The Trust Board is the governing body for the Trust and makes all the most important decisions about the hospitals and their services.
The Board is made up of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors, including the Chief Executive. The Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the NHS Appointments Commission for their expertise and knowledge, while the Executive Directors are the most senior managers within the Trust. The other Trust Directors are co-opted members of the Trust Board (participating fully in discussions but without voting rights).
Baroness Wall of New Barnet
Baroness Wall was appointed Chairman of the Trust in 2005, where she has worked with others to turnaround a Trust that had been in difficulties for many years, to one that is now one of the best performing across London in all key areas of patient care. The Trust is about to achieve Baroness Wall’s long term goal - the reconfiguration of its services to the benefit of patients and the community it serves. Baroness Wall is passionate about ensuring healthcare is provided with the dignity and respect every patient is entitled to. She is very supportive of the Governments’ policy on quality targets and healthcare being provided nearer to people’s homes and available at a time which suits them. Her regular ward and department visits ensure she keeps up to date with the culture and clinical performance of her Trust.
Baroness Wall worked for a large chemical company prior to being appointed in 1986 as a trade union official ASTMS/MSF/AMICUS (now UNITE) ending her trade union career in 2003 as Director of Policy and Political Engagement. She has wide experience across industry, and has a reputation for building partnerships, changing mindsets, and is committed to the ethos of “customer-led” services.
She was raised to the Peerage as Baroness Wall of New Barnet in 2004 and sits on the Labour bench. She focuses on health and skills as her priority subjects. She is Patron and successful chairman of several major Health Conferences and seminars on behalf of the well respected Westminster Health Forum. She is renowned for speaking regularly from practical knowledge on Health issues in the House of Lords.
Andy Newman joined the Trust in April 2009 and is a highly experienced board director with 18 successful years in BT, currently responsible for UK product sales across BT's major corporate and government customers, with a turnover of over £2.5 billion. He has led a number of successful change management programmes in the last five years involving more than 1,000 staff. His experience includes sales, finance, marketing, HR, product management and change management.
David Flinter's background has been in the telecommunications industry, latterly as Director of Customer Care at NTL Business until 2001. David now runs his own consultancy with a focus on customer service marketing. David is also a Non Executive Director of the Public Guardianship Office, a lay member of the General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Panel, and a local magistrate. He is married with two daughters and lives in Enfield.
Tim Evans's career has been in marketing and he is currently running his own independent consultancy (Evans Major Associates Ltd). Amongst his most recent assignments were working with a FTSE 100 company; an internet start-up and as an adviser to a Government Department. He also provides pro-bono marketing and commercial support for an environmental and sustainability group Do the Green Thing. Prior to this Tim worked at BT for 20 years, and posts included Marketing Director of Consumer Division, Marketing Director of Small and Medium Business Division and Group Marketing and Brand Director. Tim is married with two children and lives in north London.
Fiona Bulmer joined the Trust in May 2010. Fiona is a freelance communications consultant, providing policy and communications advice to a number of global companies. Fiona previously worked in corporate communications in companies such as Shell and Railtrack Plc. Fiona was a councillor on the London Borough of Barnet between 2002-1010. During this time she was Cabinet Member for Children's Services (2006-2009) and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Housing (2004-2006).
David Holt was appointed in July 2012. David has worked across a wide range of sectors, with his early career having been spent with Unilever both in the UK and overseas. For the last 15 years he has occupied a number of Board level positions as a Finance Director. Currently, he is Finance Director at Land Securities plc, and prior to that was at Coats plc as Finance Director of both the Clothing division and Jaeger Fashion Retail. David is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and a member of the Institute of Directors, and will be chairing the Trust’s Audit Committee.
Interim Chief Executive
Dr Tim Peachey, Interim Chief Executive, joined the Trust on secondment from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in December 2012 and is the most senior Executive Director and accountable to the Trust Board and Chairman for all aspects of the performance of the Trust including meeting performance, clinical quality, financial and human resources targets and standards. Dr Peachey was formerly a divisional medical director at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and a Consultant Anaesthetist with a special interest in liver transplantation.
Director of Finance
Tony Ollis, Director of Finance, is accountable for the financial performance of the Trust. He is responsible for delivering the financial strategy and key financial goals of the Trust and for advising the Trust Board and Executive on all financial management matters.
Ian Mitchell, Medical Director, is responsible for the professional standard and conduct of all medical staff, for advising the Trust Board and Executive on all medical policy matters and for facilitating a close and harmonious working relationship between the Trust and its medical staff. He liaises with the Medical Schools and Royal Colleges on medical education and research. Ian was appointed as Medical Director in May 2010 and also works as a Consultant Gastro-intestinal Surgeon.
Director of Nursing
Terina Riches is the Director of Nursing. Terina has been a nurse for 33 years starting out at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. She has had a varied career, always working in London, including 9 years as a ward sister and roles as General Manager and Director of Operations. She was previously Director of Nursing at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich until joining Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust In February 2009. Terina is passionate about fundamental care and has a strong interest in developing leadership ability. She also takes a keen interest in pre registration training and the perceived gap between that training and the needs of everyday clinical work.
Director of Performance, Planning and Partnership
Mary Joseet is the Director of Performance, Planning and Partnership. She joined the Trust in April 2005 and was previously Locality Director (South) at Barnet Primary Care Trust. Mary is responsible for strategy and business development. This includes commissioning and contract negotiations with the local and neighbouring community providers including GPs. Her remit also includes service redesign and performance monitoring and reporting.
Director of Operations - Planned Care
Paul Hawkins is the Director of Operations - Planned Care. Paul has also had the roles of Director of Corporate Services and Redevelopment and Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Planning from April 1999. Paul previously worked at Barnet Hospital latterly as General Manager of Estates, Facilities, PFI, Radiology, Pathology and Women's and Children's services.
Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources
Raj Chana, Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources, joined the Trust in February 2010. Raj has worked within both public and private sectors, more recently working at a senior level within HR in the NHS. Raj has delivered on the strategic and operational Human Resources and Organisational Development agenda at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and prior to this worked at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. She is particularly passionate about improving staff health and wellbeing and driving forward staff development.
Director of Information Management and Technology
Will Smart, Director of Information Management and Technology, joined the Trust in December 2012 on secondment from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust where he continues to work three days a week. Will’s career has included senior IM&T roles in the NHS (including St. Mary’s London, Maidstone and Tonbridge Wells and East Kent Hospitals), as well as 10 years spent as a Management Consultant working with large public and private organisations. He is responsible for all aspects of the Trust’s informatics agenda, including IT, Information Systems and data analysis and reporting.