Trust Board members

In April 2022, we formed a formal partnership with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH). We have indicated below which members have voting rights on the Kingston Hospital Board, and also on the HRCH Board, where applicable.

Our Board of Directors

Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs

Chair in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

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.

Damien Régent

Non-Executive Director at Kingston Hospital (voting member on Kingston Hospital Board)

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. 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 at Kingston Hospital (voting member on Kingston Hospital Board)

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 in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

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.

Ginny Colwell

Non-Executive Director in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

Ginny is an experienced healthcare professional with experience in the public, private and charity sectors.

Having begun her career as a staff nurse, she has worked at director level since 1997 – first as an executive director of nursing at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and since 2007 as a non-executive director, previously at Surrey Central Health and the Queen Victoria East Grinstead.

Following her Masters of Individual and Organisational Development in 2002, Ginny also trained and works as an independent coach. Ginny was also previously deputy director of nursing at Great Ormond Street, where she spent most of her clinical career

Prof. Durka Dougall

Non-Executive Director in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

Durka Dougall (nee Sankararajah) was appointed in April 2023 as a non-executive director (in common with HRCH) with a focus on primary health care.

She is a medical consultant and public health specialist who has been working in the NHS for 25 years. She is the Chief Executive of the Centre for Population Health and an honorary professor in public health and population health supporting two universities.

Durka is passionate about transforming the approach of the health and care system in England so that it is more joined-up, equitable, effective in prevention as well as treatment, and focussed on enabling people to be healthy for as long as possible.

For the past 10 years, Durka has been involved in a variety of roles addressing population health and tackling health inequalities across the UK and beyond. This includes work across primary care networks, acute and community trust boards, integrated care systems, place-based partnerships, national organisations and international systems.

Richard Guest

Non-Executive Director in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

Richard Guest was appointed in April 2023 as a Non-Executive Director (in common with HRCH) and will Chair the Finance Committee in Common.

He is an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO), management consultant and Trustee with more than 20 years of experience working at Board level including being the Chief Financial Officer of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, being a Partner and leading the NHS practice at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and being a Director at Monitor. Richard is also a Trustee of Pathway, a charity which works with the NHS to improve healthcare for homeless and other socially excluded people.

Richard is a qualified accountant and has a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

Phil Hall

Non-Executive Director at HRCH (voting member on HRCH Board)

Phil Hall is the owner of a management consultancy company responsible for providing constructive challenge, insightful advice and coaching support to senior managers in a range of organisations across the public and private sectors. Phil has significant board-level and senior management experience within complex public sector organisations.

Previous roles include executive director of finance and resources for a local authority. Phil has also served as member of the Independent Audit Committee for the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Dr Masood Ahmed

Associate non-executive director in Common (non-voting member on both Trust Boards)

Dr Masood Ahmed was appointed in February 2023 as Associate NED (in common with HRCH) with a focus on the Trusts’ digital agenda.

He is a respected and accomplished NHS leader with a strong focus on innovation, digital transformation, and leadership development.

With over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, he currently serves as the Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System, where he leads the digital clinical strategy.

Masood is deeply passionate about advancing the use of technology and innovation in healthcare and has a keen interest in systems leadership, EDI, digital health, and AI. Associate NEDs are non-voting members of the Board.

Zaheer Ahmad MBE

Associate non-executive director in Common (non-voting member on both Trust Boards)

Zaheer Ahmad MBE was appointed in February 2023 as Associate NED (in common with HRCH) with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Zaheer is Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at multinational consumer healthcare company, Haleon. Prior to this, he held positions as Head of Strategic Delivery of Diversity and Inclusion at EY, where he chaired the business's Race Working Group, and Head of the Diversity Staff Support Association at the Home Office.

He is a highly decorated former police officer, serving in various departments including Uniform Policing, Force Intelligence Bureau, and CID. He is a former member of five National Police boards including the Ministerial Progression Board and National Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Board.

Jo Farrar

Chief Executive in Common (voting member on both Trust Boards)

Jo has been the Chief Executive at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2019, and was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive at HRCH in 2021. Before that Jo was Director of Finance at Kingston Hospital since 2015.

Jo who was listed in the Health Service Journal Top 50 NHS Trust Chief Executives last year, is also the NHS executive lead for the boroughs of Kingston and Richmond, within the SWL Integrated Care Partnership.

A qualified accountant, Jo has held a number of board level roles in the NHS including at the Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS London’s Provider Agency and he was also Head of Compliance at Monitor, having spent the first 12 years of his career at KPMG.

Thom Lafferty

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy (voting member on Kingston Hospital Board, non-voting member on HRCH Board)

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 - acute (non-voting member on Kingston Hospital Board)

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Anne Stratton

Chief Operating Officer - community (voting member on HRCH Trust Board)

Anne was appointed Director of Clinical Services in October 2016. She was formerly associate director for adult services at the trust.

Anne has over 29 years of experience in adult and children’s services. She has worked within the acute sector, commissioning sector and community sectors in Birmingham, Kent, Sheffield and London.

Anne started her career as an administrative assistant and has held several senior general management and service improvement roles.

Nic Kane

Chief Nurse (voting member on both Trust Boards)

Nic is Chief Nurse across HRCH and Kingston Hospital, and is also the Lead Nurse for cancer care in South West London.

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. She is also the Baby Friendly Guardian (as part of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative) at Kingston Hospital and is the Board Maternity Safety Champion.

Bill Oldfield

Chief Medical Officer (voting member on both Trust Boards)

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 (voting member on both Trust Boards)

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.

Kelvin Cheatle

Chief People Officer (voting member on Kingston Hospital Board, non-voting member on HRCH Board)

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.

Tara Ferguson Jones

Director of Communications (non-voting member on both Trust Boards)

Tara is Director of Communications and Engagement at HRCH and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Tara is also part of the South West London Integrated Care Board (ICB) comms and engagement team, where she is the lead for the Kingston and Richmond ‘places.’

Tara has over 20 years of experience in a variety of communication leadership roles in local government and NHS organisations including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and West London NHS Trust. Recently, Tara has added leading on the communications and marketing for the South West London Recruitment Hub to her portfolio.

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