Introducing the Executive and Non-Executive team
The Trust Board is made up of Executive and Non-Executive directors. The Board is responsible and accountable for everything that happens within the Trust, while the Non-Executive team has the power to challenge decisions made by the Executive team and the performance of the Trust. Most, but not all, of our Executive team are voting members of the Board, details below.
You can find organisation charts for our divisions on the who we are pages >>Updated Board Register of Interests October 2019 Updated Board Register of Interests July 2019 Updated Board Register of Interests December 2018 Updated Board Register of Interests 1st November 2018 Updated Board Register of Interests July 2018 Updated Trust Board Register of Interests May 2018 Updated Board Register of Interests December 2017 Updated Trust Board Register of Interests June 2017 Trust Board Annual Register of Interests May 2017
Richard Shaw – Chair
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: September 2012
Professional Qualifications: Ph.d, BA Hons
Experience: Richard Shaw has held the role of Chief Executive at both Surrey and Oxfordshire County Councils.
Richard has worked in several senior Civil Service roles, and was responsible for establishing the new National Park Authority in the South Downs for three years from 2009.
Richard has held non-executive roles with the University of Surrey, on its Council and Audit Committee.
Richard is a keen hill walker recently reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro and trekking above 5000 meters in Nepal. He enjoys scuba diving and is qualified divemaster level. He is a keen photographer and a regular tennis player.
Pauline Lambert – Senior Independent Director
& Deputy Chair
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: August 2014
Professional Qualifications: RGN, RHV(P), Nurse Tutor
Experience: Pauline is a registered nurse and health visitor. She has worked in the NHS for over 40 years. She retired in 2013 but continues to work part time in clinical practice. In later years she specialised in safeguarding children, children’s services and governance. She has worked in both hospital and community services. She has been a Board Trustee for a charity and was also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Brighton. Pauline is particularly interested in health care safety and patient experiences of care. In her clinical role she supports staff with all aspects of safeguarding (children, adults, PREVENT and looked after children).
Pauline is also the Board’s Senior Independent Director (SID). The specific duties of the SID include:
Being available to the Council of Governors for any concerns which could not be resolved via contact with the Chair or Company Secretary; attending members and governors meeting to gain insight into the issues which are important them, sharing any concerns raised with them with fellow NEDS and/or the Board as appropriate. The SID also oversees the performance evaluation of the chair in line with NHS requirements. Pauline also supports the Freedom To Speak Up Guardian and has oversight of medical performance issues in relation to Maintaining High Professional Standards.
Paul Biddle – Chair of Audit and Assurance Committee
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: July 2014
Professional Qualifications: FCA
Experience: Paul joins SASH having been Director of Finance for Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT for ten years until July 2013. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of NatWest’s Retail and Commercial businesses, having been Finance Director of the UK business of Xerox & then Digital Equip. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes in the City, subsequently gaining commercial management experience with Unilever.
He is a Non-Executive Director of W&J Linney, a privately owned print business and a Trustee of Macfarlane Trust. He is married to Nicky, with four children, lives in Chobham and enjoys playing golf (erratically), tennis & bridge, whilst tending the needs of their garden.
David Sadler – Chair of Finance and Workforce Committee
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: March 2017
Professional Qualifications: MChem, CChem, FIChemE, MBA
Experience: David was appointed as a non-executive director (NED) from 1 March 2017 and has worked for over 30 years in the oil industry. He has experience in operations, business development, strategy and joint ventures (JV) and has led and managed a variety of teams, both local and international. He has worked in Europe, Asia, North America and South Africa, in oil refining, supply chain and customer facing roles.
His last role was restructuring Shell’s JV in South Africa. Previously he was a strategy manager based in London, and his last operating role was running Shell’s supply chain for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.
David has been a NED in JVs in South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand, of two PLCs in Pakistan, and managing director of Shell in Gibraltar. David has also held a secondary governance role with Network Rail and holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Directorship.
David has an MBA, a Masters degree in Chemistry and is a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Chemical Engineer.
He is married with two children in their early twenties. He enjoys playing squash, cycling and maintaining the garden.
Caroline Warner – Chair of Safety & Quality Committee
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: October 2016
Professional Qualifications: BA, MA
Experience: Caroline Warner is a former marketing director and has worked for some well-known international brands including L’Oreal and Moet & Chandon. She now uses her professional expertise to inform her current portfolio of roles in areas of strategic planning, public engagement and consumer advocacy.
