Our trustees

Our Board of Management (trustees) set ICNARC’s strategic direction, monitors the delivery of our objectives, upholds our values and governance, and provides guidance and advice to the Senior Leadership Team and wider organisation.

Sue James
Sue James
Chair

Sue joined the Trustees in 2018 and became Chair in 2019. Before her retirement, Sue was an acute Trust Chief Executive, with a career history in the NHS spanning over 40 years. She is a qualified coach and Chairs another Charitable Trust where she lives. Sue brings a deep understanding of the NHS, together with strategic management and business leadership skills to her work with ICNARC. She was honoured to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her partnership working in 2017.

Dr Tim Gould
Dr Tim Gould
Vice-Chair

Tim Gould is a recently retired Consultant in Critical Care at University Hospital Bristol. During his 30 years as a Critical Care Consultant, He worked in several regional and national roles. Regional adviser for Critical Care South West, Critical Care Network Lead. He was on the Intensive Care Society Council for 6 years, Joint Standards Committee, Chairman of the Intensive Care Foundation, National Critical Care Delivery Group for 8 years and involved in evolution of Critical Care as a New Speciality in the UK. Tim provides clinical expertise to ICNARC.

Professor Ruth Endacott
Professor Ruth Endacott

Ruth joined the Board in 2028 and has a long association with ICNARC. She is currently Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) following a long career in ICU prctice, education and research in the UK and Australia. She is also Emeritus Professor of Critical Care Nursing at Monash University, Melbourne. 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
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 social scientist in the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, 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.

Gary Morely
Gary Morely
Treasurer

Gary joined the Trustees in 2023 as Treasurer. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been a Financial Director of two quoted companies. Gary held numerous non-executive directorships and has previously been the Chairman of a national charity, as well as, Vice Chairman of an international charity. He has also been an Honorary Treasurer of City YMCA and for ten years a Governor of University of Westminster. Gary is also a past master of a City Livery Company.

Professor David Menon
Professor David Menon

Professor David Menon is a Director of Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He leads TBI-REPORTER, the multi-funder national platform for traumatic brain injury research. 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.

Hemang Patel
Hemang Patel

Hemang Patel is a member of the leadership team at Infosys Consulting, specialising in CIO Advisory. His expertise extends to tackling some of the most challenging problems at the intersection of business and technology. During his career as a Management Consultant, he has focused on delivering immediate value through practical & implementable advice, often navigating through time sensitive and critical situations.

Professor Manu Shankar-Hari
Professor Manu Shankar-Hari

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

Manu offers an unusual combination of translational research skills, allied to formal research training in basic science (PhD in Immunology), and in health services research (MSc in Epidemiology). Manu’s research goal is to enable precision immunomodulation in critically ill adults, with a core hypothesis that modifiable biological networks generate clinical phenotypes, and such networks could be determined by integration of clinical and immunobiology data.

Professor Richard Grieve
Professor 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 previously directed 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.

Richard is currently Associate Dean (research) for the faculty of Public Health and Policy LSHTM and is an NIHR senior investigator.

Dr Gareth Sellors
Dr Gareth Sellors
Caldicott Guardian

Gareth Sellors has been a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthetic at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust since 2004: he has also served in a variety of senior clinical management roles within this organisation. Gareth has been a Trustee of ICNARC since 2015. He is the current Caldicott Guardian of ICNARC and chairs the Information Governance sub-committee. He also provides clinical expertise to ICNARC.

Dr Tamás Szakmány
Dr Tamás Szakmány

Dr Tamas Szakmany is a critical care consultant in Wales. He has a keen interest in research and the development and implementation of clinical information systems to improve NHS services and patient pathways. He joined the Trustees in 2022 and he is bringing the experience of the critical care community to the Board. In his various leadership roles he developed strategic thinking and vision, how data enabled critical care could answer the challenges of the 21st century.

Vikki Williams
Vikki Williams

Vikki has 25+ years of operational leadership and transformation and change experience, primarily within Financial Services. Vikki’s experience stretches from onboarding, to customer services to fraud operations oversight and from scale technical deliveries to driving continuous improvement within organisations. Vikki has been a Chair of Governors at an Academy Trust for many years and is currently Chairing a Stakeholder Engagement Group. Vikki joined the Board of Trustees in May 2023.