* denotes Statutory Board Member
Sian Bates - Chairman
Sian Bates, former Chair of NHS South West London, became Chairman of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 1st September.
Mrs Bates was Chair of NHS South West London between 2011 and March 2013 and was Chair of Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust from 2001. She has also been a Governor of Richmond Adult Community College and a Consultant specialising in Organisational Development and Human Resources.
Mrs Bates started her career in the Civil Service and established and held Executive roles with AZTEC, the Training and Enterprise Council for South West London, for 10 years.
Kate Grimes - Chief Executive
Kate joined Kingston Hospital NHS Trust as Chief Executive on 1 December 2008.
Prior to starting her career in the NHS, Kate spent a year in the Sudan teaching English after graduating in Biology. Her first job in the NHS was as a porter, followed by various roles managing a range of clinical and non clinical services.
After gaining a distinction in her Masters in Health Services Management, Kate specialised in service improvement and redesigning services with patients, managing a major change programme at King’s College Hospital which pioneered new techniques in service design and delivery.
In 2002, Kate joined the South East London Strategic Health Authority as Director of Development before being appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2004. Kate was appointed Chief Executive of Queen Mary’s Sidcup in October 2005 and successfully managed the hospital through a challenging period, working with partners to secure its strategic future.
Miss Jane Wilson - Medical Director
Jane was appointed Medical Director in July 2009. Jane has 16 years experience at Kingston Hospital as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Jane has held a number of leadership roles within the Trust, both in clinical management roles in the Women and Child Health Division, and most recently as the Trust's Director of Education from 2002 – 2009.
Sarah Tedford - Deputy Chief Executive
Sarah Tedford joined the Trust in May 2011. Sarah has worked in the NHS since 1994 in a variety of roles across London. Prior to joining Kingston Hospital, Sarah headed up the National NHS Intensive Support Team. Their role is to go into Trusts that are struggling to achieve their performance targets and help them to understand and resolve their operational difficulties. Prior to this, she has held a number of senior operational roles in different acute hospitals.
Prior to joining the Trust in February 2013, Duncan was Deputy Chief Nurse at University College London (UCL) Hospitals and was responsible for a number of corporate areas on behalf of the Chief Nurse. Duncan has held a number of posts since joining UCL Hospitals in 2002, including Charge Nurse in Acute Admissions, Modern Matron for Infection & Pathology and Divisional Senior Nurse Emergency Services, and Head of Nursing, Medicine Board. In 2009 Duncan was awarded a place on the NHS London Aspiring Nurse Directors leadership programme.
Rachel Benton - Director of Strategic Development
Rachel has worked in the NHS since 1990 in a variety of roles covering general management, strategy, planning and business development. She joined Kingston Hospital in March 2010, before which she headed up the planning and business development function for Imperial College Healthcare. Rachel is a graduate with an MSc in Health Services Management.
Simon Milligan - Director of Finance
Simon joins us from Commissioning Support for London (formerly Healthcare for London) where he was the senior finance lead working across London’s 31 PCTs to implement Lord Darzi’s report A Framework for Action. Before that, he worked as Director of Finance at Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust and in finance teams at Hammersmith Hospital Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, S. Durham Health Care NHS Trust and the Northern Regional Health Authority. He started his accountancy career at KPMG.
David Grantham - Director of Workforce
David joined the trust in March 2010, following a secondment to NHS Employers where he led national programmes on the medical workforce, productivity and flexible staffing for 2 years. He continues to represent NHS Employers on the GMC’s UK revalidation programme board. Prior to that he was Director of Human Resources and a Board member at Whipps Cross University Hospital in North East London.
David is a Law and Politics graduate.
Nicola Hunt - Director of Productivity, Innovation and Improvement
Nicola started her career as an investment banker and joined the NHS in 2002 on the “Gateway to Leadership” programme, which brings experienced senior managers from the private sector into the NHS. She has worked in a variety of strategic and operational roles within the NHS across London. Prior to joining the Trust as Director of Productivity in February 2013, she led the SWL Pathology Programme to implement a hub-and-spoke model of pathology across the sector.
Nicola undertook a Masters Degree in International Policy Studies in the US. She has lived and worked in the Middle East, and has a research interest in healthcare for refugee populations.
Deborah Lawrenson - Company Secretary
Deborah joined the Trust in June 2012 and leads the Corporate Affairs function which includes Board and Corporate Support, Council of Governors, Assurance, Risk, Corporate Governance, Legal services, Complaints and PALs.
She has worked in the public sector in senior roles in Corporate Affairs since 1997 most recently in a specialist Learning Disability Health and Social Care Trust, a Regional Development Agency, the Countryside Agency and an Acute Trust. She has led work particularly around Corporate Support and governance, Communications and Engagement. Before moving into the public sector Deborah spent ten years working in journalism and editorial management for US publications, the New York Times and Newsweek.
Deborah has a BA Hons degree in the Performing Arts from Kent University, and post graduate qualifications from Kent in Health and Social Care and Manchester University (Business School) in Health Governance and International policy and is currently working towards her Chartered Secretary qualifications.
Candace Imison was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 December 2009. Candace has had a long career in the NHS where she has held a number of board level and senior management roles. Between 2000 and 2006 Candace was a senior strategy advisor at the Department of Health. In 2007 Candace began working at The King’s Fund, she took on the role of Deputy Director of Policy at the Fund from January 2009.
Candace is a member of the Audit and Governance Committee.
Michael Jennings joined the Trust Board in June 2010 as a Non Executive Director. Until his retirement in 2009 he acted as Deputy Chief Executive at Surrey County Council having held various director posts at the authority with responsibility for corporate planning, emergency management, policy, performance, joint/partnership working (including health, police, business, and the voluntary sector), external affairs, and governance and health scrutiny. Prior to that he worked in strategy, planning, finance, and management posts in local government in London. He is a member of the Government's Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information, and a non-executive director of the Local Government Information House Limited, which he set up and which trades on behalf of all councils. He also runs his own consultancy Way Ahead Associates. He has acted as policy adviser on a number of national and regional government bodies. He is a graduate of the University of Leicester, holding a BA (Hons) in English.
Joan Mulcahy joined the Trust Board in January 2011 as a Non Executive Director. She is a Management Consultant, a professionally qualified accountant and an experienced Board level Director with significant experience in the Banking industry. Previously she worked for Allied Irish Bank Group where she held a variety of roles, culminating as Chief Operating Officer and Board Director of AIB Group (UK) PLC. She currently undertakes a number of non executive roles in various strategic bodies and is a Board Director of Elmbridge Housing Trust and an Audit and Treasury Committee Member of Paragon Community Housing Group Ltd.
Jacqueline Unsworth joined the Trust Board in March 2011 as a Non Executive Director. She was formally the Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director of Hounslow PCT. She has also been a Trustee of the charity Family Action for the past eight years. Jacqueline is a retail strategy specialist and has worked as a Board level consultant with a range of retail brands including John Lewis and Woolworths. Jacqueline has also been a Director at Piper Trust Ltd and has worked in strategic planning roles for Storehouse PLC and Abbey National.
Adrian Clark joined the Trust Board in September 2012. He is currently Dean of Research and Enterprise and Professor of Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at St Georges University of London. Previously he was a senior academic at Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Adrian medically qualified in 1976 from University of London and completed his specialist training in General Medicine, Diabetes, and Endocrinology. Subsequently he worked as Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology whilst employed as an academic, delivering teaching and research for the Department of Academic Endocrinology.