Rochdale Care Organisation - Senior Leadership Team

Steve has successfully worked at clinical and managerial levels within the NHS for over 30 years. He trained in Rochdale as a registered general nurse in 1987 and went on to work in A&E departments in Oxford and Manchester. He's also a trained mental health nurse and has worked in several acute mental health settings in the Manchester area.

In 1998, Steve gained a degree in nursing and went on to obtain an MSc in strategic leadership in 2002. He has a long-standing interest in healthcare leadership and has lectured and presented on this topic in the UK, Europe and USA. More recently, he's led on the successful integration of health, social and voluntary services within North Manchester and Rochdale communities and believes strongly that working in partnership across health and care provides a better experience for patients and families.

Steve lives locally and has a strong connection with Rochdale. He currently holds the role of lead safeguarding governor for Hopwood Hall College.

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Shona trained at St Thomas Hospital in London and qualified in 1993. She worked as a junior doctor in Blackburn and trained in respiratory and general medicine around the Liverpool area. She undertook an MD at the University of Liverpool in cystic fibrosis. 

Her first consultant post was in Warrington District General Hospital in 2002. Shona joined The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in 2004 as a respiratory consultant at Rochdale Infirmary. Prior to her role as medical director, she was the clinical lead for Rochdale. 

Shona has undertaken a diploma in palliative care at Cardiff University and is interested in the management of non-malignant chronic disease.

With an interest in the interface between community and hospital services, she's enjoyed working with community providers to develop innovative services for the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) borough. In her role, she'll be able to develop further the community services offered to HMR residents.

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Mina joined Rochdale Care Organisation in May 2023 as finance director. Prior to this she was finance director for the NCA diagnostics and pharmacy (since September 2021) Care Organisation. Prior to joining the NCA, she held a variety of finance roles across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, accumulating 20 years’ experience within the NHS. Her experience is predominately within the acute environment but also includes the mental health sector.

She's an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, holds an Msc in management and is an alumni of the Nye Bevan leadership programme, graduating in December 2019.

Mina is passionate about improving patient services alongside finance staff development.


Clare joined the NHS in 2003, initially working at Greater Manchester Workforce Development Confederation, before moving onto an HR graduate placement across the Tameside conurbation. In 2005, she joined Salford Royal where she worked for almost 15 years in a variety of HR positions. Clare is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a first class honours degree in business studies, before achieving a Masters in human resource management from Manchester Business School.

Clare is committed to working in partnership with staff and trade union colleagues to deliver successful change and to help make improvements for staff and our patients/service users.

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Victoria qualified as a nurse in 1996 and has over 27 years’ experience in the NHS. She has worked within the footprint of the NCA since qualifying, starting work at Fairfield in theatres, moving to Bury General to work in acute medicine and then moving out to Salford in 2000 to work in community services.  Since then, she has undertaken a number of clinical and leadership roles across acute and integrated community services in North Manchester, Rochdale and Salford, including 4 1/2 years as the Divisional Director of Nursing for Integrated Care Services at Rochdale Care Organisation from 2017-2021.

Prior to returning to Rochdale Care Organisation, Victoria has been a Corporate Director of Nursing for Quality and Governance for 18 months where she led on a number of improvement programmes of work across the NCA. She will continue with part of her corporate role whilst working in Rochdale including across Patient Experience, PALS and Complaints, Clinical Audit and End of life/Palliative care, bereavement and chaplaincy services.

Victoria's passion is providing leadership that supports and develops our colleagues and promotes high quality care to ensure our population receives the best care and treatment, both in hospital and at home.

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