Bury Care Organisation

Tyrone Roberts 2021

Tyrone Roberts - Director of Nursing/Chief Officer for Bury Care Organisation

Tyrone Roberts trained in the West Midlands before taking up his first staff nurse post in vascular surgery. He completed his MSc during this time and researched various wound dressings.

Over the years, Tyrone has held various positions across surgery, medicine, women and children’s and community. Committed to improving the environment for staff and patients, Tyrone has led several investments in staffing levels and has undertaken work for NHSI on supporting reviews of nurse staffing. A keen advocate of visible leadership and of staff engagement, Tyrone is a qualified ‘coach’ and also champions the use of measurement for improvement and has led various patient safety developments.

After leaving the Midlands, Tyrone worked in the Wirral until moving to Derbyshire for his most recent post as Deputy Chief Nurse at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. Tyrone is married with three children, enjoys the outdoors and lives in a small village in Derbyshire.

Tyrone joined the Trust in November 2016.


Leah Robins 2021

Leah Robins - Director of Operations

Leah joined the Trust in June 2017, as the divisional managing director for surgery and later appointed to the director of operations at North Manchester General Hospital in January 2020.

She was previously the divisional director of operations & performance for clinical support services & tertiary medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Leah holds a degree in biochemistry and completed a Masters in healthcare leadership in 2015, submitting a dissertation in ‘Clinician Perceptions of 7-day Working in Healthcare’. She has worked in the NHS for 13 years, many of those years in operational and strategic cancer roles, also working on the project commissioning of new hospital builds and transformation projects which culminated in presenting at The Mayo Clinic in the US.

She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to intractable issues.


Dr Tim Gray 2021

Tim Gray - Interim Medical Director

Dr Timothy Gray graduated from Cambridge University and then went on to Southampton to complete his medical training. He then spent two years in Papworth Hospital performing research in to chronic angina and then moved to the North West of England to complete his Cardiology training.

Dr Gray has held a number of posts in Bury, including Associate Clinical Director for the Silver Heart Unit and more recently, Interim Divisional Clinical Director for the Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation.

Catherine Wilkinson 2021

Catherine Wilkinson - Director of Finance

Catherine joins the Bury Care Organisation as Director of Finance from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) where she most recently held the post of Director of Business Planning and Resources, leading the wider corporate functions including HR, Estates and Facilities, Corporate Governance, Procurement and IT as well as finance.

She joined the NHS as a National Finance Management Trainee in 2002 and has over 18 years of experience working in senior roles nationally and in the north west, having worked in large Acute trusts prior to NICE.

Catherine is passionate about people and led on several initiatives at NICE to promote diversity and inclusion and is a trained mentor. As well a career in the NHS, Catherine divides her time between parenting 2 school age children and volunteering as Trustee and Treasurer for Age UK Lancashire.




Emma Shooter - Director of HR

Emma is the Director of HR for Bury Care Organisation.  She has worked in HR in health and social care since 2001, in a number of organisations including social services, acute Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and immediately prior to joining the Northern Care Alliance, at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance in1999 and in 2001 completed her MA in Human Resource Management.  Emma is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is a Myers Brigg (MBTI) Practitioner, with a strong interest in what motivates us at work, engagement and appreciative inquiry.  Experienced in large scale complex workforce reconfigurations and service transformations, Emma was the Associate Director of Workforce for Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation, prior to the disaggregation in 2020.

Outside of work, Emma loves live music, reformer pilates, her family and friends (especially her nephews and nieces), books and holidays.

Kath Wynne Jones

Kath Wynne-Jones - Chief Officer, Bury Local Care Organisation

Kath is the Chief Officer of Bury LCO. She leads the development and implementation of strategy, systems and processes, to ensure the effective delivery of care, through the LCO arrangements. Kath has extensive commissioning experience, complemented by a breadth of operational management, gained in a variety of provider settings. She is experienced in the development and implementation of healthcare strategy, through systems and people. Kath has a particular interest in Integrated Care systems, which has been the subject of a fellowship she undertook with AQUA.

Kath is passionate about living your life with purpose and authenticity and is in equal measures concerned about the sustainability of public services, with the financial and workforce challenges currently facing the health and social care sector. As an experienced Executive Coach, Meditation Teacher, and Author, Kath is passionate about embedding a culture of resilience for the people that work within the LCO, to improve the health of the population of Bury.