ED DYSON Non-Executive Director Ed has worked in the NHS for 17 years with experience in finance, commissioning and leading large system- wide programmes. Ed is Deputy Chief Officer of Central Manchester CCG with responsibility for operational leadership of the CCG and the strategic and business planning team for health and care in Manchester. He is also leading on the establishment of single commissioning across health and social care and the Greater Manchester lead for Healthier Together. Ed is married with two young children, enjoys travel, cycling and walking. DAVID FILLINGHAM CBE Non-Executive Director David joined the NHS in 1989 from a manufacturing career. He has been Chief Executive of Wirral Family Health Services Authority, St Helens and Knowsley Health Authority, North Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. David was awarded the CBE for his work as Director of the NHS Modernisation Agency, developing new ways of working and promoting leadership development. David is Visiting Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, Deputy Chair of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Chief Executive of the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), which supports its members to improve health and healthcare quality. DR CHRIS BROOKES Non-Executive Director Chris is Executive Medical Director of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Executive Medical Director for the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Service. He also continues to practice as a Senior Consultant in A&E. Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton in 2015 to mark his outstanding contribution to healthcare. Chris is married with three children and away from the hospital provides medical care to the Wigan Warriors and England Rugby League teams. JOHN MILLS Non-Executive Director John trained as a Chartered Accountant and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax and a partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. John retired from the firm in 2005 having run part of the regional and national businesses. He is Deputy Chairman of Matalan (having been Chairman for six years), a Director of a number of private companies, President of the University of Nottingham Council and Chairman of Torch Academy Gateway Trust. 7.2 OUR PEOPLE The TU has grown significantly throughout 2016/17 with an increase to the core staffing group from 27 to 33 people. The organisation is led by the Chief Executive, supported by a Deputy Chief Executive and three other Directors/Deputy Directors. The leadership team includes: LEILA WILLIAMS Chief Executive Leila is responsible for the successful leadership and strategic oversight of the TU. Key programmes Leila oversees are the redesign and implementation of specialised cancer surgery services, supporting the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership in the designed delivery of the strategic plan for standardising acute and specialised services and a number of redesign projects in other STP areas. The TU has developed and grown under Leila’s leadership and she has successfully delivered on all major milestones for the acute and specialised transformation work commissioned in 2016/17. ALEX HERITAGE Deputy Chief Executive Alex holds a portfolio of responsibilities within the TU including leading the organisational strategy portfolio; business growth and diversification; strategic advisory services; board secretariat; and managing strategic partnerships and alliances. Alex continues to provide strategic advice and support to executive and clinical leaders across the UK with specific focus on developing new models of care and system leadership. 27