Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust is run by a Trust
Board that consists of full-time executive and part time
non-executive members, who are members of the local
community. See the latest Trust structure
The Board's main role is to: set the strategic direction of the
Trust and associated plans; monitor performance; oversee financial
stewardship; ensure high standards of corporate governance and
ensure effective dialogue with the local community.
All of our non-executive members live locally and are therefore
in touch with the major issues affecting healthcare in the area.
They all agree that a large part of their role is to represent the
views of the local community by making sure that the Hospital
focuses on the needs of the very people for whom it is providing
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of Trust Board Meetings.
Liz graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in
mathematics, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant 3 years later.
She then moved to Price Waterhouse, where she worked in audit,
running, among other clients, the world-wide British Gas audit.
After a period in the insolvency department, she established an
accountancy practice, specialising in small business start-up.
Liz still practices as an accountant, but since 1994 has had a
series of non-executive roles, starting as a NED at Queen Mary’s
Sidcup NHS Trust, where she became Chair in 2000. She was also
chair of NHS Bromley for 5 years before taking up her current role,
as Chair of Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust, in January 2011.
In addition, Liz is also a Board member of Hyde Housing
Association, and independent Chair of the Audit Committee of the
Electoral Commission. She chairs the Audit Committee of the
Royal College of Nursing, and is an independent member of the Audit
Commission of the Local Government Boundary Commission for
England. Liz has been an Equality Ambassador for the
Government’s Equalities Office since 2009.
Anthony was appointed as Non Executive Director in 2005.
He is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit
Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment, Remuneration
and Sustainability Committee's.
Anthony had a career in the Printing industry before joining
Christie's International as Managing Director of the Media
Division. After bringing together all of Christies non Auction
businesses including a large property portfolio, he moved to New
York as Chief Operating Officer. He is a Director of Homepower
Veronika was appointed as non executive director in May
2010. She is Chair of the Trust’s Integrated Governance
Committee and Safeguarding Committee, a member of the Remuneration
and Audit Committees and of the Aspiring to Excellence Programme
Veronika is a qualified social worker who specialised in Child
Protection before moving into the management of local
authority social services for all client groups. She has served on
the Boards of NHS Lewisham, Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust (as
interim chair), NHS South East London and the Bexley, Bromley and
Greenwich Health Authority. Over the past ten years she has
worked independently, undertaking case reviews, service evaluations
and management projects for health and social care agencies. Her
qualifications include an MSc. in Social Research and a Diploma in
Public Service Management.
Joanna was appointed a non executive director in April
2010. She is Vice-Chair of the Trust Board, Chair of the
Trust’s Finance and Investment Committee and a member of the
Remuneration and Audit Committees.
After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 1987, Joanna
joined Shell to train as an accountant. After qualification, she
moved into the voluntary sector, spending the last 10 years as
Finance Director for a number of charities including Greenpeace,
Save the Children and more recently the Alzheimer's Society, with
it's remit of caring for and campaigning on behalf of people with
dementia and their carers. Over that time, she has also developed
skills in planning, governance, facilities management, IT
investments and outsourcing.
Currently, she is working as an interim FD for the Design Museum
as well as acting as Treasurer for Colalife, a small start up
charity trialling whether it is possible to piggyback on Coca
Cola's supply chain to deliver healthcare products to rural
communities in Zambia.
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Judith was appointed as non executive director in June
2011. She is a member of the Finance, Patient Experience,
Audit and Integrated Governance Committees.
Judith’s background is in nursing and healthcare management.
After qualifying as a registered nurse, she specialised in
Intensive Care and Coronary Care. She eventually went into hospital
management as a Director of Nursing at the Chaucer Hospital in
Canterbury and the Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow.
Latterly, she worked as the Hospital Executive Director at the
Sloane Hospital in Beckenham and as the Chief Executive Officer at
the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London. Previously,
her community voluntary work included being a Trustee Board Member
for Bromley Advocacy Alliance, School Governor for St. Joseph's
Academy, and fund raising for the local Cancer Research
Committee. Currently, Judith is a Trustee Board Member for
Lewisham Citizens Advice Bureau and an Independent Panel Member for
Lewisham Foster Carers Panel. She has a B.A.(Hons) in
Bruce joined the Trust Board as a non executive director in
April 2011. He chairs the Workforce and Education Committee and is
a member of the Finance and Investment, Remuneration and Integrated
Bruce has a background in academic medicine. He is Professor of
Renal Medicine at King's College London and has 30 years experience
as a physician in hospital medicine and has worked as a Clinical
Director of Service. He was a Governor of King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 to 2011. His research concerns the
development of new treatments for patients with kidney disease.
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Tim joined the Trust as Interim Chief
Executive in March 2008 prior to taking up the substantive role in
Tim’s career has included a number of
senior roles at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, including Director
of Strategy and Workforce and Director of Personnel. During 2006
and 2007, Tim was acting Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Foundation Trust for two extended periods, including five
months prior to the arrival of their current Chief
Director of Operations
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Claire joined the Trust in April 2006 and is
the Director of Operations and Nursing, and the Director of
Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC). This role integrates
the operational management and service delivery of the five
clinical directorates in the Trust, including all non-medical
clinical staff, ensuring that service quality is maintained and
continuously improved, and key operational and quality targets are
Claire qualified as a nurse in New Zealand in 1985 and
came to the UK in 1987. She has enjoyed a career in cardiac
and intensive care nursing and management, working in several
tertiary organisations progressing from a clinical background to
nursing and general management. Her first Director level
appointment was in 2002 at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS
Trust. A member of the Royal College of Nursing and Institute
of Healthcare Management, Claire has a Post Graduate Diploma in
Management Studies and a Masters Degree in Health Management
Director of Finance and
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John has been an NHS Finance Director for over 16 years,
including the last 6 years at Lewisham.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (US) and has an MBA with a
specialisation in Management Information Systems. John worked
for 9 years with Deloitte’s in the USA and London offices before
joining the NHS in 1993. John has been a Finance Director for
a Community Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and
was Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director at the NHS National
Clinical Assessment Authority. During John’s career, he has
also been seconded into the Department of Health and spent time
working for a healthcare start-up business in London.
