Our Governing Body

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Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body is made up of a number of local GPs, clinicians, health professionals and lay members. Click on the links below to find out more about our Governing Body members.

Members with voting rights  >

Dr Peter Jenkins, Chair  >

Peter Jenkins_BWPeter Jenkins qualified from St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1975 and has been a GP in Avon Valley Practice for more than 30 years. Until recently he was a GP Trainer and GP Tutor for Salisbury and a GP Appraiser.

Previously he was a Board member and Clinical Governance Lead for South Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and then Associate Medical Director for Wiltshire PCT until March 2013.

Before taking up his post as Chair of the CCG, Peter was the Medical Adviser and named GP for safeguarding children for the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Tracey Cox, Acting Accountable Officer  >

Tracey joined the health service in 1990 as a management trainee. She worked in several London hospitals managing different specialties prior to moving to Bath in 1997 where she worked at the RUH.

Mark Harris, Chief Operating Officer  >


For the last twenty years, Mark has worked in NHS commissioning organisations throughout the south in Surrey, Hampshire, London and Berkshire.

Over that time Mark has led the commissioning of acute, mental health, community and ambulance services in a variety of roles. In recent years, as Deputy Director of Commissioning in Berkshire, Mark was focused on planning, service redesign and change management, working alongside clinicians in primary care to redesign and set up new services.

In his role as senior commissioning support and operational lead, Mark also led the transfer of the community services of two Primary Care Trusts (PCT) into Foundation Trusts, before going on to support two first wave Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) set up and prepare for authorisation. He was seconded to Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit (CSCSU) in May 2012 as Director of Service Development, working to set up the new Commissioning Support Unit and develop services for CCG customers before joining Wiltshire CCG at the beginning of February 2013.

Steve Perkins, Chief Financial Officer  >

Steve has worked for the NHS since 2003 and is a qualified accountant. Having completed his MSc at the University of Southampton, he joined the NHS as a graduate National Financial Management Trainee which allowed him to gain experience of NHS finances across a number of organisations including Shared Services, Internal Audit, Provider and Commissioner organisations.

Upon completing the graduate scheme Steve joined an Acute Foundation Trust as a Project Accountant prior to becoming a Senior Finance Manager within the provider arm of a Primary Care Trust (PCT), supporting multiple localities and their associated community hospitals. He then took up an opportunity to work within the commissioning side of the PCT within Financial Reporting which led to his successful appointment as the Head of Financial Planning where he was responsible for corporate financial reporting and medium to long term planning.

Steve joined NHS Wiltshire CCG in February 2013, where he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for the day to day management of the CCG’s finance function and its associated statutory functions.

Dr Richard Sandford-Hill, GP Chair, West Wiltshire  >

Richard qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988.  In 1994, after completing his general practice training in West Dorset, Richard became a partner in the Market Lavington Surgery, where he has been a senior partner since 2006. Richard was previously the GP Vice-Chair of WWYKD Group.

Richard’s specific clinical interests include minor surgery and palliative care.

Dr Toby Davies, GP Chair, Sarum  >


Toby qualified in 1985 at Birmingham University and completed his GP training in Devon after working in Australia. Since 1994 he has been a partner at the Castle Practice in Ludgershall, Wiltshire, and his specialism include asthma, cardiology and minor surgery. As well as serving on the Governing Body of the Clinical Commissioning Group he is a committee member of the Local Medical Committee. Toby is married and his wife is a consultant anaesthetist in Swindon.

Dr Anna Collings, GP Vice Chair, North East Wiltshire  >


Dr Anna Collings, Co-Chairs for North East Wiltshire

She graduated from London in 1992 and is a GP partner at Pewsey Surgery.

Dr Lindsay Kinlin, GP Vice Chair, West Wiltshire, Yatton Keynell and Devizes  >

lindsay-kinlin-editiedDr Kinlin qualified in 1998 and has a specialist interest in chronic disease management. She is a partner of The Avenue Surgery in Warminster.

