Ellen Schroder became chair of the Trust on 1st April 2016 and was reappointed for a second term of four years on 1st April 2020. She was previously vice chair and lay member of the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and, before that, a non executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and its predecessor St Mary’s NHS Trust, where she chaired both the audit and finance committees.
Ellen holds various other non executive positions including chairing the PFI companies which built Amersham and part of High Wycombe hospitals. She is also a Trustee of the Radcliffe Trust, one of the oldest charities in the UK. Her professional career covered 25 years in the City, working in corporate finance for the investment banks Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Wood Gundy Inc.
Adam has worked in the NHS since 1992 and is passionate about continuously improving services for patients. Having joined as a trainee accountant, he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and held a number of finance and operational management roles in trusts in London and Essex. At Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust he held the positions of Director of Finance and Continuous Improvement, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.
He then went on to hold national leadership roles as Director of Provider Sustainability, Director of Improvement and Regional Director for the South West of England. In these roles he led a number of national programmes including the Virginia Mason NHS partnership, the Vital Signs programme, the Culture and Leadership programme and the Aspiring CEO programme, as well as national policies for improvement and leadership development.
Prior to joining the Trust Adam was the Chief Executive of Newham Hospital in East London. He also remains a faculty member of the Good Governance Institute.
A GP in Woodley, Berkshire for over 30 years, David also has had a long career in clinical leadership and, subsequently, medical management. In 2015, he was appointed as the medical director for the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group before retiring in early 2018; he is also a non-executive director of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where he chairs the quality committee. His third NHS non-executive role is for Salisbury Hospital Foundation Trust .
David has been a member of the Society for the Assistance of Medical Families for over three decades. This charity which supports Doctors in difficult times, started up 230 years ago and David was voted President in 2018. He is also a trustee and vice Chair for the Stroke Association, the country’s largest stroke charity.
Peter Carter OBE
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 in 2006.
Karen, who lives in St Ippolyts (near Hitchin), studied Bacteriology at Newcastle University before joining the Northern Regional Health Authority as a finance trainee in 1983 based in Newcastle. In 1985 she joined the Audit Commission where she completed her accountancy training.
Karen held a variety of senior positions at the Audit Commission, including as a district auditor and regional director, before leading the Audit Practice and its 900 staff through the transition of outsourcing the Commission’s work to the private sector during 2011 and 2012.
Karen was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) to the States of Jersey in January 2013 and completed her 7 year term in December 2019.
In addition to her role at the Trust, Karen acts as an adviser to Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA).
Val Moore, who lives in Cambridge, has worked in several roles for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) between 2006 and 2015 – including on its Board as Implementation Director.
Originally trained in psychology and as a science and physical education teacher, Val moved into the NHS in 1990 working in health promotion, prior to taking up roles including executive director in the former Cambridgeshire Health Authority and then regional associate director for the Health Development Agency (1999 to 2006).
Val has served as six years as Chair of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough up until September 2021 and has other independent roles within the integrated care system. She is a Trustee/Director for the Sport England active living partnership in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, mirroring her interest in sports and as an active outdoors swimming coach.
Val will complete her second four-year term with ENH NHS Trust on 31 August 2024.
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 –a global technology company providing systems, components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity in wireless applications and antennae systems. Following 29 years with Laird, the last 21 of which had been as its chief financial officer and main Board director, Jonathan retired in 2015. He is a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of Henderson High Income Trust PLC and of Spirent Communications plc.
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance
Martin provides financial leadership to the Trust, ensuring that strong governance and commercial arrangements are in place and that the organisation is well placed to take advantage of strategic opportunities.
He is a qualified accountant with over 25 years' experience at senior and Board levels, with a successful track record of achievements operating as a Director and Deputy Chief Executive in complex and varied NHS organisations across the country.
Martin is a highly experienced, values driven NHS leader with a strong reputation as an successful and innovative problem solver, always striving to deliver high quality, cost effective services to patients.
A strong team player with an excellent reputation for achieving significant results across a broad range of portfolios including, business intelligence and performance management, contracting and strategy, financial improvement, and turnaround in challenged organisations
Michael has been a consultant at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust since 1999, in the specialty of anaesthesia and critical care. He trained in Nottingham, Brisbane and London – including The Royal Free, University College London Hospitals, Great Ormond Street and Harefield hospitals.
Michael was appointed as the Trust’s medical director in December 2017 and, prior to this, was divisional chair of surgery for six years.
Michael remains clinically active, regularly anaesthetising adults and children for ENT and Urology procedures.
Theresa is the Chief Nurse at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, having joined the executive team on 2 September 2022 with over 30 years’ experience in complex health and care settings.
Theresa began her career as a senior nurse in critical care, transplantation and acute medicine and has been the chief nursing officer in a range of organisations including Portsmouth University Hospital Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital, The Hillingdon Hospital Foundation Trust and The London Clinic. After becoming a registered general nurse in 1987, Theresa trained in neuroscience, transplant nursing and critical care.
Theresa holds an LLB and was a London scholar for Florence Nightingale Foundation; she is currently studying for an MA in leadership and has previously attended Oxford University for global executive studies.
Theresa is passionate about patient focused care and advancing clinical practice.
Chief Operating Officer
Lucy joined the NHS as a graduate management trainee and progressed through roles in operations, performance and transformation. Lucy has significant experience in developing teams and leading change at team, division, trust and system level.
Lucy joined the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in April 2022 from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, where she led cultural change and operational improvement as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy & Improvement. Lucy also led an innovative programme of mutual aid for North Central London Integrated Care System as part of its elective recovery programme.
Lucy is a mum to two teenage boys and lives in north London.
Chief Information Officer
Mark joined our Trust from Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust in April 2019 – where he was Executive Chief Information Officer (CIO) for 4 years, delivering a successful digital programme including an electronic patient record system.
Prior to joining the NHS, Mark held a number of senior IT roles at Board level within global private sector businesses including General Motors Europe, Siemens, GEC, BUPA and InHealth Group.
Mark’s early career was managing large-scale data centres before moving to consultancy – with the last 10 years spent in executive CIO-level roles.
Mark’s focus is to support the Trust in moving to a fit for purpose digital environment that supports our staff to deliver safe patient care and improve outcomes whilst integrating us into the wider health and social care economy.
Chief People Officer
Thomas was appointed as Chief People Officer in April 2021, having worked previously in the Trust as the Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.
Thomas began his career in the NHS in 2003, working for NHS Professionals. During his 12 years there he covered a range of operational and strategic workforce roles, progressing to Regional Lead, where he was responsible for the client management of 15 NHS organisations across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
He joined the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust team in 2015 as Head of Temporary Staffing and Medical Resourcing. He then progressed to Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, leading key strategic work including the Integrated Care System bank network agreement which helped to save the NHS millions in agency costs.
Thomas is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and is passionate about the delivery of the organisation’s People Strategy to create an inclusive workplace where our people can work, grow, thrive and care together.