Meet Our board:

A wealth of experience ensuring sound governance.

Our board is the perfect mix of professional expertise. Meet the friendly faces that make up Shared Agenda’s board.

Meet the Board
Meet Alan Johnson:

Former Health, Education and Home Secretary, Alan Johnson is the Independent Chair of Shared Agenda. Before joining the board, Alan was the Hull West and Hessle MP for 20 years.

Alan applies a hands on approach to his chairmanship, ensuring sound operation of the company.




Meet Dave Leedham:

Dave works on many of Sewell Investment’s cross sector developments and is primarily responsible for all legal, funding and financial aspects of Shared Agenda.

Dave has worked closely with health service providers for the last 8 years, sitting on various strategic boards and representing the companies at national events. Dave is a non-executive director of the City Healthcare Partnership CIC.



Meet Paul Sewell:

Having taken over at Sewell Group 35 years ago, Paul has grown the reputable building firm into a multi-disciplined group of investments, construction and facilities management companies, serving public service partners and blue-chip companies.

Paul brings wider knowledge of the region’s economic direction along with an entrepreneurial flair to the company



Meet Jo Barnes:

Jo is the Managing Director of Shared Agenda and over twenty years’ experience working both within, and with, the public sector across the North of England and Scotland.

Under Jo’s leadership, the Shared Agenda team has extended their service offer to provide compelling, estates solutions and consulting services to our public and private sector customers across the UK.

Meet Jane Fitch:

Hi, I’m Jane. I’m a Director of Shared Agenda. I’m a qualified GP and I’ve worked in health and social care for over 25 years.

My whole ethos is about helping people, and constantly striving for better outcomes. I’m also the Regional Director for Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and so I lead the team across the North East and Yorkshire.

I have been supporting estates transformation initiatives for around 10 years, which has included a variety of roles across acute major capital developments and primary care / community programmes. I have also recently worked as a Strategic Estates Lead for the NHS England and NHS Improvement Estates Delivery Team, and I am a Better Business Cases Registered Practitioner.

When I’m not working, I love getting out and about in the countryside surrounding where I live (Peak District). My favourite activities are fell running, mountain biking or hiking with friends and family.