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The Chairman is responsible for the overall conduct of the Trust, for managing the Board and for appointing and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive and, with him, of other Executive Directors. The Chairman and Chief Executive have key roles in leading the external and public relationships of the Trust and in establishing the appropriate internal environment.

Dame Fiona Caldicott


Appointed March 2009 - reappointed March 2013. Current term ends March 2019. (Non-executive Director from 2002)

Dame Fiona is the Chairman of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, appointed in 2009.

Dame Fiona is also the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, appointed by the Secretary of State for Health in England in November 2014.

She was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1993-6, and Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 1995-6.

From 1996-7 she chaired the Caldicott Committee on patient identifiable data and the National Information Governance Board from 2012-13. She chairs the panel that supports her work as a National Data Guardian.

She was made DBE in 1996 for services to medicine and psychiatry.

She was Principal of Somerville College in the University of Oxford from 1996-2010, and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 2002-10.

She has also been a trustee of the Nuffield Trust and President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Dame Fiona Caldicott

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is personally responsible, with the NHS Chief Executive, as parliamentary accountable officer for ensuring that the organisation works effectively in accordance with national policy and public service values, and maintains proper financial stewardship. The Chief Executive is also personally accountable for clinical governance and partnerships.

Dr Bruno L Holthof, MD, PhD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed October 2015

Dr Bruno Holthof has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) from 5 October 2015.

Before OUH he was CEO of the Antwerp Hospital Network from January 2004 until September 2015. During this period, he transformed ZNA into the most profitable hospital group in Belgium.

Before becoming a CEO, he was a partner at McKinsey and Company. During this period, he served a wide range of healthcare clients in Europe and the United States and gained significant expertise in the areas of strategy, organisation and operations.

Bruno Holthof is a member of the Board of Armonea, a European care home operator.

Bruno Holthof holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MD/PhD from the University of Leuven.

Dr Bruno Holthof

Non-executive Directors

The Non-executive Directors do not have any managerial or executive responsibilities, but are available to provide support, advice and skills. The Chief Executive is directly accountable to the Board for ensuring that its decisions are implemented. They are also responsible for ensuring that the concerns and interests of the public and outside world are properly integrated into decision-making and, with the Chairman, for monitoring the executive management of the organisation.

Mrs Anne Tutt

Non-executive Director and Vice-Chairman

Appointed December 2009, reappointed January 2018 (current term ends November 2020)

Anne is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of Board level experience in Executive and Non-executive roles. She has led successful finance and management teams in organisations ranging from owner-managed companies to large multi-nationals in sectors including manufacturing and banking.

Since August 2006 she has had a portfolio of Non-executive Directorships and financial consultancy roles across the public, private and social enterprise sectors.

She was appointed as Vice-Chairman by the Council of Governors on 30 October 2018 - the appointment took effect retrospectively from 20 September 2018.

In addition to her role at Oxford University Hospitals, Anne is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Oxford Hospitals Charity.

She is also an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department for International Development, a Director, Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP Limited) and a Trustee of the charity, The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan University Partnership.

Mrs Anne Tutt

Professor Gavin Screaton

Non-executive Director

Appointed September 2018 (current term ends 31 August 2021)

Gavin is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford.

He received his first degree from Cambridge in 1984 before moving to Oxford to complete his medical studies in 1987. He then completed training in general internal medicine and obtained a DPhil from Oxford University in 1998.

In 2004, Gavin was appointed to the Chair of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College and became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 2015. He returned to Oxford as Head of the Medical Sciences Division in October 2017.

His research concerns the immunology of infectious diseases with an interest in dengue and Zika virus infections. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians, and was a Senior Investigator in the National Institute for Health Research.

Professor Gavin Screaton

Mr Christopher Goard

Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Appointed November 2011, reappointed April 2015 (current term ends October 2019)

Chris is Chairman of the Genetic Interest Group, an umbrella organisation for over 170 charities, and represents the interests of their patient groups with the NHS, Government and Pharmaceutical companies.

Until 31 October 2011 he was Chair of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust.

He is a member of the Appeals Board of the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority, a Magistrate in the Adult and Family Courts in Thames Valley and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing.

Chris is Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee, Quality Committee and Remuneration and Appointments Committee.

Mr Chris Goard

Professor David Mant OBE

Non-executive Director

Appointed April 2010, reappointed April 2013 (current term ends October 2019)

Formerly Associate Non-executive Director.

