Salford Care Organisation - Senior Leadership Team

Originally from Northern Ireland, Pete completed his medical training in Yorkshire before moving to Salford Royal in 2003 to take up his consultant post in respiratory medicine. 

His main subspecialty interests are obstructive sleep apnoea, ventilatory failure and non-invasive ventilation (NIV). He has set up a sleep clinic in Salford for patients with all forms of sleep disorder and has published several papers in peer reviewed journals on sleep apnoea.

Pete was clinical director of respiratory medicine between 2007 and 2010 and chair of the division of Salford healthcare between 2010 and 2013, during which time he led the development of the Emergency Village and seven day working for acute medicine. 

He has led a number of initiatives within Salford Royal including a collaborative project to improve the management of acutely unwell patients which won a BUPA foundation award in 2009 and a HSJ Award for quality and productivity in 2010.

Pete took up the post of chief officer in June 2019 and holds this post alongside his medical director duties.

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Katie has worked in both managerial and clinical levels within the NHS and private sector since qualifying as a nurse and joining the NHS.

She has an operational management background in ED, medicine, surgery and community services and started her career as an emergency department nurse at North Manchester General Hospital. Throughout her career Katie has worked in acute, commissioning and private healthcare settings, and re-joined The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013, having previously starting her career there in 1996.

In 2017 Katie was appointed divisional managing director within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) integrated care division, and is presently the Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the operational delivery of services across the SR hospital and community services.

Katie has led a number of key transformation initiatives and is passionate about patient care and the links between health, social care and the wider social value offer we can provide to our local populations.

She lives locally with her husband and two children.

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Simon joined the Trust in August 2016. He started his nurse training in 1988 at Charing Cross Hospital in London before going on to nurse at Guys & St Thomas Trust where he held posts as lead nurse for critical care and head of nursing for surgery. He moved from there to a role as assistant director of nursing at Lewisham Hospital before moving back north in 2009 to an assistant director of nursing post at Salford Royal. 

After working as divisional director of nursing and deputy director of nursing at Salford Royal, he gained his first executive nurse director post at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

Simon lives in South Manchester and is married with three children.



Diane joined Salford Royal in 2005 as part of the team who co-ordinated the Salford Royal Foundation Trust application. She joined the Salford Care Organisation on 1 April 2017 as director of finance, having previously been the deputy director to the executive director of finance.

Diane has been involved in a number of developments working within and outside the Trust to help deliver changes to the way care is provided including the work to establish the Salford Integrated Care Organisation; chairing the finance delivery group to oversee the financial arrangements for the reconfiguration of high risk surgery across the north west sector of Greater Manchester and being involved in the development of locality plans to support the Greater Manchester Combined Authority application.

She is committed to continuing professional development both personally and for the finance team. The Salford Royal teams have level 3 Finance Skills Development Accreditation (highest level) and level 2 NHS Standards of Procurement.

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Cath is a qualified and registered social worker who joined Salford Integrated Care Organisation in January 2019.  Cath is originally from Wigan and after a number of years working in a variety of social care roles, completed her social work training in Bradford in 1994. She has a wealth of operational and strategic experience of working in integrated mental health services, across the NHS and social care in Bradford, Manchester and London.

Cath is passionate about social work and adult social care and the contribution the profession and social care workers make in helping people, families and local communities to live fulfilled and independent lives.

She is committed to high standards in social work and social care and to working closely in partnership with other professionals, people who use services, carers and the voluntary and community sector.

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Charlotte joined Salford in 2018 and has over 20 years' experience of working in both operational and strategic HR.  Her career spans a number of sectors including retail, housing, education, and the NHS. She has led on several major transformational workforce programmes and been part of national and regional working groups supporting large scale change. Previous roles include director of HR and OD at Trafford College, associate director of HR and OD at Muir Housing Association and deputy director of people services at the former 5 Boroughs Foundation Trust. She was also a trustee and vice chair for the Motor Neurone Disease Association for three years before stepping down to have her daughter.

Charlotte is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a qualified coach and graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in retail and marketing. She has also completed a post graduate diploma in healthcare leadership. 

Charlotte is committed to ensuring that staff feel engaged, listened to and supported in all aspects of their role. She is committed to the professional development of her team and supporting workforce transformation in Salford. 

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Tara qualified from University College Hospital and Middlesex Medical School (University of London) in 1992, and completed her postgraduate training in London.

Her first consultant post was at The Royal Oldham Hospital from 2002 to 2005, and she then moved to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to lead the endocrine unit.

She specialises in neuroendocrinology and supports the pituitary surgical services and the endocrine surgical services, providing regional care to patients with complex endocrinology. She leads the pan-Manchester pituitary multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and co-chairs the adrenal MDT.

Research has remained a passion throughout her time as a consultant and Tara continues to be actively involved in this area with a wide portfolio of interests.

Tara has been active in the formation of the integrated Care Organisation which she chaired, and worked collaboratively with other health and social care partners across Salford to ensure that care is of high quality, cost-effective and closer to home. She is now the director of integration and transformation at Salford Care Organisation, and leads a transformation team, implementing innovative change to improve acute and community services.  She plays a significant role as a system wide leader in the Salford locality and in Greater Manchester Local Care Organisations.

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