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Non-executive directors

This page provides information about each of our non-executive directors.


  • Sir Hugh Taylor, Chairman

    Sir Hugh TaylorSir Hugh was appointed as Chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ in February 2011. He had a long and distinguished career in the civil service which included senior roles in the Department of Health and NHS Executive, the Cabinet Office and the Home Office.

    Before joining the Trust he was Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, from which he retired in July 2010.

    Hugh chairs the Cancer Services, Strategy and Partnerships and Remuneration Committees as well as the Board. He lives in Southwark.

    He was appointed interim Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 1 March 2019.

  • Paul Cleal OBE

    paul-clealPaul has held leadership and advisory positions in a wide range of both public and private sector organisations, including many years spent as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is currently Vice-Chair of Kingston University.

    He has won a number of awards for his diversity work, and previously served as a Board member on the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. He is currently a member of the Premier League's Equality Standard Assessment Panel, helping football clubs progress equality and diversity across all areas of their business.

    Paul joined the board in January 2020.

  • Simon Friend

    Simon FriendSimon is a chartered accountant and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where his career spanned more than 30 years.

    He has extensive experience of finance, governance and audit in healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences settings, leading PwC's Global Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry Group, and was a member of PwC's UK and Global Board.

    Simon joined the Board in February 2021.

  • Dr Felicity Harvey CBE

    Newly appointed Non-Executive Director Dr Felicity HarveyFelicity has considerable senior leadership and strategic planning experience. She was Director General for Public and International Health, until her retirement from the civil service in June 2016. Prior to that, she was director of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.

    After qualifying in medicine in 1980 at St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London, she completed an International MBA.

    Her previous roles include private secretary to the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group at the Department of Health.

    Felicity joined the Board in September 2016.

  • Dr Javed Khan

    Javed KhanJaved is Chief Executive of the charity Barnardo's, leading a staff of over 8,000 and more than 20,000 volunteers. His previous roles include Chief Executive of Victim Support, executive director of the London Serious Youth Violence Board and director of education at Harrow Council.

    He has also been a member of the advisory board for the Children's Commissioner for England and the governing body of Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group and served on the Government's Grenfell Recovery Taskforce.

    Javed joined the Board in February 2021.

  • Baroness Sally Morgan, Deputy-Chair

    Sally Morgan, Baroness Morgan of HuytonBaroness Morgan has served as minister of state in the Cabinet Office, political secretary to the Prime Minister and director of government relations at 10 Downing Street.

    Since leaving government in 2005 she has been a board member in the private, public and charity sectors. She was Chair of OFSTED and board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority, chaired the House of Lord's Select Committee on Digital Skills and was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee.

    She was made a life peer in 2001.

    Baroness Morgan joined the Board in February 2021.

  • John Pelly OBE

    John PellyJohn qualified as an accountant in 1978 and spent the early part of his career in the commercial sector.

    He joined the NHS in 1990 as Finance Director of West Lambeth Health Authority, becoming Finance Director of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust on the merger of the two hospitals in 1993. John was subsequently Chief Operating Officer of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust until he took up the position of Chief Executive of Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust in south London.

    In 2008 he was appointed Chief Executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a position he held until his retirement from the NHS in November 2015.

    John joined the Board in January 2017 and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Professor Reza Razavi

    Reza RazaviReza is Vice President and Vice-Principal of Research at King’s College London (KCL), and also Director of Research at King’s Health Partners. He is Director of the Medical Engineering Centre of Research Excellence at KCL, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, one of four such centres within the UK. Reza is also a children’s cardiologist at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

    His research focus is on imaging and biomedical engineering related to cardiovascular disease. Reza helped to establish the Trust’s cardiovascular MRI service and developed the world’s first cardiovascular MRI cardiac catheterisation programme.

    Reza joined the Board in 2016.

  • Dr Priya Singh, Deputy-Chair

    Priya Singh

    Priya was formerly an Executive Director at the Medical Protection Society and has a background in general practice. She brings substantial medico-legal, risk and strategic experience to her role on the Board.

    Priya’s career at the Medical Protection Society spanned more than 20 years and she was responsible for the provision of professional services to 290,000 doctors, dentists and other health professionals.

    Priya joined the Board in November 2015 and chairs the Quality and Performance Committee.

  • Dr Sheila Shribman CBE

    Dr Sheila Shribman is a non executive director of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustSheila was the Department of Health's National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Maternity for seven years until March 2013.

    She was a consultant paediatrician for more than 25 years and was Medical Director of Northampton General Hospital for 11 years where she led the successful integration of children’s hospital, community and mental health services, working closely with the local authority.

    Sheila joined the Board in June 2013 and chairs the Evelina London Board.

  • Steve Weiner

    Steve WeinerSteve lives locally in Southwark. He has spent most of his career in finance with international consumer goods group, Unilever. He retired from his role as Global Controller and part of Unilever’s finance leadership team in 2018.

    He has extensive experience in making operational and commercial decisions involving large budgets and complex financial constraints and in leading and developing multicultural teams.

    Steve joined the Board in July 2014 and chaired the Audit Committee until the end of 2018. He chairs the Transformation and Major Programme Committee.

Who's who at Guy's and St Thomas'

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