Until he retired in 2010, David was head of the University of Oxford's Department of Primary Health Care and had worked for many years as a NHS general practitioner in Oxford.

He is still a member of the University with research interests in the early diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and the improvement of primary care quality in low-income countries.

In 2011, he was made an OBE for services to medicine.

David is Chairman of the Quality Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee.

Professor David Mant

Mrs Paula Hay-Plumb

Non-executive Director

Appointed September 2017 (current term ends 2020)

Paula is an experienced board director who has worked across the public and private sectors. Her executive career included serving as Chief Executive of the national regeneration agency, English Partnerships, and Corporate Finance and Group Reporting Director at Marks and Spencer plc.

Paula's current non-executive portfolio includes The Crown Estate, Hyde Housing Association and Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc. She has previously been a Non-executive Director of the National Audit Office, the Forensic Science Service and Skipton Building Society.

In 1997 Paula chaired the Coalfields Taskforce set up by Government to produce a programme of measures to regenerate former coalfield areas of England and help the communities which had suffered from the pit closures. She subsequently became a founding Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Mrs Paula Hay-Plumb

Executive Directors

The Executive Directors are responsible for the management of the Trust in all its aspects, including the delivery of services, the management of staff and resources and the development of plans and strategies. The Executive Directors have particular responsibilities for the capacity and capabilities of the Trust, which involve them working closely with Divisional staff supporting the work of the Divisions and their Directorates and ensuring that the corporate duties and objectives are met.

The asterisk * indicates those members holding non-voting positions, in line with The Health Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 1990.

Professor Meghana Pandit

Medical Director

Appointed September 2018 - started in post January 2019

Meghana joined the Trust in January 2019 from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust where she was Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.

Her clinical background is in obstetrics and gynaecology, and in fact she was an SHO and registrar at the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals in Oxford during her training.

Meghana became a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, then Clinical Director, and finally Divisional Director at Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust before becoming Chief Medical Officer at UHCW in 2012.

She has been Professor of Practice in the Institute of Digital Health at Warwick University since 2015, has a prize MBA from Oxford Brookes University, and is a Senior Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Prof Meghana Pandit

Ms Sara Randall

Acting Director of Clinical Services

Appointed August 2018

Sara Randall has been appointed Acting Director of Clinical Services.

Sara was Deputy Director of Clinical Services for Oxford University Hospitals from November 2011, prior to which she was Executive Director of Operations and Performance of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust.

Ms Sara Randall

Jason Dorsett

Chief Finance Officer

Apppointed October 2016

Jason is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he completed a doctorate in modern history.

His extensive career experience includes three years as the Deputy Finance Director at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and roles within HM Treasury and major audit and professional services companies.

He was previously the Director of Finance, Reporting and Risk at the foundation trust regulator, Monitor.

Jason Dorsett

Ms Sam Foster

Chief Nurse

Appointed September 2017

Sam is an experienced Chief Nurse who worked at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust for eight years, where she held the role of Chief Nurse for four years.

Sam has also worked in a number of other trusts, including Shrewsbury and Telford and Frimley Park.

Sam has a strong focus on nursing and midwifery education, having worked in both Trust and University education roles in her earlier career.

Ms Sam Foster

*Ms Eileen Walsh

Director of Assurance

Appointed May 2011

Eileen began with the NHS as a graduate management trainee, following a career in postgraduate academic scientific research.

She has a range of NHS management experience, predominantly at Director level, encompassing Clinical Governance, Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Assurance.

Eileen is an active participant in the national governance agenda as an invited speaker on risk, governance and assurance topics and has a strong interest in influencing national policy.

She previously held Director-level roles at University Hospitals Birmingham, Heart of England and Guy's and St Thomas'.

Ms Eileen Walsh

*Mr John Drew

Director of Improvement and Culture

Appointed October 2017

John is responsible for four functions; Workforce and Organisational Development, Communications, Analytics and Improvement.

His remit is to bring these capabilities together to enable and support staff to improve the services they deliver to patients, and over time to establish a more devolved operating model and a learning and improvement culture.

Before joining OUH he was a Partner in McKinsey and Company's healthcare practice, and has extensive experience of working with NHS trusts and foundation trusts, as well as with international healthcare organisations.

John trained as an engineer at the University of Oxford and then in manufacturing industry. In 2004, he co-authored 'Journey to Lean', an award-winning book about the integration of culture change and quality improvement.

Mr John Drew