Executive Recruitment

Executives and Directors

\

Grace Lewis-Perry, Board Secretary 

Following a career in nursing, midwifery and health visiting which included time spent in Australia and Canada, Grace Lewis Parry joined the Gwynedd Family Health Services Authority in 1993 and subsequently the North Wales Health Authority in 1996 as Assistant Director of Patient Care. 

In August 2001 Grace took up the position of General Manager to the Gwynedd Local Health Group based in Caernarfon and was then appointed as Chief Executive to the new Local Health Board for Gwynedd.

Grace has continued her professional development, gaining a degree from Bangor and a Masters degree from Manchester University in leadership studies.  She attended an Executive Programme on Leadership at Harvard, Boston in 2007.

As an experienced health care professional with substantial leadership, senior management and board level experience, Grace is passionate about improving health and health services.

\

Russ Favager (outgoing), Executive Director of Finance

Russell Favager joined the Health Board in August 2014 and was formerly the Director of Finance at the Cheshire Warrington & Wirral Area Team of NHS England, where his responsibilities included commissioning £1.9bn of specialised services for the whole of the North West.

He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years and has previously held senior posts in secondary and primary care as Director of Finance and Procurement at Wirral University Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, a £300m Acute Hospital and Wirral Primary Care Trust were he also had responsibility for IM&T, Fraud, Procurement & Estates/Facilities functions which included being SRO for a £33m new Community Health Centre. Prior to the NHS Russell worked in Local Government.

Russell brings with him a wealth of experience he has gained working as a Director of Finance across all areas of healthcare and has a detailed knowledge of the specialist services in the North West which some of our patients use. 

Russell has sat on various national groups including the PbR External Advisory Group,  HFMA Commissioning Faculty Steering Group and was a member of NHS England’s Pricing and Incentives Network.

Russell Favager joined the Health Board in August 2014 and was formerly the Director of Finance at the Cheshire Warrington & Wirral Area Team of NHS England, where his responsibilities included commissioning £1.9bn of specialised services for the whole of the North West.

He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years and has previously held senior posts in secondary and primary care as Director of Finance and Procurement at Wirral University Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, a £300m Acute Hospital and Wirral Primary Care Trust were he also had responsibility for IM&T, Fraud, Procurement & Estates/Facilities functions which included being SRO for a £33m new Community Health Centre. Prior to the NHS Russell worked in Local Government.

Russell brings with him a wealth of experience he has gained working as a Director of Finance across all areas of healthcare and has a detailed knowledge of the specialist services in the North West which some of our patients use. 

Russell has sat on various national groups including the PbR External Advisory Group,  HFMA Commissioning Faculty Steering Group and was a member of NHS England’s Pricing and Incentives Network.

\

Teresa Owen, Executive Director of Public Health

Welsh-speaker Teresa Owen spent a happy childhood in the Conwy Valley before gaining a first class degree in nutrition and dietetics, and is a qualified secondary school teacher. Her first post was with the former Health Promotion Wales, as a North Wales Life Educator after which she worked as a community development dietitian based in Glan Clwyd Hospital.  In 2008, Teresa qualified as a Consultant in Public Health, before joining NHS Wirral where she became Deputy Director of Public Health.

She said “I'm delighted to be coming back to North Wales to work. It’s a privilege to serve my communities and to improve health and wellbeing here. I’ve loved my time at Hywel Dda, and of course I’ll miss my colleagues and friends there, but we’ll keep in contact, not least through the Mid-Wales Collaborative on which BCUHB and HDUHB work together."

 

\

Andy Roach, Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities 

Andy Roach, a mental health nurse by background, has more than 12 years’ experience at board level in health organisations.

He was most recently at NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group as Director of Integration and Transformation. Within the role, he was responsible for an ambitious plan to reform how the CCG commissions services.

Andy was also the Lead Director on behalf of partner organisations across the Fylde Coast, providing system leadership and strategic management for the Fylde Coast Vanguard New Care Models programme. The scheme redesigned the way primary, secondary and voluntary sector health organisations worked together to deliver integrated healthcare to residents across the Fylde Coast.

