Our board in common strengthens our collaborative decision-making and helps us make best use of our collective resources
Our board in common has been established as a key element of our efforts to align governance across our four organisations and to make sure we are working as effectively as we can – separately and collectively - for the population of north west London.
The board in common brings together the boards of the four acute NHS trusts and so is made up of all of the full board members (executive and non-executive) of the four trusts.
Matthew Swindells has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare. He is the former deputy chief executive and chief operating officer for the NHS in England, currently working as an independent consultant.
Matthew joined the NHS from university as a graduate trainee and worked his way up as an IT director, clinical services manager, chief operating officer and hospital chief executive before joining the Department of Health as senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Health and then as the NHS’s first chief information officer.
Matthew is a member of the University Council at Hull University and holds visiting professorships at Surrey University and at Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation.
Matthew is chair, responsible for 12 hospitals across four NHS trusts in north west London: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
Bob is vice chair of the board at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a non-executive director of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, as well as a non-executive director at London Ambulance Service. Previously Bob was the independent chair of Sussex Health & Care Partnership ICS and has held a number of national NHS posts including deputy chief executive and executive director of resources at NHS Improvement. He is an associate (advisory) director with CIPFA, a non-executive director and audit chair of Community Health Partnerships Ltd and a trustee of the Demelza Children’s Hospice charity.
Bob was also chief executive and director of finance at NHS Trust Development Authority, finance director of NHS South of England SHA cluster and director of NHS finance at the Department of Health where he led on NHS financial policy and performance as well as being responsible for the national tariff programme and advising ministers, HMT and other Government departments on NHS financial matters. Bob was a Strategic Health Authority (SHA) finance director from 2002 to 2007, first with Kent and Medway SHA then with South East Coast SHA.
Bob has an MBA and is a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Linda is a non-executive director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also a non-executive director of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, a school governor, and a trustee for Medical Justice Charity. She was a councillor for the London Borough of Ealing from 2018-2022.
Linda has extensive experience as a senior executive with board experience in health, higher education and not-for-profit organisations most recently as executive director, education and quality at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Previous leadership experience includes roles as pro vice chancellor at the University of Greenwich, head of revalidation at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, head of strategy and development at NHS London and associate dean at St George’s Medical School and Kingston University. Linda is a registered nurse with a specialist qualification in oncology. She has a PhD and a master’s in education and is a qualified coach.
Aman is a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has worked at very senior levels for many years and has been a chief executive of three organisations where he has led multidisciplinary teams.
Aman has extensive experience in planning and regeneration and in his career, he was executive director of development and renewal in a major local authority. He was also a ministerial appointee on the boards of English Partnerships and the Olympic Park Legacy Company. Aman has also served as a chair of a number of organisations which include the Anchor Trust and PA Housing. In addition, he has been a statutory appointment on a number of large and diverse organisations.
Aman is currently working as a consultant for two major developers and is chair of a development company.
Carolyn Downs CB
Carolyn is a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
She is a recently retired chief executive of the London Borough of Brent and was previously chief executive of the Local Government Association. Prior to that, she was deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, chief executive of the Legal Services Commission and chief executive of Shropshire County Council. She has worked in local government in numerous councils for almost 40 years.
Patricia Gallan QPM
Patricia is a non-executive director for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as well as The Trade Remedies Authority. She is an external member of the Council of Queen Mary, University of London, chair of governors at an East London Infant & Junior School and a member of the Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust.
A former chief police officer, she began her police career as a graduate dntrant in East London rising to assistant commissioner Specialist Crime and Operations of the Metropolitan Police Service, retiring in 2018 with over 13 years executive board experience in policing. Patricia was a detective, hostage negotiator and is a qualified barrister.
She previously served as deputy assistant commissioner (Specialist Operations – Security and Protection) and also deputy assistant commissioner (professionalism) in the Met. In addition, she has served in Merseyside Police and the National Crime Squad as a chief police officer as well as completing a secondment to the Home Office. In July 2023, Patricia joined the respective boards of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust within the NHS North West London Acute Provider Collaborative as a non-executive director.
