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Board Directors

Chair

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 Officer and, with them, of other Executive Directors. The Chair and Chief Executive Officer have key roles in leading the external and public relationships of the Trust and in establishing the appropriate internal environment.

Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery FMedSci

Chair

Appointed December 2018 - term of office started 1 April 2019

Sir Jonathan is Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Integrated Assurance Committee.

He is Professor of Healthcare Law at University College London (UCL) and co-Chair of the Moral and Ethical Advisory Group in the Department of Health and Social Care.

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 Health Research Authority, the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Commission.

In 2020 he chaired the Ethics Advisory Board to NHSx on the development of a COVID-19 contact tracing app. In 2021 he co-chaired the independent review into the legal, clinical and ethical aspects of the cosmetic procedure hymenoplasty.

Sir Jonathan was awarded a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours List for Services to Bioethics and Healthcare Law.

Prof Sir Jonathan Montgomery

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer 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.

Professor Meghana Pandit MBBS FRCOG MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed March 2023 (fixed term from 1 July 2022 to 28 February 2023 and substantive from 1 March 2023)

Meghana trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Oxford Deanery and was Visiting Lecturer in Urogynaecology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Meghana was Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Clinical Director and then Divisional Director at Milton Keynes before joining University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) where she was Chief Medical Officer from May 2012 to December 2018 and Deputy Chief Executive from 2014.

Meghana completed MBA from Oxford Brookes University and the Innovating Health for Tomorrow Programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She was awarded the Founding Senior Fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Management and Leadership and is Honorary Professor at Warwick University. She is Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

As Chief Medical Officer at UHCW, Meghana led the development of clinical strategy and had responsibility for Clinical Quality, Risk, Medical Education, Research and Development, and Legal Services. She was Responsible Officer for over 500 doctors and undertook clinical office based Gynaecology.

As Chief Medical Officer at Oxford University Hospitals, Meghana had responsibility for Clinical Safety and Outcomes, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Education and Research and Development. She was also Responsible Officer for over 1,000 doctors.

She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (fixed term) of Oxford University Hospitals from 1 July 2022, and appointed as Chief Executive Officer (permanent) in February 2023.

Meghana continues her association with Warwick University.

Prof Meghana Pandit

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 Officer 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.

Sarah Hordern

Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair

Appointed October 2019 (current term ends October 2025)

Sarah has extensive Board experience in plc, private and mutual entities focusing on operational property management and real estate development.

Her current portfolio combines a mix of non-executive, consulting and executive roles. Her advisory business supports landowners to deliver long term value by creating visionary places which enhance their operating activities.

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and was Joint Chief Executive and Finance Director at Newbury Racecourse plc for 15 years. She led the redevelopment of the racecourse, creating a new community of 1,500 homes with the racecourse at its core. She was subsequently Chief Operating Officer for the Meyrick Group, a complex multi-site private property group with commercial, leisure and residential interests.

She was a Non-Executive Director at Newbury Building Society, one of the largest shared ownership lenders in the UK, and she co-founded Modulous, a construction technology platform focused on transforming the design and delivery of sustainable, affordable homes.

Sarah Hordern

Paul Dean

Non-Executive Director

Appointed September 2023 (current term ends September 2026)

Paul Dean is Chair of the Audit Committee

Paul Dean lives in West Oxfordshire and is a Trustee of the Oxford Trust, which is an independent charitable trust whose mission is to encourage the pursuit of science.

Paul is a chartered management accountant with extensive Audit Chair and Chief Finance Officer experience gained in a range of multi-national companies.

He has worked in both private equity and PLC environments, including FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.

Paul Dean

Claire Feehily

Non-Executive Director

Appointed December 2023 (current term ends November 2026)

Claire Feehily lives in Gloucestershire and is Vice-Chair of the Brandon Trust, which provides learning disability services in Oxfordshire.

She is a qualified accountant with extensive experience gained in a range of executive, non-executive and trustee board positions.

Claire is a former Chair of Healthwatch Gloucestershire and was also a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust until Summer 2023 before she joined the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board.

Claire Feehily

Claire Flint

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Appointed May 2019 (current term ends April 2025)

Claire Flint is Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations and Appointments Committee

Claire has a portfolio career consisting of a number of non-executive roles. She is a Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at AWE. She is the Senior Independent Director at National Nuclear Laboratory and chairs their Remuneration Committee.

Claire was previously Group Human Resources and Brand Director at Oxford Instruments plc, a leading international provider of hi-tech tools, systems and products, where she served on the Management Board for more than ten years.

Prior to this she held a number of senior HR roles including with Diageo, Bass and NatWest.

Claire Flint

Katie Kapernaros

Non-Executive Director

Appointed October 2019 (current term ends October 2025)

Katie is an experienced IT professional who has spent 30 years in the industry, managing large teams across the world.

She holds non-executive roles at the Property Ombudsman, the Pensions Regulator and Manx Care, sitting on various committees, and she is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Katie has been a charity trustee and is heavily involved in sport, both participating and volunteering.

Katie Kapernaros

Professor Gavin Screaton

Non-Executive Director

Appointed September 2018 (current term ends August 2024)

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.

