Meet the board

Learn more about our board of directors at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Kevin Scollay

Executive Director of Finance

Kevin Scollay


Ken Jarrold CBE

Appointed February 1, 2018

Qualifications include BA [Hons] in History from Cambridge University, Diploma of the Institute of Health Services Management and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University

Chief Executive

James Duncan

Appointed February 1, 2022

Qualifications include BA Politics and History and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Executive Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive

Dr Rajesh Nadkarni

Appointed January 16, 2016

Qualifications include FRCPsych, MMedSc in Psychiatry (University of Leeds), Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Diplomate of the National Board in Psychiatry from India and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

Executive Director of Workforce and OD

Lynne Shaw

Appointed June 1, 2018

Qualifications include; MA in Human Resource Management, Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Workforce Planning, and BA (Hons) in Business Management.

Sarah Rushbrooke

Executive Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality Assurance

Sarah Rushbrooke

Appointed February 27, 2006

Non-Executive Director

Paula Breen

Appointed October 1, 2019

Qualifications include MA (Strategic Human Resource Management); Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); BA Business Management & Finance; Institute of Leadership and Management (ILAM); Post Graduate Diploma in Education Leadership.

Non-Executive Director

Michael Robinson

Appointed January 16, 2019

Qualifications include BA [Hons] in Law from Oxford University. Qualified Solicitor (now retired).

Non-Executive Director

Darren Best

Appointed October 1, 2019

Experience and skills / expertise: 30 years as a Police Officer with over a decade working in senior police leadership roles

Non-Executive Director

David Arthur, FCA

Appointed January 14, 2019

Qualifications include Chartered Accountant (1977), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1982).