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NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board – Non-Executive Director Appointments

Message from Sir Andrew Cash OBE, Chair Designate of the NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board

Dear Colleague

I am absolutely delighted to share with you that four non-Executive Directors have been appointed to the new NHS Lincolnshire ICB Board.  Following an extensive recruitment and appointments process, I can confirm that

  • Dawn Kenson
  • Dr Gerry McSorley
  • Pete Moore and
  • Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

have been appointed, and I have included some further information about each of them below.  I am so pleased that each of them will be joining us and bringing an impressive range and depth of experience, insight, and knowledge to the Board. I look forward to welcoming them to our new Board.

Our new NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board is, subject to the passage of legislation, due to be formally established on 1st July and we are well advanced in building a strong, dynamic, and effective Board.  The four NED appointments I am announcing today will join myself and the Chief Executive, Director of Finance and Director of Nursing (John Turner, Matt Gaunt and Martin Fahy respectively), and in addition we are currently in the process of appointing a further NED, a Medical Director, and shortly will commence the process to appoint Local Authority, NHS Trust and Primary Care Partner Board Members.  I shall keep you updated as our further ICB Board appointments are made.’

Dawn Kenson has an executive background in financial services, predominantly with Barclays, and extensive Non-Executive experience in public sector bodies within HMRC, Ministry of Defence, the Department for Transport and the Northern Ireland Office.  Dawn has also served as a Non-Executive Director in a care services company, a housing trust and from 2015 with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.    Dawn lives on the rural outskirts of Lincoln.

Dawn’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be for Service Delivery and Performance.

Dr Gerry McSorley has a background in NHS leadership having served as Chief Executive at Derby City Hospital, Leicester General Hospital, Nottingham City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and Northampton General Hospital.  Gerry has also worked in the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, served as Independent Chair of Health Education England Midlands Local Education and Training Board, and is a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission.  He has previously worked at the University of Lincoln where he was a visiting Professor in Healthcare Leadership and Management.  Gerry served as Vice Chair of NHS Lincolnshire CCG since its inception in April 2020 to December 2021, since when he has been the Chair of the CCG.  Gerry lives in Leicestershire.

Gerry’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be Remuneration Committee, Primary Care, and East Midlands Partnerships.

Pete Moore has had an extensive executive career in local government including in Lincolnshire County Council where he worked from 1988 until his retirement in 2019.  From 2000 Pete was an Executive Director of the Council.  Pete’s leadership responsibilities included Corporate Services (Finance, Property, People Management, Information Technology, Legal Services, Procurement and Business Support) and Direct Services (Community Safety, Fire and Rescue, Emergency Planning, Trading Standards, Youth Offending, Cultural Services, and Adult Education).  He has also chaired the Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership, the Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service Management Board and was a member of the Lincolnshire Public Protection Board.  Pete is also currently a Non-Executive Director for the NHS Lincolnshire CCG since its inception in April 2020, where he is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Pete lives in Lincolnshire.

Pete’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be Audit and Risk.

Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is a medically trained Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician, with a clinical background in Acute and Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, and Infection Diseases and is a globally recognised expert in respiratory virus infections, influenza epidemiology, vaccines, influenza transmission, and pandemic preparedness and response.  Jonathan has very senior experience in UK government having served as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) since late 2017 and throughout the pandemic period.  Jonathan is also Clinical Professor of Health Protection and Public Health at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, and from May 2022, upon returning from his DHSC secondment, will become the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Services, University of Nottingham.  Jonathan lives in Lincolnshire, and has strong ties to his home town of Boston, where he has recently been granted Freedom of the Borough.

Jonathan’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be Quality, Health Inequalities, Population Health and Prevention, and Research, Education and Innovation.


Published 12/04/2022