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Members' Profiles

Simon Bell

Simon Bell - Interim York Place Director, York Health and Care Partnership 


Simon joins the team from NHS Kernow CCG in Cornwall.  He is a qualified accountant and a graduate of the NHS Finance Management Training Scheme. He has worked in the NHS for more than twenty years across a number of provider and commissioning organisations including Chief Finance Officer roles in CCGs based in the South West of England.

Ian Floyd

Ian Floyd (Chair) - Chief Operating Officer, City of York Council 


Ian is the Chief Operating Officer at City of York Council and is responsible for all employees and services within the Council. In his role, Ian is responsible for the delivery of the council’s priorities, and ensuring the council delivers across a wide range of areas including Adult Services, Children’s services, the Economy, Housing, Regeneration and Highways. He works closely with elected politicians within the Council and a wide range of partners. 


Ian has worked for a range of different local authorities in the past, including senior finance roles at Birmingham City Council and Northumberland County Council, Deputy Chief Executive at Lichfield and Strategic Director at Scarborough.

Simon Morritt

Simon Morritt - Chief Executive, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 


Simon is the Chief Executive of the Trust - a role he started in August 2019 - and since July 2022, he is also a Provider Partner Member of the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. 


Simon joined the Trust from Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he has been Chief Executive since 2016. 


He has more than 25 years of experience in the NHS, which he joined in September 1989 as a general management trainee in Greater Manchester. 


After roles across Yorkshire, he went on to be successful in a number of senior positions. His first Chief Executive post was for the Doncaster Central Primary Care Trust in October 2000 and he was appointed Chief Executive of the former Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (now NHS Bradford and Airedale) in October 2006. Following his time in commissioning organisations, he became Chief Executive of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Zoe Campbell

Zoe Campbell - Managing Director for North Yorkshire, York and Selby, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT 


Zoe joined Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT in June 2022. Before this, she spent 8 years at the Alzheimer’s Society most latterly as the Executive Director of Operations. Zoe has an extensive career history spanning Adult and Children’s Services in the local authority where she worked in the commissioning and delivery of improvement and transformation programmes across the system; working as Head of Business Development in a UK-wide provider of domiciliary and private healthcare and in various charities providing support to people most likely to suffer health inequalities.

Mike Holmes

Professor Mike Holmes - Chair, Nimbuscare Ltd (Primary care services provider in York) 


Mike has been a GP Partner at Haxby Group for 20 years; a large practice caring for almost 100,000 patients across York, Hull and Scarborough. 


He has led the development of and now is the Chair at Nimbuscare Ltd - a GP Led provider organisation, bringing together all GP practices in the city of York, caring for a population of 250,000 people. Nimbuscare delivers a wide range of services on a citywide footprint. During the Covid 19 Pandemic Nimbuscare provided both a Local and a National Vaccination Centre on a collocated site in York delivering over 600,000 vaccinations over a 12-month period. 


Mike is currently the Chair of the Trustee Board at the Royal College of General Practitioners having previously been a Vice Chair of the College Council (2018-21). He contributed to the NHS Health and Wellbeing offer for Primary Care during the Pandemic and now Chairs the national steering group for the ‘looking after you too’ range of offers. 


He holds a number of other roles; He is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, a Trustee at St Leonard’s Hospice in York and is Chair of the Faculty of Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Physician Associates in the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System.

Rebecca Field

Dr Rebecca Field - Joint Chair of York Health and Care Collaborative 


Rebecca is a GP Partner and Clinical Director at York Medical Group, a large practice of 45,000 patients over multiple sites. She started as a GP Partner at 32 Clifton in 2001, which merged into YMG in 2014, and has had an active role in integrating teams and developing services across a wider footprint. She delivers GP care to patients as well as being a GP trainer, appraiser and mentor. 


Over the last few years, Rebecca has co-chaired the York Health and Care Collaborative meetings, which has been a great experience in collaborating with colleagues from provider organisations across York to improve the way in which the health and social care needs of our population are met.

