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Our Board

Sandra Dodson


Sandra, a Harrogate and District resident for over 20 years, has been Chairman of the Trust since October 2008. Previously Sandra was a non-executive director.

Dr Ros Tolcher

Chief Executive

Dr Ros Tolcher is one of a small number of medically-qualified CEOs nationally. She is responsible for ensuring that our services are safe, effective, and well-led.

Non-Executive Directors

Lesley Webster

Non-Executive Director

For over 30 years Lesley has had a professional involvement with the NHS. Starting as a registered nurse, she later moved into the medical supply industry in 1987.

Maureen Taylor

Non-Executive Director

Maureen is a Chartered Accountant and is a Chief Officer for Finance at Leeds City Council. She has spent over 31 years in Financial Services at Leeds City Council, qualifying as an accountant in 1987.

Neil McLean CBE

Non-Executive Director

Neil chairs The Ahead Partnership, an award winning social enterprise company and Northern Consortium UK, a business owned by 11 northern universities. He is leading the Yorkshire Campaign Board of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

Professor Sue Proctor
(leaves 31 March 2017 to chair the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)

Vice Chair

Sue’s expertise is in corporate and clinical governance, strategic planning and delivery, and her passion is in improving services for patients and carers by working in partnership with them.


Dr David Scullion

Medical Director

Dr David Scullion was appointed Consultant Radiologist in Harrogate in 1997, and has been Clinical Lead for Radiology, Deputy Medical Director and, since September 2012, Medical Director.

Ian Ward

Senior Independent Director

Ian Ward is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees and is non-executive lead on security and procurement.

Jill Foster

Chief Nurse

Jill has a strong track record in professional nursing and operational management. She's passionate about delivering quality fundamental nursing and midwifery care.

Jonathan Coulter

Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Jonathan Coulter has contributed significantly to the success of the Trust, both within his role as Finance Director and, more recently, as Deputy Chief Executive.

Phillip Marshall

Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Phillip Marshall has led the Trust to be recognised as a top 100 healthcare employer as well as to accreditation as an Investors in People organisation.

Robert Harrison

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Robert is responsible for the daily operational management of the Hospital and the achievement of performance targets.

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