Currently, Caroline is a Consumer Advocate with the UK’s Water Watchdog, The Consumer Council for Water, a member of the Customer Challenge Group for Affinity Water and a Board member for an academy group of schools in London. She has also completed a stint with local government at a District Councillor. Caroline lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter and enjoys walking, swimming and puzzling over Victorian novels. She recently completed a Master’s in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture and is delighted to be the author of just the one academic article about ‘Victorian Thing Cultures’.
Paula Swann – Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: April 2019
Professional Qualifications: FCCA, MBA
Experience: Paula has over 30 years’ experience working for the health service in provider (hospital and community services) and commissioner organisations.
Paula held the role of Chief Officer at NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group for six years where she championed integrated health and social care to improve outcomes for older people. Paula also served as a stakeholder governor for almost three years at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Previously, she was Director of Finance for NHS Wandsworth Primary Care Trust for five years and has held several senior finance roles.
Paula is passionate about improving healthcare whilst delivering improved financial performance and has led several health improvement programmes in South West London and across London.
Paula qualified as a certified accountant (ACCA) with Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority and completed her MBA at NHS Wandsworth.
Paula is married with three children, two teenagers and one in their early twenties. Paula also volunteers with Citizens Advice as an advisor and Homestart as a parent advocate (child protection) and family support worker. Paula also enjoys travelling and fair-weather gardening.
Dr Yasmin Khan – Associate non-executive director
& Deputy Senior Independent Director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: July 2019
Professional Qualifications: MBBCh, BAO, FRCPCH, MD
Experience: Yasmin is a paediatrician and senior clinical manager. She has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, working both in the acute and community sector. Previous to that she worked in Ireland. She has been the Clinical Director for over 15 years at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services and has been the Medical Director of The Childrens Trust, Tadworth. She is a Senior Lecturer at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and has been involved with the development of the paediatric curriculum as well as teaching on the MSc for Long Term Conditions. She is a Trustee of several charities. She is a member of several Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health committees and has supported the development of paediatric rehabilitation services at a national level.
Yasmin retired from the NHS in 2019 but continues clinical practise as Medical Lead for Young Epilepsy.
Her area of clinical expertise and research interest lies in the care and management of children and young people with complex disabilities and long term conditions. She has a particular interest in the development of multidisciplinary teams and services to provide for this group.
She lives in Sussex and enjoys walking, some cycling, holidays ‘off the beaten track’ and cultural pursuits such as good theatre and opera. She has two grown up children.
Michael Wilson CBE – Chief executive
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: October 2010
Professional Qualifications: MA BSc (Hons) RMN RN
Experience: Michael Wilson has been chief executive of the Trust since October 2010. Prior to this he was Deputy CEO at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH). Before joining BSUH in 2007, Michael worked at the Department of Health where he was Director for Commercial Solutions. He worked across a range of national projects and spent a short time in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.
In 2009, he completed an International Leadership programme at Harvard University and became an NHS IMAS Partner.
Michael is Honorary President for the National Health Retirement Fellowship in Surrey. In 2016 Michael was awarded a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours for services to the NHS.
Jane Dickson – Chief nurse
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: April 2018
Professional Qualifications: RN, MSc, PG dip
Experience: Jane is a registered nurse who qualified in 1987.Jane has been chief nurse at SASH since April 2018. Jane previously worked at SASH as deputy chief operating officer and associate director for cancer and diagnostics.
During her career, Jane specialised in critical care nursing before moving into organ donation and transplantation and more recently in the highly regulated field of blood donation. Jane has led and reconfigured specialist nursing services across geographical boundaries with a constant focus on patient care, experience and outcomes.
Whilst working in the complex field of deceased donation and transplantation Jane completed a postgraduate diploma in Health Care Ethics from Kings College London and then went onto to complete an MSc in Care, Policy and Management from London Guildhall.
For Jane it is all about people, striving for excellent patient experience, engaging with and supporting all those she works with and demonstrating the SASH values in all of her decisions and interactions.
Ed Cetti – Medical director
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: January 2019
Professional Qualifications: MA FRCP
Experience: Ed qualified in 1998 and completed postgraduate medical training in Surrey and Sussex and at St George’s. He was a Respiratory SpR at SASH in 2009 and was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Nov 2009.
