Board of Directors

Suzy Layton

Chief Executive

I’m Suzy, I’m not into titles in particular, I am happy with just Suzy, but if you had to define me, I’m the CEO, who has done every back of house job in the organisation over the past three decades.

I see my role as ensuring the culture of our organisation stays strong, focused and relevant to all generations while we grow in size and depth. We keep our colleagues and communities at the core of everything that we do and do it with energy and compassion.

Outside work, I sail, tiny weeny dinghies but have a bonkers dream to achieve by 2025.

Lee McGlynn

Deputy Chief Executive

I found my spiritual home in FCMS in 2006 and have not stopped enjoying myself since!!

I have shed loads of experience in developing and delivering services of all sizes, mostly in the community/primary care, but what excites me most is the stuff we are yet to do… love developing people, love innovation, love asking why!

Kids, Wife, MUFC (in that order!).

Sarah Hart

Director of People & Wellbeing

I believe people are at the heart of all we do. People, relationships and compassion are my reason for being at FCMS since I started in 2009 when we had 75 employees. When people have a career from anywhere between 1994 – 2094, I want to make the middle bit, the  ‘ ‘ in their career really count.

My role encompasses responsibility for everything people related from finding amazing talent, supporting the start of a colleague’s journey with FCMS and being a part of people’s lives along the journey. I deeply care about our team and strive to enhance who we are and what we’re here to cause. This is usually supported with a hug, a chat or sometimes talking about hard stuff in really deep but rewarding conversations.

Sam Marsh

Chief Operating Officer

I started working for FCMS in 2010 in our Dental Service, I moved to Quality and Risk in 2016 on a secondment and loved it so much I have never left!

My working life revolves around compliance, legislation and all the other good stuff. My home life revolves around my three boys and their football.

Kelly Mason

Director of Finance

I joined FCMS in 2017 as Head of Finance and became Director of Finance in 2020. I have 22 year’s experience in Finance in the Hospitality and Healthcare sectors with 14 years as a Chartered Management Accountant. 

The commonality is people centred industries – I love the culture of FCMS and enjoy the diversity of the role alongside being part of a Social Enterprise which really does put patients and our staff at the heart of what we do.

Married to Andy, we have two fabulous children who keep me as busy as my day job!

Philip Smyth


My experience spans private industry and public and third sectors in a variety of general management and board positions. For most of my career, I have been in the toiletries and food industries but have gravitated in the last 15 years to health and social care. Whatever the sector, I feel that playing my part in continuous innovation and change has always been the most exciting and rewarding part of my role.

Dr Pete Smith

Non-Executive Director

I have been a full time GP Partner at Bloomfield Medical in Blackpool since 1995. I co-founded PDS Medical in 2004 and have been a Director of FCMS since 1995. I have served on the Blackpool CCG board in the past and I am currently engaged on an extended non-executive director role with the company.

Dr Alex Gaw

Non-Executive Director

Dr Katy Knight

Organisational Medical Director

I qualified as a GP in 2013 and have worked for FCMS as a sessional GP in urgent care since 2016. I am passionate about addressing health inequalities and delivering healthcare that is accessible to all members of society. Prior to joining FCMS as Organisational Medical Director, I was the Associate Medical Director of a substance misuse and mental health charity.

Steve Barrow

Non-Executive Director

I have been with FCMS since 2014 originally as
Director of Finance before becoming a non-executive director. Previously I was Finance Director of a FTSE250 listed international manufacturing business and also have experience as Trustee of a charity. Outside of work, I am married and have two daughters. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, particularly golfing and hiking in the Lakes.

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