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David 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 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.
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
Jane acts as a human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD) consultant who provides a range of consulting services at board level for clients often negotiating their way through significant organisational change. Her experience extends to supporting company start-ups, joint ventures and partnership working. Jane has worked extensively in commercial sectors however has over 10 years consulting experience within the NHS.
Jane has previous corporate and international experience as an HR Director for several FTSE 100 companies, including British Gas. She was the HR Director for Goldfish Bank jointly owned with Lloyds from business inception.
Dr 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 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.
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:
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