Meet the Board

The NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board is composed of the following members:

Chair and Chief Executive

Acting ICB Chair – Dr Gerry McSorley

Acting ICB Chair – Dr Gerry McSorley

Gerry is a former NHS Hospital Trust Chief Executive, Vice-Chair at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHSFT, and Independent Chair, NHS Midlands & East Region Local Education Training Board of Health Education England. He has previously also been national NHS Programme Director for Board Development at the NHS Council, Senior Fellow in Leadership and Head of Board Development at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, an academic at the University of Lincoln, and Honorary President of the Institute of Healthcare Management. His doctorate was awarded following research at Brunel University/Henley Business School.

Gerry is currently the Acting ICB Chair and chairs the Board meetings and also the Primary Care Commissioning and Delegated Functions Committee.

Chief Executive - Mr John Turner

Chief Executive – Mr John Turner

John is the Chief Executive of NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).  The ICB has responsibility for leading and co-ordinating Lincolnshire’s NHS and for working with a wide range of partners to improve health and tackle health inequalities in the county.  The ICB serves a population of over 780,000 people, covers a large and predominantly rural area, and has an annual budget of £1.5bn.

John has over 35 years’ experience of management and leadership in the NHS in England and Scotland, including 28 years in Chief Executive roles serving NHS Trusts, NHS Health Boards and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.  Prior to taking on his current role, John was Chief Executive of the NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Executive Directors

Director of Finance and Contracting – Matt Gaunt

Director of Finance and Contracting – Matt Gaunt

Matt is the Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Matt is executive lead for finance, population health, intelligence, governance and procurement.

Matt has almost 40 years’ experience of management and leadership in the private sector and NHS in England, including eight years in Director of Finance roles in the ICB and other NHS organisations.  Prior to taking on his current role, Matt was Director of Finance of NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

Director of Nursing and Quality – Martin Fahy

Director of Nursing and Quality – Martin Fahy

Martin has an extensive background in nursing and leadership, and before joining the Lincolnshire system two years ago he was the Director of Nursing in Birmingham & Solihull CCG, prior to that he was Director of Nursing and Quality at Bedfordshire CCG, and before then he was the Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality for the NHSE Central Midlands Team.

Martin is an experienced Senior Nurse Leader with over 35 years’ experience in a variety of settings across provider and commissioning organisations.

Interim ICB Medical Director – Dr Sunil Hindocha

Interim ICB Medical Director – Dr Sunil Hindocha

Sunil qualified in 1986 at Manchester University and worked in the North West before completing vocational training for general practice and moving to Lincoln in 1991 as a GP principal. Sunil is still a partner at the same practice in Lincoln city centre and has a close connection to the area and Lincolnshire as a county, having lived and worked here for more than 30 years.

Sunil has Board level experience at the highest level, as Chief Executive Officer of Lincolnshire West Commissioning Group. This has given him over 15 year’s Board level experience including roles as an Executive Board Member for the Out of Hours co-operative and Chair of the Practice Based Commissioning group. Alongside this he was an integral founder member and subsequently Chair of a federation of GP practices in Lincolnshire called Optimus, and more latterly the Primary Care Network Alliance in the county.

Between 2013 and 2019, he was the Accountable Officer for NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, whilst maintaining his position as a GP partner at Portland Medical Practice in Lincoln. Other senior management positions have included Executive Member of the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan, with Senior Responsible Officer roles in the Integrated Community Care and General Practice Forward View programs.

Sunil’s current executive role is as Medical Director for the ICB, and he clinically led the re-design of the colorectal pathway. He is Chair of the Clinical and Care Directorate, a body he helped establish for the Lincolnshire system. This is a forum where clinicians from all professions meet to look at evidence based, data driven, clinically led re-design of pathways.

Director for System Delivery – Mrs Clair Raybould

Director for System Delivery – Mrs Clair Raybould

Clair is Executive Director for System Delivery, a role she has undertaken since the establishment of NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board in July 2022.  In addition, she was SRO for Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) when Grantham CDC was established.

Prior to this Clair was Director of Operations at NHS Lincolnshire CCG, following several years as Chief Operating Officer at NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG. An experienced and highly driven professional with over 30 years’ experience, Clair is passionate about working with clinicians and communities to drive transformation and improvement in service delivery that delivers better health outcomes. Clair lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and son.

Partner Members

Dr. Kevin Thomas – Primary Care

Dr. Kevin Thomas – Primary Care

Kevin qualified as a GP from the University of Leicester in 2008 and completed his vocational training in General Practice in 2013 in Lincoln, working as a GP in the same practice since. He completed his postgraduate qualifications in Medical Education in 2017 and is a GP trainer. He was the Training Programme Director for the International GP Programme and led on the GP expansion pilot along with the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee.

