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Council of Governors

Oxford University Hospitals became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1 October 2015.

As a Foundation Trust, we have a Council of Governors which is composed of governors elected by public and staff members as well as appointed representatives from local organisations that we work with. The Trust is accountable through our membership and Council of Governors to our local communities.

The governors play a valuable role by holding our Non-executive Directors to account, ensuring that the interests of the Trust's members are taken into account and helping to shape our plans for the future.

Details of how our Council of Governors is formed and how it will work are available in our Constitution (pdf)

Governors by constituency

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

  • Brian Souter
    Brian Souter
  • Sally-Jane Davidge
    Sally-Jane Davidge


  • Anita Higham OBE
    Anita Higham OBE
  • Ruth Barrow
    Ruth Barrow

Oxford City

  • Ceila Gould
    Cecilia Gould
  • Blank image
    Vacant Post

Northamptonshire and Warwickshire

  • Rosemary Herring
    Rosemary Herring
  • Blake Stimpson
    Blake Stimpson

Rest of England and Wales

  • Steve Candler
    Steve Candler

South Oxfordshire

  • Ian Roberts
    Ian Roberts
  • Blank photo
    Vacant Post

Vale of White Horse

  • Martin Havelock
    Martin Havelock
  • Jill Haynes
    Jill Haynes

West Oxfordshire

  • Sue Chapman
    Sue Chapman
  • Brenda Churchill
    Brenda Churchill

Staff clinical

  • Chris Winearls
    Chris Winearls
  • Chris Cunningham
    Chris Cunningham
  • Jules Stockbridge
    Jules Stockbridge
  • Lucy Carr
    Lucy Carr

Staff non-clinical

  • Mariusz Zabrzynski
    Mariusz Zabrzynski
  • Richard Soper
    Richard Soper


  • Photo of Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt
    Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt
    Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean, Health & Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
  • Councillor Judith Heathcoat
    Councillor Judith Heathcoat
    Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Martin Howell
    Martin Howell
    Chair, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rachel Pearce
    Rachel Pearce
    Interim Director Commissioning Operations, NHS England
  • Dr Paul Park
    Dr Paul Park
    Deputy Clinical Chair, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Dr Elizabeth Gemmill
    Dr Elizabeth Gemmill
    University of Oxford
  • Yippee logo
    Young People's Executive
    Hannah and Millie

Contact us

To contact the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Governors, please email: