The Trust Board is the governing body of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, consisting of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors. 

The Board is responsible for the operational management of all hospitals and services and sets the direction for the future of the Trust. It does this by agreeing the Trust's objectives and plans for delivery of care and by monitoring performance. It also ensures the business of the Trust complies with national legislation, that the Trust has in place good financial controls and, above all, provides high quality care which offers value for money.

Executive Directors are responsible for the operational management of the Trust. They sit on the Board of Directors as well as being employees of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Non-Executive Directors bring a wide range of skill and experience to the organisation. As well as regularly attending Board meetings, non-executive directors chair board sub-committees and may act as 'champions' for special projects within the Trust. Collectively, they challenge the executive team, and provide strategic guidance and support to the Trust to ensure it meets its objectives.

View the Trust Board Organisational Structure here.


Professor Eileen Fairhurst

Chief Executive – Joint Appointment with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (from 1 May 2019)

Kevin McGee

Kevin is the Chief Executive at ELHT and our neighboring Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Executive Director of Service Development and Deputy Chief Executive

Martin Hodgson

Executive Medical Director 

Jawad Husain

Executive Director of Nursing

Christine Pearson

Executive Director of Finance

Michelle Brown

Non-Executive Director

Richard Smyth

Non-Executive Director

Stephen Barnes

Non-Executive Director

Naseem Malik

Non-Executive Director

Trish Anderson

Non-Executive Director

Professor Graham Baldwin

Non-voting members

Executive Director of Communications and Engagement

Christine Hughes

Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development (HR&OD)

Kevin Moynes

Associate Non-Executive Director

Mike Wedgeworth MBE

Associate Non-Executive Director

Feroza Patel

Associate Non-Executive Director

Harry Catherall

Associate Non-Executive Director

Khalil Rehman

Associate Non-Executive Director

Steve Fogg