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The Chair 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 Chair and Chief Executive have key roles in leading the external and public relationships of the Trust and in establishing the appropriate internal environment.

Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery


Appointed December 2018 - term of office started 1 April 2019

Sir Jonathan is the Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He is Professor of Healthcare Law at University College London (UCL) and Chair of the Health Research Authority (HRA), which protects and promotes the interests of participants, patients and the public in health research.

Sir Jonathan served on local NHS boards in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for more than 20 years up to March 2013 - including being the Chair of a group of primary care trusts, a strategic health authority and two provider trusts - and was a member of the panel of advisers to the Morecambe Bay Investigation, which reported in 2015.

He is also a past Chair of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and the Human Genetics Commission.

Sir Jonathan was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours List in December 2018 for Services to Bioethics and Healthcare Law.

Prof Sir Jonathan Montgomery

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 is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH). OUH employs 12,000 staff across four hospital sites and 44 other locations.

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 & 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.

He 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 Chair, for monitoring the executive management of the organisation.

Anne Tutt

Non-executive Director and Vice-Chair

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

Claire Flint

Non-executive Director

Appointed March 2019, term of office started 1 May 2019 (current term ends 2022)

Claire has a portfolio career consisting of a number of non-executive roles and some HR and leadership consulting. She is Deputy Chair of Scope, the national disability charity, and Chair of its People Committee. She is also a member of the Board of the National Nuclear Laboratory and Chair of their Remuneration Committee.

Claire was a Senior HR Manager for the FTSE100 drinks company Diageo, working across the UK, Europe and Asia, before joining Oxford Instruments, a leading international provider of hi-tech tools, systems and products, where she served on the Management Board for more than 10 years.

Claire Flint

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

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

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

Chief Medical Officer

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

Sara Randall

Chief Operating Officer
Appointed June 2019

Sara Randall was appointed to the substantive role of Chief Operating Officer in June 2019 having previously been Acting Chief Operating Officer and 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.

She originally trained and worked as a nurse before moving into operational management roles.

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

Sam Foster

Chief Nursing Officer

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

*Eileen Walsh

Chief Assurance Officer

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

*Jane Nicholson

Interim Chief People Officer
Appointed June 2019

Jane is a highly experienced and award-winning HR Director who has worked in both the public and private sectors, most recently in the Cabinet Office leading a project supporting EU Exit preparations.

She has also worked as an HR Director in the Department for Transport and the Home Office. For her work at the Home Office in Talent & Diversity, Jane won a Business Innovation Award and was shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Diversity award.

Most of Jane’s career has involved leading HR change in large, complex and often politically sensitive organisations. Having worked in Germany for five years, Jane is also a fluent German speaker.

Jane Nicholson