Martin Wright

Role: Non-executive Director, Deputy Chair of the Trust, and Chair of the Audit Committee

What I do

My role as a non-executive director is to hold the Chief Executive and the executive team to account for the delivery of the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives. I am the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee. I regularly visit the Trust’s services to ensure I have a personal insight into the work of the Trust.

How I contribute to improving the experience of service users and carers

Part of my role is to make sure that services are being provided in the most safe, timely, equitable, efficient, effective and patient-centred way. As the Chair of the Audit Committee, I ensure that the committee looks at the effectiveness of our governance (corporate and clinical), financial reporting, health and safety, risk management and audit processes and the Trust’s system of internal controls.

My experience

I was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for DLA Piper International, one of the largest global law firms, where I was responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and control, including treasury, taxation and financial planning. I managed an international team of finance staff which provided support for more than 4,000 lawyers operating in more than 30 countries around the world.

I am also a Trustee for Roger’s Almshouses which is a charity in Harrogate providing sheltered housing, retirement housing, supported housing for older people.

Get in touch

You can contact me by emailing