Board Members

Michael Chilvers – Medical Director

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Michael has been a consultant in the Trust since 1999, in the specialty of anaesthesia and critical care. He has trained in Nottingham, Brisbane and London – including The Royal Free, University College London Hospitals, Great Ormond Street and Harefield hospital. Michael was appointed as medical director in December 2017 and prior to this was divisional chair […]

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Rachael Corser – Director of Nursing

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Rachael joined the trust in January 2018 from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where she was the deputy director of nursing and governance for just over two years. She has had previous experience of working in acute, community, integrated care and independent sector healthcare settings, at board and sub-board level. With an extensive and varied clinical background, […]

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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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Julie Smith – Chief Operating Officer

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Julie qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1989 and as an ultrasonographer in 1993.  She has worked in a number of NHS trusts, including North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. Julie joined our Trust in 2018 from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she worked for 19 years […]

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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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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

Kate joined the Trust as director of strategy in February 2017. Previously she was a board director at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she held a corporate portfolio that included corporate governance, communications, legal and support services, and contributed to policy and strategy. Over her career, Kate has worked in a range of […]

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Val Moore

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Val Moore, who lives near Cambridge, has worked in several roles for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) between 2006 and 2015 – most recently as its implementation programme director. Originally trained in psychology and as a science and physical education teacher, Val moved in to the NHS in 1990 working in […]

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Jonathan Silver

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Jonathan, who lives in Aldenham, studied operational research and accountancy at Strathclyde University, graduating in 1978. On qualifying as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton in 1981, he moved to Fisons plc.  After five years, Jonathan joined Laird plc – now a global technology company providing systems, components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that […]

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Peter Carter OBE

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Peter was chief executive at the Royal College of Nursing from January 2007 to August 2015. Prior to his role at the RCN, he was chief executive of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust for 12 years. Now an independent healthcare consultant, Peter was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS […]

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