Our governing body

The NHS Manchester CCG Governing Body is made up of our Chief Accountable Officer, GPs and other health care professionals and lay member representatives.

Their role is to ensure that we function effectively and economically. The majority of the CCG’s responsibilities have been delegated to the MHCC Board following the adoption of the MHCC Partnership Agreement between NHS Manchester CCG and Manchester City Council in April 2017. However the CCG, through its Governing Body, retains some statutory responsibilities, which are:

  • ensuring that the CCG has appropriate arrangements in place to exercise its functions effectively, efficiently and economically and in accordance with the CCG’s principles of good governance (its main function);
  • determining the remuneration, fees and other allowances payable to employees
  • or other persons providing services to the CCG and the allowances payable under any pension scheme it may establish.

The Governing Body also has responsibility for:

  • approving any decision taken by the Commissioning Board to enter into the Partnership Agreement; and, if it considers it appropriate, initiate and approve the CCG’s exit from the Partnership Agreement;
  • approving any recommendation made by the Commissioning Board to change the CCG’s overarching scheme of reservation and delegation;
  • proposing to the members any amendments to this constitution.

Further information can be found in section four of our constitution.

Governing body meetings

The Governing Body meets as and when it’s required, but as a minimum meets once annually. For details of how and when these take place see our Governing Body meetings and papers page.

Governing Body members

Our Governing Body members and their roles are listed below.

Dr Ruth Bromley


Ruth was recently (July 2018) appointed as Chair of the MHCC Board.  Alongside her responsibilities as Chair she continues to retain her role as Clinical Lead for Homelessness for the city.

Part of MHCC since its inauguration in April 2017, Ruth led on Neighbourhood Transformation at board level. She has a career-long interest in children’s health, in particular safeguarding and is a Portfolio GP, practising clinically in Wythenshawe.

Ruth is the lead for Ethics and Law at Manchester Medical School and is also a Trustee for the Institute of Medical Ethics.

Ruth is an extremely proud Mancunian, raising her own family in South Manchester. Her hobbies include singing in two choirs and running a disco on Twitter!

Ian Williamson

Chief Accountable Officer

Having led NHS organisations in the North West for more than nine years, Ian’s role as Accountable Officer involves leading the delivery of improvement plans for patient care, working closely with the Board, staff, and partners.

Having cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in his youth, Ian now prefers to spend his free time with his family, walking his dog and also enjoys running.

Grenville Page

Lay Member, Governance

Grenville’s professional background is in accountancy and audit. He has worked in the public, private and charitable sectors and has a long association with the NHS, having worked for West Pennine Health Authority 15 years prior to joining the CCG. Away from his professional interests, he is a keen photographer and motorsport enthusiast.

Chris Jeffries

Lay Member, Finance and Audit

Chris worked within the NHS as a workforce director before retirement, and as a finance director before that. His role is to ensure the CCG spends its money wisely, getting the best for the population of Manchester, and that it does so transparently. Chris has travelled in the former USSR, is a keen hillwalker and has kayaked across Loch Aish to Skye.

Atiha Chaudry

Lay Member, Patient and Public Involvement

Atiha became the Chair of Central Manchester CCG’s PPAG in June 2015. As the Director of Equal Access Consultancy which she set up 13 years ago, her areas of specialism include research, consultancy in economic and community regeneration, equality and diversity and the community and voluntary sector. Atiha has lived and worked in Manchester for over 20 years and has, and continues to give much of her time to voluntary and community activity. Atiha is currently undertaking the following roles, to name but a few: Chair of The Greater Manchester BME Network, Justice of the Peace on the Stockport Bench, Vice Chair of the Manchester Settlement and Board Member of Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Dr Denis Colligan

GP Board Member

Denis has been a GP in Collyhurst for 20 years, at Whitley Road Medical Centre. He is also a referral triage clinician, looking at paediatrics. Denis was involved in local NHS management throughout the lifetime of the PCT and before that as a GP fundholder; he has also been a Local Medical Committee member since 2001. His Board responsibilities include long term conditions and planned care.