Corporate Information

Non Executive Directors

Andrew Higgins 

Andrew Higgins 6X4 2Andrew is a chartered accountant with a background in audit and advisory services.  In 2010 he retired from KPMG, a major accounting and advisory firm, after a career spanning 33 years in the UK and overseas.

Andrew has experience of working with a variety of commercial and not-for-profit organisations, with particular emphasis on the financial services and housing sectors.  He has expertise in all aspects of audit and corporate governance, and has advised on a wide range of corporate transactions.  From 2008 to 2010 Andrew worked in Japan in an international liaison role and advised US and European multi-nationals with interests in the Far East.

Now settled south of Tarporley, Andrew pursues a variety of interests including volunteering with a community based Credit Union.


Ed Oliver

Ed Oliver 6X4Ed Oliver is Graduate Electrical Engineer from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Past Chairman of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman Prince's Trust Merseyside and currentChairman Liverpool BID Co. and Chairman Ronald McDonald Family House at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Past NED Director at Alder Hey Children's Hospital 2006 - 2013. Lived in Heswall since 1990, married with 3 grown up children.




Rachel Hopwood

Rachel Hopwood 6X4

Rachel joined the Board in December 2011 and was re-appointed for a 3rd term of office with effect from December 2017 for 3 years. Rachel was appointed as Deputy Chair at the Board of Directors meeting in July 2016.

Rachel is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Ernst & Young, a major accounting and advisory firm. After a career in finance and investment banking in the City of London, latterly as an Executive Director at ABN AMRO, she relocated with her family back to Cheshire in 2008.

Prior to joining the Board, Rachel was a Non- Executive Director of Western Cheshire PCT and Lay Advisor to West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group. She is also a Director in a company providing risk, management and financial consultancy services in the region.

Brought up locally, Rachel was educated at The Queen's School, Chester. She now lives in Tarporley with her husband and two children, the youngest of whom was born at the Countess of Chester Hospital.


Ros Fallon

Rosalind FallonRos Fallon was born in Liverpool and qualified there as a Registered Nurse in 1980. Ros then moved to Manchester to work in cardiothoracic surgery and subsequently qualified as a Registered Midwife. Ros practiced as a clinical midwife for 17 years in Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington before undertaking an MSc in Health Informatics and moving into strategic leadership roles.

Ros has experience of whole system strategic planning, operational delivery and performance improvement. Ros has led transformational change programmes both locally and nationally and has held executive director positions in the NHS in Cumbria and Liverpool. Ros retired from permanent NHS employment in 2013, however, she still undertakes some ad hoc improvement assignments within the NHS. This is Ros' first Non Executive Director position.

Chris Hannah

Chris Hannah

 Chris joined the Trust on 1st April 2018 as Non-Executive Director and also as Chair of Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership.  Chris has over three decades of experience in NHS management, holding a number of chief executive positions. She was Chief Executive of Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority from 2002 – 2006.

Chris is also chair of Alternative Futures Group, a charity providing supported living and independent treatment/ recovery services to people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. For twelve years, she chaired Skills for Health and Justice, a charity and company limited by guarantee which works with employers across the majority of public services in the U.K. focusing on improving workforce skills and productivity.