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Patron and trustees


Our patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

As of April 2021 our trustees* are

Chair
Des Benjamin

Group Chief Executive at SimplyHealth for 13 years, now Chairman of Avanti Group Solutions and President of the Institute of Customer Service.

On the
– Chairman’s Committee
– Ethics Committee
– Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Treasurer
Hugh Rees

A non executive director at Enigma Healthcare based in Singapore and formerly the Chairman and CEO of Wilkinson Healthcare.

On the
– Finance Committee

Trustee
Dr David Mitchell

Medical Director and the Responsible Officer for the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, David was previously Medical Director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Consultant in General and Chest Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital London.

On the
– Board Medical Committee
– Chairman’s Committee
– Nominations and Remuneration Committee
– Patient Safety and Quality Committee

Trustee
Les Broude

Worked at Mars Snackfoods Europe, Barclays Bank and Premier Foods PLC, then became a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

On the
– Audit and Risk Committee

Trustee
Mark Cooke

A non executive director of ORX Association and Group Head of Operational Risk, Group General Manager of the HSBC Group.

On the
– Audit and Risk Committee

Trustee
Dominic Fairclough

A partner in the personal injury and clinical negligence team at Russell-Cooke solicitors, whose expertise includes advising on obstetric and neurological injury claims.

On the
– Board Medical Committee
– Ethics Committee

Trustee
Julie Harding

Worked for HSBC (Australia, Brazil, UK) for over 30 years, then was appointed as HR Director at the Co-operative Bank as part of the turnaround team, a role she held for three years.

On the
– Nominations and Remuneration Committee
– Patient Safety and Quality Committee

Trustee
The Right Reverend Christopher Foster

Christopher Foster joined the Board in 2021. He has been an ordained priest for over forty years. He served for twenty years as bishop, successively, of Hertford and Portsmouth and was a Member of the House of Lords 2014 to 2021 where he spoke often on the importance of care and support for those most needy in our society and world.
In pastoral ministry in different places he has been alongside individuals, their families and friends in demanding and challenging situations. He brings that experience to RHN where he chairs the Ethics Committee and the Patient Representative Committee.

Chair of the
– Ethics Committee
– Patient Representative Committee

Trustee
Anna Marks

A senior audit partner at Deloitte primarily working with global, FTSE 350 corporates.

On the
– Finance Committee

Trustee
Deborah Sanders

Chief Executive at Barnet Hospital, an executive director of the Royal Free London, and a registered nurse.

On the
– Board Medical Committee
– Patient Safety and Quality Committee

Trustee
Dr Yen Foung Tai

A consultant neurologist and honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with a research background in using functional imaging to study the pathogenesis and treatment responses of neuroprotective therapy in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

On the
– Board Medical Committee

Trustee
Debbie Hill

Works for Unilever PLC where she has held a variety of roles, including Head of Risk Management, Digital Transformation Director, CFO of Unilever’s Malaysia and Singapore businesses and Treasury director.

Graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mathematics and Operational Research and holds the CIMA professional accountancy qualification.

On the
– Finance Committee

Trustee
Ali Shah

Worked at the Commission For Racial Equality head office for 25 years, combating racial discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and diversity at the local and national level, striving towards a fair and just society.

Ali is the RHN’s Trustee Health and Safety Champion.

On the
– Patient Safety & Quality Committee

– Patient Representative Committee

– Ethics Committee

 

*All RHN trustees are unpaid.