He previously held the position of Direc­tor of Opera­tions and Exec­u­tive Nurse at Cum­bria Part­ner­ship NHS Foun­da­tion Trust. Dur­ing his five years at the Trust, Andy led the estab­lish­ment of Inte­grated Locality Services across Cum­bria, and was respon­si­ble for over­see­ing the clin­i­cal and oper­a­tional imple­men­ta­tion of Trans­form­ing Com­mu­nity Ser­vices. He also developed and imple­mented the first Trust-wide nurs­ing strategy. 

 

\

Adrian Thomas, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Sciences

Adrian Thomas has worked in North Wales since 2004 and, following the reorganisation of NHS services in 2010, became Assistant Director of Therapies and Health Sciences for the Health Board. He qualified as a Biomedical Scientist in 1988 and worked as a scientist for 15 years in blood transfusion, immunology and transplantation, before moving into healthcare management. Adrian has held senior management roles in surgery, medicine, diagnostics, cancer, pharmacy and a dental hospital. Adrian will continue his work raising the profile of the Therapy and Health Science professions, who have a key role in improving services for patients as we move towards providing more care closer to home.

\

Dr Chris Stockport, Executive Director of Primary Care and Community Services

Chris has been a GP for almost 20 years and led the development of Healthy Prestatyn Iach, a pioneering new approach to primary care services built around a wide multi-disciplinary team. Before developing a leadership role as Area Medical Director, he was a GP Trainer and GP Specialty Training Programme Director, and remains an honorary Research Fellow at Bangor University.

Chris is passionate about primary and community care innovation and service redesign and believes that we should develop our services around the needs of patients – not the organisation.

“We have huge challenges due to changing health demands. My role will be to lead the work around how we adapt to deliver modern Primary Care and Community services in a way which is prudent by design, and sustainable and in partnership with our third sector, independent and local authority colleagues.

“I am very much looking forward to playing my part in contributing to the improvements planned across the Health Board.”

Gary Doherty, Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: “I am delighted that Chris, an experienced GP leader who knows North Wales well, has accepted this crucial post at the Health Board.

“Chris’s experience and insight will be a valuable asset to our Executive Team as we work together to improve and transform services in communities across North Wales.”

\

Dr Evan Moore, Executive Medical Director

Evan Moore was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with Distinction in Medicine in 1994. Evan trained in the Mersey Anaesthetic Programme which included a year as a Lecturer in the University of Liverpool, researching the most cost-effective anaesthetic agents for day-case surgery. Following this, Evan was appointed to a Consultant Anaesthetist position at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2002.

As a Consultant, Evan’s interest in Medical Leadership led him to be being elected to the Chairmanship of the Hospital Consultant Body, negotiating on behalf of over 350 doctors. Interests developed in this role included medical staff productivity and sustainable consultant working and lead to Evan joining the Senior Management Team at Wirral in 2010 as Deputy Medical Director and subsequently as Executive Medical Director in 2012.

As Medical Director Evan is most proud of the work which reduced hospital mortality, unplanned admissions and readmissions to hospital and in-patient length of stay. As Responsible Officer and Lead for Clinical Governance in the Trust, interests in patient flow and avoiding in-patient hospital care have developed further with particular emphasis on Consultant decision making as early as possible in the patient journey

\

Gill Harris, Executive Director of Nursing & Midwidery

Gill Harris' first senior post was at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, working as a sister helping to develop renal services. She also previously held the posts of Chief Nurse for NHS England North, and Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing and Performance at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Gill is married and lives with three children, the eldest of whom was born at the Maelor, and her three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, travelling and reading.

Gill's objective is to raise the profile of nursing, to raise the heads of our nurses and to engage them on a professional level to ensure they deliver the best care for the people of North Wales. She has an understanding as to why nurses and midwives go into the profession. 

Gill is committed to raising the profile of nursing in North Wales and wants to hear from our workforce about how we can continue to improve the care provided to patients across the region.


\

Sue Green, Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Sue was previously the Director of People and Corporate Affairs at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has a wealth of experience in human resources in the wider public sector and NHS.

Sue started her career in 1986 when she joined Wirral Council’s Personnel Department, achieving Postgraduate CIPD in 1992. She then moved into higher education in 2000 and held the position of Deputy Director of Personnel at the University of Liverpool before joining the NHS in 2003 as a Deputy Director of HR and Project Director for the Foundation Trust application. Sue was then appointed as Director of HR and Organisational Development at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a post she held for six years.