Our Trustees

As a registered charity, we are governed by a board of Trustees who, in line with Charity Commission guidance, are responsible for the governance of ICNARC and making strategic and policy decisions for its future.

The Trustees are volunteers and are people whose skills, experience and personal qualities mark them out for this role for ICNARC. Several of the Trustees are members of other relevant stakeholder organisations within critical care including the Intensive Care Society, the Intensive Care Foundation and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

ICNARC’s Caldicott Guardian is Dr Gareth Sellors, one of our clinical representatives on the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees biographies

Mr Bob Nicholls (Chair)

Bob Nicholls took over the Chair of ICNARC in February 2016 after a long career at local, regional and national levels in Health Services Management. He is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director in both public and private sector organisations and was an Appointments Commissioner for NHS Boards. He has played a leading role in health regulation as a lay member of the General Medical Council and recently as the founding Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council. He currently serves as a member of a Research Ethics Committee in Oxford.

Dr Simon Baudouin

Simon Baudouin is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. He is a Board member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and co-chair of the joint Faculty and Intensive Care Society Professional Standards Committee. He is a former Council Member of the Intensive Care Society. Simon provides clinical and research expertise to ICNARC.

Professor Sir Nick Black

Nick Black is Professor of Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He chairs the National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit & Enquiries and is a member of the NHS England Board's Quality & Clinical Risk Committee. He is a member of the NHS England Board's Quality & Clinical Risk Committee and was the founding chair of the National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit & Enquiries. Nick provides advice on research, national clinical audit and national policy on quality of care to ICNARC.

Dr Tim Gould

Tim Gould is a Consultant in Critical Care at University Hospital Bristol and has been Clinical Lead for eight years. He is also Chairman of the Intensive Care Foundation; a Council member of Intensive Care Society and Joint Standards Committee; member of the National Clinical Reference Group; and Clinical Lead for South West England Critical Care Operational Delivery Network. Tim provides clinical expertise to ICNARC.

Dr Lisa Hinton

Lisa Hinton joined the Board as a former patient in intensive care in order to provide guidance on public and patient involvement. Lisa also provides expertise in qualitative research in her role as a senior qualitative researcher in the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. She also provides PR and media guidance to ICNARC following her previous work as a TV and web producer for the BBC and Channel 4.

Mr Paul Maddox (Treasurer)

Paul Maddox is Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory Practice. His Consulting career has focused on the delivery of large-scale change programmes, such as the UK’s National Chip and Pin Trial and rollout, which he led from inception to completion. Paul is ICNARC’s Treasurer and provides financial and business delivery expertise. 

Professor David Menon

David Menon is Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge. He is also Principal Investigator in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and Co-Chair of the Acute Brain Injury Programme at the University of Cambridge. David is a Board member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and a Member of the Intensive Care Society. He is also an NIHR Senior Investigator. David provides clinical and research expertise to ICNARC.

Carolyn Seet

Carolyn brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to her role as a trustee with a special interest in digital technology. She has a strong track record in Banking technology and business delivery in Singapore and UK. Currently, she's an independent consultant specialising in operations and projects excellence.


Dr Gareth Sellors

Gareth Sellors is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetics at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Formerly, he was the Clinical Director for Critical Care at the same Trust. Gareth is a member of the Intensive Care Society and provides clinical expertise to ICNARC.