Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for the effective running of the Trust in line with established NHS objectives and priorities and 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. The Chairman and non-executive directors are held to account by the Council of Governors of the Trust

If you have any queries regarding the Board of Directors, please email the Trust Company Secretary: huh-tr.enquiries@nhs.net

Sir John Gieve - Chairman

Sir John Gieve - Chairman

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.

Tracey Fletcher - Chief Executive

Tracey Fletcher - Chief Executive

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 - Chief Operating Officer

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 - Chief Nurse and Director of Governance

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.

Deblina Dasgupta - Medical Director

Deblina Dasgupta - Medical Director

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.

Phill Wells - Director of Finance

Phill Wells - Director of Finance

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.

Tom Nettel - Director of People

Tom Nettel - Director of People

Tom joined the Trust in November 2019. He was previously the Director of Workforce, Improvement and Strategy at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Tom began his NHS career in 2006 in East Kent as a national graduate scheme trainee in human resources. He worked for four years in HR at what is now called London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust based at both Ealing and Northwick Park hospitals. Tom rates one of his achievements to be helping transform staff experience at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; this resulted in the Trust becoming a leading organisation nationally for positive staff experience in the NHS.

Dr Mike Gill – Non-Executive Director

Dr Mike Gill – Non-Executive Director

Dr Mike Gill is an experienced senior medical leader.

From 2014-2018 he was Medical Director at Health 1000: The Wellness Practice, a new type of GP surgery which looked after patients with multiple medical conditions in their own homes. The Practice also supported the care of patients in Nursing Homes.

Prior to this he had been a Medical Director for over 12 years at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, a similar role at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Associate Medical Director at Barts Health NHS Trust. He is Chair of Council of the London Clinical Senate and Chair of Kent and Medway Acute Stroke Services Joint Committee.

Mike was Joint Clinical Director for the Health for North East London programme nine years ago which looked at the configuration of provider services in east London.

Mike was Interim Medical Director at Homerton two years ago and his links to the hospital go back further as he was a Medical Registrar and later Senior Registrar at the hospital and on the commissioning team for the hospital in 1985-6 and remembers moving the first patient into the then new hospital building when it opened.

Dr Mark Rickets – Non-Executive Director

Dr Mark Rickets is a local GP and currently the Chair of the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group.

Mark has been a GP at the local Nightingale Practice since 1995. He has been the clinical lead for primary care at the CCG since 2012 and Chair since April 2018. He has also been Chair of the Homerton Clinical Quality Review Board, the assurance forum for the CCG (as lead commissioner) on quality outcomes for services provided by the hospital; Co-Chair of the Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board (with Hackney’s elected Mayor - Philip Glanville); and Chair of the City and Hackney Practitioner Forum, a fortnightly virtual meeting for all practitioners and managers across C&H to come together to review and update development of services. More recently he has taken on leading roles across north east London in finance reform, system governance and primary care transformation. He was also the CCG representative on the Trust’s Council of Governors for a number of years.

Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE - Non Executive Director

Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE - Non Executive Director

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. 

Rommel Pereira - Non Executive Director

Rommel Pereira - Non Executive Director

Rommel has a track record in finance, business transformation, technology, customer service, procurement and business development.

Until recently, he was an Executive Director at the Bank of England attending the various committees of the Bank. Prior to this he was an Executive Director of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme after spending five years as Group Chief Operating Officer for the Metropolitan Housing Partnership.  His earlier career included senior management roles at JP Morgan Chase.

His recent non-executive roles include the One Housing Group and Shepherds Bush Housing Group.

Andrew Hudson - Non Executive Director

Andrew Hudson - Non Executive Director

Andrew has extensive experience spanning strategy and operations in central and local government and the voluntary sector.

Andrew worked for the Treasury during the 1990s becoming head of the health team during the first comprehensive spending review.

He worked for Essex County Council, becoming Deputy Chief Executive (Finance and Performance) between 2002 and 2004. He re-joined central government as CEO of the Valuation Office Agency, and then rose to be Director General, Public Services at the Treasury for three years.

His current roles include being Chair of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, Vice Chair of Volunteering Matters and a non-executive director at the Clarion Housing Group.

Eiri Jones – Non-Executive Director

Eiri Jones is a registered nurse (adult and child) and has an MA in professional development.

Following nurse training in London (Guy’s and Great Ormond St), Eiri has extensive clinical, managerial and executive leadership knowledge and skills gained during a career spanning over 40 years. She has held senior and board positions in a range of Trusts in England and Wales and has also held regional (Trust Development Authority), national (Welsh Government and State of Qatar) and regulatory (Nursing and Midwifery Council) appointments.

Eiri has recently finished at Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board as a part-time Programme Director. She is a Non- Executive Director at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. She was Regional Director of the Getting It Right First Time Programme in the South West of England; and has also held roles as an interim Quality Manager at NHS Crawley CCG; and interim Director of Quality Governance at Barts Health NHS Trust in recent years.