Our Senior Team

Our Senior Team sets the strategic direction (the “direction of travel”) for the Trust over the coming years and ensures that we have high standards in clinical care and financial stewardship, as well as responding to the health needs of the population we serve.

The team comprises 12 Trust Board members with voting rights and 4 additional Directors. Every Trust Board is required to have a Chairman and a mix of Non-Executive and Executive Directors.

The Non-Executive Directors, who make up the majority of the Trust Board, provide an independent voice and a high level of scrutiny to all aspects of the Trust. They bring a wide range of professional and business experience.

Chairman — Mr Terry Moran CB

Chairman - Mike Ramsden

Terry retired early in March 2013 following a 36-year career in the Civil Service. His most recent appointment was as Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions.

He joined the civil service in 1977 straight from school as a clerical assistant and spent his first 12 years working in local offices in Yorkshire and London. The remainder of his career saw him move into senior regional and national roles including advising successive governments on policy changes and operations.

He previously served as:

  • Chief Operating Officer for DWP
  • Chief Executive of the Pension, Disability and Carers Service
  • Chief Executive of The Pension Service
  • Chief Executive of the Disability and Carers Service
  • Director, Jobcentre Plus, North West Region
  • Director, Benefits Agency, Yorkshire and Humber Region

He successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2005.

He is Chair of Trustees at Together for Short Lives and a Non Executive Director at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. He was previously a Trustee on the national Board of Victim Support, Chair of the Diversity Council from 2005-2008, and a Trustee on the Board of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honour List 2007.

Chief Executive — Mr Christopher Long

Chief Executive - Chris Long

Chris served for 12 years in the Army as an infantry officer before coming into NHS management in 1991. He worked in a variety of roles before being appointed Chief Executive of one of the first primary care trusts (PCTs) in 2002. He moved to Hull PCT as Chief Executive in 2004, where he stayed until PCTs were abolished in 2013. Following a brief spell in NHS England he was appointed as Chief Executive of our Trust in October 2014.

Executive Team

Executive Chief Nurse — Mr Mike Wright MBA RN

Chief Nurse - Mike Wright

Mike has been a nurse for 36 years and an executive director of nursing for the past 14 years. Mike is from Hull and lives in East Yorkshire. He worked in Hull, London for 18 years (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Bromley Hospitals) and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust before returning to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2015.

Mike’s clinical background has been predominantly in adult neurosurgery, general/vascular surgery, critical care and cardiac surgery. He has also held senior nursing and leadership posts at all levels in nursing during his career.

Mike is passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to patients and service users and offers no apologies for pursuing this constantly.

Mike also believes that it is essential to support, develop and nurture staff as they are the most significant and precious resource and the key to safer, better and more reliable care. However, staff development and support needs to be backed up with clear and strong accountability and performance management at all levels.

Mike is also passionate about the patient care environment and how this impacts on the patient’s experience. He believes that it is often the little things that make the biggest difference to patients.

Interim Chief Medical Officer — Dr Makani Purva

Interim Chief Medical Officer - Makani Purva

Biography coming soon.








Chief Operating Officer — Ms Ellen Ryabov

Interim Chief Operating Officer - Ellen Ryabov

Ellen was appointed in April 2016. She has spent the last five years working at Director level in various NHS organisations on an interim basis. This included 2 years at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, latterly as their Interim Chief Operating Officer. Her last substantive NHS role was Chief Operating Officer at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

Ellen has worked in the NHS for 28 years, starting her career as a Finance Trainee in the Scottish Health Service, following which she moved from finance into general management. Ellen transferred to the English NHS system in 2001 working as a General Manager and then Executive Director of Operations in London and the South East.

Chief Operating Officer — Mrs Teresa Cope

Chief Financial Officer - Lee Bond

Teresa was appointed in April 2018 and joined the Trust from Humber NHS Foundation Trust where she had been Chief Operating Officer for the previous 3 years.

Teresa has worked within the NHS for 25 years and started her career as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 1993 before taking up a number of senior management roles in Acute, Mental Health and Community Services provider organisations.

Teresa has also worked in commissioning organisations and was previously Director of Commissioning for Nottingham City CCG and Programme Director for Urgent Care for the South Nottinghamshire system leading system wide Improvement in Urgent and Emergency Care.

Teresa obtained her MSc in 2001 and completed a Senior Executive Management programme with Ashridge Business School in 2012.

