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Caroline Warner  

Caroline Warner
Chair

Caroline has a well-established portfolio of Chair and Non-Executive Director roles in public service organisations. She has over 25 years of multi-sector professional experience and offers a specialist understanding of strategy, transformation planning, citizen advocacy and behaviour change.

     
     
Katie Fisher  

Katie Fisher
Interim Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that following a thorough and competitive recruitment process, Katie Fisher has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals and is due to join the Trust on 7 May 2024.

     
     
Ellen Bull  

Ellen Bull
Interim Chief Nurse

Ellen has a Diploma in Professional Studies of Nursing and graduated with a BSc in Cancer Nursing and an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. Prior to working at ASPH Ellen held leadership roles in Kingston, Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and what is now known as University Hospitals Dorset.

     
Dr David Fluck  

Dr David Fluck
Medical Director

David obtained his MBBS, MRCP (UK) and FRCP (UK) from the University of London. He trained at a number of hospitals in London and the South East, including St Bartholomew's Hospital, Guys Hospital London, and the Hammersmith Medical School. He held Registrar positions at Whipps Cross Hospital and the London Chest Hospital and was a Research Fellow at St Mary's Hospital.

     
Dr Dami Adedayo  

Dr Dami Adedayo
Non-Executive Director

Dami obtained her MBBS and BSc Management from Imperial College London. She trained at hospitals in Surrey and London before qualifying as a GP and receiving her MRGCP. She was Chair of the Barnet Local Medical Committee for 5 years and a Director and Treasurer at London-wide Local Medical Committees and London-wide Enterprise Limited supporting and representing general practices across London before her appointment as Non-Executive Director in November 2020.

     
Dr Jason Bincalar  

Dr Jason Bincalar
Chief Digital Information Officer (Appointed)

Dr Jason Bincalar joined the Trust as Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) in January 2024. Jason is an experienced digital leader, academic, chartered engineer, and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has led NHS digital services since 2008, advancing well-known hospitals including Barts, Royal Brompton, Royal Marsden, and Royal Liverpool. Jason joined the Trust from Liverpool University Hospitals, where as Chief Information Officer, he created the vision for Care Record Liverpool, and through diagnostic networks delivered comprehensive sharing solutions across the Cheshire and Merseyside region.

     
Jane Dale  

Jane Dale
Non-Executive Director

Jane has an extensive and diverse background working within the NHS, after joining in 1982 as a student nurse. After qualifying as a registered general nurse and then midwife, she worked as a ward manager, practice nurse, community team leader, and nurse trainer, before moving into management as a clinical governance manager for a primary care and community provider and commissioner. After this she was appointed Director of Clinical Care, responsible for pharmacy, primary care and community services.

     
Simon Devonshire OBE  

Simon Devonshire OBE
Non-Executive Director

Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £25m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up Zopa.com at seed-stage.

     
Jo Fanning  

Jo Fanning
Chief People Officer

Jo joined the Trust as Chief People Officer at Ashford and St Peter’s in January 2024. She has worked in the NHS for 24 years, starting as a HR Assistant in a mental health and community Trust in West Sussex, where she stayed for 10 years building her career in HR. In 2009, Jo moved to an acute Trust in Sussex and carried out a variety of HR roles while there, staying for 13 years. Jo joined The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September 2021 as Deputy CPO before being appointed Interim CPO in November 2022.

     
Don Iro  

Don Iro
Non-Executive Director

Don Iro joined the Trust in November 2022 and is an entrepreneur, turnaround executive and board level business leader.

He has served in multiple senior roles within the private and public sectors spanning the UK, Asia, Middle East & Africa in large corporations as well as SME's.

     
Chris Kane  

Chris Kane
Non-Executive Director

Chris joined the Trust in August 2021 and is an author, advisor and advocate with over 30 years experience in Corporate Real Estate sector having operated as the Vice President of International Corporate Real Estate for The Walt Disney Company, before acting as Head of Workplace at the BBC, where he was responsible for the creation of MediaCityUK in Salford, the redevelopment of Television Centre and oversaw the £1bn development of Broadcasting House.

     
John Machin  

John Machin
Deputy Chairman

John joined the Trust in April 2022. John is passionate about helping values driven organisations, and the individuals within them, to realise their full potential through leveraging innovation and continuous learning and improvement.

     
Simon Marshall  

Simon Marshall
Chief Financial Officer and Acting Accounting Officer

Simon Marshall has a degree in Economics and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants. Following 10 years working with PricewaterhouseCoopers on finance assignments across the central government, local government, health, education and charitable sectors he joined the NHS in 2002.

     
Tom Smerdon  

Tom Smerdon
Director of Strategy and Sustainability

Tom Smerdon has managed clinical operations in the NHS at a senior level since 2005, overseeing theatres, anaesthetics and day surgery and later medicine at UCLH. He moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2009 as manager for Surgery prior to joining Ashford and St Peter’s in 2013 as Associate Director of Operations for Medicine and Emergency Services. Tom is the Executive Sponsor for Disability.

     
Dr Arun Thiyagarajan  

Dr Arun Thiyagarajan
Non-Executive Director

Arun qualified from Imperial College London with MBBS (Distinction) and BSc. He has also obtained his MRCP (UK), MRCGP (UK) and an MPH from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Lastly, he is close to completion of his Executive MBA from Imperial College Business School.

     
James A Thomas  

James A Thomas
Chief Operating Officer

James joined the Trust in 2015 as Associate Director of Operations for Theatres, Anaesthetics, Surgery and Critical Care, and went on to become Director of Operations the following year.

     

 

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