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The Board is made up of seven Non-Executive Directors, one of whom is the Chairman, and six Executive Directors.

The Board is responsible for the effective running of the Trust in line with established objectives and priorities in accordance with the highest standards of corporate governance.

It is also responsible for shaping the Trust's future and has a duty to consult and involve the Governors in the strategic planning of the organisation. Governors in turn are accountable to the members of the Trust.

If you have any queries regarding the Board of Directors, please email the Trust Company Secretary:

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Chairman - Sir John Gieve 

Sir John joined the Trust in 2011 as a non-executive director and was appointed chair from 1 April 2019. He was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2006 to 2009 as the Bank changed its role and approach to tackle the international financial crisis.

A career civil servant, Sir John was the Managing Director of the Treasury for three years and Permanent Secretary to the Home Office between 2001 and 2005. He currently holds a number of chairman and director positions for a range of private and third sector organisations including Chair of the Clore Social Leadership Programme.


Executive directors

Tracey Fletcher

Chief Executive - Tracey Fletcher

Tracey became Chief Executive in January 2013. She re-joined the Trust in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer, having previously been with Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for many years. She has extensive experience in health care management, having begun her career in a mental health trust followed by a community trust prior to joining us.

Dylan Jones Chief Operating Officer - Dylan Jones

Dylan was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2013. Previous roles at Homerton include Divisional Director of the Integrated Medical and Rehabilitation Services Division (2011 to January 2013) and General Manager for the General and Emergency Medicine Division (2008-2011.)

Before that Dylan worked at Barts and the London, and NHS Trusts in South Wales.

 Catherine Pelley  

Chief Nurse and Director of Governance - Catherine Pelley

Catherine has over 33 years NHS experience including care of older people, health visiting, working as part of a neighbourhood nursing team and working with families affected by drug and alcohol issues. She has also served as a service commissioner in Brent and Harrow and later as a director of commissioning in Hertfordshire.

She has worked at NHS England focusing on patient experience and safeguarding children, and in recent years,she has worked at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in a role focusing on patient safety and quality.

Catherine has worked with NHS Improvement as a nurse fellow developing resources to support ward sisters and team leaders acrossthe NHS in England. The ward leader handbook was published in October 2018.

Catherine has been awarded the honour of becoming a Queen’s Nurse. 


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Medical Director - Deblina Dasgupta

Dr Deblina Dasgupta. Deblina has worked at Homerton for the past 13 years as a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine. She has been Associate Medical Director since 2016 and Clinical Lead for Elderly Care, Stroke and Intermediate Care since 2012.

Deblina trained in a number of London hospitals including The Whittington, University College London and Newham before joining Homerton. She has been a leader in developing simulation training in geriatric and general internal medicine in London and an innovator in establishing the pioneering Integrated Independence Team for City and Hackney.

Deblina has led the successful medical productivity programme to improve patient journeys across the hospital and the community.  She was Regional Chair of the British Geriatric Society (BGS) between 2009 and 2012 and England Council Member of the BGS during the same period.



Director of Finance - Phill Wells

Phill was appointed Director of Finance in October 2018.  He joined the Trust after 16 years as a Civil Servant where he had worked at both the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions where he latterly held the position of Finance Director.  Phill is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants.

  Director of Organisation Transformation - vacant

Director of Strategic Implementation and Partnership (non-voting) - Frances O'Callaghan

Frances joined the Trust in October 2018 with a broad range of experience in different settings. As well as working in the NHS for over 20 years leading clinical services and in strategy roles, she has also been responsible for Estates, Communications and other coporate services at Board level. In addition she has undertaken director roles within an Academic Health Sciences Centre supporting translational medicine into the population and she has returned to the NHS after 3  years as a Director within the Corporate Finance Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Frances is currently studying for a masters at UCL in Politics Philosopy & Economics (Health).


Non Executive Directors

 Jude Williams

Jude Williams

Ms Williams was formally Lead Governor on the Council of Governors at Homerton. She has a career in public health strategy/policy development with a particular focus on health inequalities, staff health and public and patient involvement. She worked in East London throughout the 90’s as a Director within the Health Authority followed by national level work in the Department of Health and as Head of Public Health in the Healthcare Commission. She currently undertakes executive level coaching and advises the Home Office on their approach to eradicating gang related violence. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

Vani Treves   

Vanni Treves CBE

Vanni was for many years Senior Partner of Macfarlanes, a leading firm of City Solicitors, but also has broad experience of industry (as past Chairman of four public companies); of education (as Chairman of London Business School and of the National College for School Leadership); of philanthropy (as Chairman of the Justice for Children and Stop Organised Abuse Appeals of the NSPCC, of which he is a Fellow, and as the Senior Trustee of a major grant making charity); and of other fields of activity (as Chairman of Channel Four Television and of the Equitable Life Assurance Society).

He was awarded the CBE in 2012.

Vanni chairs the Risk Committee.

 Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Martin has been the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Ealing since 2009. He is currently leading Ealing through a period of rapid change accelerated by an unprecedented financial challenge.

Previously he was the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and his local government career, primarily in finance roles, goes back to 1977.

In addition to managing one of London’s largest local authorities, Martin also leads on the health agenda on behalf the chief executives of all 33 London councils and is Chair of the London Health Chief Officers’ Group. He is a qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant and was statutory chief financial officer in two organisations for over a decade.


Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE

Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE is an author, consultant, facilitator and coach. Cherron is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall, including working with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.

In 2011, Cherron received an MBE for her services to Government and for her work in the faith community with young people.

In 2012, Cherron left the Civil Service to follow her passion; staff networks and the positive impact they can have on the individual and organisation. Cherron has since founded The Power of Staff Networks consultancy where she provides a wide range of services.

During her career, she has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Masters Degree in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management. Cherron is also a qualified career coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management. 


Dr Shree Datta

Dr Shree Datta is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital and Associate Clinical Dean for King's College Medical School. She specialises in menstrual and pain problems, Colposcopy and high risk Obstetrics.

Shree qualified from Imperial College London and became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in 2009. She was awarded the Helen Lawson award and RCOG Edgar Gentilli prize for research in ovarian cancer.

Shree was appointed to the General Medical Council’s ruling body in 2013 and is a former Chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee. She is also secretary to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

She has authored over 15 medical textbooks and is a member of the editorial board for the Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine Journal and RCOG Mother and Baby magazine. 

More information

All meetings are held in the
Education Centre
Homerton Hospital (except December when it is hosted at St Leonard's hospital) and start at 10.00am.

Scheduled meetings 2019
24 April
29 May
26 June
31 July
25 September
30 October
27 November
18 December

You can find papers reaching back to 2005 here