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The role of the Board

  • Sets the overall strategic direction of the Trust, within the context of NHS priorities.
  • Monitors our performance against objectives.
  • Provides effective financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning.
  • Through clinical governance, ensures that we provide high quality, effective and patient-focused services.
  • Ensures high standards of corporate governance and personal conduct.
  • Promotes effective dialogue with the local communities we serve.

Our executive directors

  • Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive
    and Accountable Officer

    Amanda PritchardAmanda Pritchard was appointed as Chief Executive in January 2016, having been Acting Chief Executive since October 2015. Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer at the Trust for three and a half years.

    Amanda joined Guy's and St Thomas' from Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust where she spent six years as Deputy Chief Executive having previously held a variety of senior strategic and operational management roles there, including Director of Strategy and Service Development.

    Amanda spent 10 months leading the health team in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit in 2006, and has also held a number of other NHS management positions.  

    Amanda has three children, the youngest of which was born at St Thomas' Hospital in 2014.
  • Julie Screaton, Chief People Officer

    Julie ScreatonJulie Screaton was appointed as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in June 2017 and made Chief People Officer in 2018.

    Julie has wide ranging experience of leading workforce and organisational development teams in the NHS, having worked at regional and trust level.

    In her previous position, as Regional Director, London and the South East for Health Education England, Julie was responsible for £1.4 billion of investment in education, training and workforce development across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Her role included providing support to eight Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

  • Dr Ian Abbs, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Patient Safety, and Deputy Chief Executive

    Ian AbbsIan became Medical Director in January 2011 and Chief Medical Officer in January 2017.

    He joined the Trust as a consultant renal physician and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London in 1994 and has had a distinguished clinical and academic career, which has included a broad range of senior management positions.

    In addition to his clinical work, Ian has played a key role in the development of the Trust’s life science partnerships, and is responsible for many aspects of the Trust’s significant digital transformation agenda.

  • Jon Findlay, Chief Operating Officer

    Jon Findlay, Chief Operating OfficerJon Findlay was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in January 2017.

    Previously Jon was Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, an executive director role he held since January 2014.

    Before working at Southend, he was Director of Operations at Guy’s and St Thomas’ where he was responsible for operational performance and the strategic development of clinical services across the two hospital sites. 

    He has many years’ experience working in director level in roles that have spanned clinical operations, service modernisation, performance improvement, human resources and workforce planning.


  • Martin Shaw, Chief Financial Officer 

    Martin ShawMartin Shaw joined the NHS in 1981. He joined West Lambeth Health Authority in 1983, where he held a variety of posts and was Deputy Director of Finance until 1993 when he joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ as Business and Financial Planning Manager, before becoming Strategy Director and Projects Director. He was appointed Finance Director of the Trust in 1998 and made Chief Financial Officer in 2017.

  • Dame Eileen Sills DBE, Chief Nurse and
    Chief Nurse, Director of Patient Experience and Infection Control, and Deputy Chief Executive

    Eileen SillsDame Eileen Sills was appointed Chief Nurse in 2005. Having qualified as a registered nurse in 1983, Eileen has held a number of general management and senior nursing leadership posts in London. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to nursing, and a DBE in January 2015.

    Eileen holds two visiting professorships, at King’s College London and London South Bank universities. She is also the Chair of the grant committee for the Burdett Trust for Nursing. Eileen has a national reputation for strong, visible, clinical leadership.

  • Jackie Parrott, Chief Strategy Officer

    Jackie Parrott, Chief Strategy OfficerJackie Parrot was made Chief Strategy Officer in April 2019.

    Jackie has over 32 years NHS experience having started her career as a management trainee in south east London. Having managed surgical services and some medical specialties she joined Guy’s and Lewisham Trust in 1991 as a general manager for women’s services at Guy’s Hospital. When Guy’s and St Thomas’ was formed she then moved on to manage a wide range of specialist services including cancer, medical physics, haemophilia/haematology, cardiothoracic and renal services. 

    Her career has spanned both operational and strategic management with a number of policy, planning and partnership roles held from 2000 and as part of a job share from 2002. In 2010 she became Joint Director of Strategy and then Director of Strategy since 2013.