Dr Chet Sheth, GP Vice Chair, Sarum  >

Chet is our new Vice Chair for Sarum Group.  He qualified in 2003 and is a GP partner at St Ann Street Surgery in Salisbury.

Dr Mark Smithies, Secondary Care Doctor  >


Mark qualified in 1981 at the University of London. Prior to becoming Director of Intensive Care at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, he was a consultant in Intensive Care at Guys Hospital in London.

As well as being a member of the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body, Mark is a Clinical Director of Critical Care Service for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan NHS Trust. He has also been increasingly involved in the development, organisation and management of critical care services throughout Wales, and in numerous research projects nationally and in Europe.

Peter Lucas, Lay Member  >


Peter’s background is in industry, commercial and investment banking and local community activities. He left the City in 2002 and retired to Donhead St Mary, a small village on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

His involvement with the NHS first started in London, where for five years he chaired the Patient Partnership Group of his local GP practice. After moving to the country, he was appointed Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit of Dorset & Somerset Strategic Health Authority. This then led to further involvement with the NHS with his appointment as a non-executive director to NHS Wiltshire in 2007. In April 2013 he was appointed Vice and Audit Chair of Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Christine Reid, Lay Member  >


Christine has been involved in the NHS since 1984, when she was appointed by North Wiltshire District Council as a councillor member on Bath District Health Authority, a post she held until 1990 when she moved to Bath Continuing Health Care. In early 1996 she became a non-executive director for Wiltshire Health Authority until December 1997 when she was appointed Chair of Bath Mental Health Care Trust (BMHCT), which served Bath and North and West Wiltshire.

Over the next several years, Christine oversaw the BMHCT expansion into Bristol, north Somerset and south Gloucestershire, then finally the rest of Wiltshire: the Trust then became known as the Avon and Wiltshire Partnership. She remained a councillor until 1998, having also served on the national Local Government Association as lead member for rural local authorities and was awarded the OBE for this work. Christine has an ongoing interest in mental health services, carer services, delivering the Equality and Diversity agenda, and working with stakeholders.

Jill Crook, Registered Nurse – Lay Member  >

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Jill Crook qualified as an Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1980 and an Registered General Nurse in 1982.

Jill has held a range of clinical and management roles in a variety of NHS organisations. She has also undertaken Director of Nursing roles within provider and commissioning organisations as well as national and regional bodies including The Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and more recently NHS England.

Jill retired in 2013 and has subsequently been taking up a variety of roles with a focus on the patient safety and quality improvement agenda.

Members without voting rights  >

David Noyes, Director of Planning, Performance & Corporate Services  >

David Noyes joined the Royal Navy in 1985 as a Logistics Officer. After initial training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, he spent the majority of his early career at sea either in frigates or aircraft carriers in professional service support assignments. His duties included being the Command advisor on a range of HR, legal, administration and performance management issues, and he saw active service in both the Gulf and Bosnia conflicts. Following advanced logistics training he became a Head of Department in the frigate HMS Boxer (including a spell in the West Indies on counter drugs operations). In 1998 he was appointed to work in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as Military Assistant to First Sea Lord where he was responsible for supporting Strategy, Organisational Development and Corporate level decision making at the highest level of Defence.

Promoted to Commander in 2001, then Captain in 2009, he returned to the corporate level of the Navy as Executive Assistant to the Commander in Chief Fleet, providing support in both a national and NATO role. In early 2011 he was selected to be Deputy Commander of the UK Support Headquarters (Afghanistan) deploying to Helmand (a long way from the sea!) between November 2011 and June 2012. David retired from the Navy in March 2013, after 28 years’ service, to become Director of Planning, Performance and Corporate Services for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Ted Wilson, North East Wiltshire Group Director  >


Ted has worked for the NHS for over 30 years in a range of strategic management and planning roles at a senior level.

His previous post was Director of Operations for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, where he led the development and implementation of an organisational change and service transformation programme.

Prior to this, Ted was the Joint Director of Service Delivery at NHS Swindon and Swindon Borough Council and he led the work to develop a social enterprise across community health and adult social care provision.

