John Gilham

John Gilham

John joined the Trust on 1 December 2014 as a designate non-executive director and became a full non-executive director on 1 June 2015.  John lives in Brentwood and has previously held chief executive roles at Southend University Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

John started his NHS career as a medical laboratory scientific officer and has since held a range of managerial roles. In total, John has worked for the NHS for over 30 years. John holds a masters degree in business administration and has particular interests in patient safety and the quality of care patients receive.

John is passionate about the NHS – two of his three sons also work for the NHS. John recognises the importance of staff engagement and the role it plays in providing high quality of services for patients.