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Trust Board

The Trust Board has overall responsibility for the activity, integrity and strategy of the Trust.

Its role is largely supervisory and strategic, and it has six key functions:

  • to set strategic direction, define objectives and agree plans for the Trust
  • to monitor performance and ensure corrective action
  • to ensure financial stewardship
  • to ensure high standards of corporate and clinical governance and personal behaviour
  • to appoint, appraise and remunerate executives
  • to ensure dialogue with external bodies and the local community.

More on Trust Board roles and membership


In common with all NHS trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts in England, OUH is accountable through its Board to NHS England and NHS Improvement, which holds the Trust to account by means of the NHS System Oversight Framework 2021/22.

Board Committees

The Board has the following committees:

  • Integrated Assurance Committee - Chair, Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery
  • Audit Committee - Chair, Paul Dean
  • Remuneration and Appointments Committee - Chair, Claire Flint
  • Investment Committee - Chair, Sarah Hordern

Terms of reference

Disclosures and declarations

Board Register of Interests, Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship

Board of Directors' Register of Interests, Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship 2023-2024 (pdf, 191 KB)

Previous Board Registers

Registers of Interests

Registers of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship

Contact details

To contact a Board member please email:

Last reviewed:04 June 2024