Trust seeks new Non-Executive Director as Sharon Robson departs

Published on: 26th July 2023

The NHS Trust that delivers specialist mental health, dementia, learning disabilities and autism services across Lincolnshire is seeking a new Non-Executive Director to join its Board, after Sharon Robson moves to a new role with the NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Sharon, who has been a Non-Executive Director at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) since 2019, will be joining the Board of NHS Lincolnshire ICB as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 14 August, taking on a broader role within Lincolnshire’s health and care system.

With Sharon’s departure, LPFT is recruiting for her replacement and is seeking suitably experienced candidates who are interested in finding out more.

The Trust is particularly looking for someone who has a clinical background, with substantial senior or board level experience, within a complex organisation. Someone who can help steer the organisation over the next three years with its ambitions for people with mental health problems, dementia, learning disabilities and autistic people in the county.

Kevin Lockyer, Chair at LPFT said:

“We are very grateful to Sharon for sharing her knowledge and experience with the Trust over the last few years. She has played an invaluable part in ensuring the organisation continues to deliver the very best care to the people who use our services, over what has been an unprecedented time for the NHS. We wish her all the best in her future role with the ICB and look forward to continuing to work with her in the wider health and care system.

“Whilst it is always difficult to lose experienced people from an organisation, we are committed to ensuring a thorough and robust recruitment process for someone new to join our Board.

“Being a Non-Executive Director is a demanding, but very rewarding role. People have the chance to join a competent and effective Board that prides itself on keeping patients at the heart of every decision.

“We are particularly committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Recognising under-represented protected characteristics in the boardroom, the Trust particularly welcomes applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, from lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and from transgender people. Personal lived experience of a mental health condition, or experience of caring for a family member or friend with mental health, learning disability or autism needs would also be welcomed.”

Interested candidates can find out more about the position at