Trust Board members

Our Board of Directors

Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs


Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs became Chair in Common of HRCH and Kingston Hospital on 1 April 2022.

She was previously Vice Chair at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and Chair of the Thames Water Customer Challenge.

Sukhvinder is also an accomplished CEO having led two high profile organisations (Barrow Cadbury and Runnymede Trust), through major change programmes and onto success in influencing government policies on inclusion, diversity and social justice.

Jonathan Guppy

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Guppy joined the Trust Board in April 2017 as a Non-Executive Director.

He is a management consultant with many years’ experience of helping public and private sector companies to improve their performance. Previously Jonathan was a partner at KPMG where his main business focus was supporting clients in the health sector, and later he was a senior director at Monitor, the Health Regulator. Outside of his role at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, Jonathan provides coaching and mentoring support to senior leaders of both established and entrepreneurial companies.

Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in London and has a degree in Chemistry from Bristol University.

Damien Régent

Non-Executive Director

Damien joined the Trust in October 2019 and chairs the Audit Committee.

He works at board level with multiple organisations across sectors. His specific expertise is in finance and risk oversight. He is a financial analyst by background and spent a number of years as a credit and risk analyst in the financial services industry.

Damien has audit committee responsibilities on the board of several organisations. He chairs the audit committee at Optivo, the housing association, and the finance, audit and risk committee at Crisis (homelessness charity). Previously, he had similar responsibilities at MSF, the humanitarian medical aid organisation. He also sat on the board of high-growth internet businesses.

Cathy Warwick, DBE

Non-Executive Director

In her most recent role as CEO of the Royal College of Midwives Cathy has been closely involved in the development of maternity policy, and been part of a major review of maternity services in England chaired by Baroness Cumberlege.

Cathy is very interested in research and teaching and holds visiting professorships at King’s College London and Hong Kong University. She received honorary doctorates from the University of Dundee in 2015 and Kingston and St George’s University London in 2007.

Cathy was Director of Midwifery and General Manager for Women and Children’s Services at King’s College Hospital. Whilst at Kings College she received a CBE for services to healthcare in 2006.

She has also written and published widely on midwifery issues and lectures and speaks nationally and internationally.

Sylvia Hamilton

Non-Executive Director

Sylvia Hamilton joined the Trust Board in January 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. She is an experienced senior Human Resources (HR) professional and most recently served for nine years as Group HR Director at Grosvenor the International Property and Fund Management business. Prior to that she was an HR Director at EY the accountancy firm, where she held responsibility for graduate recruitment.

Sylvia worked at BT from graduate entry to senior HR positions and she also held operational roles in customer service and managing large groups of people. She read history at Durham and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Sylvia has lived with her family in Teddington for 35 years.

Dr Rita Harris

Non-Executive Director

Rita joined the Trust in August 2016 having been Executive Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. With over 30 years’ experience in the NHS she has led and managed a variety of services in Health and Social Care at local and national levels. Rita has held a number of academic positions and is an experienced trainer in service leadership and transformation.

Rita began her career as a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist.

Dr Nav Chana, MBE

Non-Executive Director

Nav joined the Trust in December 2016. He is a GP at the Cricket Green Medical Practice where he has been a GP for 25 years. As Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care he has co-led the development of the ‘primary care home’ model which is one of the new care model programmes endorsed by NHS England. He has had a varied career in healthcare education. Most recently he is the Clinical Adviser for the workforce stream of NHS England’s New Care Models Programme and continues as an Adviser to Health Education England (South London).

He was previously a Director of Education Quality (DEQ) for Health Education South London, and prior to that the Postgraduate Dean for General Practice and Community Based Education from 2010.

Jo Farrar

Chief Executive

Jo was appointed Chief Executive in September 2019.

Jo was appointed Director of Finance in April 2015 and Interim Chief Executive from April 2019.

Jo joined the Trust in April 2015 from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he had been the Director of Finance since March 2010. Previously he was the Interim Director of Finance at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, acting Chief Executive of NHS London’s Provider Agency, and Head of Compliance at Monitor. Jo trained as a chartered accountant at KPMG where he gained experience of a number of mergers and acquisitions and as a senior member of the Transaction Services Team.

Thom Lafferty

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy

Thom joined the team as Deputy Chief Executive across Kingston Hospital and HRCH in November 2022.