John is a member of the Executive Committee of the London branch
of the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA).
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Jane joined the Trust in 1994 as a Consultant in General Surgery
with a colorectal subspecialty. After appointments as Clinical
Director and Divisional Director for Surgery, Theatres and Critical
Care, Jane became Medical Director of the Trust in October
She maintains a strong clinical interest in the diagnosis and
treatment of colorectal cancer and is Joint Chair of the Colorectal
Tumour Working Group of the South East London Cancer Network.
She undertook her undergraduate and postgraduate training in
London, including a number of Senior House Officer, Registrar and
Senior Registrar roles at Lewisham Hospital prior to her
appointment as a Consultant.
Jane is a member of the Surgical Clinical Expert Panel on the
Emergency Surgery review for NHS London.
Director of Clinical and Academic Strategy
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Gabrielle was appointed Director of Clinical and Academic
Strategy in October 2009. The purpose of the role is to
ensure the development of strategic plans for the Trust’s clinical
and academic (education and research) services. As the role
requires a clinical background, it also focuses on quality and
Gabrielle undertook undergraduate and early postgraduate
training in Bristol and South West England. She moved to London for
specialist clinical and academic rheumatology training, working at
Guys and Lewisham Hospitals and the United Medical and Dental
Schools of Guys and St Thomas Hospitals (UMDS, now part of Kings
College London, KCL).
Gabrielle joined the Trust as Consultant Senior Lecturer (later
Reader) in Rheumatology in 1990. During her time at the Trust, in
addition to her clinical work, she has continued in an academic
role, particularly through her personal research programme in
inflammatory arthritis and her role as Co-Director of the KCL
Rheumatology MSc. She has also held Trust clinical and research
management roles as Clinical and later Divisional Director of
Medicine (1997-2009), Trust Director of Research (from 1999) and
Trust Clinical Audit Chair (1996-2009).
Externally, she has held a number of significant roles with the
British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and is currently Chair of
the External Strategy and Policy Committee and Member of BSR
Executive and Council. She has been involved in postgraduate
education with the London Deanery since 2000, initially as Training
Programme Director and now also as Chair of the Pan-London
Specialty Training Committee in Rheumatology. Finally, she is an
Executive Member of the London South Comprehensive Local Research
Network (CLRN) and the South London Health Innovation &
Education Cluster (HIEC).
Joy Ellery (co-opted)
Director of Knowledge, Governance & Communications
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Joy became Director of Knowledge, Governance and Communications
in 2005, having held the post of Director of Knowledge Management
at the Trust since January 2001. The Directorate delivers
support to all directorates and departments in areas such as Risk,
Health and Safety, Corporate, Clinical, Information and Research
Governance, Communications and Patient Advice and Liaison.
Joy’s early employment was in nutrition education and then
clinical research. She worked at Mayday University Hospital
(now Croydon Health Services NHS Trust) from 1985 before joining
University Hospital Lewisham managing the library and research
services in 1997. Joy’s first degree was in physiology and
biochemistry, specialising in nutrition. After moving into
education and then research, she took a masters degree in
Information Science and later chartered as a librarian.
Lynn Saunders (co-opted)
Director of Business Development
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Lynn joined the trust as Director of Business Development in
2010. In her role, she leads on business development,
business planning and strategy, marketing and the Trust’s
Foundation Trust application.
Lynn has worked in south east London for a number of years and
was previously Deputy Chief Executive at Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Woolwich where she was a Board member for nine years and took
responsibility for the development, commissioning and opening of
that hospital. Lynn’s career in health service management has
included senior level roles in strategy and service development,
business planning, service improvement and information. Lynn
has Diploma in Healthcare Management and a Masters Degree in
Keith Howard (co-opted)
Director of Estates and Facilities
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Keith joined the Phase 3 team at Lewisham in 2004 in a
consultancy capacity to act as a technical interface between the
Phase 3 (Riverside) construction and the Trust; he continued to
support the Trust operationally and was appointed as Director of
Estates & Facilities in 2008.
Keith is responsible for delivery of all hard and soft
Facilities services necessary to enable the hospital to operate
efficiently; in addition to developing estate strategy and
delivering capital projects commissioned as part of the estate
development control plan.
Keith started his career with the Central Electricity Generating
Board working on large electro mechanical systems. After a
short spell in operational management in the NHS he spent over 20
years working in the private sector, initially in contracting and
then in consulting. He started his own company employing some 30
staff delivering engineering solutions to the process sector, with
input to building services including the health sector.
Codes of Practice
The Department of Health sets codes of practice for NHS Trust
Boards. All members of the Trust Board follow these codes and as
part of this process, they have to say if they are directors of any
other company that may do business with the NHS. At present, there
are no Board members with Directorships requiring declaration in
the Annual Report.
Committees of the Trust Board
The Remuneration Committee is made up of all the non-executive
directors and is responsible for the appointment, appraisal and
remuneration of the Executive Board members. The Audit Committee is
responsible for ensuring that Trust activities are within the law
and regulations, and that an effective internal control is
Public Trust Board Meetings
Each month the Trust Board holds a meeting that is open to
members of the public. Please see the separate page on public Trust Board meetings for
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