Non-executive directors

Jenni Ord – Chairman????????????????????????????????????

Jenni was previously Chair of Health Education West Midlands and joined the Trust as a Non-executive Director on 1st October 2015.
A teacher by profession, Jenni went on to become a senior civil servant before taking up senior director roles in The Highways Agency, The Pensions Service and The Benefits Agency. She has worked in a number of executive and non-executive roles in the NHS and wider public sector including Solihull Care Trust and Birmingham & Solihull PCT Cluster.
Jenni is passionate about developing great leaders in the NHS and committed to influencing a high quality patient experience for the people of Dudley.

Julian Atkins – Non-Executive Director


Julian joined the Trust in January 2016 as a non-executive director. He has experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked at organisations such as Alliance & Leicester, Marks & Spencer, Solihull Health Authority and the Thomas Cook Group. Prior to joining the Trust, he was part of the Executive Leadership Team and Head of Human Resources at Coventry Building Society, where he worked for nearly 25 years.

Julian is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a Fellow of the Institue for Financial Services and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s subsidiary training company. He is also a past President of Coventry and Warwickshire Institute of Financial Services.

Julian chairs the Charitable Funds and Workforce & Staff Engagement Committees, and is a member of the Finance & Performance and Clinical Quality, Safety & Patient Experience committees. Julian is passionate about delivering excellent customer service through skilled individuals and effective teams.


Richard Miner – Non-Executive Director

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Richard is a Chartered Accountant by background and chairs the Audit Committee. Having joined the Trust in 2010, he is also a member of the Finance and Performance Committee, the Digital Trust Committee and sits on the Board of Dudley Clinical Services Limited.

A former partner in national accounting firm PKF (now part of BDO) he was also Group Finance Director at LPC Group plc, at one time the largest independent tissue manufacturer in the UK. Richard first became involved with the NHS in 2006 as a non-executive director of Birmingham East and North PCT where he chaired the Audit Committee and World Class Commissioning working group.

He is currently a director of Enterprise FD Limited, a provider of flexible and interim finance directors to entrepreneurial and ambitious organisations. This also includes his role as Finance Director with Open Study College, one of the leading providers of distance learning materials.


Catherine Holland – Non-Executive Director

Biography to follow.





Mark Hopkin – Associate Non-Executive Director





Jonathan Hodgkin – Non-Executive Director

Jonathan is an economist by training and has extensive experience of working at the interface of the public and private sectors as a consultant, regulator and company director in the utilities sector.

He has held many director positions throughout his career. As a business consultant Jonathan has advised governments, regulators and companies around the world on industry restructuring, strategy and regulation.



Richard Welford – Non-Executive Director

Richard has over 30 years of global industry experience including Original Equipment Manufacturers and the Supply Chain. He has spent the last 12 years with the Tata Group in the Professional Services sector where Richard held operational and corporate executive roles.

Richard now leads an independent management & strategic consulting business, while serving as a Non-Executive Director on other boards.



Doug Wulff – Non-Executive Director

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Doug sits on the Workforce and Staff Engagement Committee, Charitable Funds Committee and Chairs the Clinical Quality, Safety and Patient Experience Committee.