Who’s who on the Council

Who is on the Council of Governors?

The Council of Governors has 22 members:

  • 14 public governors who are elected by public members
  • 4 staff governors who are elected by staff members
  • 4 stakeholder governors who are nominated by our partner organisations


Council of Governors

For details of the different areas / constituencies, click here, for a map. To contact your governor telephone 01535 294540 or email members@anhst.nhs.uk. Below are details of our elected Governors – public and staff. Please click here for the latest Governor updates for your area.

NameConstituencyAreas included in this constituency
David ChildBingleyBingley, Eldwick and Micklethwaite
Pat ThorpeBingley RuralCullingworth, Harden, Wilsden and Denholme
Martin CarrCravenAddingham, Silsden, Steeton and Eastburn
Bryan ThompsonIlkleyIlkley
John Bootland Keighley Central and EastUtley, Knowle Park, Cliffe Castle, Riddlesden and Stockbridge, Morton, Worth Village, Parkwood, and Long Lee
Christine HighleyKeighley WestBraithwaite, Guardhouse, Laycock, Fell Lane, Exley Head, Bogthorn, Ingrow and Bracken Bank
Peter BeaumontWharfedaleBurley in Wharfedale and Menston
John RobertsWorth ValleyOakworth, Haworth, Crossroads, Stanbury and Oxenhope
Peter AllenSkiptonSkipton, Embasy, Grassington and Barden Fell
Pat TaylorSettle and Mid CravenSettle, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Bentham, Ingleton and Clapham
Margaret Berry & David PearsonSouth CravenCrosshills, Cononley, Kildwick, Bradley, Lothersdale, Sutton, Glusburn, Cowling, Carleton, Broughton, West and East Marton, Thornton in Craven
Paul Maskell West CravenEarby, Barnoldswick, Whitemoor, Kelbrook and Salterforth
Jerry StanfordPendle East and ColneBarrowford, Boulsworth Foulridge, Horsfield, Vivary Bridge, Waterside
VacantRest of England
Staff GovernorStaff group and update
Dr Richard JacksonDoctors and Dentists
VacantNurses and Midwives
Annette FerrierAllied Health Professionals and Scientists
Michael SmithAll Other Staff
Cllr Robert HeseltineNorth Yorkshire County Council
Shamim AkhtarVoluntary Sector
Cllr Margaret FoxleyPendle Borough Council
Cllr Caroline FirthBradford Metropolitan District Council

What do they do?

  • The Trust is accountable to the Council of Governors for the proper use of the assets and resources at its disposal. The Council will ensure the Trust carries out its plans and influence how it develops in the future.
  • The Council of Governors are there to represent the public, our staff and our partners and make sure their views are heard.
  • The Council of Governors will be expected to reach out into local communities and encourage a wide and representative membership.