During his Respiratory Medicine Career his special interests have been Lung Cancer, Asthma and COPD, including time spent researching COPD treatments at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
At SASH Ed has led the Lung Cancer team then the Respiratory Medicine Department and then became the Clinical Lead for Medical Specialties. In 2014 he became Chief of the newly created Cancer and Diagnostics Division. He is committed to acting as the patient advocate and striving for safe, high quality care.
Paul Simpson – Chief finance officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: December 2007
Professional Qualifications: CA, Fellow of CIMA, BSc
Experience: Paul joined the NHS in 2002 when he was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that Paul worked at South East NHS Regional Office where he was a finance performance manager and at the Department of Health HQ in Leeds and dealt with the financial monitoring of NHS organisations nationally.
Paul enjoyed previous roles which ranged from being an untrained occupational therapist at Broadmoor Special Hospital, through to working in private office at the Department of Health in Whitehall.
Paul joined the board at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in December 2007 from Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust, where he was Finance Director. Paul is a chartered accountant by training and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. For most of the last 12 months Paul has acted as the Chair of the Finance Group for the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
Despite following an entirely unrelated career, Paul also has a degree in zoology.
Angela Stevenson – Chief operating officer
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: September 2015
Professional Qualifications: RGN, BSc and MSc
Experience: Angela was appointed chief operating officer in September 2015, having previously served as deputy chief operating Officer for 18 months. She was also the associate director of clinical services –medical division for five years at SASH, a role which included work with the emergency department, where she played a pivotal role in the turnaround of the organisation.
Angela has 26 years’ experience in clinical and general management roles across the NHS and private sector. Angela is highly driven and motivated to deliver excellent care to all patients. She is passionate about empowering staff at all levels to make a difference and improve patient experience.
The following members of the Executive team are non-voting members of the Board
Gillian Francis-Musanu – Director of corporate affairs and company secretary
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: October 2012
Professional Qualifications: MPA, PG dip, Dip Clinical Risk and Claims Management
Experience: Gillian joined Surrey and Sussex Healthcare in October 2012. She has over 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS in a variety of senior management roles at Acute Trust, Primary Care and at Health Authority level. Her last role was Associate Director of Governance at NHS Richmond for two years. Previous to that she was Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust for four years.
As the Director of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary at SASH she has responsibility for corporate governance, regulation, board assurance, legal affairs, trust headquarters, corporate communications, patient and public engagement, the Council of Governors and advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive. Gillian also chairs the SASH BAME staff network. From June 2020 Gillian has been asked to take on the role of Executive Sponsor for Workforce Race Equality Standards (WRES) and Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) issues across Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System. For the past 12 years Gillian has been a Home Office Authorised Marriage Registrar.
Ian Mackenzie – Director of information and facilities
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: April 2009
Experience: Ian Mackenzie has worked in the NHS since 1983. In that time Ian has undertaken a wide-range of non-clinical roles and has lead a wide range of projects covering both IT and capital developments.
He first became a Director in 2005 when he was appointed as Director of Information at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. In 2007 he was also acting Director of IT at Frimley Park NHS Trust. Most immediately before becoming a Director he was a member of the senior leadership team at The Surrey Health Informatics Service.
Ian is a big fan of open communication and tweets as @NHSIanMackenzie and also is very involved in talking with patients through the national Care Opinion website. He is particularly proud to feature in one of their case studies and to have been recognised by them through their recognition programme.
Mark Preston – Director of organisational development and people
Date of Appointment as a Board Member: January 2016
Professional Qualifications: CIPD (Stages 1 and 2), Chartered Member of the CIPD
Experience: Mark joined Surrey and Sussex Healthcare in January 2016. He has previously worked in a variety of different healthcare settings over the past 25 years, including health authorities, tertiary centres and London teaching hospitals, as well as time working in an advertising agency.
Mark’s previous role was as Associate Director of HR at King’s College Hospital NHS FT. Prior to that Mark worked at University College London Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Mark has responsibility for the workforce directorate, which includes a diverse range of areas including resourcing, staff and organisational development, HR business partnering, employee relations, medical HR, occupational health and wellbeing and the staff nursery. Mark is committed to ensuring the Trust offer a positive staff experience.