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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 March 2017 
The following people are on our Board of Directors;

Non-Executive Directors:

Martin Havenhand, Chairman                                                                
Gabrielle M. Atmarow 
Mark Edgell 
Joe Barnes
Lynn Hagger
Barry Mellor
Heather Craven

Executive Directors:

Louise Barnett, Chief Executive 
 Chris Morley, Chief Nurse 
Simon Sheppard, Director of Finance
Chris Holt, Director of Strategy and Transformation
Conrad Wareham, Medical Director
Cheryl Clements, Executive Director of Workforce


Non Voting Board Members

Anna Milanec, Director of Corporate Affairs/Company Secretary
Jeff Garner, interim Director of Clinical Services for Surgery
Daksha Patel, Director of Clinical Services for Family Health
Jon Miles, Director of Clinical Services for Integrated Medicine
John Beeston, Director of Clinical Services for Diagnostics and Support

Our constitution outlines how Non-Executive Directors are appointed and the roles and responsibilities for Executive Directors. Our Register of Interests - Board 12.12.2017outlines any outside interests that our Directors may have.