Nick is a non-executive director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has extensive leadership experience, including as chief executive of the National Union of Students and running a successful public affairs consultancy.
Nick served as chair of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust until its incorporation with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. He continued as a non-executive director for Chelsea and Westminster until 2022, chairing its audit and risk committee. He is also chair of the Royal Society of Medicine’s audit and risk committee.
Steve is vice chair of the board of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a non-executive director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Steve has had an international executive career in the IT industry, including chief executive roles with Hewlett-Packard in the UK, Korea and China. He has held various non-executive director roles including advising the UK government on IT in education. Steve qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, talent and succession planning, organisational development, risk management and disaster recovery. Steve has been the chair of trustees of Age Concern (Windsor) since January 2018.
Catherine is vice chair of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Catherine’s professional experience is in governance, financial and performance management and change management across a range of public, not-for-profit and private sector organisations. She holds a range of non-executive roles including vice chair at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, vice chair and non-executive director at First Community Health and Care (community interest company or CIC), non-executive director and senior independent director with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, and non-executive director with Achieving for Children (CIC) and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Prior to this, Catherine was business development director and strategic advisor to the chief executive of Achievement for All 3As, a national education charity set up to transform the lives of vulnerable children, and director for PwC where she led the children’s services team delivering services across education, health and social care. Catherine is a qualified accountant.
Martin Lupton is an academic non-executive director of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Martin joins us following a period as an associate non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Martin is the vice-dean (education) for the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and leads all of the Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate and postgraduate activities. He also works as a consultant obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster Foundation NHS Trust.
Martin has previously been a member and chair of the ethics committee for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He continues to work as a joint clinical lead for the obstetric cardiac service and for maternal medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and lectures on the Year 5 obstetrics and gynaecology course on medical ethics.
Martin sits on the board in common and is a member of the quality committee of both London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Neville is a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Neville is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience operating at board level in the private, public, and third sectors, in both executive and non-executive roles. He is a skilled commercial leader with a proven track record in transformational change, developing and executing strategy, setting up joint ventures, launching new businesses and operational, and profit and loss management in the telecoms, media and technology sectors.
In his corporate career his roles included vice president of BT’s internet business, director of its TV business, and group general manager of strategy. Now focussed on non-executive roles, he currently sits on the boards of the West London NHS Trust and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He is also a founder/director of a small independent film production company.
Ajay is a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
Ajay is an organisational development specialist supporting the growth and sustainability of civil society organisations globally to increase their social impact.
With significant contributions in the social impact and public sectors, he brings a breadth of experience in the areas of strategic planning, resource mobilisation and sustainability, community engagement, leadership and governance.
Ajay's portfolio of work has ranged from large international institutions to smaller community-based organisations, supporting them to review and re-engineer their strategic interventions and maximise impact.
He has particular interests in human and environmental rights, a focus of his company em4, which engages with institutional funders to build the capacities of their grantees and invests in social entrepreneurs internationally to increase their regional impact.
He has held board-level positions with national and international charities. He was previously a non-executive director of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
Professor Neena Modi
Neena is professor of neonatal medicine and faculty of medicine vice-dean (International affairs) at Imperial College London, a fellow and member of Council of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and president-elect of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine.
She has held a number of previous health leadership roles, including as a past-president of the British Medical Association, UK Medical Women’s Federation, and UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health. She has also headed the Research Societies, the Neonatal Society and Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland.
Dr Syed Mohinuddin
Syed is a non-executive director of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
Syed has worked in the NHS for over 20 years and is a consultant neonatologist for the London neonatal transfer service, Barts Health NHS Trust. He is also the training programme director, London Specialty School of Paediatrics, Health Education England and innovation and clinical lead, NeoMate Smart Phone App Program.
