Board members

Sian Bates - Chairman

Sian Bates







Sian Bates was appointed as Chairman on 1st September 2013. 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.

Ann Radmore - Chief Executive

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Ann has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and started her career as a management trainee. Before joining Kingston Hospital she was the Director of the national Better Care Fund programme at NHS England and was previously Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service. Ann was also Chief Executive of NHS South West London having been Chief Executive of NHS Wandsworth.  Ann also led the London wide implementation of the ground breaking stroke and cardiovascular models – which significantly improved outcomes for patients through specialist units.

Rachel Williams - Chief Operating Officer

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2016.  She joined us from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where she was Chief Operating Officer, having previously worked as General Manager for the Infection, Cancer, Immunity and Laboratory Medicine division. Rachel was the Divisional Manager for Women’s Health at University College London Hospitals and has worked at another major London acute NHS teaching hospital and at the Medical Research Council.

Miss Jane Wilson - Medical Director

Jane Wilson

Jane was appointed Medical Director in July 2009. Jane has nearly 20 years experience at Kingston Hospital as a 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.

Duncan Burton - Director of Nursing and Patient Experience

Duncan Burton

Duncan Burton is the Director of Nursing & Patient Experience at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a position he has held since February 2013. Prior to joining the Trust Duncan was Deputy Chief Nurse at University College London (UCL) Hospitals and was responsible for a number of corporate and clinical services on behalf of the Chief Nurse. He held a number of posts since joining UCL Hospitals in 2002, including Modern Matron for Infection & Pathology and Divisional Senior Nurse Emergency Services, and Head of Nursing, Medicine Board. Prior to this he worked at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and trained to be a nurse in Swansea.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) degree and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Practice, and has completed the NHS London Aspiring Nurse Directors leadership programme. He is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kingston University.

Jo Farrar, Director of Finance

Jo Farrar

Jo joined the Trust in April 2015 from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  where he had been the Director of Finance since March 2010. Previously he was the Interim Director of Finance at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, acting Chief Executive of NHS London's Provider Agency, and Head of Compliance at Monitor.

Jo trained as a chartered accountant at KPMG where he gained experience of a number of mergers and acquisitions and as a senior member of the Transaction Services Team.

Rachel Benton - Director of Strategic Development

Rachel Benton

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.

Kelvin Cheatle - Director of Workforce

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Kelvin is an experienced Workforce Director having operated at Director level for over 20 years in the public, voluntary and private sectors. His career includes working in Local Government, at Broadmoor Hospital and West London Mental Health Trust.

Kelvin has also worked at Capsticks Solicitors and established and developed their HR Advisory service leading work on complex employee relations, workforce modernisation and Speak Up initiatives. He was President of the HR Directors in the NHS Professional Association(HPMA) from 2008-10 and is a Visiting Fellow at University College London where he teaches Strategic HR Management.


Rita Harris - Non-Executive Director

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Rita joined the Trust in August 2016 having been Executive Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. With over 30 years’ experience in the NHS she has led and managed a variety of services in Health and Social Care at local and national levels. Rita has held a number of academic positions and is an experienced trainer in service leadership and transformation.

Rita began her career as a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist.

Sylvia Hamilton - Non-Executive Director


Sylvia Hamilton joined the Trust Board in January 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. She is an experienced senior Human Resources (HR) professional and most recently served for nine years as Group HR Director at Grosvenor the International Property and Fund Management business. Prior to that she was an HR Director at EY the accountancy firm, where she held responsibility for graduate recruitment.  Sylvia worked at BT from graduate entry to senior HR positions and she also held operational roles in customer service and managing large groups of people.  She read history at Durham and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  Sylvia has lived with her family n Teddington for 35 years.   

Joan Mulcahy - Non-Executive Director

Joan Mulcahy

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 AIBGroup (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.  Joan chairs the Audit and Charitable Funds Committees.

Chris Streather - Non-Executive Director

Chris Streather

Chris joined the Trust Board on 1 February 2014 as a Non-Executive Director. He is a renal physician by training and worked at Brighton, Kings, as a National Kidney Research Foundation Fellow, and Cambridge, before being appointed to St Georges NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant in 1997, from where he set up the Kingston renal outreach service. He became Medical Director in 2004, later Director of Strategy and worked on the National Physicians Assistant pilot, the RCP Acute Medicine Task Force and Lord Ara Darzi’s Framework for Action. In 2008 he was the London Clinical Director as London’s Stroke services were redesigned and worked on the Primary and Community Care Advisory Board of the NHS Next Stage Review. He is Deputy Chair of the London Leading for Health Partnership and a member of Lord Ara Darzi’s Health Commission. From 2009-2012 he was the first CEO of South London Healthcare, before becoming the Managing Director of the Health Innovation Network. Chris is currently Chief Medical Officer at HCA International.

Jacqueline Unsworth - Non-Executive Director

Jacqui Unsworth

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.

Chris Grindal - Non-Executive Director

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Chris Grindal joined the Trust in November 2016, Photo & Biog to follow

Dr Nav Chana - Non-Executive Director

Dr Nav Chana joined the Trust in December 2016, biog to follow.

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Susan Simpson - Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary

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Susan joined the Trust in April 2015 after 20 years in  governance roles in Education. Prior to moving to Kingston to take up her current position, Susan was advisor to the Board of Governors at Sparsholt College Hampshire, one of the UK's leading specialist Further Education colleges. Susan supported the College Board through a successful merger in 2007 and achievement of Ofsted 'outstanding' for governance in 2014. Concurrently, Susan also held positions as National Subject Specialist for Further Education Governance, Associate Tutor for Hampshire Governor Services and Lay Advisor for NHS Health Education Wessex. Susan graduated from Durham University and was the Support Staff Training Manager for Coopers & Lybrand before moving into public sector governance.


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