Redcar and Cleveland constituency

There are five elected governors in our Redcar and Cleveland constituency.

Allan Jackson

Allan Jackson worked for ICI and BP Chemicals for 40 years. During that time Allan carried out various roles where he retired as a senior manager at BP Chemicals in 1999. He has served on various BSI and CIA (Chemical Industries Association) committees and has extensive experience of auditing systems. Allan is has been married for 46 years, has one daughter who is a microbiologist and is 72 years of age.

Brian White

I have many reasons for wanting to join Council of Governors, mainly because of all the great treatment I have had in this hospital over the years from cancer, chemo, heart surgery and follow on treatment.

Now this role as a governor will give me the chance to repay in anyway I can.

Jon Winn

Eleven years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and was treated at The James Cook University Hospital. As a result of these experiences I became involved in the Patient and Carers Group taking a great interest, along with many others, in trying to ensure that patient voices were heard and the high standards of care I received were maintained and improved. I became part of the peer review process at the hospital, ensuring cancer services were meeting nationally agreed standards, giving me a valuable insight into the variety of problems facing clinicians.

I became a patient representative on the project board for the design and build of the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. This has allowed me to work closely with Macmillan, the trust and patients and carers to secure a centre that provides the best treatment options in the most comfortable environment. I am a patient representative on both the haematology and colorectal expert advisory groups.

I served as a police officer with Cleveland Constabulary for 30 years until retirement in 2012. I am married with two adult sons and have lived locally since 1972.

Ursula Earl

My working life was spent in the NHS and for many of those years I was employed at Middlesbrough General Hospital and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant histopathologist, cytopathologist.

Throughout my medical career I was, and I remain a keen supporter of undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

Now retired from the NHS, I am a governor at Lockwood Primary School, Boosbeck and in May 2023 was elected as a Redcar and Cleveland councillor for Skelton West ward.

This led on to me being appointed as cabinet member for health and wellbeing and I look forward to supporting residents and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in that capacity.

Zahida Mian

I am passionate about serving the communities around me, and in my career, have had the privilege of extensive exposure to public, private and voluntary sector organisations, including various management committee roles.

As a service user of the trust for many years, I have always valued the care and treatment provided to

I am able to easily build rapport and trust with people, to provide an important link between hospitals and the local community.

I pride myself on my integrity and commitment to making a positive contribution to people’s lives and local communities. I am also an advocate for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

My skills and experience of having worked in private businesses, local authorities, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England, and more recently, as an interpreter, will prove beneficial to the role of governor.

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