Meet our Board:

Ensuring sound governance and business operations

With decades of experience working in the health and social care world, our Board, chaired by former Health Secretary of State Rt Hon Alan Johnson, ensures sound governance of the company. The unique make-up of the Board brings together entrepreneurial spirit and public sector know how, to lead the long-term aspiration of improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Citycare Board Members
Meet Alan Johnson:

Former Health, Education and Home Secretary Alan Johnson is the Independent Chair of Citycare and Shared Agenda. Before joining the board, Alan was the Hull West and Hessle MP for 20 years.

Alan applies a hands on approach to his role at Citycare and ensures sound operation of this public private partnership to ensure the best outcomes for the company, its communities and stakeholders.




Meet Tim Wigglesworth:


Tim here, Chief Executive of Citycare. I draw on my 30 years of estates experience to help our customers make best and most effective use of their estate allowing them to focus on their core business. I also look after the day to day operations of the company and manage the resources of our growing team.

My understanding of the challenges facing the public sector helps me apply my skills across the range of company services from strategic advice through to implementation.

Outside work, I’m a trustee with the Smile Foundation and HKR Foundation, referee rugby union, and follow our one-eyed racehorse!

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Meet Dave Leedham:

Dave joined Sewell as Group Accountant in 1995 and was a key player in the successful bid in 2004/05 that led to the establishment of the public private partnership, Citycare. He has subsequently sat on the board since its formation.

Dave works on many of Sewell Investment’s cross sector developments and is primarily responsible for all legal, funding and financial aspects of Citycare and Shared Agenda.

Dave has worked closely with health service providers for the last 8 years, sitting on various strategic boards and representing the companies at national events. Dave is a non-executive director of the City Healthcare Partnership CIC.

Meet Emma Sayner:

Emma Sayner has spent more than ten years in senior finance leadership roles and four years as Chief Finance Officer for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), taking forward a host of service developments and strategic programmes.

Under Emma Sayner’s leadership as Chief Finance Officer, NHS Hull CCG has achieved the highest (1A) NHS England North category for financial assurance, and three years of unqualified annual accounts.

Emma’s skills, drive and motivation has brought together financial leads across the STP ‘footprint’ to reach agreement around the scale of the financial challenge and programme of work.

Meet Paul Sewell:

Having taken over at Sewell Group 35 years ago, Paul has grown the reputable building firm into a multi-disciplined group of investments, construction and facilities management companies, serving public service partners and blue chip companies.

Paul sits on both the Shared Agenda and Citycare boards, bringing wider knowledge of the region’s economic direction along with an entrepreneurial flair to the companies.

Meet Toby Parry:

Toby is a chartered accountant with over 15 years experience of working on healthcare projects.

Toby joined the Grosvenor House Group in 2005 and has helped to grow the group in its chosen markets of facilities management and project investment.  He is now a director of Grosvenor’s project investment arm, Cardale PFI Investments, which has a number of investments in the health, education and leisure sectors.

Meet Jane Fitch:

Hi, I’m Jane. I’m a Director of Shared Agenda. I’m a qualified GP and I’ve worked in health and social care for over 25 years.

My whole ethos is about helping people, and constantly striving for better outcomes. I’m also the Regional Director for Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and so I lead the team across the North East and Yorkshire.

I have been supporting estates transformation initiatives for around 10 years, which has included a variety of roles across acute major capital developments and primary care / community programmes. I have also recently worked as a Strategic Estates Lead for the NHS England and NHS Improvement Estates Delivery Team, and I am a Better Business Cases Registered Practitioner.

When I’m not working, I love getting out and about in the countryside surrounding where I live (Peak District). My favourite activities are fell running, mountain biking or hiking with friends and family.

Nafees is passionate about making a real difference to communities, he is also Chair of Governors of Minet Infant School in West London.