Hospital trust welcomes Alan and Sheena to the team

Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Trust’s board.

Following a robust selection process, Alan Chan and Sheena McDonnell have been appointed by the Council of Governors.

Sheena McDonnell (left) and Alan Chan, with chairman Suzy Brain England, have joined the board at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Trust

Sheena McDonnell (left) and Alan Chan, with chairman Suzy Brain England, have joined the board at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Trust

Non-executive directors (NED) play a crucial role by bringing an independent perspective to a hospital’s boardroom.

They support the chairman, promote NHS values and contribute valuable insight to the development of strategy.

The teaching hospital provides a wide range of health services at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, and Montagu Hospital, in Mexborough, as well as community locations including Retford Hospital.

Alan Chan is currently the general counsel and company secretary at Parseq Group, a business process outsourcing group based in Rotherham where he advises the board and senior leadership team on governance, risk and commercial matters.

A qualified solicitor, Alan previously worked in Leeds for Eversheds LLP and Communisis PLC .

Prior to this, he was a senior associate in corporate finance for Pinsent Masons LLP.

Sheena McDonnell specialises in leadership, organisational development, governance and transformation, having previously worked as a director of transformation at First Choice Homes, a housing association.

Prior to that, she was a head of service and inspector at the audit commission and director at Stepping Stone, a registered charity that provides housing and support to homeless people in Greater Manchester.

In her new role, Sheena will bring expertise in cultural change, negotiation, strategic planning and stakeholder management.

Suzy Brain England, chairman of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals’, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint two talented additions to our board of directors.

“Both Alan and Sheena have invaluable skills which will help to steer the organisation forward.

“My colleagues and I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.

“We must also thank Alan Armstrong, who has recently left the trust.

Alan has worked as a non-executive director at the trust over the past five years and we thank him for his service to the organisation.”

The new non-executive directors were appointed for three-year terms after an open advertisement and recruitment process, which was led by the trust’s council of governors.