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

Sue James (Chair)

Sue is a coach and management consultant working mainly in the NHS. Before starting as a coach and management consultant, Sue worked at CEO level within the NHS for almost 20 years before her retirement in December 2015. Sue led Acute Trusts in Barnsley, Warwick and Walsall before joining Derby Teaching Hospitals in 2011. On her retirement, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Leadership Academy for her outstanding contribution to NHS Leadership and an Honorary Doctorate from Derby University for her contribution to the region’s health services. Sue also has previous experience working as a Trustee for Child Advocacy International (now known as Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International).

Dr Tim Gould (Vice-Chair) 

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.

Professor Ruth Endacott

Ruth is Professor of Critical Care Nursing, University of Plymouth and Monash University, Melbourne and Director, Plymouth University/Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Clinical School. Ruth has been working in critical care practice, education and research for over 30 years. Ruth brings to the post her experience as Trustee at the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) for eight years, the British Lung Foundation for six years and chair of the Nursing and AHP committee at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

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. She worked with the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford from 2007-2019 and is now a senior associate at THIS Institute (for healthcare improvement studies) at the University of Cambridge. 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.

Richard Grieve

Richard Grieve is Professor of Health Economics Methodology in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Richard has an MSc in Health Economics from University of York, and received his PhD in Health Economics from LSHTM in 2006. Richard leads a programme of work developing and applying quantitative methods for the evaluation of health care interventions, with particular interest in critical care and surgery. Richard co-directs the LSHTM Centre for Statistical methodology, served on the NIHR commissioning board (2017-21), and was on the 2021 REF subpanel 2, Public Health, Health Services and primary care.

Manu Shankar-Hari

Manu Shankar-Hari is Professor of Translational Critical Care Medicine, The University of Edinburgh.  

After completion of basic medical training in India, specialist training in intensive care medicine in London and PhD from King’s College London, he was appointed as a tenured consultant physician in Intensive Care Medicine in May 2009, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Manu was awarded the NHR Clinician Scientist career development award in 2016, which enabled him  to develop his  independent research programme. Manu’s research focus is on precision immunomodulation in critically ill patients.

Tamás Szakmány

Tamás Szakmány is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Honorary Professor in Intensive Care at Cardiff University. 

He graduated at the University of Pecs, Hungary, where he then went on to gain his PhD in Critical Care. Tamas moved to the UK in 2004 and to Wales in 2008. His main research interests are monitoring and modulation of inflammatory response in sepsis and after major surgery, epidemiology of long-term outcomes after critical illness and treatment options in ARDS. He is the clinical lead for the Welsh Intensive Care Information System project, which aims to digitize critical care in Wales. As a keen user of Twitter, he was appointed as the Associate Editor for Social Media at Critical Care Explorations, the newest journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2021 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the NHS during Covid-19. Together with the other amateur videographers in the critical care team at the Royal Gwent Hospital, he won the BAFTA Cymru award in the Photography: Factual category in 2021, for their Critical: Coronavirus in Intensive Care documentary.

Copyright © 2023 ICNARC