Martin Barkley - Chief Executive
Martin joined the NHS in 1972 as a Trainee Hospital Administrator and has managed mental health services and learning disability services since 1986. During that time he has led the extensive modernisation and improvement of services as well as significant organisational development in the three Trusts which he has served as Chief Executive since 1994 (East Surrey, Nottingham and Hampshire) prior to joining Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) in 2008.
He was a member of the Mental Health National Service Framework Working Group in 1999. In 2011 and 2012 he was seconded one day per week to the Department of Health as Transition Lead for policy development for the development of the regional NHS Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs). He is Vice-Chairman of the North East LETB; a member of the Advisory Board of the NHS Leadership Academy and the North East & Cumbria Academic Health Science Network.