Board Members

Jane McCue – Medical Director

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Jane has had extensive NHS experience working in almost twenty hospitals.  She trained in surgery in London and Toronto and has been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon since 1996.  She was Medical Director for the Trust from 2003-2007 and was appointed as Medical Director again from April 2012.  She was Medical Director for the Mount Vernon […]

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Liz Lees – Director of Nursing

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Liz took up the post of interim director of nursing and patient experience in December 2016. She joined the Trust in 1993 and had been the Trust’s deputy director of nursing since 2014. Previously, Liz was general manager in the emergency department and nursing services manager for cancer and palliative care. Liz is a registered […]

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Martin Armstrong – Director of Finance

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Martin started his NHS career as a national financial management trainee in 1994 at the South Tees Community and Mental Health NHS Trust. Since that time, he has worked in several financial management roles in the North-east, London and the South-east – including at the Princess Alexandra hospital as its deputy director of finance from […]

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Alison Bexfield

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Alison, who lives in Letchworth, started her career as a chartered accountant in public practice.  She spent several years with KPMG, where she provided audit services across a number of healthcare organisations.  She held a variety of senior finance and governance roles at the BBC, most recently as head of internal audit, and currently is […]

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Nigel Kee – Chief Operating Officer

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Nigel joined the Trust in January 2017, with over 12 years NHS board level experience – at chief operating officer and chief nurse level. Nigel is responsible for the running of the Trust hospitals on a day-to-day basis and leads the five clinical divisions, as well as the estates and facilities services. He is also […]

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Thomas Simons – Chief People Officer

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Thomas joined the Trust in February 2013, and has been a full board member since January 2014. He is responsible for staff recruitment, medical staffing, managing organisational and cultural change and leadership and management development. He also oversees the development and governance of the Trust’s workforce. Before joining the Trust, Thomas had extensive experience of […]

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Julian Nicholls

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Julian has spent 20 years successfully managing substantial business to business services companies in the UK and Europe. He is currently chairman of Whitehill Pelham Ltd and advisor to a number of Private Equity owned companies. During his early career he had senior roles in sales, marketing and business development in the computer industry. He […]

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Bob Niven

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Mr Niven, who lives in Hatfield, is a retired senior civil servant.  He joined the civil service in 1974, having graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, followed by an MA in Political Science from Michigan State University and a B. Phil in Management Studies from Oxford University.  His final […]

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Kate Lancaster – Director of Strategy

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Bio pending.

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John Gilham

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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 […]

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