Thom was previously Director of Strategy at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and has over 10 years’ Board experience in fields such as Strategy, Transformation, Corporate Governance and regulatory matters. Over the last few years, Thom has led a number of system-wide transformation and organisational change programmes, including significant transactions.

Thom has a legal academic background and has spent his career to date either working for or with the NHS in a variety of different roles.

Tracey Moore

Chief Operating Officer

Bio to follow

Nic Kane

Chief Nurse

Nic is Chief Nurse across Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and Kingston Hospital.

Nic is an experienced senior nurse with extensive clinical, leadership, and operational experience. Within her portfolio at Kingston Hospital, she has been responsible for cancer performance, safeguarding adults, quality and governance, patient experience, health and wellbeing including chaplaincy, practice development, safe staffing, volunteering, dementia and end of life care.
Recently she led on the roll out of the COVID vaccination programme, lateral flow and staff COVID testing.

She has worked in a variety of nursing leadership roles in NHS trusts, including Barts Health NHS Trust and The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust.

Nic is Kingston’s clinical representative for the cancer vanguard working across SW and NW London, and she led a collaborative project with NHSE which led to introduction of the faster cancer diagnosis pilot.

Bill Oldfield

Chief Medical Officer

Bill read Pharmacology and subsequently Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College, London, before studying Medicine at St. George’s Hospital Medical School. Following qualification, he trained in General and Respiratory Medicine in North-West London and undertook a dedicated period of research at the National Heart and Lung Institute leading to the award of a PhD Degree.

He was appointed as a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine to St. Mary’s and Royal Brompton Hospitals in 2003 with a special interest in High Dependency Medicine. He subsequently held several clinical managerial positions at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust including Chief of Service, Deputy Medical Director, and Interim Medical Director before moving to University Hospitals Bristol as Medical Director in 2018.

He returned to London in 2021 as Medical Director at Kingston Hospital and was appointed as Chief Medical Officer to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust in 2022.

Yarlini Roberts

Chief Finance Officer

Yarlini joined Kingston Hospital in November 2019 and brings 26 years of experience in the NHS after qualifying as a chartered certified accountant and a number of years in accounting practice. She has held several senior roles in NHS provider and commissioning organisations in South London, including Director of Financial Strategy for the SWL CCG. Yarlini worked as Director of Finance for Kingston and Richmond CCGs and has also supported a major mental health consultation in south west London in 2014 as finance lead.

David Hawkins

Director of Corporate Infrastructure and Integration

David is Director of Corporate Infrastructure and Integration across Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and Kingston Hospital.

David is an ACCA qualified accountant with 18 years of NHS experience within NHS trusts, PCTs and community services.

He was formerly deputy director of finance at NHS Richmond and more recently interim director of finance in forming the management alliance between the community health services of Hounslow and Richmond.

Kelvin Cheatle

Chief People Officer

Kelvin is an experienced Workforce Director having operated at Director level for over 20 years in the public, voluntary and private sectors. His career includes working in Local Government, at Broadmoor Hospital and West London Mental Health Trust.

Kelvin has also worked at Capsticks Solicitors and established and developed their HR Advisory service leading work on complex employee relations, workforce modernisation and Speak Up initiatives. He was President of the HR Directors in the NHS Professional Association(HPMA) from 2008-10 and is a Visiting Fellow at University College London where he teaches Strategic HR Management.

Stephen Hall

Director of Performance and Planning

Stephen is Director of Performance and Planning across Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and Kingston Hospital.

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience of working in the NHS. He has a wide breath of experience, having worked in a primary care trust and several acute trusts in senior operational and performance management roles, most recently working for Barts Health NHS Trust as the Director of Cancer Performance and Improvement.

Stephen is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds a Masters of Art (MA) in Management qualification with distinction.

Tara Ferguson Jones

Director of Communications

Bio to follow

Sam Armstrong

Director of Corporate Affairs and Trust Secretary

Sam has worked in senior governance roles in the NHS for the past 12 years. He was previously Trust Secretary of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he worked for the last year on the legal transaction merging the Trust with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Sam commenced his NHS career as Trust Secretary of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and subsequently Company Secretary of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and later Company Secretary of Barking, Having and Redbridge University Hospital Trust. He has also worked in similar roles in an interim capacity at hospital trusts across the country. Sam is a graduate of the Nye Bevan Programme at the NHS Leadership Academy, and has an MBA and qualifications in psychology.

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