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.

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

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

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).

Jude Williams - Non Executive Director and Deputy Chair

Jude Williams - Non Executive Director and Deputy Chair

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. 

Martin Smith - Non Executive Director

Martin Smith - Non Executive Director

Martin Smith joined the Board in November 2014. He was a London Borough Chief Executive for a decade, for Ealing until 2016, and before that Tower Hamlets. Martin led Ealing through a period of rapid change accelerated by the unprecedented financial challenge of the austerity agenda. He also led on the health agenda on behalf of the chief executives of all 33 London Councils. Martin is a qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant, was statutory chief financial officer in two organisations and Chairs the Trust’s Audit Committee.

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. 

Dr Shree Datta - Non Executive Director

Dr Shree Datta - Non Executive Director

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. 

Rommel Pereira

Rommel Pereira

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

Andrew Hudson

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.