Welcome to our new Lead Governor

Anna Gardner, Public Governor for Buckinghamshire has been appointed as Lead Governor for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Welcome to our new Lead Governor

Anna who lives in Great Missenden with her husband and three children, now a psychotherapist working in private practice, had previous careers in the legal and non-profit sectors, with tenure at US multinationals, such as Hewlett-Packard and Accenture, and in non-profits such as Sight Savers International, International Lawyers for Africa and Tesito.

Anna takes over from Mike Hobbs who is standing down as lead governor after two years in the role. He will continue in his role as public Oxfordshire governor.

Mike said “It has been a privilege, and a pleasure, to support and work with OHFT governors and our constituents, but also to work with those many Trust staff who support our activities. I very much welcome Anna’s willingness to serve as Lead Governor and will do my best over the next months to support Anna and the governors.”

Anna said: “It is with a profound sense of honour and responsibility that I have taken on the role of Lead Governor from Mike Hobbs. First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude to Mike for his tireless efforts and contribution to the Trust. He has left a legacy which we, the governors, can build on.

“As Lead Governor, my priority for the next 12 months is to help increase Trust membership and governor engagement. To facilitate governor engagement, the re-activated Council of Governor sub-groups will serve as the primary conduit for governors to represent their constituents and hold non-executive directors to account.”

Visit Council of Governors – Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust if you would like to know more about becoming a Governor.

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Published: 16 January 2024