Syed is a member of the Harrow Muslim community and Harrow Central Mosque and previously worked as a specialist registrar at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals between 2004 and 2007. He graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India in 1995 and was awarded the prestigious Colonel Malhotra Memorial Gold Medal in medicine. He subsequently moved to the UK and completed his core and higher specialist training in paediatrics.
Simon Morris MBE
Simon is a non-executive director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and London North West University University Healthcare NHS Trust.
Simon is a qualified social worker. Until the summer of 2018 Simon was chief executive of Jewish Care, one of the top 100 charities in the UK, for 15 years. Prior to that, Simon spent seven years working for the organisation in a variety of senior positions.
Before joining Jewish Care Simon spent 12 years working for local government, spending eight years working for the London Borough of Hounslow. His last job with them was as a commissioning manager for adult services.
Since leaving Jewish Care Simon has been involved in a number of different organisations as a consultant. In 2020, Simon was made an MBE for services to the community.
David is a non-executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
David has 40 years’ experience in leadership and operational roles, most recently as Shell’s retail general manger for North Europe and board director of Shell UK.
David has successfully led a number of large business turnarounds and global projects using his commercial acumen and experience in strategy, marketing, operations and IT.
Having worked abroad and travelled extensively he has developed a genuine appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness, putting people and safety first.
Janet is a non-executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and vice chair of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
janet has enjoyed a 40-year business career in the field of human resources. Her passion for improving health services led her to take on various HR roles in the health sector. She was an interim human resources director for Norfolk and Norwich University Trust, the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust and the human resources director for City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust.
Janet was also a member of the NHS pay review body and held an interim director of HR and operational development position at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Janet also has an extensive portfolio career. She is currently a member of the remuneration committee for the General Pharmaceutical Council, as well as being a partner in an executive coaching firm and an investment management business.
Janet has lived and worked in the boroughs of Ealing, Brent and Harrow.
Sim is a non-executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.
As the former deputy chair of the University of the Arts London, she spent 11 years championing equality, diversity and inclusion, staff and student wellbeing and experience as well as chairing the people and remuneration committees.
Sim has always had a passion for supporting young people and became chair of Mentor UK for 10 years, a drugs and alcohol prevention and education charity. As managing director for Miss Selfridge, the young fashion independent retailer, Sim led a team of retail specialists and creators to deliver an exciting product proposition for a 15–24-year-old customer.
Her 30-year experience in the fashion industry working for some of the great high street brands in buying and merchandising has driven her passion for all things creative and harnessing the talent of teams. Sim first started pushing for sustainability in fashion in 2006 with her appointment to the board of Adili.com and a financial contribution to the establishment of the Centre for Sustainability at the London College of Fashion.
Sim is currently deputy chair for the newly established Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West NHS Integrated Care Board, where she chairs the people and remuneration committees. Sim is a trustee for two UK charities: Smartworks, which dresses and coaches women in preparation for employment interviews, and the National Saturday Club which offers free extra-curricular art and creative classes to 13-16 year olds on Saturdays at museums and universities. Sim is a member of the Seacole Group of ethnic minority NHS non-executive directors and chairs and is an advisor on race for NHS Providers, the membership organisation for providers of acute, ambulance, community and mental health services. She is also a fellow at the RSA.
Baljit joined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as a legal trainee in 1992 later qualifying as a prosecutor in London. Baljit has since held many roles including chief crown prosecutor of CPS London. In January 2017, Baljit was appointed as the director of prosecution policy and inclusion, leading a policy team within the CPS’ operations directorate whilst leading on equality and inclusion across the service. In September 2019 Baljit became the director of the strategy and policy directorate
In addition to her career with the CPS, Baljit has held a number of external roles such as non-executive director for BARTS and the Royal London Hospital and has worked with a number of charities.
Baljit is a non-executive director on the Board of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, where she chairs the audit committee and is a non-executive director on the Board of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a member of their finance and performance committee.
James Walters, chief operating officer
James joined the organisation in 2013 having previously worked for Ealing Hospital, community services, and local authority.
