Rosie was appointed as Mersey Care's chair on 1 December 2022 and her three year term of office ends on 30 November 2025.

Before taking on her role at Mersey Care, Rosie had a long and successful career as an elected politician with extensive experience of the Health Sector. Alongside this, she worked for the Littlewoods Organisation, starting in the buying division and progressing through the company to eventually become Corporate Communications Manager for the Littlewoods Group.

As the daughter of deaf parents, Rosie’s career was shaped by her drive for equality in access to public services for all.  First elected in 1973 as a Liverpool City Councillor, she remained on the council for 28 years and in 1992 was chosen to be the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

In 2005, Rosie was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Lancashire, a position she successfully retained across four General Elections, until standing down after 17 years in 2022.

During her time as an elected politician, Rosie also held several high profile roles within the Health Sector and third sector, including being Vice Chair of Liverpool Health Authority and a trustee for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Between 1996 and 2005 she was Chair of Liverpool Women’s Hospital, which successfully gained Foundation Trust status during her tenure.

As a Parliamentarian, Rosie was an highly regarded and long standing member of the Health Select Committee, regularly working to gain assurance from NHS officials and Government Ministers on matters of Health Care Policy.  Always a determined advocate for both patients and NHS frontline staff, she has been a significant force in gaining support for a number of independent enquiries into culture and care at a number of NHS organisations.

In her final year as an MP, Rosie successfully gained cross party support for her British Sign Language Bill (BSL), which received royal assent in April 2022, recognising BSL as a language in its own right.

Rosie chairs the Council of Governors, the Board of Directors and the Remuneration Committee.

Gerry was appointed on 18 April 2013 and his current term of office ends on 30 April 2024.

Currently retired, he worked for CSC from 2000 until 2014 and was their Chief Operating Officer from 2011, reporting to the CEO for UK & Ireland, responsible for ensuring P&L, Client Satisfaction and revenue growth were delivered by all parts of the business. Other roles at CSC included Head of UK Healthcare Business Unit (2007-11), Vice President of the NHS Account (2006-07), New Business Capture Executive (2005-06) and Chief Operating Officer National Grid Account (2003-05).

He has lifetime experience of working in information technology and consulting businesses, strong business profit and loss experience in many complex global companies, leadership experience managing large teams in both UK and international companies and executive leadership experience of large transformational programmes to meet changing business needs.

Gerry chairs the Charitable Fund Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the People Committee and the Remuneration Committee

Qualifications: MBA Heriot-Watt University

Marie was appointed on 1 September 2022 on a three year term, which ends on 31 August 2025.

Marie is a registered Mental Health Nurse, who has held a number of posts covering a wide range of roles throughout her 39 year career, including as an Honorary Lecturer, a Principle Officer for Mental Health with a local authority and a number of operational nurse management roles within inpatient, community, adult secure and adolescent mental health services. Marie has experience as a Named Nurse for safeguarding and has been a member of a number of Safeguarding Partnerships.

Marie retired in August 2022 as the Interim Executive Director of Nursing & Care at Cheshire & Merseyside Integrated Care System and prior to that held a range of senior management roles at NHS England, including Director of Nursing (Cheshire & Mersey), Deputy Chief Nurse (North Region) and Head of Nursing (Greater Manchester & Lancashire). All these roles had a focus on quality, patient safety, nurse education, service transformation and training.  Upon retirement Marie was awarded the Chief Nursing Officer’s Gold Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements throughout her nursing career.

Marie is the Chair of the Quality Committee, Interim Chair of the Commissioning and Partnership Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications:  Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Diploma in Management Studies, Masters in Business Administration.

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Iain was appointed on 21 November 2023 and his current term of office ends on 20 November 2026.

Iain is the inaugural W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health Systems and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation at the University of Liverpool, where he directs the new Civic Health Innovation Labs (CHIL) – running around £30million of research activity and associated strategic partnerships between the University, NHS, local government and industry partners.

He recently led world-first responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the world’s first evaluation of mass rapid antigen testing, risk-mitigated reopening of mass events for UK COVID-19 responses.

Iain is one of the world’s leading researchers at the interface of public health and data science and has 25 years of HealthTech experience, including raising £220million in research activity and has published more than 350 works, including software, and patents.

He also founded the UK’s first Civic Data Cooperative and previously founded Manchester’s health informatics research centre. He is qualified in pharmacology, medicine, public health, statistics and informatics and is a Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics, NIHR Senior Investigator, a recipient of the Faculty of Public Health Alwyn-Smith medal and the Royal Statistical Society Florence Nightingale Award.

Ian is a member of the Quality Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 1989 University of Liverpool; MBChB Medicine 1991 University of Liverpool; DPH Public Health 1998 University of Cambridge; MD Computational Statistics 2000 University of Liverpool; MFPHM Public Health 2002 Faculty of Public Health; FFPH Public Health 2006 Faculty of Public Health; FACMI Medical Informatics 2012; American College of Medical Informatics

Scott was appointed on 17 January 2022, having previously been appointed as a Board Advisor in January 2021. His current term of office ends on 16 January 2025.

Scott is currently Finance Director of the Co-operative Group, with responsibility for the Food, Funeralcare and Insurance divisions. Prior to this Scott has held a number of leadership positions, with extensive experience across Retail, Leisure and Pharmaceuticals.

Scott has a particular passion for Data, and how it can be applied across different types of organisations to drive transformational change.

Scott chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Resources Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications: BA Economics, MSc International Economics, Qualified Accountant

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Nicola was appointed on 24 November 2023 and her current term of office ends on 23 November 2026

She has 30 years of experience designing and delivering technological solutions and digital transformation across the private and public sector. Having previously worked as a CIO in both NHS hospital and mental health trusts and Integrated care systems, Nicola was appointed by Lincolnshire's Chief Constable to be the first CDIO in policing to sit on the Executive Chief Officer Team. 

Nicola has been a university governor and chair of an academy trust and is currently a NED with South Lakes Social Housing Association and Deputy Chair of the National Police Technology Council. She co-founded the social enterprise community All4Health&Care and sits on various technology advisory committees, including the Institute of Engineering and Technology Health and Care Panel.

Mersey Care's Board will benefit from Nicola's wealth of expertise in leading and delivering complex, customer-focused, digitally-enabled change, coupled with a strong belief in whole system thinking and the use of data and AI. But it is her lived experience and understanding of diversity within communities that drives her passion and desire to continue to work with the NHS helping us to deliver the best care for people, to address inequalities and to protect the most vulnerable in society.

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Electroacoustic Engineering Salford University; MBA Sheffield Business School; Digital in Public Health Yale University; Qualified International Healthcare CIO

Maureen was appointed on 21 November 2023 and her current term of office ends on 20 November 2026.

Maureen is an organisational, culture and people change expert having led significant transformation programmes for many Public Sector, leading UK and Global organisations such as Marks & Spencer Financial Services, Vodafone, BAE Systems and Westminster City Council.

Formerly Head of People Change at DWP Digital supporting major people transformation, enabling them to deliver critical systems and services through its people, Maureenj is also an appointed Non Executive Director at Bright Futures Educational Trust and a Lay Council Member at Lancaster University.

Maureen is the chair of the People Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma Business & Commercial Law, BA Hons Psychology & Philosophy at the University of Lancaster.  

Nick was appointed on 1 January 2014 and his current term of office ends on 30 April 2024.

Nick currently is the Group Director, Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group, accountable for the investment made annually to drive the technology, data and digital transformation across the organisation. Prior to this role Nick has held numerous leadership roles in commercial banking, retail and running the Digital Bank. Nick is also a Government advisor on Digital Skills, advisory Board member at Digital Leaders UK and founding Board member of

Nick chairs the Resources Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Qualifications: MEng. Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University (1997)