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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: huh-tr.Enquiries@nhs.net

 Tim Melville Ross

Chairman - Sir Tim Melville-Ross 

Tim has had a long and distinguished career in commerce. He started his career as a “commercial apprentice” at BP, a four year sandwich programme doing a degree course alongside significant work experience in the company.

After a short period working in the City of London, he joined Nationwide Building Society and stayed for 20 years, the last 10 as Chief Executive. He was then Head of the Institute of Directors for five years, a very key role in trying to influence Government on behalf of the business community.

He has since been chairman of a number of organisations, including a house builder, a taxi manufacturer, a property company, a university, a couple of national public sector bodies, and an insurance company.

Executive directors

Tracy 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 Hospital for many years. She has extensive experience in health care management.

 Catherine Pelley  

Chief Nurse and Director of Governance - Catherine Pelley

Details to follow

 

 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.

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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.

 

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Director of Finance - Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson was appointed Director of Finance in June 2016. Jonathan was previously director of finance at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore. His career in the NHS started in 1998 when he joined the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme. He has also worked at Moorfields Hospital.

 

 Daniel Waldron

Director of Organisation Transformation - Daniel Waldron

Daniel was appointed Director of Organisation Transformation in May 2013 and the post was made a Board level position in August 2014.  Daniel joined the Trust in December 2008 and has held the posts of General Manager for Children Women’s and Sexual Health and Divisional Operations Director for Surgery Women and Sexual Health. He oversaw the introduction of the £10m women’s and children’s wing at Homerton in 2010.

Daniel previously worked in the voluntary and not for profit sectors managing community and residential health and social care services.

 


Non Executive Directors

 

John Gieve

Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director - Sir John Gieve 

Sir John was appointed in November 2011. Sir John 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.

 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.

Polly Weitzman

Polly Weitzman

Polly has been with Ofcom for the past 10 years initially as Director of Regulatory and Competition Law (2004 – 2006) and since 2006 as their General Counsel.

Part of the team that established Ofcom after the merger of five previous organisations, Polly has a strong track record in change. From 1986 – 2004, Polly was a partner and then Head of EC and UK Competition Law with city law firm Denton Wilde Sapte.

Polly sits on the Audit Committee.

Susan Osborne

Susan Osborne CBE

Susan qualified as a registered nurse in 1974 and worked at Homerton when it first opened in 1986 as the Deputy Director of Nursing. 

Her last permanent NHS role, which concluded in 2009, was as Chief Nurse with NHS East of England, and before that she was the Director of Nursing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Since 2009 she has been self-employed as an independent management and nursing consultant and has been employed in interim director posts - predominantly Director of Nursing positions or posts focusing on quality governance assurance issues.

She is a Trustee of Cavell Nurses' Trust and Chairs the Safe Staffing Alliance. She was awarded a CBE in 2005 for her contribution to nursing services.

Susan sits on 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.

More information

All meetings are held in the Education Centre Homerton Hospital (with the exception of December) and start at 10.00am.

The next meetings will take place as follows:

Sept 26
October 31
November 28

You can find papers reaching back to 2005 here