Following the advent of Primary Care Networks, he was elected as the Co-Clinical Director of East Lindsey PCN, and his main areas of interest are workforce development, training and research. He chairs the Primary Care People Group and is the Deputy CEO of the Lincolnshire Primary Care Network Alliance.

He also works for the Lincolnshire Training Hub as the Workforce Transformation Lead GP and has responsibility for the GP Fellowship Programme in Lincolnshire.

Councillor Wendy Bowkett – Local Authority

Councillor Wendy Bowkett – Local Authority

Wendy is a Lincolnshire County Council Councillor for Wainfleet and Spilsby Division.  She lives in Wainfleet and has been a county councillor for the last six years. Wendy covers 18 town and parish council areas and tries to attend their meetings as often as possible.

Wendy was delighted to be appointed as executive councillor for Adult Care and Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council. Her portfolio covers a huge range of services in health and social care, and public health, trying to keep residents safe and happy in their own homes where possible. She is particularly interested in the health service and making sure all Lincolnshire residents have access to their GP when needed, in addition to ensuring that everyone can get the prompt and appropriate help they need from mental health services to be able to keep them safe and well.

Andrew Morgan – NHS and Foundation Trusts

Andrew Morgan – NHS and Foundation Trusts

Andrew is the Group Chief Executive for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Andrew has worked for the NHS since 1982 and has been a Chief Executive since 2004. He has been CEO of organisations in different parts of the country and in different sectors, including acute, community, ambulance, Primary Care Trusts and a Strategic Health Authority. His earlier NHS career included a range of director posts in commissioning, performance management, strategy and service improvement.

Andrew is married and has a grown up daughter. He lives in Caythorpe in Lincolnshire.

Executive Mental Health Member

Sarah Connery – Chief Executive Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Connery – Chief Executive Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah is Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the main provider of mental health services in Lincolnshire. She was appointed in September 2021, having acted into the role since October 2020.

Sarah has worked in the NHS for 19 years in various senior finance and leadership roles, and has wide business management experience from working in the retail and audit sectors.

A keen advocate for mental health, learning disability and autism services, as well as being passionate about improving health outcomes for the most vulnerable in our population, Sarah leads our system Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism alliance – bringing together system partners in collaboration to enable people to live well in their communities.

Sarah is also passionate about the sustainability of services and is the system executive lead for estates and also the NHS Green agenda.

Non-Executive Directors

Dawn Kenson

Dawn Kenson

Dawn has an executive background in financial services, predominantly with Barclays, and extensive Non-Executive experience in public sector bodies within HMRC, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Transport, and the Northern Ireland Office.  Dawn has also served as a Non-Executive Director in a care services company, a housing trust, and from 2015 with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Dawn’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be as Chair of the Service Delivery and Performance Committee.

Dawn lives on the rural outskirts of Lincoln.

Julie Pomeroy

Julie Pomeroy

Julie is an experienced finance director of quoted and private companies. She graduated with an honours degree in Physics from Birmingham University, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director. She also holds tax and treasury qualifications.

Julie worked in the accountancy profession for several years before joining East Midlands Electricity plc, where she progressed to Director of Corporate Finance.  Subsequently, as Finance Director/CFO, Julie has had a key role in two main list flotations and also led a reverse onto AIM.

Julie is a Non-Executive Director at Dillistone Group Plc, an AIM quoted software business, where until September 2021 she was the group Finance Director and Company Secretary, having joined in 2010.  She was appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies Holdings Plc, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2021.  In February 2022 she became Non-Executive Chair.

Julie also spent over 12 years as a Non-Executive Director of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.  She chaired the Audit Committee at both Trusts.

Julie’s lead Non-Executive responsibilities in the ICB will be as Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Margaret Pratt

Margaret Pratt

During her career as an accountant Margaret has worked with and for public services in both Local Government and the health sector.  A CIPFA member and past president, she leads CIPFA’s work on professional ethics.  She has a particular interest in strategic leadership and  financial governance in the NHS, and also serves as a non-executive director in Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and as a governor at Hermitage Primary School.

Margaret’s lead responsibilities in the ICB is as the Audit and Risk Committee Chair.

Sharon Robson

Sharon Robson

Sharon has been a registered nurse for 42 years and is an experienced senior NHS leader, having held a wide variety of clinical leadership positions including Board level Executive and Non-Executive roles across the East Midlands.

