham, Chief Finance Officer, and Deputy Chief Executive, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

 John Graham is an experienced Director of Finance who has worked for a range of organisations. Before arriving in Stockport John was the Executive Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, an acute teaching hospital.

Chief Superintendent John Webster, Greater Manchester Police, Stockport District Commander

 Chief Superintendent John Webster is responsible for local policing in Stockport focussing on fighting, preventing and reducing crime, keeping people safe, and caring for victims. This includes overseeing the district’s response to incidents and emergencies, investigation of crime, prevention and reduction of crime, harm and anti-social behaviour, delivery of outstanding services and building of public trust and confidence.

Jonathan O’Brien, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan O’Brien has worked in the NHS for almost 20 years having initially joined as an NHS General Management Trainee. In that time, Jonathan has worked in operations management across Acute Trusts and Mental Health providers.

Karen James, Chief Executive, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Over the last 14 years, Karen James has held a number of executive leadership roles in major hospital trusts and has been successful in delivering improvements in the organisation’s performance.

Kathryn Rees, Director of Strategy, Stockport Council

Kathryn Rees is responsible for the management of the Board and working with members to set the strategic direction through the One Stockport Health and Care Plan. Kathryn is also responsible for ensuring a robust outcomes framework, effective communication and engagement and developing a workforce strategy.

Mandy Philbin, Chief Nurse, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care 

Mandy Philbin sits on the One Stockport Health and Care Board as the executive representative of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, where Mandy is the Chief Nurse.

Mandy has a wealth of experience in the NHS that spans across provider care, commissioning and social enterprises. With over three decades of experience as a nurse Mandy remains passionate about improving care for patients and their families, and recognises the importance of creating the right environment for our staff to be the best they can be.

Maria Kildunne, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Stockport

Maria Kildunne has worked in the voluntary, community and public sector for nearly 30 years in specific areas of working with children, people with learning disabilities, mental health and older people. Maria has an educational background in health and social care, public health and sciences.

Michael Cullen, Deputy Chief Executive, Stockport Council, and Locality Finance Lead, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care

Michael Cullen is responsible, alongside all board members and system finance leaders, for the proactive management of budgets. Michael ensures that funding is maximised and resources effectively deployed, monitored and controlled to provide optimal levels and quality of services. Michael also ensures that a culture of joint stewardship of resources is embedded and demonstrated across the locality.

Philippa Johnson, Deputy Place Lead, NHS Greater Manchester – Stockport Locality

Philippa is the new Deputy Place Lead at NHS Greater Manchester – Stockport Locality. has recently relocated from London to Didsbury with her family.  Philippa has worked in the NHS for over 25 years starting as a pharmacist, and working up to Chief Pharmacist, before moving into projects and general management positions.

Philippa has joined the Stockport Locality Leadership Team, where she is responsible for the leadership, strategy, effectiveness and delivery of Stockport’s local integrated care and partnerships. Philippa will ensure the delivery of high-quality services and positive outcomes for children and adults living in Stockport.

Dr Simon Woodworth, GP and Associate Medical Director, NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care

Dr Simon Woodworth is a GP in Hazel Grove and the Associate Medical Director at NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, with responsibility for the Stockport locality. Simon’s role supports a number of agendas including quality of care, commissioning, transformation and patient experience.

Dr Viren Mehta, GP and Vice Chair, Viaduct Care

Dr Viren Mehta is a Senior GP partner at Cheadle Medical Practice.  He is also Clinical Director of Cheadle Primary Care Network and Vice Chair of Viaduct Care GP Federation. Dr Mehta chairs the Stockport GP Board and the Primary Care Board and represents primary care on the One Stockport Health and Care Board.

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