Much of his NHS experience has been in Wales and culminated in a Chief Executive position of a Local Health Board (LHB) in Merthyr, one of the most deprived areas in the UK. He established this LHB from its inception and remained their Chief Executive for five years overseeing a number of primary and secondary care service developments during that time. He has also undertaken a number of senior executive roles in both health commissioning and operational management including a general acute hospital.

Earlier in his career, Ted worked as a Director for Health Promotion Wales, commissioning health improvement programmes across Wales.

Ted holds an honours degree in social sciences, and post graduate diplomas in health care management; human resources; purchasing and supply. He has also trained as a coach and mentor. He is passionate about improving health services for patients including their experience of care across organisational boundaries, delivering this care closer to home, consistently and whenever needed.

Jo Cullen, West Wiltshire, Yatton Keynell and Devizes Group Director  >


Jo has worked for the NHS for over 30 years, qualifying as a Registered Nurse from Guy’s Hospital in London in 1986, and graduating from the University of Bath in 1991. She has worked clinically in the RUH; in a GP practice in Bath on a Department of Health funded mental health project, and since 1996 worked for Wiltshire across previous predecessor NHS organisations. Jo was Head of Primary Care since 2009, managing the contracts for GPs, dentists, pharmacists and opticians and led the procurement of the Walk in Centre, Out of Hours and Single Point of Access and NHS 111 for Wiltshire.

Lucy Baker, Acting Director of Acute Commissioning  >

Lucy initially trained and worked as a journalist, specialising in health reporting. She joined the NHS 18 years ago and has 16 years’ experience of working in senior operational roles across both planned and urgent care services within acute hospitals. She has been heavily involved in service redesign and the development of patient-centric pathways to improve access times and experience.

Lucy joined Wiltshire CCG two years ago and became Deputy Director of Acute Commissioning in September 2015. She is now Acting Director of Acute Commissioning. Lucy has just completed her Masters in Strategy, Change and Leadership.

Dina McAlpine, Director of Quality  >

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Dina qualified as an RGN in 1993 having studied at Charing Cross Hospital, London. She initially worked in plastic and reconstructive surgery before specialising in adult intensive care in London. Upon moving to the West Country she continued to work in intensive care nursing.

Dina then left working in the NHS to commence work as a senior manager within the health and social sector. She later joined Wiltshire Primary Care Trust, working as a service improvement commissioner,  focusing on older people and long term conditions. She then became associate director responsible for continuing healthcare and later took on responsibility for specialist placements.

In 2014 Dina became Assistant Director of Quality and Patient Safety. In July 2015, Dina became our Director of Quality and is also our Caldicott Guardian.

Helen Osborn, GP Medical Advisor, Safeguarding (children) and Clinical Exceptions  >

Helen qualified in 1988 from the University of London. She is a GP and senior partner at Courtyard Surgery in West Lavington near Devizes. Her clinical interests are all aspects of family medicine, family planning, care of the elderly and palliative care. She is very involved in medical education as GP trainer and appraiser. Helen is also a staff-grade doctor in reproductive medicine/family planning.

Prior to taking up her post as GP Medical Advisor for the CCG, Helen was the GP Chair for WWYKD.

Sarah MacLennan, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement  >

Rob Hayday, Associate Director of Performance, Corporate Services and Head of Project Management  >


Rob joined the NHS in 2008 and worked in provider services before joining the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2012, when it was operating in shadow form. In the early part of his time with the CCG he was instrumental in its set-up and is now Head of Project Management. In this role he is responsible for monitoring the delivery of CCG projects to achieve the strategic aims for the people and patients in Wiltshire. Prior to working in the NHS, Rob held posts in Local Authority leisure services provision.

James Roach, Integration Director  >

James is a joint appointment with Wiltshire CCG and Wiltshire Council and has the remit of supporting both organisations to achieve their ‘Better Care Plan’.

James has a history of working with CCGs at Director, Chief Operating officer, and Accountable Officer level and brings with him a wealth of leadership experience of working across health and social care organisations.

Christine Graves, Healthwatch  >

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