He has been the deputy chief operating officer at the Trust since 2016 and has led on many projects including winter and Covid-19 planning and shaping the Trust's gold response to the pandemic.
He began his NHS career in 2004 as human resources manager at Hillingdon Primary Care Trust, before moving into operational management where he has undertaken several leadership roles across north west London.
Some of James’ early projects at the Trust include leading the development of a brand new A&E department at Northwick Park Hospital and the opening of a new acute unit.
James' association with the Trust goes back to 1976 when he was born at Northwick Park Hospital.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lesley Watts, chief executive
In addition to her current role, Lesley was chief executive of the North West London integrated care system until November 2021.
A nurse and midwife by training, Lesley has extensive executive managerial experience, having led the Trust since 2015, and was previously chief executive for East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. In 2020, under her leadership, the Trust was awarded a CQC rating of Outstanding for well-led and use of resources.
Robert Bleasdale, chief nursing officer
He was previously chief nurse and director of infection prevention and control at St George’s University Hospital, and has held a number of senior nursing leadership roles in the NHS. He was instrumental to the Covid-19 response, leading on the vaccination programme to establish one of the first vaccination clinics in the country.
He has led on a number of quality improvement programmes, including the development of accreditation systems, which helped raise standards of care and was involved in St George’s exiting CQC special measures. He has proactively promoted partnership working and is passionate about the role of staff and patient involvement in key service decisions.
Robert became deputy chief nurse at St George’s in 2017, having previously held a number of other senior nursing roles at St George’s since 2014. He started his nursing career in acute medicine, before moving into emergency care. He is an advanced trauma nursing course instructor and completed his nursing degree at Oxford Brookes University. He also has a master’s in senior healthcare leadership from Birmingham University.
Roger Chinn, chief medical officer
Roger was appointed chief medical officer in December 2020. He is a clinical radiologist who has been a consultant with the Trust since 1996.
Previously, he has held senior leadership roles as deputy medical director and chief clinical information officer in the Trust and was the medical director at West Middlesex University Hospital for the year prior to its acquisition by the Trust.
Rob Hodgkiss, deputy chief executive and chief operating officer
Rob was appointed chief operating officer in March 2016. He joined the Trust in Apr 2012 as divisional director of operations for women, neonatal, children and young people, HIV/GUM and dermatology services.
Rob joined the NHS in 1992, initially working as a healthcare assistant before moving on to various junior, middle, senior management roles across London and the Midlands. Rob has a great deal of experience in understanding the complexities of the modern NHS including emergency planning and response and is the organisation’s accountable emergency officer. Rob is also the interim chief operating officer lead for the North West London integrated care system.
Virginia Massaro, chief financial officer
Virginia joined the Trust in 2010 as head of financial planning before progressing to assistant director of finance and deputy director of finance, having previously worked in finance teams across other NHS organisations in North West London.
She has been chief financial officer since Oct 2019 and is a qualified chartered management accountant.
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Patricia Wright, chief executive
Patricia joined the Trust in 2020 and was previously chief executive of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. She is well known within north west London as a member of the provider group in the north west London health and care system.
Patricia has extensive experience within the acute sector, having been chief executive of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, chief executive of King’s Lynn, director of operations at West Middlesex University Hospital and director of operations, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust.
Jon Bell, chief financial officer
Jon joined the Trust in 2021. He started his career as a trainee accountant working for Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s special health authority. With more than 25 years’ experience working across the acute, commissioning and community healthcare sectors in the UK (mostly in North West London) and abroad, including over 12 years as a board director, plus over four years as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen, Jon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.
He is currently head of programme management office – transformation at SEHA, an Abu Dhabi health services company. He previously lived in Abu Dhabi but has worked remotely from London since April 2020. Before that, Jon was the chief financial officer of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust for nearly four years. While there, he was the joint chair of the north west London finance directors group and in this capacity sat on the north west London provider board, programme board and recovery board. Other finance director roles include four years at Central London Community Healthcare and two years at Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust. Since 2016, Jon has been a trustee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Tina Benson, chief operating officer
Tina is a qualified radiographer who got her first clinical job at Hillingdon Hospital. This was followed by time at the Royal Free Hospital in a variety of clinical and managerial roles, London North West Hospitals as a manager and deputy Chief operating officer, and then deputy chief operating officer, hospital director, at West Middlesex Hospital.
