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

Professor Rob Sneyd (Chair)

Professor Sneyd, the Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Plymouth has served as Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Vice-President of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and as a Director of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. 

Professor Sneyd graduated from Cambridge University in 1981 and continued his medical training in London, Manchester and the USA. Half way through, he undertook a research degree and then spent a period working full-time in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to work in the NHS. Until this year, he has been serving as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Plymouth in the southwest of the UK. During this time, he has led them to success both in league tables and educational reputation. 

Professor Sneyd's research interests focus on drugs, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry, he has a special interest in drug development, especially in intravenous anaesthesia. In 2013, he Chaired and led the “Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures Standards and Guidance” for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

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 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 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.

Sue James

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).

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.

Professor Jan van der Meulen

Jan is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, LSHTM. Jan studied medicine at the University of Groningen (1985) and received a PhD (neurology / medical physics) from the University of Utrecht (1989). Since 1990, he has worked as a clinical epidemiologist in the Netherlands and the UK. Since 2000, Jan has led national clinical audit units in the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, based on academic partnerships with the LSHTM. Jan has an extensive track record of advisory roles in the area of national clinical audit and health services research.