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Non-Executive Directors


Beatrice Fraenkel, Chairman

Beatrice has been Chairman of Mersey Care NHS FT since 2008 and prior to that was Chair of South Liverpool Primary Care Trust. She is an ergonomist and industrial designer.

She has many years experience in the private sector having built up a successful family owned commercial property business. As Independent Chairman of the North West Regional Centre of Excellence she led the development of a regional design review panel and design training across the NW.


Gerry O’Keeffe, Non-Executive Director (Senior Independent Director)

Gerry recently retired as Chief Operating Officer of a UK business with 7,000 staff and annual revenues of £1.5 billion

He has supported the NHS as a key supplier for four years and has a lifetime of experience working in information technology and consulting businesses, leading large teams in the UK and internationally.

Dr Robert Beardall, Non-Executive Director

Robert has a broad medical leadership background with over 24 years experience in family and aerospace medicine, clinical quality improvement, population health management, clinical epidemiology and health informatics.  


Pamela Williams, Non-Executive Director

Pamela used to work as Executive Director of finance at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council before recently retiring. She has extensive experience at Board level in a range of organisations.

Tony Allen

Tony Allen, Non-Executive Director

Tony Allen FCMA CGMA brings a highly commercial, results driven customer focus and a track record in adding value. Being forward-looking with a combination of strategic vision and attention to detail, he challenges tradition and provides value adding innovative alternatives. Tony has extensive experience at senior level in both the UK and overseas in public, private, not-for-profit and private equity backed organisations. He holds non executive positions in other public organisations and chairs their audit committees. Tony is also managing partner at TNL Consulting Limited. 

Karen Fielding

Karen Fielding, Non-Executive Director

Previously with the NHS, Karen headed up the support teams for St.Helen’s & Knowsley Trust Physiotherapy section covering 5 Trust hospitals and 150 local GP surgeries. Having worked closely with clinicians, management and support staff, Karen has extensive experience in patient care issues.

Karen’s career is founded on 20 years’ experience with Hewlett Packard where she was the UK’s Head of Escalations for major installations such as the Stock Exchange, Major High Street Banks and a host of FTSE Top 100 companies.

For the last 10 years Karen has been the Head of Governance and Customer Service with the UK’s leading provider of Clinical Software dealing with NHS Trusts across the UK. Currently, Karen is the Associate Director of a leading Medical Technologies group supplying worldwide. Karen’s experience in Governance, Audit and Clinical IT systems reach across Global Health services.