Governing Body Members

The CCG Governing Body is made up of key people from the CCG.

Members are listed below:

Mark Webb 

Mark Webb spent a number of years in senior roles in publishing, eventually starting up his own local newspaper that ran for just under a decade. Mark is the founder and Managing director of a commercial property and business support company E-Factor Group Ltd, a social enterprise dedicated to assisting local business and entrepreneurs.   Having spent many years in the commercial sector, Mark also has considerable experience in public/ private sector partnership and working with local communities. 

A former chair of the local strategic partnership and current chair of the Growth and Development Board and the new Integrated ‘Union’ , Mark calls on many years of experience in all sectors and a range of partnerships to provide challenge and support in equal measures to all parts of the health and social care sector.  

Above all Mark is passionate about the real and meaningful involvement of the North East Lincolnshire community in the design and delivery of their health and care. 

Mark is Chair of the Governing Body, Chair of the Union Board, Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee,  Chair of the Remuneration committee, and  a member of the Care Contracting Committee.

He joined the Governing Body of the CCG at its commencement.

Dr Peter Melton
Clinical Chief Officer

Dr Peter Melton was born and brought up in North East Lincolnshire. After studying  medicine in London he returned to the area to complete his General Practice training. He became a partner in the Roxton Practice in Immingham in 1993 and remains there now.

He joined the Governing Body of the CCG at its commencement.


Rob Walsh

 Chief Executive/ NELCCG/NELC

Rob Walsh was appointed Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council on 1 January 2014. 

Following a decision taken by the Council and CCG in 2017 whereby the two would take their much advanced health and social care partnership even further, the Council/CCG “Union” was formed.  On 1st August 2017 Rob was duly appointed Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Rob has been with the local authority since it was formed in 1996.  His career started in the legal department dealing with a variety of matters including child protection, public procurement and planning, before becoming the council’s Director of Law and Democratic Services in 2004 and subsequently taking on a wider portfolio including resources and transformation programmes.  Rob is also the returning officer for all forms of election in the borough.

Rob has led on a number of initiatives for the council, including large scale internal change programmes, major regeneration projects and public/private partnerships, including the health and regeneration sectors. 

In his role as Chief Executive Rob has been keen to promote the profile of the council and the borough with a view to creating the right conditions for investment, economic growth and community resilience, symbolised by the recent announcement in the Government’s Industrial Strategy of a pilot Town Deal for Grimsby. 

Rob is a keen advocate of system integration, partnership working and a learning culture, recognising that an area like North East Lincolnshire can and will thrive if there is a clear vision and common purpose across all sectors – public, private, voluntary.  Despite the myriad of challenges the area and the council faces, Rob believes there has never been a greater opportunity and platform to put our area on the map for the right reasons.


Laura Whitton
 Chief Finance Officer

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in Sheffield, Laura spent several years gaining experience working on audits in a number of different sectors and has worked in the NHS for over 20 years. 

Since joining the NHS she has held a number of Senior Finance roles at both Deputy Director and Assistant Director level, across a range of NHS organisations, including South Humber Health Authority, NEL Primary Care Trust, NEL Care Trust Plus and NEL CCG. 

In addition to her professional qualifications, Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.

She joined  the Governing Body of the CCG in January 2017

Dr Allamsetty

 Vice CCG Chair / Chair of Council of Members (CoM)

Dr Sudhakar Allamsetty has been a GP in North East Lincolnshire for 10 years, and is a Partner at Scartho Medical Centre, Grimsby. He has a particular interest in Education, Cardio-vascular medicine, and is a GP Trainer for The GP Training Scheme in North East Lincolnshire and Foundation Doctor Trainer for HYMS.

Dr Allamsetty has worked as the Prescribing Clinical lead, and Caldicott Guardian for NELCCG in the past. Sudhakar brings experience in working in different health care settings, including India and USA, and is passionate about the NHS and ensuring it provides high quality sustainable care to patients


Dr Ekta Elston 
Medical Director /Vice Chair of Council of Members (CoM)

Dr Elston has been a GP in North East Lincolnshire for 10 years, and is a Partner at The Roxton Practice.

