Directors Non-Executive

David Whitney

Chairman

David was formerly CEO of Central Sheffield University Hospitals for 11 years. He is a Non-Executive Director of Westfield Health, One Health Group and a Board Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is also Chair of the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and has led the development of the Government’s Olympic Legacy programme for Sport, Health and Exercise. He is a career NHS Manager and has been either a Director or Non-Executive Director on a wide range of NHS Boards.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) C.I.C.

Christine Fisher

Non Executive Director

Christine is Chair of DHU Urgent Care Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (LLR) C.I.C. Board of Directors. Christine is has significant experience from her role with North West Leicestershire District Council where she held the position of Chief Executive. Christine also has a wealth of experience of working at executive level across areas such as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU Urgent Care (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland) C.I.C.

Dr Trevor Mills

Non Executive Director

Trevor is an experienced inner city GP and NHS medical manager.  Over his 30 year GP career in Nottingham he was initially involved in GP education, but became increasingly involved in medical management. He was GP prescribing lead, mental health lead, long-term conditions lead, community provider lead, and finally, Clinical Governance Lead for the Primary Care Trust (PCT).  Becoming PCT Medical Director for Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire, where he gained wide experience at board level, with a range of executive responsibilities. He was Nottinghamshire clinical lead for the NHS 111 for 4 years, starting with the pilot in Nottingham from 2010.  Since the April 2013 NHS reorganisation he worked for 9 months as interim Medical Director for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), so has worked closely with DHU for several years before joining the board.

Trevor is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He was also awarded a 3yr NICE Fellowship in 2011, promoting the work of NICE amongst the new GP commissioners. Trevor has been medical advisor, and has given clinical support for Lapland Santa Visits, with the Charity “When You Wish Upon a Star” for over 20 years.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Pauline Davis

Non Executive Director

Pauline is the Chair of the DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C. Board of Directors. In June 2014 Pauline retired for her role as Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director at Hull City Council. Previously she worked in Nottingham and Liverpool both for the NHS and for Local Government. She has led multi million pound regeneration projects and programmes such as New Deal for Communities, Housing Market Renewal, and Building Schools for the Future, Hull Extra Care Public Finance Initiative and Economic Development. Pauline has a Masters in Public Health and has worked across education, health, housing and regeneration over her 33-year career.

Pauline is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health. She spent a number of years as a school governor at her children’s primary school and was a Non-Executive Director of Wirral PCT. She is currently a board member of the Guinness Partnership Strategy and Performance Committee and a co-opted member of Riverside English Churches Housing Association. Pauline balances retirement with consultancy work as an Associate for Local Partnerships, an organisation 50% owned by the Treasury and the Local Government Association

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Company Director of DHU 111 (East Midlands) C.I.C.

Dr Phillip Cox

Non Executive Director

Phil Cox has been Senior Partner in Tideswell, Derbyshire for 21 years and has special interests in rural health and occupational health. He has an active research interest and has published on issues of rural health and healthcare in farming communities. He joined the Board of Derbyshire Healthcare in 2004, was  appointed Medical Director in 2005 and was elected as Vice-Chairman of Derbyshire Health United in 2006.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.

Chairman of DHU Urgent Care (Derbyshire) CIC 

Stephen Jackson

Non Executive Director

Stephen is the Chair of the Audit Committee. Stephen is a professional qualified accountant who has had a varied career in both the private and public sectors.  After qualifying, he joined Bass plc. and progressed with several senior financial roles in the Company’s pubs and hotel subsidiaries.

Later Stephen was appointed as Finance Director of Crest Hotels: Continent of Europe, based in Frankfurt and was part of a small team that acquired, for Bass, Holiday Inn.  Upon completion of the acquisition, he became Chief Financial Officer for Holiday Inn – Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Brussels. Stephen held several Director-level appointments for chains, being based in Hong Kong, South Africa and the U.S. and undertook extra areas of management in addition to finance.

In 2003, Stephen joined Nottingham Trent University where he held the post of Chief Financial and Operations Officer with overall responsibility for Finance, Estates, Commercial Development, Legal, Registry, IT, and Governance Services.  He was also appointed as a member of the Board of Governors and the Academic Board. In May 2016, Stephen retired from NTU.

Outside of work Stephen is very interested in sport of all kinds; in particular he is a very keen runner and an avid supporter of the Leicester Tigers.  He does volunteer work around cancer research and is a Governor of a local school.

Company Director of DHU Health Care C.I.C.