The Council of Governors

Be outstanding

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

Watch our lead governor, Devon Allison, explain why she decided to become a governor and how important the Council of Governors is to the Trust.

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?

The Council of Governors is made up of eight patient, eight public, six staff and nine stakeholder governors.

Eight public members

These are people who live in Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Lewisham and Westminster.

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

Nine patient members

People who have been a patient at Guy's and St Thomas' within the last five years.

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

Six staff members

Three clinical, two non-clinical and one from the community directorate.

  • Staff – clinical constituency:

    • Dr Tahzeeb Bhagat
    • Professor John Chambers
    • Tony Hulse
  • Staff – non-clinical constituency:

    • Laura James
    • Rachel Williams
  • Staff – community constituency:

    • Anita Macro

Nine stakeholders

People representing local organisations.

  • Lambeth Council: Jacqui Dyer
  • Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group: John Balazs
  • Southwark Council: Alice Macdonald
  • Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group: Robert Davidson
  • NHS England: Jane Fryer
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Sue Slipman
  • London South Bank University: Prof Warren Turner
  • King's College London: Prof Lucilla Poston
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust: Dr Matthew Patrick 

Further information

For further information, please contact:

Tel: 020 7188 7346
Email: members@gstt.nhs.uk

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’.