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NHS Foundation Trusts are membership organisations, giving local people and staff, as members of the organisation, a greater influence in shaping its future.

 

I believe wholeheartedly in the Chief Executive’s vision of being the best performing Trust in the UK and a centre of excellence for patient care.
Staff Governor

 

Currently we have a Board of Directors that is legally accountable for running the Trust. It has a Chairman, seven Non-Executive Directors (lay people appointed by the Council of Governors for three year terms) and seven Executive Directors (who are employees).

In addition to this Board of Directors, Foundation Trust members have elected a Council of Governors. The Council is important and influential in the way that it represents workforce colleagues and the community, giving their views to the Board of Directors on the organisation’s future direction. It does not run the Trust or get involved with the day-to-day operational issues.

There are currently 24 members of the Council of Governors - 14 public governors, five staff governors, and five appointed governors from the local councils and universities.

  

Governors have two main duties:

  • To hold the Non-Executive Directors, individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the Board and Directors; and
  • To represent the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public.

 

Statutory powers include appointing the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors; approving significant transactions (as defined by the Trust’s Constitution) and approving amendments to the Trust’s Constitution.

Governors do not receive a salary but do receive expenses incurred in carrying out their role.


Meet our Governors

In this section, we have details of our Council of Governors of Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Helen Pernelet   Helen Pernelet
Elmbridge Constituency
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
  Professor Ann Ooms   Professor Ann Ooms
Elmbridge Constituency
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
 
    Vacant
Elmbridge Constituency
       
 
Anthony Tweh   Anthony Tweh
Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames, and Rest of England Constituency
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
  Edwin Addis   Edwin Addis
Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames, and Rest of England Constituency
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
 
Lilly Evans   Dr Lilly Evans
Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Windsor and Maidenhead Constituency
1st Dec 2021
to 30th Nov 2024
  Sue Bell   Sue Bell
Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Windsor and Maidenhead Constituency
1st Dec 2021
to 30th Nov 2024
 
Sylvia Whyte   Sylvia Whyte
Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Windsor and Maidenhead Constituency
1st Dec 2021
to 30th Nov 2024
       
 
Richard Evans   Richard Evans
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
  Karen Howkins   Karen Howkins
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Mar 2024
to 30th Nov 2025
 
Chad Lake   Chad Lake
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Mar 2024
to 30th Nov 2025
       
 
Michael Smith   Michael Smith
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
  Shirley Holmes   Shirley Holmes
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
 
Miranda Alcock   Miranda Alcock
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
       
 
Gavin Wood   Gavin Wood
Staff Governor: Ancilliary / Admin Clerical / Managerial
1st Oct 2023
to 30th Nov 2024
  Andy Brown   Andy Brown
Staff Governor: Hospital Volunteers
1st Dec 2021
to 30th Nov 2024
 
Mohamed Imam   Mohamed Imam
Staff Governor: Medical and Dental
1st Dec 2021
to 30th Nov 2024
  Tracey Bradshaw   Tracey Bradshaw
Staff Governor: Nursing and Midwifery
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
 
Kate Colban   Kate Colban
Staff Governor: Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Scientists, and Health Care Assistants
1st Dec 2022
to 30th Nov 2025
       
 
Councillor Malcolm Cressey   Councillor Malcolm Cressey
Appointed Governor:
Runnymede Borough Council
  Councillor Med Buck   Councillor Med Buck
Appointed Governor:
Spelthorne Borough Council
 
Councillor Ellen Nicholson   Cllr Ellen Nicholson
Appointed Governor:
Woking Borough Council
      Vacant
Appointed Governor:
University of Surrey
 
Chris Howorth   Chris Howorth
Appointed Governor:
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Strategy, School of Management, The Royal Holloway, University of London
       

 

If you would like to contact one of our Council of Governors, please direct your email to
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