Sharon Stoltz

Sharon Stoltz - Director of Public Health, City of York Council 


Sharon was appointed to the position of Director of Public in the City of York in May 2016 having previously been the interim DPH. Prior to moving to York, she was acting DPH in Barnsley for a number of years. In addition to her role as DPH, Sharon holds responsibilities as a chief nurse for the public health nurses (health visitors and school nurses) employed by the council delivering the Healthy Child Programme. 


Sharon started her NHS career in South Wales, training as a nurse and midwife at East Glamorgan Hospital before relocating to Nottingham and training as a health visitor. She completed her Masters at Nottingham University. Sharon worked as a community health visitor for around 14 years before taking up a more strategic role in the public health department at Nottingham Health Authority. Sharon worked in Cambridgeshire, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire before arriving in York. 


Sharon is interested in all areas of public health but has a particular passion for maternal and child health.

Alison Semmence

Alison Semmence - Chief Executive, Community and Voluntary Services 


Alison has been CEO at York CVS for 4 years having spent the previous 10 years in a similar role supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure in Southend on Sea. 


One of the roles at York CVS is to represent the views and needs of the VCS with the aim of influencing how services are designed and developed.  We believe the VCS is an integral and vital part of the Health and Care system and we will explore with the wider system what role the VCS can play as the transformation of services takes place.  A VCS Assembly made up of local voluntary organisations and charities has been established and will be a key conduit between the Partnership and VCS.

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson - Chief Executive, St Leonard’s Hospice


Emma Johnson started work at the Hospice as Director of Clinical Services in January 2012, before becoming Chief Executive in 2019. Prior to that, she spent 15 years working in NHS Hospitals in Leeds. Emma has worked in senior nursing positions in Surgery, Neurosciences, Gastroenterology and Critical Care, and has also worked as a Clinical Educator and Directorate Manager. 


Emma's role at the Hospice involves leadership, service development and staff management alongside providing expert knowledge on matters relating to the Care Quality Commission and patient safety with the aim of continually improving the quality of care and meeting statutory inspection requirements.

Gail Brown

Gail Brown - CEO, Ebor Academy Trust 


Gail Brown is chief executive and executive headteacher of Ebor Academy Trust, which operates 23 primary schools in York, Selby, in the East Riding and The Humber and on the Yorkshire Coast. It is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the country. 


Gail has been chief executive since February 2020 but formally joined the Trust in 2015 and has been headteacher or executive headteacher of five Ebor schools. 


In a 25-year educational career, she has been fortunate to have had a range of experiences which she says far outweighed her initial ambitions as a young graduate: “I always wanted to be a teacher and with an unwavering passion that all children are entitled to an excellent education, almost the first half of my career was spent teaching all phases of primary education,” she said. 


Gail’s first teaching post was with Robert Wilkinson Primary School in Strensall, which later was to become the launchpad for Ebor Academy Trust.

Charlie Jeffery

Professor Charlie Jeffery - Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of York 


Professor Charlie Jeffery became Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of York in September 2019. He joined us from the University of Edinburgh where he had been Senior Vice-Principal since 2014. He was a Member of Council of the Economic and Social Research Council from 2006-12 and Chair of the Political Studies Association of the UK from 2009-12. 


He has a deep-rooted interest in how university research and education can serve the general benefit of society, or public good. In Edinburgh and now in York he has worked to bring together the University with local authorities, businesses, other universities and colleges to promote inclusive economic development, and to open up access to university study and economic opportunity to people from disadvantaged backgrounds -both in the UK and internationally. 


Charlie is committed to sustainability, in particular, harnessing the expertise and passion of the university sector to respond to the climate crisis. Charlie is a member of the Partnership Board of key organisations in the City of York, the York Central Steering Board, and the York Health and Care Partnership Board. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Russell Group of leading universities in the UK. He lives in York with his family.

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