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Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the operational management of the hospital and, with the participation from the Council of Governors, sets the strategic direction of the Trust.

The Board of Directors is comprised of full-time Executive and part-time Non-Executive Directors who manage the Trust. Our Non-Executive Directors were appointed because of their business skills and experience and strong links with the local community, and our Executives were appointed because of their business focus and operational/management experience within and outside the health sector, as a result we consider our Board of Directors to be balanced, complete and appropriate. 

Who is on the Board of Directors?

The Board is made up of executive and non-executive directors. Executive Directors work full-time for the Trust, whilst the Non-executive Directors are appointed by the Council of Governors and give at least three days a month by attending Board meetings and working on specific projects. Non-executive Directors are appointed for three years.

Board January 2020

The following people are on our Board of Directors;

Non-Executive Directors:

Martin Havenhand, Chairman 

Nicola Bancroft                                                                 
Mark Edgell 
Joe Barnes
Lynn Hagger 
Heather Craven
Dr David Hannah

Michael Smith

Dr Rumit Shah 

Executive Directors:

Louise Barnett, Chief Executive 
Angela Wood, Chief Nurse 
Simon Sheppard, Director of Finance
Chris Preston, Deputy Chief Executive
Dr Callum Gardner, Executive Medical Director
Steve Ned, Joint Director of Workforce
George Briggs, Chief Operating Officer


Non Voting Board Members

Anna Milanec, Director of Corporate Affairs/Company Secretary
Jeff Garner, Divisional Director - Surgery
vacant, Divisional Director - Family Health
Pravin Jha, interim Divisional Director - Integrated Medicine
John Beeston, Divisional Director -  Diagnostics and Support

Jeremy Reynard, interim Divisional Director - UECC

Our constitution outlines how Non-Executive Directors are appointed and the roles and responsibilities for Executive Directors. Our Register of Interest outlines any outside interests that our Directors may have.