Our patron - Sir Michael Parkinson OBE

Our Trustees

Mr Graham Berville


In addition to being the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Graham sits on our Finance and Investment Committee, Income Generation Committee and Strategy and Impact Committee. His early career was with the Automobile Association following which he joined Aviva plc as a director of their UK Life business and executive Chairman of their Mutual Funds business. He then worked at Police Mutual where he was Chief Executive. Since leaving Police Mutual he has held a number of Non Executive positions. He is currently Chairman of the Furness Building Society and Chairman of Keycare Ltd.

Mr Craig Bonnar

Craig sits on our Income Generation Committee.  Having graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Economics,  Craig has gained extensive experience across both the Retail and Hospitality sectors, latterly as the Chief Executive of Travelodge Hotels, having spent the first 23 years of his career at Asda / Walmart.  During this time Craig held a number of roles including Operations Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Managing Director for City Facilities Management, and Vice President of Store Proposition and Format Development. Craig is married to Karlyn, and they have three children, Jack, Craig and Lauren.

Ms Rosemary Cook CBE

Rosemary sits on our Finance & Investment Committee.  She was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and is now interim CEO of Kyra Women's Project in York. She has a background in nursing, and has worked in the NHS Modernisation Agency and the Department of Health. She has been a charity chief executive for the last 15 years.

Mrs Sandra Dodson

Deputy Chair

Sandra sits on our Compliance & Risk Committee and also our Strategy & Impact Committee. She was the Chairman of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust between 2008 to 2017 and maintains her own business providing consultancy and training to both the professional and health sectors. Sandra is also Chair of the Members of the Red Kite Multi-Academy Trust and Trustee of the Masiphumelele Trust, the UK arm of a South African charity raising funds for education and business support for the Masiphumelele town-ship in the southern Cape of Africa.

Mrs Clare Field

Chair of our Income Generation Committee

Clare has worked in Marketing for 30 years for blue-chip businesses, in branded goods and service sectors, across the UK and international markets. Her most recent role was as UK Marketing Director for Cox Automotive, part of the world’s largest automotive services business in the used vehicle market place.

After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Pure & Applied Biology, Clare started her career as a management trainee with Mars. She has worked for Northern Foods, as Marketing Director of Fox’s Biscuits and as Group Marketing Executive across 18 operating companies. She was Marketing Director of Aunt Bessie’s and has service industry experience with the train operating company, GNER, as Sales & Marketing Director and in retailing as Director of Customer Service and Internal Communication at Asda Wal-Mart.

Clare has also run her own successful marketing consultancy business advising key clients.

Mr Sam Jenner

Sam sits on our Compliance & Risk Committee. Sam is a Solicitor and is currently a Partner in the Trusts, Wills and Estates team at Raworths LLP in Harrogate having trained at Gordons LLP in Leeds.  Sam has an LLM in Legal Practice and a BA (Hons) degree in Environmental Management from the University of Leeds.  Outside of work, Sam enjoys cycling, running and hiking and is kept busy and entertained by his 2-year old son Oscar.

Mr Bobby Ndawula

Bobby sits on our Compliance & Risk Committee. Bobby is a chartered accountant and is currently the Group Finance Director of Skipton Building Society and prior to that held a number of senior finance and risk roles within the Society. He has over 20 years’ of experience in IT, Finance and Risk at KPMG and Skipton Building Society.

Dr Yvette Oade

Chair of our Strategy & Impact Committee

Yvette is currently the Medical Director for the Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and Humber. She retired as Chief Medical Officer & Deputy Chief Executive for Leeds Teaching Hospitals recently after seven years in post. During her time in Leeds the trust went through a significant transformation – improving staff engagement, quality of care and financial turnaround. Yvette was a key instigator & leader of the Leeds Improvement Method – working with Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle. She also led significant improvements in Research & Education.

She was previously the Chief Medical Officer of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Deputy Chief Executive and the Executive Medical Director of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Yvette graduated in Medicine from the University of Leeds and went onto to become a Consultant Paediatrician.

Yvette has extensive experience in leading through clinical engagement, major service change, reconfiguring hospital services and working across organisational boundaries to deliver improvements in healthcare.

Yvette is a Lay Member of Council of the University of Leeds.

Dr Paul Rice

Paul sits on our Compliance & Risk Committee.  Paul is the Joint Chief Digital and Information Officer for Bradford NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Airedale and Craven Locality. He is responsible for supporting and enabling the rapid and effective uptake of digital technology in care pathways and new service models across health and care. 

He has been the SRO (Senior Responsible Owner) for substantial national digital transformation programmes concerned with hospital care, mental health, primary care, maternal and child health and diagnostics. 

Paul was formerly the director of the Long-Term Conditions programme in Yorkshire and Humber with a focus on Telehealth. He has been a Primary Care Trust director, a transformation director in the NHS Modernisation Agency and a policy lead in the Department of Health. He has published and spoken widely on the challenges and opportunities to deliver new service models utilising assistive technology/telehealth/information technology. He is passionate about inclusive digital transformation and ensuring that the interests and experiences of the diverse populations that our communities comprise are instrumental in how care is delivered and experienced.

Paul holds a BA degree in Law and Accounting (Manchester), a Masters in Informatics Leadership (Imperial) and a Doctorate in Medical Law and Bioethics (Manchester). He is also a graduate of the Said Business School (Oxford) where he completed the Major Projects Leadership Academy and has recently participated in the first cohort of the NHS Digital Academy. He is graduate of the NHS management training scheme.

Ms Liz Richards

Chair of our Finance and Investment Committee

Liz is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Ernst & Young after an early career with Lloyds Bank.

She was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Callcredit, the credit reference agency, and a founder member of the board which led the business from start-up to a significant private equity exit in 2014.

Liz currently sits as a non-executive director and audit committee chair of the LINK Scheme, Tracsis plc and Leeds Trinity University, where she also sits on the remuneration committee.