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The trust board

The trust board

The trust is led by chair Dusty Amroliwala and chief executive Maria Kane, supported by full-time executive directors and part-time independent non-executive directors appointed by NHS Improvement.

The executive directors are responsible for the daily running of the hospital and together with the non-executive directors who make up the board have collective responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the trust, ensuring its achievement against performance targets and upholding high standards of governance and probity.

The board's role is to: 

  • set the strategic direction of the trust within the context of government and  NHS priorities
  • monitor the trust’s performance against its objectives
  • provide financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning and strategy
  • ensure the trust provides high quality, effective and patient focused services
  • ensure high standards of corporate governance, personal conduct and compliance with statutory duties.
  • ensure there is effective dialogue with the local community about our plans and performance and ensure that these are responsive to their needs.

All board members are required to declare any interests. You can find the current register of board members' interests in our corporate documents section.


Executive directors

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Maria Kane
Chief executive *

David Stacey
Director of finance *


Dr Achim Schwenk
Interim medical director *
           


Rachel Anticoni

Chief operating officer


Deborah Wheeler
Director of nursing and midwifery*

Richard Gourlay
Strategic development director

 Photo coming soon 
Mark Vaughan

Director of
workforce*            



* = voting board member

Chair and non-executive directors


Dusty Amroliwala OBE

Chair *


Dalwardin Babu OBE
Non-executive director *

Non- Executive Director

Alan Palmer
Non-executive director

& senior independent director *

Associate non-executive director

Sarah Rapson
Associate non-executive director *

Graham Coles
Vice-chair *

Mehboob Khan
Non-executive director *     


Dr Surendra Deo
Associate non-executive director *


Professor Aine Burns
Non-executive director 


Page last updated July 2018