She has a particular interest in education and workforce development, and is also a Training Program Director for The GP Training Scheme in Northern Lincolnshire.

Ekta brings experience in working in different health care settings, including Africa and Australia, and is passionate about the NHS and ensuring it provides high quality sustainable care to patients.

She joined the Governing Body of the CCG in Feb 2018.

Helen Kenyon
Chief Operating Officer


Helen Kenyon is a qualified accountant and has worked in the NHS for over 25 years.  She has worked in North East Lincolnshire since 1999. On behalf of the Partnership Agreement between the CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council she oversees the commissioning, contracting and performance management of both Healthcare and Adult Social Care services.

She chairs the CCG’s Delivery Assurance Committee, and Care Contracting Committee.

She joined the Governing Body of the CCG at its commencement.



Joe Warner
Chief Executive 

Joe Warner qualified as a social worker in 1987 and is registered with the Health and Care Professional Council. Joe is Chief Executive of Focus Independent Adult Social Work CIC and has worked in senior management positions in several local authorities, including joint NHS and Council posts and also a London CCG.

He was also the managing director of a not for profit company supporting people with a learning disability. 

He joined the CCG Governing Body in September 2013.

Stephen Pintus
Director of Health and Wellbeing NELC

Stephen has been Director of Health and Wellbeing for a little over four years. Prior to joining the local authority and CCG as a joint appointment, Stephen had been working in Derbyshire, as one of the early joint appointments between local government and the NHS.

He began his career in the NHS in the early eighties as one of the first graduate nurses before moving into the field of public health.

Having worked at a senior level in public health for over 25 years, Stephen has built up a body of experience of work in a variety of settings; these have included regeneration work with communities, work with the voluntary sector, project management in health inequalities, running partnerships, as well as work in both local government and the NHS commissioning health and wellbeing services. 

Philip Bond
Lay member championing  patient and public involvement

Philip worked for thirty years as a lawyer in the Courts Service before ill health caused retirement. Prior to becoming a Lay Member at the CCG Philip had been an elected Public Governor at an NHS Hospital Trust for seven years, serving as Lead Governor.

He has many years of public sector voluntary service particularly in education. He is currently Chair of Directors of Tollbar Family of Academies, a chain of Academy schools. He chairs Governing Bodies at four academies within the Trust.

He joined the Shadow CCG Governing Body in June 2011 and was appointed to the substantive post in April 2013, being re-appointed in 2016.  Philip is an active member of the Governing Body with a responsibility to ensure public and patient views are at the heart of CCG decision making. Philip attends monthly Community Forum meetings and he is also a member of the CCG Clinical Governance Committee, providing lay challenge to professionals within that group.

Philip serves as Vice-Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and has played a role as representative of the CCG on external Committees, notably the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trusts Clinical Harm Review Group and their Patient Friendly Access Group.

He provides the link between the CCG and Accord (the community membership of the CCG). He chairs meetings of the Chairs of Patient Participation Groups, a group developing sharing of information and good practice across North East Lincolnshire

He is passionate about the NHS using available new technology to enable patients and their families to take greater responsibility for health.

Dr Renju Mathews
GP Representative

Dr Mathews has been a Full Time Principal GP for 10 years at his surgery based in Stirling Medical & Cromwell PCC.

His practice area covers a diverse range of health inequalities.
He has led positions of Clinical lead in Mental Health & Disability & continues to have GP lay member roles in sub committees within the CCG.


Dr Jeeten Raghwani
GP Representative


Dr Jeeten Raghwani was born and brought up in Grimsby. After studying Pharmacy in London went on to study medicine at Leicester. He returned to the area to complete his General Practice training. He became a partner in the Greenlands Surgery in 2014 and remains there now.

His other roles include that of a PCN clinical director and also a member of the Independent Funding Requests panel for North East Lincs CCG.