Sharon is recognised as a collaborative and inclusive leader with a focus on person-centred care and population health management, who brings an extensive knowledge and experience  of frontline clinical services to the ICB Board and a track record of improving the quality, safety and experience of healthcare services. Sharon was appointed to the ICB Board in August 2023 and chairs the Integrated Care System Quality and Patient Experience Committee.

Anita Day

Anita Day

Anita is  a Chartered Accountant, NHS Chair and Non-Executive Director, and executive facilitator and coach, with an international people strategy consulting background and UK board experience in the private, public and third sectors.

Her NHS career has included stints as a non-executive director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and as Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. She is currently Chair of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.  Her portfolio as a Non-Executive Member of NHS Lincolnshire ICB includes being the lead for Workforce Strategy, Health Inequalities and Digital Transformation. She lives in South Lincolnshire.

Regular Participants of the Board

The ICB will have regular participants at its Board meetings as set out below:

  • Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board – Councillor Sue Woolley

    Sue is a member of the cabinet at Lincolnshire County Council, as well being a backbencher at South Kesteven District Council. She is Chairman of the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board and co-chairman of the East Midlands Chairs of Health and Wellbeing boards network. She also holds a national position in the Local Government Association as a member of the Community Wellbeing Board, and peer mentors councils and councillors within the health, public health and social care arena.

    She has lived in the county for the last forty years, working firstly in agriculture before spending a significant amount of time in the criminal justice system, both within the policing and prison setting, until becoming a councillor in 2008.

  • Public Health Representative – Professor Derek Ward

    Professor Derek Ward is the Director of Public Health for Lincolnshire County Council, and is currently covering the same role for North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils. He is also a visiting Professor of Public Health at the University of Lincoln.

    Derek is the Public Health Clinical Research lead within the East Midlands Clinical Research Network (part of the NIHR) and has been on the board of trustees for the Royal Society of Public Health, and a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) public health advisory committee.

    Prior to his current roles he held a dual role within academia and the NHS. He was Director of the Health and Social Care Research Centre and a Professor of Public Health at the University of Derby, and provided professional public health advice into the four Clinical Commissioning Groups across Derbyshire. Prior to taking up this joint role he was Director of Public Health for Derby City for five years, firstly as an Executive Director within NHS Derby City Primary Care Trust and then latterly as a Chief Officer of Derby City Council.

    He also has significant experience of national and regional policy work, having been a Consultant in Public Health and a Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

  • Director of Strategic Planning, Integration and Partnerships – Mr Pete Burnett

    Pete joined the NHS in 2008 and has worked in the public sector for 20 years in a range of roles across service delivery, strategy, planning and leading transformation programmes.

    During his career in the NHS, Pete has work for various NHS organisations including East Midlands Ambulance Service, Nottingham University Hospitals, and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. His last role prior to working for the NHS in Lincolnshire was at NHS England and Improvement, operating as the primary relationship manager for NHS provider Trusts and commissioners in the Lincolnshire system.

    Initially the  interim STP Programme Director from February 2020, Pete was subsequently recruited to the role of System Strategy and Planning Director in April 2021.


    Pete played a key role in establishing NHS Lincolnshire ICB  and is the Executive lead for the ICB’s Strategy, Planning, Communications and Engagement functions.

  • Director for Primary Care and Community and Social Value – Mrs Sarah-Jane Mills

    Sarah-Jane first joined the NHS in 1987 when she qualified as an Occupational Therapist.

    She has over 27 years senior manager and leadership experience in NHS provider and commissioning organisations, and in the Third Sector.


    Sarah-Jane is the lead for developing integrated primary care and community services, and works with her colleagues from across primary care to support the development of local services that enable access and continuity of care.

    She is passionate about supporting people to live life to the full and works with partners from the Integrated care system to promote delivery of proactive care which people can access to help them improve their overall health alongside managing a long term condition.

  • Director for Health Inequalities and Regional Collaboration – Mrs Sandra Williamson
  • Healthwatch Representative – Mr Navaz Sutton

    Navaz is the Chief Executive Officer for HWLincs, the charity that delivers Healthwatch Lincolnshire. The purpose of Healthwatch is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people and to advocate that those running services put the people of our communities at the heart of what they do.


    Navaz has a wealth of experience and knowledge of local communities, infrastructures, organisations and sectors, and has spent two decades working within Lincolnshire and with local and national charities. He has held delivery through to strategic leadership roles during that time, as well as having experience on national advisory panels and charity boards.


    With Healthwatch Lincolnshire being the independent champion for people who use health and social care services, Navaz is committed to influencing change across the system for the benefit of local communities.

  • Voluntary and Care Sector Representative – Mrs Michele Jolly