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Executive Directors

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Jane Tomkinson OBE
Acting Chief Executive

Jane has been the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Trust since December 2022 after taking on the role to provide additional senior leadership. Jane currently works as Chief Executive Officer across the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Since joining the NHS in 1990, Jane has held a number of executive level positions including Director of Finance at the Countess between 2004 and 2011. During this time, she was awarded the prestigious ‘Finance Director of the Year’ award by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Following this role, Jane moved to work as a Finance Director at the North of England Strategic Health Authority. Jane was awarded an OBE for services to NHS finance in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2016.

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Simon Holden
Chief Finance Officer / Deputy Chief Executive

Simon Holden joined the Trust in 2016, and is an experienced senior NHS leader, having held both chief executive and director of finance posts in a number of different NHS organisations. Simon is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and also a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and has held a number of senior roles during his 38 years within the NHS.

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Dr Nigel Scawn
Medical Director

Dr Nigel Scawn Joined the Trust as Medical Director in 2022. Prior to starting at the Countess, Nigel was the Deputy Medical Director and Lead for Patient Safety at Liverpool Heart and Chester Hospital. Nigel qualified and worked as a pharmacist prior to studying medicine. Following his medical training he worked as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Arrowe Park Hospital before moving to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital where he was a Consultant for 22 years.


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Sue Pemberton
Acting Director of Nursing and Quality / Acting Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Sue joined the Countess as Acting Chief Executive Officer early in 2023 and took up the role of Acting Director of Nursing and Quality in November of that year. She started her career in the NHS in 1990 working as a nurse at Salford Royal Hospital when she qualified. She progressed to Assistant Director of Nursing at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust before joining Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Deputy Director of Nursing in 2010. She then went on to become the Director of Nursing and Quality at the Trust in May 2012.  Sue is a Florence Nightingale scholar and has a passion for ensuring patients and their families receive the highest standards of care.


 Cathy Chadwick

Cathy Chadwick
Chief Operating Officer

Cathy joined the Trust in March 2022. She has worked in the NHS for 19 years and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Leadership.She has previously worked in large acute teaching trusts, mainly in the East Midlands and latterly as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Liverpool University Hospitals. Cathy also currently works as the lead Chief Operating Officer, across Cheshire and Merseyside, for Elective Restoration and she is passionate about improving cancer care for patients

 Nicola Price

Nicola Price
Chief People Officer

Nicola joined the Trust in March 2022 having worked for a number of years for West Midlands Police. Nicola has held positions in both the public and private sector and she has held a variety of HR roles including some which were global positions. Nicola has led HR teams in Rolls Royce, West Midlands Police, Bombardier and Siemens. Nicola has a Masters degree in strategic HR


Chief Digital Information Officer

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