Sarah Burton, chief nurse
Sarah has worked in the NHS for the past 30 years, holding a range of senior leadership roles. She previously worked at University College London hospitals, where she was deputy chief nurse, and previously worked in senior roles at Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals.
Sarah has a strong background in quality and safety along with extensive operational experience and collaborative system leadership. She has a degree in cancer nursing, a master’s degree in strategic clinical leadership and values a culture of learning.
Victoria Cook, interim medical director
Victoria has been an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Trust for 20 years and has held several medical leadership roles. She is currently our interim medical director, responsible for developing effective policies and strategies to improve the health of patients through safe and effective care.
Jason Seez, deputy chief executive officer/SRO Hillingdon Hospital redevelopment programme
With a strong background in strategic development, Jason joined the trust in February 2019 from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust where he was executive director of strategy, transformation and infrastructure.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor Tim Orchard, chief executive
Tim, a consultant gastroenterologist, was appointed chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare in 2018. He was previously medical director and divisional director for medicine and integrated care at the Trust, which he joined as a registrar in 2000. He is currently also chair of The Shelford Group, a collaboration between ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England.
He undertook his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cambridge, trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and was a research fellow at the University of Oxford.
Tim is professor of gastroenterology at Imperial College London and is renowned for his ongoing research and teaching in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He has been the chair of the IBD section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and national representative on the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation. He has a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and, in 2000, was honoured with the Ralph Noble Prize by the University of Cambridge.
During his time as chief executive, Tim has been focusing particularly on developing a collaborative, inclusive and kind organisational culture, and the Trust has seen significant improvements in its CQC ratings and staff engagement scores. Tim has also been developing the Trust’s strategic partnerships with Imperial College London and others to help embed research and innovation in all aspects of the organisation’s work, supporting the creation of a new life sciences hub at St Mary’s Hospital and an increased five-year funding award of over £95m for the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre.
Mr Raymond Anakwe, medical director
Raymond has been a consultant for just under nine years and has served in a number of roles at the Trust, including unit training lead, director of medical education, Trust lead for audit and effectiveness and, most recently, associate medical director.
Raymond was a serving medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army for 24 years and also spent two years in the Edinburgh trauma unit, managing complex fractures and patients with multiple injuries. He has broad and extensive experience in trauma care, elective and trauma surgery related to the hand, wrist and elbow for both adults and children.
Raymond is committed to teaching, training, clinical research as well as delivering a high-quality patient service.
Claire Hook, chief operating officer
Claire joined the Trust in 2013 as divisional director of operations for medicine and integrated care, before moving into the executive team as director of operational performance in January 2019. In July 2021 Claire was appointed as chief operating officer. Prior to this, Claire spent over 10 years working in senior roles in the NHS and the independent sector and has experience in both informatics and operational management.
Claire graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BSc in Geography and subsequently went on to obtain an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics. In 2017 she won a leading and developing people award from the London Leadership Academy and was recognised as the Director of the Year for the third/public sector in the Institute of Directors London & South region awards in 2020. Claire also has several years of experience as a charity trustee.
Professor Julian Redhead, medical director
Julian joined the Trust full time in 2004 as a consultant in emergency medicine, after spending four years as a consultant at Ealing Hospital. He became chief of service for emergency medicine at the Trust in 2008. He also serves as the national clinical director for urgent and emergency care.
He has held various roles during his time at the Trust, including clinical programme group director for medicine, divisional director for investigative and supporting sciences, associate medical director for professional development and interim chief executive.
Professor Redhead is currently also medical director of the Fortius Clinic, trustee to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, secretary to the British Association of Immediate Care for London and a Care Quality Commission specialist adviser.
