Governance

As an NHS foundation trust, we remain part of the NHS family but have the freedom to innovate and develop in the best interests of our patients. The governance arrangements are designed to help trusts like ours reflect the needs of the communities they serve.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, which includes our Chair, seven Non-Executive Directors, the Chief Executive and eight Executive Directors, make decisions about the operational management of the Trust. 

The Board of Directors sets the overall strategic direction of the Trust within the context of NHS priorities.

Headshot of CEO, Dr Nick Broughton

Dr Nick
Broughton

Chief Executive

Headshot of board member, David Walker

David
Walker

Chair

Headshot of board member, Marie Crofts

Marie
Crofts

Chief Nurse

Headshot of Dr Karl Marlowe

Dr Karl
Marlowe

Chief Medical Officer

Headshot of board member, Mike McEnaney

Mike
McEnaney

Director of Finance

Headshot of Charmaine De Souza

Charmaine
De Souza

Chief People Officer

Headshot of Dr Ben Riley

Ben
Riley

Executive Managing Director for Community, Primary and Dental Care

Headshot of Tehmeena Ajmal

Tehmeena
Ajmal

Interim Managing Director of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

Headshot of board member, Kerry Rogers

Kerry
Rogers*

Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary

Headshot of board member, Martyn Ward

Martyn
Ward*

Executive Director for Digital and Transformation

Headshot of board member, John Allison

Sir John
Allison

Non-Executive Director

Headshot of board member, Bernard Galton

Bernard
Galton

Non-Executive Director

Headshot of board member, Chris Hurst

Chris
Hurst

Non-Executive Director

Kia
Nobre

Non-Executive Director

Headshot of board member, Mohinder Sawhney

Mohinder
Sawhney

Non-Executive Director

Headshot of board member, Lucy Weston

Lucy
Weston

Non-Executive Director

*Non-voting member

Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors, which includes our Chair and Governors, brings the views and interests of the public, patients, carers, our staff and other stakeholders into the heart of our governance.

Learn more about the Council of Governors

Meetings

Both bodies meet in public and time is set aside at the end of their meetings in public for those attending to ask questions on matters arising from the agenda.

Questions will be taken at the discretion of the chair of the meeting, at the end of the meeting and in the designated slot on the agenda.

Questions on topics not included on the agenda may be answered at the discretion of the chair of the meeting, either in or outside of the meeting.

To facilitate a response at the meeting, please submit questions no later than 24 hours in advance to the Director of Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary.

Questions

Our Director of Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary is responsible for managing the Corporate Governance arrangements.

If you have any questions about these or about Foundation Trusts in general then please contact the office of Director of Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary on 01865 902 646.

Page last reviewed: 12 October, 2021