Prof Gavin Screaton

Prof Anthony Schapira

Non-Executive Director; Non-Executive Maternity and Neonatal Safety Champion

Appointed December 2019 (current term ends November 2025)

Professor Schapira was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in 1988, and to the University Chair of Clinical Neurosciences at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology in 1990.

His research interests focus on neurodegenerative disease, particularly Parkinson's and other movement disorders.

He is the principal investigator on the Medical Research Council and EU H2020 programmes for neurodegenerative diseases.

During his career he has won a number of awards for his research, and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999.

Professor Schapira was a Non-Executive Director of Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from 2009-2020; he chaired the Trust's Clinical Standards and Innovation Committee and was a member of the Remuneration Committee.

He also has extensive Board experience in the broader public sector including as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Ministry of Justice, Office of the Public Guardian from 2012-18 and as a current member of the NHS Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

Prof Anthony Schapira

Professor Ashok Soni OBE

Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2021 (current term ends April 2027)

Ash studied Pharmacy at Portsmouth School of Pharmacy and, after graduating in 1983, he began his Pharmacy career in Central London and opened the first of his three pharmacies in 1986.

In early 2004, he was one of the first pharmacists to qualify as a supplementary prescriber and he qualified as an independent prescriber in June 2007.

Ash has been Chair of the National Pharmacy Association's Board, is a past President, Assembly and English Pharmacy Board Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is a former Vice President of the International Pharmacy Federation.

Ash is currently President of the National Association of Primary Care, and Non-Executive Director of Sussex Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Chair of its Subcommittee for Workforce and Remuneration.

He has held a number of roles with Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, including Clinical Network Lead and Professional Executive Committee Chair, and has received an OBE for Services to Pharmacy and the NHS.

Ashok Soni

Joy Warmington MBE

Non-Executive Director

Appointed June 2021 (current term ends May 2027)

Joy is the CEO of brap, a national equalities and human rights charity. Her area of expertise is leadership and organisational development and she applies this lens to the work that brap does with organisations, boards and leadership teams.

Joy's background is in anti-discriminatory practice and application. Her expertise has been sought after and recognised on numerous occasions by the Department of Health, Cabinet Office, Department of Education, Care Quality Commission and others.

As a lifelong learner, Joy has an MSc in Organisational Development and Learning, a Certificate in Education PGCE, a Postgraduate Diploma in Multicultural Education, and a Certificate in Process Work (from the Deep Democracy Institute - Oregon).

Joy is a member of the NHS Leadership Faculty and currently delivers a range of inclusive leadership programmes, including the Stepping Up leadership development programme for aspiring black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues in the health sector.

She is also a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University.

Joy Warmington

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.

Dr Andrew Brent

Chief Medical Officer

Appointed August 2023

Andrew has been a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals since 2015. He was Clinical Lead for Infectious Diseases at OUH from 2018 to 2021, and then Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Improvement from 2021 to 2023, prior to his appointment as Chief Medical Officer. He remains an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Andrew was regional clinical lead for sepsis and deterioration for the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) from 2016 to 2023 and has contributed to national studies and task and finish groups for both sepsis and COVID-19.

He has a Masters in Epidemiology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and has been an examiner for the University of Oxford and the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Andrew Brent

Yvonne Christley

Chief Nursing Officer

Appointed December 2023

Yvonne joined the Trust on 1 May 2024 from Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where she was also Chief Nursing Officer.

She was previously Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Yvonne Christley

Jason Dorsett

Chief Finance Officer

Appointed 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

Matt Harris

Acting Chief Digital and Partnership Officer

Appointed April 2024

Matt is accountable for strategy, partnerships, performance, digital, data and digital innovation.

He provides leadership for strategy, information and the digital transformation of the Trust and its relationships with external partners, acting as Trust lead on developing integrated partnerships.

Matt joined the Trust in late 2020 from the Mercedes Formula One Team with over 23 years' experience in technical roles for large multinational companies including Honda and Mercedes, where he was the Head of IT from 2009 until joining OUH.

Matt was Director of Digital Services before taking up his post as Acting Chief Digital and Partnership Officer on Wednesday 1 May 2024.

Matt Harris

Mark Holloway

Chief Estates and Facilities Officer

Appointed July 2023

Mark Holloway joined the Trust in September 2023 from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Executive Director of Estates and Facilities.

Mark is a qualified building services engineer whose previous roles include Director of Estates and Facilities at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

He has a track record of leading transformational programmes to create the best possible environments to improve both patient and staff experience.

Mark Holloway

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

Terry Roberts

Chief People Officer

Appointed November 2019

Terry joined the Trust in February 2020 from The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Director of People and Organisational Development.

Prior to this role he was Director of Workforce at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Director of HR at Barts Health NHS Trust.

He has held a number of other senior HR positions in NHS trusts, as well as being seconded to NHS England as Joint Director of Equality and Inclusion.

Terry is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has completed the Top Manager Programme with the King's Fund, and is a certified Coach and Mediator.

Terry Roberts

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'.

Eileen Walsh
Last reviewed:12 July 2024