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The Council of Governors

Be outstanding

Become a governor and help us improve local health services by having your say.

Most of our governors are elected by our members. Some are nominated from our local partners.

Together, they:

  • represent the interests of our members and partner organisations
  • give recommendations on our long-term strategy
  • provide advice and support to the Board of Directors, which is responsible for the overall management of the Trust.
  • appoint the Chair and the Non-Executive Directors of the Board of Directors.

Who are the governors?

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has now merged with Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

The Council of Governors of the newly merged Trust is made up of 10 public, 12 patient, eight staff and 13 partnership governors.

Ten public members

People who live near Guy's and St Thomas', Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals or in England and Wales. There are two vacant seats in this constituency.

    • Martin Bailey
    • Elaine Burns
    • Marcia Da Costa
    • Annabel Fiddian-Green
    • Paula Lewis-Franklin
    • Margaret McEvoy
    • Samantha Quaye
    • Peter Yeh

Twelve patient members

People who have been a patient or have provided care for a patient of the Trust within the last five years. There are four vacant seats in this constituency.

    • Heather Byron
    • John Knight
    • Betula Nelson
    • John Powell
    • Mary Stirling
    • Placida Uzoamaka Ojinnaka
    • Christine Yorke
    • Simon Yu Tan

Eight staff members

Three clinical, two non-clinical, one community Guy's and St Thomas' staff; as well as one clinical and one non-clinical Royal Brompton and Harefield staff. There are two vacant seats in this constituency.

  • Guy's and St Thomas' clinical staff constituency:

    • Dr Tahzeeb Bhagat
    • Professor John Chambers
    • Tony Hulse
  • Guy's and St Thomas' non-clinical staff constituency:

    • Laura James
    • Rachel Williams
  • Guy's and St Thomas' community staff constituency:

    • Anita Macro

Thirteen partners

People representing local organisations. There is one vacant seat in this constituency.

  • Lambeth Council: Timothy Windle
  • Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group: John Balazs
  • Southwark Council: Evelyn Akoto
  • Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group: Robert Davidson
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Sue Slipman
  • London South Bank University: Prof Warren Turner
  • King's College London: Prof Lucilla Poston
  • King's College London: Prof Ajay Shah
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust: Jennifer Owen
  • Imperial College London: Professor Jadwiga (Wisia) Wedzicha
  • London Borough of Hillingdon: Cllr John Hensley

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Cllr Sarah Addenbrooke

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Tel: 020 7188 7346

Governor quote

"For me it is all about getting involved and being in a position to support and influence our Trust’s strategic objectives, while representing the staff who work so hard to make the real difference in everything that we do for our patients."

Listening line

Listening Line is a new forum where we will be hearing from you, the members of Guy’s and St Thomas’.

Governors answer questions

Read the governors answers to members' questions (Word 14Kb)