The Board of Directors
The next meeting of the Board of Directors of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be held in public on Thursday 27 April 2017 at 11.15am in the Upper Lecture Theatre, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE.
Please call Communications on 01480 364239 if you plan to attend.
Agendas, past meeting minutes, papers and dates for future meetings can be viewed here.
We have leadership and governance structures in place, all of which strengthen our capacity to improve services for our patients.
The Trust is led by a Board of Directors which is made up of executive and non-executive members.
Each non-executive director is a member of the local community and is appointed to bring their personal qualities and experience to the board.
The Trust Board became the Board of Directors on 1 July 2004, when the Trust formally became an NHS Foundation Trust. The role of the Board of Directors is to manage the Trust by:
- Setting the overall strategic direction of the Trust, within the context of NHS priorities.
- Regularly monitoring the Trust’s performance against objectives.
- Providing effective financial stewardship through value for money, financial control and financial planning.
- Ensuring that the Trust provides high quality, effective and patient focused services through clinical governance.
- Ensuring high standards of corporate governance and personal conduct.
- Promoting effective dialogue between the Trust and the communities we serve.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up of our Chairman, Professor John Wallwork, six other Non-executive Directors and six Executive Directors, including the Chief Executive.
The purpose of the board is to ensure high standards of clinical and corporate governance, monitor performance and ensure effective financial stewardship.
Professor John Wallwork, Chairman
Professor Wallwork was appointed as Chairman in February 2014. He has returned to Papworth Hospital as Chairman after spending thirty years at the forefront of transplant surgery and research at the Trust.
Professor Wallwork is Emeritus Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He was a consultant based at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge until his retirement in July 2011.
Before being appointed as a Consultant in 1981, he was Chief Resident at Stanford University Hospital in California for nearly 2 years, where he first became involved in heart and heart-lung transplantation and played a major role in the development of heart-lung transplantation at Papworth Hospital. He performed Europe’s first successful heart-lung transplant in 1984 and in 1986 he performed the world’s first heart-lung and liver transplant with Professor Sir Roy Calne.
During this period he and his colleague, Professor Tim Higenbottam, were first to introduce the use of long-term Prostacycline for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
In the mid 1980s he established, with Dr David White, a research bio-tech company (Imutran) to develop transgenic animals for the use of xenotransplantation in an attempt to alleviate the persistent donor organ shortage.
In 1996 he gave evidence on xenotransplantation both to the Kennedy Committee and to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Public Health and Safety.
He succeeded Sir Terence English as Director of the Transplant Service from 1989 to 2006, chaired the UK Transplant Cardiothoracic Advisory Group from 1994 to 2006 and was Medical Director of Papworth Hospital from 1997 to 2002. He was also Director of Research and Development at Papworth Hospital until his retirement.
On 1 October 2002 the University of Cambridge awarded him an honorary Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
In January 2012 Professor Wallwork was recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's New Years Honours list and was awarded a CBE for services to health.
Mrs Karen Caddick, Non Executive Director
Karen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2013 for a term of three years. Karen graduated from Glasgow University in 1991 with an MA (Hons) in History and has gone on to build a career in Human Resources Management holding a variety of Board level positions.
Karen spent 10 years in Financial Services working for Royal & SunAlliance and Barclays Bank where Karen gained her Chartered Insurer (ACII) qualification and her Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and performed a variety of HR roles.
Karen then went on to hold HR Director roles at Channel Five, The Financial Times and more recently at Punch Taverns & Spirit Group PLC and Morrisons PLC where she held Group HR Director positions. She has recently joined Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc as Group Human Resources Director. Karen therefore brings significant Board level experience from a variety of sectors and a deep specialism in transformational change.
Dave Hughes, Non-executive Director
Dave has had a wide ranging executive career at BT in both CEO, CTO and most recently CIO service improvement roles. Highlights include founding BT’s Wi-Fi and Mobility businesses post the demerger of O2, building a £500m IP Network Services business during the dot com boom, and engineering delivery of the BT Fusion.
Along the way he launched BT Retail broadband and voice services over the new Fibre to the premises technology, ran the consumer devices portfolio, and led the first 4G Wireless spectrum acquisition programme. He began his career with a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been awarded 4 patents and became a Fellow of the IET.
Over the last 3 years Dave has also been BT’s Regional Director for the East of England and very recently become a non-Executive Director for the Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust.
Dr Susan Lintott, Non-executive Director
Susan was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Foundation Trust Board in December 2012 for a term of three years. She is currently Senior Bursar of Downing College in the University of Cambridge, a position she has held for the last fifteen years after retiring from a career as an investment banker, first at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and then at the Chase Investment Bank in London. She is on the Board of Cambridge in America, where she holds the position of Treasurer. She is a member of the University of Cambridge Tribunal, the Nominations Committee of the Council of the University of Cambridge, and the Energy and Carbon Reduction Implementation Board. She has also chaired the University’s Board of Scrutiny, served as a member of its Audit Committee, and was Chairman of the Cambridge Colleges’ Bursars’ Committee.
Susan has extensive experience in a non-executive capacity, having served several terms on the Board of the Christ’s Hospital Foundation and chaired its Securities Investment Committee; she also has experience in estate development, fundraising, and corporate finance. She holds a PhD, and was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, the University of Kent at Canterbury, and the New York University Stern School of Business Administration.
Mr Mark Millar FCCA, Non-executive Director
Having joined the NHS from school as a trainee accountant, Mark has amassed eighteen years experience as an NHS finance director and Chief Executive. He is a past chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) He chaired ACCA’s Healthcare Network Panel over a number of years and was elected to ACCA Council in 2010.
