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Our Council of Governors

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, six 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 25 members of the Council of Governors – 15 public members, 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.

Steve McCarthy   Steve McCarthy
Elmbridge Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Barbara Mogensen   Barbara Mogensen
Elmbridge Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Bertie Swan   Bertie Swan
Elmbridge Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
       
 
Bhagat Singh Rupal   Bhagat Singh Rupal
Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston-upon-Thames Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Godfrey Freemantle   Godfrey Freemantle
Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston-upon-Thames Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Lilly Evans   Dr Lilly Evans
Runnymede, Windsor, and Maidenhead Constituency

1st Dec 2015
to 30th Nov 2018
  Danny Sparkes   Danny Sparkes
Runnymede, Windsor, and Maidenhead Constituency
1st Dec 2015
to 30th Nov 2018
 
Andrew Ryland   Andrew Ryland
Runnymede, Windsor, and Maidenhead Constituency
1st Dec 2015
to 30th Nov 2018
       
 
Denise Saliagopoulos   Denise Saliagopoulos
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Brian Catt   Brian Catt
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Simon Bhadye   Simon Bhadye
Spelthorne Constituency
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  John Collins   John Collins
Surrey Heath
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Judith Moore   Judith Moore
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Keith Bradley   Keith Bradley
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Dr Maurice Cohen   Dr Maurice Cohen
Woking and Guildford
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Matt Stevenson   Matt Stevenson
Staff Governor: Allied Health Professionals
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
John Sermon   John Sermon
Staff Governor: Ancilliary / Admin Clerical / Managerial
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
  Diane Manthorpe   Richard Docketty
Staff Governor: Hospital Volunteers
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Arun Gupta   Arun Gupta
Staff Governor: Medical and Dental
1st Dec 2015
to 30th Nov 2018
  Sue Harris   Sue Harris
Staff Governor: Nursing and Midwifery
1st Dec 2016
to 30th Nov 2019
 
Councillor Mark Maddox   Councillor Mark Maddox
Appointed Governor: Runnymede Borough Council
  Councillor Maureen Attewell   Councillor Maureen Attewell
Appointed Governor: Spelthorne Borough Council
 
Councillor David Bittleston   Councillor David Bittleston
Appointed Governor: Woking Borough Council
  Dr Melaine Coward   Dr Melaine Coward
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
     

 

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