Our Board

Our board has overall responsibility for monitoring performance, finance and maximising the efficiency of the trust's services.

The board is supported by a number of committees who meet regularly to ensure that our services and systems are performing to expectations. These include:

  • Audit Committee - click here for terms of reference 
  • Remuneration Committee - click here for terms of reference
  • Quality Committee - click here for terms of reference
  • Finances, Resources and Investment Committee - click here for terms of reference
  • Charitable Funds Committee - click here for terms of reference
  • Workforce Committee - click here for terms of reference

Please follow link to register of relevant and material board members' interests.

Our board members are:

Angela Greatley OBE - Board Chair

  

Angela Greatley OBE - Board Chair

Angela GreatleyAngela Greatley is an experienced leader with a strong track record of success across various sectors. She has particular strengths in governance, quality improvement and board leadership. She was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2012 Birthday Honours list recognised for services to mental health.

She has experience as both a Chair and Non-executive Director within NHS settings, and a successful executive career including as Chief Executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, a leading charity and as Director of Commissioning in a London Health Authority.

Her experience extends beyond health care and she has experience of leading in complex, political environments. She served as an elected local authority member during the 1970s. During the 1990s she was a governor of a large adult and further education college in north London for ten years; and chaired the Human Resources and later the Audit Committee.

  

Anne Barnard - Non Executive Director

  

Anne Barnard - Non Executive Director

Anne Barnard

Anne has 20 years' experience in public and private sector broadcasting. Between 1994 and 2009, she held a number of positions at the BBC, most recently as Managing Director BBC World News Limited, the BBC's commercial international news channel.

Anne is a qualified chartered accountant with significant expertise in applying commercial principles and robust financial control to organisations with public objectives whilst ensuring the maintenance of strong values and integrity.

  

David Sines - Non Executive Director

  

David Sines - Non Executive Director

David SinesDavid has a clinical background in providing frontline, board level and senior academic nursing expertise. During his career David has had responsibility for the delivery of health and social care related education to a range of prestigious hospitals and community services including Imperial College, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys & St Thomas' and nine primary care trusts.

David is a member of the NHS London Workforce Advisory Board. He has held four Secretary of State positions and was a Nursing Member for England for the Nursing & Midwifery Council until 2006. David is also a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

  

Dr Carol Cole - Non Executive Director

  

Dr Carol Cole - Non Exective Director

Dr Carol Cole

Dr. Carol Cole joined the board in 2014 and is chair of the Quality Committee and also of Charitable Funds. She is the Trust's non-executive lead for Whistle-blowing and Freedom to Speak Up.

A consultant psychologist specialising in organisation development, Carol originally trained as a clinical psychologist, becoming a change management consultant with the NHS, a visiting fellow at the King's Fund and head of health at the Office for Public Management. She then established her own consultancy practice and has extensive experience of organisation design, strategy, systemic change and leadership, applying psychology to enhance business and team effectiveness. She has worked with approximately forty different NHS organisations. Carol has also led assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East for multinationals such as Shell, BP and ExxonMobil as well as smaller enterprises and charities.  

She has held a number of board positions and was previously the senior independent director at Hounslow and Richmond Community Health NHS Trust and vice-chair of Deafness Research UK.  She is a trustee of the RAF Museum and Action on Hearing Loss.

 

 

  

Jitesh Chotai - Non Executive Director

  

Jitesh Chotai - Non Executive Director

Jitesh Chotai
Jitesh is the chair of our Audit Committee.

Jitesh has worked with a wide range of NHS organizations for over 34 years.  His last role was as Director of Finance at East London NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that, Jitesh has worked in both community and healthcare trusts and health authorities. Jitesh retired from fulltime roles in March 2015.

  

Clive Sparrow - Non Executive Director

  

Clive Sparrow - Non Executive Director

Clive SparrowClive is an interim director and strategy consultant who provides services at Board level for clients having to negotiate their way through significant financial challenges and change. His experience spans a variety of government and commercial sectors.

Clive has previous experience as a management consultant with two accountancy firms, Grant Thornton and PwC.  For three years he worked as a Director in HM Treasury, driving successful delivery of Europe's largest change programme.  He has also set up and led two profitable start-up companies.

Clive is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He is also a Trustee of The Childhood Trust, a charity that supports children living in poverty in London, and Ambition, a leading national youth charity.

  

Paula Constant - Associate Non-Executive Director

  

Paula Constant - Associate Non-Executive Director

Paula Constant

Paula Constant has 16 years of experience in the telecoms industry and eight at Executive level, consulting in Accenture's strategy practice, working in commercial roles in Vodafone and running large scale billion-pound operations across BT's consumer sales, Openreach's service and engineering, and global business services' programme management divisions. She is also BT Group's Gender Equality Network chair. 

Paula won the everywoman FDM leader award in 2016 for transforming a poorly performing business engineering division of 4000 whilst juggling work as a young mum.  

 

  

Andrew Ridley - Chief Executive

  

Andrew Ridley - Chief Executive 

Andrew Ridley

Andrew joined the trust in October 2016. Andrew is a passionate believer in developing NHS services outside of hospitals as an essential part of the future NHS. Prior to joining us Andrew was Regional Director for NHS England's South of England area. He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years across community, hospital and primary care and also has experience in social care and charity organisations. 

  

Louise Ashley - Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer

  

Louise Ashley - Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer

Louise AshleyLouise trained as a general nurse at Chase Farm Hospital, as a children's nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and as a health visitor in Tower Hamlets. Clinically she worked across London for 15 years, mainly in acute and community children's services. In 1999 she moved into clinical services management and was Assistant Director of Nursing at the Homerton Hospital and Deputy Director of Nursing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Louise has been a Director of Nursing since 2001 working across London in a variety of Trusts and private providers including Newham University Hospital, Clinicenta, Barnet and Chase Farm, the Royal Free Hampstead and more recently Homerton Hospital.  

 

 

  

Dr Joanne Medhurst - Medical Director

  

Dr Joanne Medhurst - Medical Director

Joanne MedhurstDr Joanne Medhurst was appointed as our Medical Director in December 2012. Her previous role was as the Joint Managing Director and Medical Director of NHS South East London Bexley Business Support Unit. Joanne has master's degree in leadership of continuous improvement and is interested in quality and value for patients receiving care.

Joanne is a practising GP who trained at Guy's Hospital and carried out her GP training in Bexley. 

  

Mike Fox - Director of Finance, Performance and Contracting

  

Mike Fox - Director of Finance, Contracting and Performance

Mike FoxMike began his NHS career as part of the National Graduate Training Scheme graduating in 2002.  Having worked in several large London hospital trusts Mike joined CLCH in 2012 as the Deputy Director of Finance fulfilling this role and the role of Director of Resources and Performance before being appointed as Director of Finance Performance and Contracting in December 2016.

Mike is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants and holds a degree in law and an MBA.

  

James Benson - Director of Improvement

  

James Benson - Director of Improvement

James Benson


James has worked for CLCH since it was founded as a Trust fulfilling a number of senior management roles.  James was appointed in May 2017 to the new role of Director of Improvement, having previously been one of the Divisional Directors of Operations for the Trust

James started his career in healthcare in Sydney, Australia working as a Speech Pathologist, and has held a number of specialist clinical roles within the UK.

  
 
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