He has developed and delivered Financial and Corporate Governance training and has always been committed to staff training and development.
Mark has studied a number of health financing systems across the world and has worked closely with the Department of Health on the development of Payment by Results. Mark’s current passion is about aligning service, quality and financial incentives and NHS whole system working in the interest of patients
Previously a PCT Chief Executive and Finance Director of Hospital Trusts and Health Authorities, Mark was latterly Chief Executive at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.
He has been assisting Milton Keynes Hospital NHS FT.
Professor Nicholas Morrell, Non-executive Director
Nick was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Foundation Trust Board in January 2014 for a term of three years. Nick qualified in Medicine (MB BS) from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College) in 1987. He undertook his research MD at Charing Cross and then spent 2 years in Denver, Colorado, as a British heart Foundation Fellow before returning as a Lecturer to complete training in General and Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College in 1998 and was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
He moved to Cambridge in 2000 as University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke's and Papworth Hospitals, and was appointed Professor of Cardiopulmonary Medicine in 2007. In 2009 he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Professorship and was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011. He has chaired the programme committees of the British and American Thoracic Societies. He is a member of the MRC Clinical Fellowships Committee. He is Director of the BHF Cambridge Centre for Cardiovascular Research Excellence and leads the Cardiovascular Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. He is the Research Director of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Unit at Papworth Hospital. His research focuses on understanding genetic causes of cardiovascular disease, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, and developing new treatments for these conditions.
In October 2013 he was appointed Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at St Catharine’s College.
Dr Ron Zimmern, Non-executive Director
Ron was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Foundation Trust Board in December 2012 for a term of three years. He is currently Chairman of the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health, the successor to the Public Health Genetics Unit, and has a wide knowledge of local health issues having been associated in some way with the local health economy for over 35 years.
Ron graduated in 1971 following medical training at Trinity College, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital, London. He specialised initially in neurology and was appointed Lecturer at the Clinical School in Cambridge in 1976. He went on to obtain a law degree at Cambridge in 1983, after which he started training in public health medicine.
He was director of Public Health for Cambridge and Huntingdon Health Authority from 1991 to 1998, and Director of the Institute for Public Health of the University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2008. Prior to that he held a number of medical management positions at Addenbrooke's Hospital and as Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Health Authority. He was for many years an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and has also been an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Mr Stephen Posey, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen joined the Trust as its Chief Executive in November 2016. Previously Stephen was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust where he led the delivery of Hertfordshire’s acute consolidation programme, which completed in 2014. A £150 million investment programme to reconfigure the Trust’s acute services across east and north Hertfordshire to improve clinical outcomes and enable the development of specialist services.
This role builds on more than 20 years experience in the health service, spanning commissioning, provider and strategic roles.
Mr Roy Clarke, Director of Finance
was appointed Director of Finance in November 2015 with responsibility
for procurement and contracting. He joins the Trust from Norfolk
Community Health and Care NHS Trust where he was the Director of Finance
responsible for leading on all aspects of Finance, IM&T, Estates
& Facilities, Procurement and Commercial Services. Previous to this
role, Roy has held senior roles in general acute and specialist NHS
hospital services. Roy is a Chartered Management Accountant and has
particular experience in developing and implementing organisational
strategy, financial recovery and large scale estate development. He is
motivated by developing healthcare organisations to deliver the best
possible care to patients.
Dr Roger Hall, Medical Director
is a consultant cardiothoracic anaesthetist and Intensivist. He studied
medicine at Otago University in New Zealand and completed his
specialist training in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. From 1991 to
2002 he was a consultant at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand
practicing both paediatric and adult cardiac anaesthesia and intensive
care before moving to Papworth Hospital. In May 2015 he was appointed
Miss Elizabeth Horne, Director of Human Resources
Elizabeth was appointed as Director of Human Resources in June 2003 with responsibility for all aspects of human resources from recruitment and retention, to training and development, payroll and occupational health. She has worked in a broad spectrum of the service including teaching hospitals and special health authorities.
Elizabeth has been actively involved in specific national projects including the specification and evaluation for the new electronic staff record system currently being rolled out across the NHS to improve workforce information, and promoting equality and diversity as a Learning Site for the Department of Health working towards the Single Equality Scheme. Elizabeth has an MA in Law and Employment Relations and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
Ms Josie Rudman, Director of Nursing
Josie was appointed Director of Nursing in March 2014. She first came to Papworth in 2008 as Deputy Director of Nursing involved in introducing the Productive Ward, E-rostering and Alert Service, and then as Acting Director of Nursing from 1 July 2013.
Josie worked previously at Peterborough District Hospital as Lead Practice Development Nurse, is a Registered Nurse tutor, has a BSc in Oncology Nursing and MSc in Nursing Practice.
Josie is the professional lead for nursing and is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control. She is also the executive lead for patient safety and the patient experience, safeguarding vulnerable people including dementia services, patient support services, clinical governance and risk management.
Mrs Claire Tripp, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in November 2016 after
previously acting as Interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Claire was
the Director of Operations before taking on this role. Claire originally
started working at Papworth in January 1989 as a Staff Nurse on the
Critical Care Unit.
became Thoracic Services Manager in 2000 and in 2003 she was promoted
to become the General Manager of Thoracic Services. As Director of
Operations, Claire is responsible for the day to day management of the
Hospital. Claire provides executive lead for IM&T, estate
management, medical equipment and the Trust's Service Improvement