Professor Janice Sigsworth CBE, director of nursing
Janice joined the Trust in 2008 from the Department of Health where she was deputy chief nurse (England). With a clinical background in respiratory medicine and long term conditions, she has a BSc in nursing, MSc in health service management, and has honorary professorial appointments with Bucks New University, King’s College and Middlesex University.
Janice is a special trustee of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust and clinical strategic adviser at the Nursing and Midwifery Council for its review of midwifery pre-registration standards. She is chair of the Shelford Safer Nursing Care Tool steering group and co-chair of NHSI Safe Staffing Faculty steering group.
Janice was awarded a CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to nursing.
Jazz Thind, chief financial officer
The majority of Jazz's NHS career was at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust where she was appointed to the director of finance role in 2016. Jazz took up a secondment post at the Trust as the interim chief financial officer in January 2020 and was appointed to the role permanently in December 2020. Post-graduation and prior to joining the NHS, Jazz worked in retail and HMC.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Pippa Nightingale MBE, chief executive
Pippa joined the Trust in February 2022. Previously, she was chief nurse at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and for the North West London integrated care system.
Pippa first joined the NHS in 1993 as a healthcare assistant. She qualified as a midwife at the University of Herefordshire in 1998, and practised as a clinical midwife for the next 10 years. From there, Pippa became a consultant midwife in 2007.
She has undertaken several clinical leadership roles in her career, including director of women’s services and clinical director. She has also led complex change programmes, such as the maternity services redesign in north west London.
In 2018, Pippa was named one of 70 most influential nurses and midwives, and subsequently received her MBE in 2019.
Dr Jon Baker, chief medical officer
Jon joined the trust in 2018 as a deputy medical director and the divisional lead for emergency medicine. He'd previously been the deputy medical director at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust for two years.
Jon trained at University College London qualifying in 1996 before working in elderly care medicine and gaining his MRCP. After that he trained as an emergency physician and still practices one day a week in our emergency department.
Jon's particular interests lie in transforming pathways and patient safety. He also has a degree psychology and a specific interest in mental health and improving care for this group of patients.
Simon Crawford, deputy chief executive
Simon took on the role of director of strategy in October 2015. Prior to this he was finance director and senior responsible officer for the merger of Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and North West London Hospital NHS Trust in April 2011.
He started his career in the NHS in Wales in 1985 where he worked for five years on the external audit of the NHS. This role involved undertaking audits of hospitals and health bodies throughout Wales during which time he qualified as an accountant. On qualification he joined East Dyfed Health Authority. He joined Broadmoor Special Health Authority as finance director in 1997 and became finance director of West London Mental Health NHS Trust in 2001. He was appointed chief executive in 2004.
In 2009 Simon joined NHS London in a wider strategic role to support NHS trusts in their progress towards foundation trust status.
Lisa Knight MBE, chief nurse
Lisa was appointed as chief nurse and director of patient care in May 2019.
She brought a wealth of experience gained from a range of nursing disciplines. Lisa spent the first few years of her career at hospitals in north London. She then spent a year at an acute medical oncology unit in Toronto. On her return to the UK, Lisa pursued her interest in burns and plastic surgery care, working in units at University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.
Before her appointment here, she spent six years as the chief nurse of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Lisa's particular interests are in digital transformation, leading quality improvement to improve Care Quality Commission ratings, and improving the experience of our patients.
Jonathan Reid, chief financial officer
Jonathan the Trust in April 2020. He began his career as a lecturer in finance at Sheffield Hallam University. In 1998 he joined the National Audit Office as their principal auditor, moving to the Audit Commission and then into Brighton and Hove Primary Care Trust in 2007 as the deputy director of finance and market development.
In 2009 he joined Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust as the deputy director of finance, moving in 2012 to join Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust as the director of finance, estates and deputy chief executive.
In 2016 Jonathan moved to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, an integrated acute and community provider, as their director of finance.