Jan Haxby 
 Director of Quality
Registered Strategic Nurse

Jan is a Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN), Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (BSc Hons) and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Leadership in Health & Social Care.

Jan completed her nurse training in 1985 and worked for a number of years in adult services, including surgical and renal specialties.  She spent a number of years working in the fields of dialysis and renal transplant units across both Oxford and Hull and at this point started working with young people aged 14+ with renal disease.

She moved into a strategy lead and commissioning role for children’s health services in 2003,  which was a joint post between the Primary Care Trust and the Council, and then became Head of Children’s Health Services in the Council in 2008, and finally Chief Nurse Commissioner in the Council in 2013, before taking up her current post of Director of Quality & Registered Strategic Nurse in July 2015 with the CCG.  

Jan brings a range of values developed over 30 years of experience working in the NHS; around quality of services, patient experience and nursing as a caring profession.


Tim Render
Lay Member Governance
and Audit

Tim is the retired Finance Director of a major local authority. He has worked in local authorities for most of his career: early posts included social work trainee, town planner, and transport planner before he qualified in finance. He now spends his time on a portfolio of voluntary and non- executive roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

He is a trustee of several charities in Leicestershire, where he lives. He  is a director of the Midland Academies Trust (which oversees 4 schools), a Midlands housing association, a joint venture school building company, a local foodbank, and a training charity for people with learning disabilities.

He chairs the Audit Committee of North East Lincolnshire Council. He enjoys the company of his family (as a father of four and grandfather to six, and a wide variety of classical music (which he also plays on the piano and pipe organ, but not well.)

He joined the CCG Governing Body as a lay member and Chair of the Integrated Governance & Audit Committee in August 2016.

Dr Christopher Hayes 
Secondary Care Doctor 



        Anne Hames                (Standing Attendee)

 Community Forum Chair

Anne Hames joined ACCORD at its inception and has been Chair of the CCG Community Forum for 10 years.  She is currently the Community Representative for the Unplanned Care triangle and was also a member of the Care Contracting Committee for a number of years, recently leaving this role to become the community representative on the Council of Members.

Anne is also Chair of the charity, Centre4, a local hub which provides advice, support and activities to promote the wellbeing of the community of North East Lincolnshire.

Prior to her retiring from business, Anne was founder and Managing Director of a small training and development company which delivered a wide range of accredited and bespoke leadership, management and business advisor training throughout the UK.  She was also a Quality Assessor for a national quality standard, delivering UK wide assessments to organisations such as Universities, statutory agencies, private companies and third sector organisations.

Joanne Hewson  (Standing Attendee)

Chief Operating Officer (NELC)

Joanne took up post as Chief Operating Officer in 2018 and was previously the Deputy Chief Executive which included holding the statutory roles of Director of Children’s and Adult Services.

Joanne has been with the local authority since 2000.  Her career started in the Early Years and Childcare Department and was instrumental in the development of Nursery Education provision across the borough.

Joanne has 25 years’ experience of working with Children and Family Services. Working in the private, voluntary and public sector.  Prior to the appointment of Deputy Chief Executive and as a Strategic Director Joanne has lead on many programmes and initiatives which include

Leadership of a range of multidisciplinary services across: Child Protection, Family Support; Children’s Community Health; Complex  Health; early years; extended schools services; children’s centres; Integrated Youth support Services; children’s health safeguarding.

Lead responsibility for frontline services, including: integrated children’s teams, through children’s centres (health, social care, education); early years education and daycare; health visiting; school nursing;

Lead for children’s commissioning and procurement across child protection and children’s health services

Lead responsibility for the transfer of commissioning and delivery of the children’s health provision, and changing the models of delivery.

More recently Joanne has led on a whole scale system change programme across the council and its partners developing an Outcomes Framework for the borough on which all future commissioning will be based, and developing ‘Place Based’ partnership arrangements for delivery of outcomes for our population.

In her spare time, Joanne is a keen gardener.

Joanne lives locally, is married and has four children and 3 grandchildren.