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Governing Body  

The Governing Body is responsible for planning and commissioning excellent quality, value for money health care services for our local population and is the formal decision-making committee of the CCG. It is made up of a membership that includes GPs, other healthcare professionals, CCG Executives and Lay members.

From 1 April 2018, the Governing Bodies of NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, South Worcestershire CCG and Wyre Forest CCG will meet in common. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend the public section of the these meetings. Details of meetings and meeting papers are available here.

The Governing Body has a very strong clinical membership and focus, with a GP Chair and two additional GP Members, Executive Nurse, Strategic Clinical Lead and a Secondary Care Doctor. The Governing Body also includes four independent Lay Members, to provide assurance, scrutiny and challenge to CCG’s decision making.

All Governing Body members are required to declare any conflicts of interest as soon as they arise. All conflicts are captured in the Register of Interests, which can be accessed here.

Dr Anthony Kelly 

Clinical Chair

Anthony trained in Birmingham and worked in New Zealand for two years before returning to the UK, where he has worked as a GP in Droitwich for nearly 30 years. He has been involved in commissioning and managing clinical services since the inception of fundholding in the early 1990s and has progressed through various roles with PCGs and PCTs since then.

Dr Anthony Kelly


Dr George Henry 

Governing Body GP 

George has been a partner at New Court Surgery (previously Court Road Surgery) since 2001. He has been involved in Practice-Based commissioning since its inception. He was elected to the SWCCG Board in 2012 and is deputy Chairman of the Malvern and Pershore Locality Group. He is the GP Quality Lead for the SWCCG. He is also Chairman of the Malvern GP Association, organising regular clinical educational meetings for local clinicians.

Dr George Henry

Simon Trickett

Accountable Officer

Simon Trickett

Mark Dutton 

Chief Finance Officer 

Mark is a qualified accountant who has worked in the NHS since 1998 and during this time has held many senior posts in various NHS organisations. Mark was previously Deputy Director of Finance for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust and prior to that was Director of Finance for Worcestershire PCT Community Provider Services from 2009 up to 2011. 

Mark Dutton

Mari Gay

Chief Operating Officer

Mari joined NHS South Worcestershire CCG in November 2012. She was previously the Governing Body lead for quality, patient safety and for professional issues related to nursing and has now moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the organisation Mari was the Deputy Chief Nurse at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust and before that the Director of Nursing Quality and Transformation at Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust. 

Mari Gay

Lisa Levy

Chief Nurse and Director of Quality

Lisa Levy

Dr Carl Ellson 

Strategic Clinical Lead

Carl has been a GP in Droitwich for 19 years with a special interest in medicines management and hypertension. He has been involved with clinical commissioning for 15 years and is the clinical leader of SWCCG.

Carl Ellson

Dr Martin Lee

Secondary Care Clinician

Dr Martin Lee

Fred Mumford

Lay Member for Audit and Governance
Fred Mumford

Sarah Harvey-Speck

Lay Member for Public and Patient Involvement and Quality

Sarah is a busy Mum to two young sons but is also an MSc-trained scientist and experienced science communication specialist. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in corporate communications for several life-science and healthcare companies and more recently for Defra.


Rob Parker  

Lay Member for Finance

Rob comes from south of Evesham. He was Finance Director of Whitbread Hotel company and subsequently a NonExecutive Director of the West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority. As well as being a Non-Executive Director of Worcestershire Primary Care Trust, he has also been appointed Chairman of its Audit Committee. 


Trish Haines  

Lay Member for Primary Care

Trish was most recently the Chief Executive of Worcestershire County Council, a role which she retired from in spring earlier this year. A graduate of Bradford University, she began her career in social work and moved into a number of managerial positions including posts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire ahead of being appointed Director of Social Services in Warwickshire in 1997. 


The Governing Body’s role is to ensure that we have appropriate arrangements in place to exercise our functions effectively, efficiently and economically, and in accordance with the generally accepted principles of good governance, the NHS Constitution and our own local Constitution.

The Governing Body meets in formal public sessions six times a year. It is provided with accurate, timely and clear information so it can maintain full and effective control over strategic, financial, operational, compliance and governance issues. 

Our Governing Body is supported by a number of committees and sub-committees who meet on a regular basis throughout the year to review, assess, and regulate the activities and responsibilities of the organisation. The details of these committees and the membership of each one can be found within the Meetings and Papers section.