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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 1 May 2014, from 9.00am to 11.30am in the Upper Lecture Theatre, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE.

Please call the Corporate Affairs Department on 01480 364240 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.

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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 Trust Board Chairman
Non-executive Directors
Mrs Karen Caddick  
Mr Dave Hughes  
Mr Mark Millar  
Professor Nicholas Morrell  
Dr Susan Lintott  
Dr Ron Zimmern  
Executive Directors
Mr Stephen Bridge Chief Executive
Miss Elizabeth Horne Director of HR
Ms Jane Payling Director of Finance
Mrs Josie Rudman Acting Director of Nursing
Dr Mark Slade Medical Director
Mrs Claire Tripp Director of Operations


Professor John Wallwork

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

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

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.

Mark Millar

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 NHST.

Professor Nicholas Morrell

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

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.

Stephen Bridge

Mr Stephen Bridge, Chief Executive
Stephen became Unit General Manager of Papworth Hospital in June 1988 and was then appointed Chief Executive in April 1993, when the Hospital gained NHS Trust status.

He joined the National Health Service in Ipswich in 1976 and held a variety of management positions at regional and district level. Stephen moved into hospital management in 1984, as Director of Operational Services/Deputy Unit General in the acute hospital sector in the West Midlands. Stephen is a Director of CUHP.

Elizabeth Horne

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).

Jane Payling

Ms Jane Payling, Director of Finance
Jane was appointed as Director of Finance in March 2006 with responsibility for procurement, contracting and performance. Jane joined the NHS in 1992 as a graduate finance trainee with the former East Anglia Regional Health Authority. Jane has worked in a range of organisations spanning provider, commissioner and health authority levels. Her previous role was Director of Finance at Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trusts.

Jane is an economics graduate and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Josie Rudman

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.

Dr Mark Slade

Dr Mark Slade, Medical Director
Mark Slade is a consultant chest physician specialising in lung malignancy and the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of breathlessness caused by cancer. He studied medicine in London at Guy’s Hospital before completing his training in Oxford, Sydney, Cambridge and Norwich. He worked as a consultant physician at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals from 2000-08 before moving to Papworth to pursue his specialist interests in lung cancer. He was appointed Medical Director in 2013.

Claire Tripp

Mrs Claire Tripp, Director of Operations
Claire was appointed as Director of Operations in October 2008 after previously holding the position of Director of Nursing from November 2005. Claire originally started working at Papworth in January 1989 as a Staff Nurse on the Critical Care Unit.

She 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 Planning.

 

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