Chief Financial Officer — Mr Lee Bond

Chief Financial Officer - Lee Bond

Lee was appointed in March 2013.

Prior to this he was a Director of Business Delivery within Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and before that, Director of Finance at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

His previous financial posts include Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.


Director of Workforce — Mr Simon Nearney

Director of Workforce - Simon Nearney

Simon joined the Trust in September 2012 from his previous post as Director of Human Resources at Leicestershire County Council.

He has held several senior Human Resources and Organisational Development management roles in large public sector organisations.

Simon has a track record of transforming services, leading major organisational change programmes and improving the customer experience.

Director of Strategy and Planning — Ms Jacqueline Myers

Director of Strategy and Planning - Jacqueline Myers

Jacqueline was appointed in July 2013 as Director of Strategy and Planning. She was previously Director of Planning at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust as well as Divisional General Manager and the Lead Cancer Manager, and held a range of general management positions at University College Hospitals Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Foundation Trust.

She has experience in strategic vision, business and service planning, project management and service redesign.

Director of Corporate Affairs — Ms Carla Ramsay

Carla was appointed in December 2016. She worked previously as Head of Quality in NHS Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support and has held previous Board Secretary roles within NHS commissioning and in further education. She started her NHS management career in the Trust, and has held operational management posts in medicine and surgery previously. She is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer to two local charities.

Director of Estates and Facilities — Mr Duncan Taylor

Interim Chief of Infrastructure and Development - Duncan Taylor

Duncan was appointed in July 2013. Before that he was Director of Estates Development covering the Infrastructure and Development Directorate.

He has worked for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust since 1985, and has been closely involved in the majority of the capital projects across the Trust from small upgrades up to the major projects at Castle Hill Hospital.

He is the Project Director for the Tower Block Encapsulation and Emergency Department Upgrade. He has a passion for the redesign of health care facilities and the use of innovative products and design techniques to improve the facilities and experience for patients, visitors and staff.

Non-Executive Directors

Mrs Vanessa Walker

Vanessa Walker

Vanessa was appointed as Vice Chair in October 2018 and has been a Non Executive Director with the Trust since July 2015. She was previously employed as a Non Executive Director with Humber Foundation Trust. Vanessa has more than 30 years’ experience working across the NHS, civil services and local government. She has a strong track record of leading strategic change programmes designed to improve organisational culture and performance.

Mrs Tracey Christmas

Tracey Christmas

Tracey was appointed in July 2015. Tracey has extensive knowledge of both the public and private sectors, predominantly in finance and corporate services roles. Tracey is a Finance Business Partner for the Ministry of Justice / National Offender Management Service working within the Yorkshire Region at HMP Full Sutton and HMP Hatfield. She is also a past president of the ACCA Women’s Society and International Assembly UK Representative, and is currently an elected representative for Yorkshire and the North East on the ACCA’s Strategy Implementation Committee. Tracey has previously served as a Non Executive Director of Eastern Hull NHS Primary Care Trust.

Mr Martin Gore

Martin Gore

Martin was appointed in January 2015. His previous role was at the Humberside Probation Trust as a Director of Corporate Services. He is a qualified accountant. He brings with him more than 25 years’ experience of working at board level and in senior finance roles, as well as extensive experience of the private sector.

Mr Andrew Snowden

Andrew Snowden

Andy has been a Non Executive Director with the Trust since April 2013 and before that was an Associate Non Executive Director (since November 2011). Prior to this he was a Non Executive Director at NHS Hull. He has been a corporate director with two local Councils (Hull City and Middlesbrough). He runs his own consultancy business which provides leadership and development expertise to health, local government and other organisations.

Mr Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall

Stuart was appointed in January 2015. He has spent a large part of his career working with FTSE 100 company, Santander. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Stuart is experienced in a range of areas from governance and HR to strategy development, and a Director of a Community Interest Company. He has experience as a Director of Community Interest Companies specialising in vocational training and end of life care.

Professor Martin Veysey

Martin Vesey

Martin was appointed in September 2017. Martin is a Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Hull, and holds an Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist appointment at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare and higher education both in the UK and, more recently, in Australia. In February 2017, Martin joined The Hull York Medical School as Programme Director of the MBBS. His research interests include medical education, molecular nutrition and luminal gastrointestinal disease.

Professor Julie Jomeen

Stuart Hall

Biography coming soon.