Our Governing Body

Our governing body is led by local GPs, healthcare experts and lay members.

Dr Ruth Bromley


Ruth was recently (July 2018) appointed as Chair of the MHCC Board.  Alongside her responsibilities as Chair she continues to retain her role as Clinical Lead for Homelessness for the city.

Part of MHCC since its inauguration in April 2017, Ruth led on Neighbourhood Transformation at board level. She has a career-long interest in children’s health, in particular safeguarding and is a Portfolio GP, practising clinically in Wythenshawe.

Ruth is the lead for Ethics & Law at Manchester Medical School and is also a Trustee for the Institute of Medical Ethics.

Ruth is an extremely proud Mancunian, raising her own family in South Manchester. Her hobbies include singing in two choirs and running a disco on Twitter!

Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson

Chief Accountable Officer

Having led NHS organisations in the North West for more than nine years, Ian’s role as Accountable Officer involves leading the delivery of improvement plans for patient care, working closely with the Board, staff, and partners.

Having cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in his youth, Ian now prefers to spend his free time with his family, walking his dog and also enjoys running.

Grenville Page

Grenville Page

Lay Member, Governance

Grenville’s professional background is in accountancy and audit. He has worked in the public, private and charitable sectors and has a long association with the NHS, having worked for West Pennine Health Authority 15 years prior to joining the CCG. Away from his professional interests, he is a keen photographer and motorsport enthusiast.

Chris Jeffries

Chris Jeffries

Lay Member, Finance and Audit

Chris worked within the NHS as a workforce director before retirement, and as a finance director before that. His role is to ensure the CCG spends its money wisely, getting the best for the population of Manchester, and that it does so transparently. Chris has travelled in the former USSR, is a keen hillwalker and has kayaked across Loch Aish to Skye.

Atiha Chaudry

Lay Member, Patient and Public Involvement

Atiha became the Chair of Central Manchester CCG’s PPAG in June 2015. As the Director of Equal Access Consultancy which she set up 13 years ago, her areas of specialism include research, consultancy in economic and community regeneration, equality and diversity and the community and voluntary sector. Atiha has lived and worked in Manchester for over 20 years and has, and continues to give much of her time to voluntary and community activity. Atiha is currently undertaking the following roles, to name but a few: Chair of The Greater Manchester BME Network, Justice of the Peace on the Stockport Bench, Vice Chair of the Manchester Settlement and Board Member of Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Claire Yarwood

Chief Finance Officer

Claire recently (June 2018) joined MHCC from Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust where she was the Director of Finance for over three years.

Claire has worked in finance and the Greater Manchester Health community all of her career within both provider and commissioning settings.

In her previous role as Finance Director for Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust, she achieved the financial plan for the last three years including the Trust efficiency programme of over £10m savings in 2017/18

Claire is married and has two girls of whom she is very proud. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially eating out with them, and loves walks on the beach in Anglesey.

Dr Denis Colligan

Dr Denis Colligan

GP Board Member - North Manchester

Denis has been a GP in Collyhurst for 20 years, at Whitley Road Medical Centre. He is also a referral triage clinician, looking at paediatrics. Denis was involved in local NHS management throughout the lifetime of the PCT and before that as a GP fundholder; he has also been a Local Medical Committee member since 2001. His Board responsibilities include long term conditions and planned care.

Dr Murugesan Raja

GP Board Member

Dr Claire Lake

GP Board member - South

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Claire was appointed to the board in December 2018, and is the GP Board Member for South Manchester. A five session GP based at The Maples Medical Centre in Wythenshawe, she has also retained roles as GP Clinical Lead for Sepsis and GP Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities and Autism.

A keen runner, she lives in South Manchester with her husband and two young children, with whom she loves spending her free time.

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Jackie Bird

Board Nurse

Jackie was appointed as our Board Nurse in January 2019. This role complements her substantive post as Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Quality at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust which she has held since June 2011.

In a previous role, Jackie was awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship which she used to develop and introduce a ‘Quality Mark’ for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Jackie is also a Director of Nursing representative on Health Education England North Board. A registered nurse and mental health nurse, she holds an honours degree in nursing studies and a Master’s degree in management and leadership.

Dr Peter Williams

Dr Peter Williams

Secondary Care Doctor

A consultant physician and nephrologist, Peter has been Medical Director of a Liverpool hospital trust since 2008. His role is to provide insight into the performance of our secondary care providers, with a focus on patient safety. He is a keen skier and cyclist.