Sian Bates - Chairman
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
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.
Mairead McCormick - Chief Operating Officer
Miss Jane Wilson - Medical Director
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.
Sally Brittain - Director of Nursing and Patient Experience
Sally is a registered nurse and midwife who has undertaken various professional leadership roles within nursing and midwifery, most recently as Deputy Director of Nursing at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, and previously as Deputy Chief Nurse at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also a previous Head of Midwifery and Supervisor of Midwives. She has experience of leading large-scale change and service transformation and achieved an MSc in Clinical Leadership & Health Education at Kingston University in 2014.
In her many roles Sally has been committed to making sure that all patients are at the centre of planning their care and have equal access to high quality services. She is passionate about supporting staff to develop and progress their careers.
Speaking about her appointment, Sally said: "I am delighted and proud to be joining the Trust and am looking forward to working with nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals to continue the excellent programmes of work already underway to further enhance patient safety, quality and experience. I believe the role of the Director of Nursing & Quality is to empower staff at all levels to set the foundation for excellent patient care by ensuring that patients and their carers and families are safe, cared for and listened to.
Jo Farrar, Director of Finance
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 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
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
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 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 Grindal - Non-Executive Director
Chris Grindal is Finance Director of Aventa Capital Partners, a fund manager specialising in large scale regenerational projects. He has extensive experience of helping companies through periods of stepped change, either whilst growing through fundraising and acquisition, or in periods of retrenchment and recovery. He has acted as either Finance Director, Non-Executive Director or Adviser to a number of entrepreneurial businesses including a period as CFO of Keystone Software plc, a fully listed company. He also worked for Postern Executive Group, at the time the UK’s first specialist turnaround consultancy.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in London and has a law degree from Cambridge University.
Dr Nav Chana - Non-Executive Director
Appointed December 2016, end of current term November 2019
Nav joined the Trust in December 2016. He is a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice where he has been a GP for 25 years. As Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care he has co-led the development of the 'primary care home' model which is one of the new care model programmes endorsed by NHS England. He has had a varied career in healthcare education. Most recently he is the Clinical Adviser for the workforce stream of NHS England's New Care Models Programme and continues as an Adviser to Health Education England (South London). He was previously a Director of Education Quality (DEQ) for Health Education South London, and prior to that the Postgraduate Dean for General Practice and Community Based Education from 2010.
Jonathan Guppy - Non-Executive Director
Jonathan Guppy joined the Trust Board in April 2017 as a Non-Executive Director. He is a management consultant with many years’ experience of helping public and private sector companies to improve their performance. Previously Jonathan was a partner at KPMG where his main business focus was supporting clients in the health sector, and later he was a senior director at Monitor, the Health Regulator. Outside of his role at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, Jonathan provides coaching and mentoring support to senior leaders of both established and entrepreneurial companies.
Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in London and has a degree in Chemistry from Bristol University.
Cathy Warwick - Non-Executive Director
In her most recent role as CEO of the Royal College of Midwives Cathy has been closely involved in the development of maternity policy, and been part of a major review of maternity services in England chaired by Baroness Cumberlege. Cathy has worked with four successive Secretaries of State for Health aiming to influence policy on behalf of women, forging collaborative relationships with a broad range of organisations with common interests and working closely with obstetricians, gynaecologists and paediatricians and their Royal Colleges.
Cathy is very interested in research and teaching and holds visiting professorships at King’s College London and Hong Kong University. She received honorary doctorates from the University of Dundee in 2015 and Kingston and St George’s University London in 2007. Passionate to influence global maternity health, she has led midwifery study tours to South Africa, India and Cuba, Sri Lanka and will travel to Nepal in 2017.
Cathy was Director of Midwifery and General Manager for Women and Children’s Services at King’s College Hospital. Whilst at Kings College she received a CBE for services to healthcare in 2006.
Cath began her career by gaining a nursing degree at Edinburgh University in 1975. She then completed the one year midwifery course at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London in 1976, and worked as a midwife across a variety of clinical settings in hospitals and in the community. She has held a number of senior posts in midwifery education and in the NHS managing midwifery and nursing services. She has an MSc in Social Policy, an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (ADM) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education of Adults.
Her work led to invitations to sit on many national maternity policy committees, and she has been a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and was Chair of the Midwifery Committee at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Chair of the maternity working group contributing to the Darzi report, Healthcare for London.
She has also written and published widely on midwifery issues and lectures and speaks nationally and internationally.
Susan Simpson - Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary
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.