Meet our Senior Leadership Group

We have a dynamic leadership team focussed on the delivery of high quality health and care services for the people of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

The team is led by a group of experienced Executive Directors. You can read more about each of them below:

Sir Neil McKay



Simon Whitehouse

Chief Executive Officer

@SWhitehouse23    LinkedIn

Alison Smith

Director of Corporate Affairs


Claire Parker

Director of Partnerships and Place

@ClaireParker2   LinkedIn

Gareth Robinson 

Executive Director - Director of Delivery and Transformation

Executive lead for:

  • Children and young people (aged 0-25)
  • Children and young people with SEND - aged 0-25
  • Learning disability and autism (all-age)
  • Down syndrome (all-age)
  • Mental Health

@Robinsg1     LinkedIn 

Nick White 

Chief Medical Officer

@NWhite10031973   LinkedIn 

Claire Skidmore 

Chief Finance Officer


Dr Julie Garside

Director of Planning & Performance


Alex Brett

Chief People Officer

Vanessa Whatley 

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Executive lead for:

  • Safeguarding (all age) including looked after children


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Page last updated 2 May 2024