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.

Jonathan Fellows – Non-Executive Director,  Deputy
Chairman and Senior Independent Director

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Jonathan joined the Dudley Group as a
non-executive director in October 2007, ahead of the Trust being awarded Foundation Trust status the following year. He is an experienced business professional, with a track record of achievement in executive and non-executive director roles in publicly listed and private companies, as well as in the NHS.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and also a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Jonathan chairs the Trust Finance & Performance Committee, is a member of the Trust Audit Committee and is also the chair of the Black Country Pathology Service Oversight Group.

Ann Becke – Non-Executive Director

Ann Becke_APPROVEDAnn brings to the Trust 26 years experience in global sales and marketing as Head of Professional Services for BT. Her career in BT was mainly in consultative sales and sales management where she provided strategic direction and leadership.

A graduate in World Class Service Management from Leeds University, she is a trained coach and mentor and was instrumental in setting up a global BT external client ‘women in business’ network to promote talent in the boardroom. She was recognised as a member of the BT talent pool and was a role model for the delivery of inspirational leadership, customer satisfaction and diversity. She also was a member of the PPI (Patient and Public Involvement Forum) gaining valuable insight into the NHS.

Ann has been Chair and Vice-Chair of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline (Wolverhampton/Kinver Link) charity for the past 16 years and is actively involved in both the local and business community raising awareness and significant funding to support the aims of the charity. Ann is a very active member of the community and in 2009 Kinver Rotary Club recognised Ann with an award for outstanding service in the local community.

In her role as a Non-Executive Director, Ann also has a lead role in Safeguarding, both within the Trust and the wider health economy, in emergency planning and in art and the environment. She is also a Trustee of Dudley Clinical Educational Centre’s Charity and represents the Trust on the Dudley Children’s Executive Board.

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.

Doug Wulff – Non-Executive Director

Doug Wulff_APPROVED_3Doug is a General Practitioner by profession and has worked in healthcare both in the UK and South Africa. He joined The Dudley Group us after retiring from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust where he was Medical Director.

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