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Council of Governors

Members of the Council of Governors

As an NHS Foundation Trust we have a Council of Governors as required by legislation. The Council of Governors provides support and advice to the Trust to ensure we deliver services that best meet the needs of patients and the communities we serve.

It comprises 18 public and seven staff members all elected from the membership, together with four representatives nominated from local organisations.

The Council of Governors has the following committees:

  • Forward planning, which reviews forward planning and the new Papworth Hospital project
  • Appointments [Non-executive Director (NEDs) Nomination and Remuneration], which reviews the appointment and remuneration of NEDs
  • Patient/public involvement (PPI), which considers patient and public involvement issues
  • Governance Assurance Committee.

Meet the Council of Governors

Elected Governors, representing and elected by the membership constituencies

Cambridgeshire

Stephen Brown
Biog to follow:
Glenn Edge
Having retired from the RAF in 2006, Glenn completed 5 years with Cambridgeshire County Council, as Head of Passenger Transport before joining his father and becoming a full time arable farmer and businessman. Glenn is a Papworth patient and is involved with the hospital as a patient representative on the Anglia Lung Network Cancer Group. He has also assisted in a recent Peer Review and is currently engaged on a research project team as a patient representative at Papworth Hospital, his wife being a regular and long-term inpatient.
Gillian Francis
After bringing up my family I started nursing in my early 40’s, retiring as the ‘Modern Matron’ in Neuroscience at Addenbrookes’ in 2004. The next year I became a Public Governor for Addenbrooke’s. I took a particular interest in the patient’s experience which I hope to continue as a Governor for Papworth.
Dr Richard Hodder
Richard’s medical career included hospitals, the RAF, research and general practice. After retiring he has maintained an active interest in health issues as well as voluntary work at Addenbrooke’s. In late 2012 he underwent a successful pulmonary endarterectomy at Papworth. As a Governor his main interest is in the quality of care and patient safety/dignity.
Graham Jagger - Lead Governor
Graham is a Cambridge University graduate and professional HR manager and consultant with wide public and private sector experience, the last 20 years of which have been in various roles in the NHS. He joined Papworth in 1994 as Director of Corporate Development and retired in 2009 on being appointed to the NHS Pay Review Body. Currently he is a GMC Associate and member of ACCEA and other remuneration committees; previously he was Chair and Lead Trustee of the Cambridge and District Community Mediation Service from 2006 to 2011.

Suffolk

Barry Crabtree-Taylor
Barry has been with his firm of Solicitors in Newmarket since 1976. He commenced his working life as a trainee Legal Executive, qualified as a Legal Executive, then qualified as a Solicitor. He is and has been for some years an Equity Partner of the firm and its current Chairman.
Julia Dunnicliffe
Julia is a retired NHS oncology and research nurse and has since then been working as a private secretary.
Trevor McLeese
Trevor retired as an equity partner due to ill health from an accountancy practice in 2014. He suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and Asthma and is a patient of Papworth Hospital. Trevor has been fitted with a defibrillator and has also experienced treatment in the Sleep Study Centre. Trevor uses an electric wheelchair and understands the issues and needs of the less abled.

Norfolk

John Fiddy MBE
John has been closely associated with Papworth Hospital since his first bypass operation in 1984. He then joined the Norfolk Zipper Club and has been actively involved ever since. In 2008 John was awarded an MBE for services to fundraising for cardiac  patients. John was Chairman of the Norfolk Zipper Club from 1995 until 2010.
Tony Moodey
Biog to follow:
Peter Munday
Peter is a retired director of his own building firm and lives in Cringleford. In 2009 Peter underwent a triple bypass operation at Papworth Hospital after which he joined the Norfolk Zipper Club to be able to give something back in recognition of the care he received. He now serves as an active committee member of the Norfolk Zipper Club raising funds for Papworth Hospital.
Bob Spinks
Bob is a businessman who runs his own 4x4 car dealership having worked in the motoring industry for his entire career. He has witnessed first-hand the services provided at Papworth Hospital after he underwent a potentially life-saving quadruple heart bypass 15 years ago. This spurred him on to join the Norfolk Zipper Club to give something back to the staff that cared for him. He has recently become the club’s chairman and decided he wanted to further support Papworth Hospital by becoming a governor.

Rest of England and Wales

Janet Atkins
Janet has been a member of the Patient Experience Panel since 2003 and was joint Chair in 2006. She is actively involved in various committees within the Hospital concerning patient issues. Janet is a Papworth Hospital patient.
Rob Graham
Rob recently retired from financial services where he undertook many roles including Non-Executive Directorships on the board of ailing companies. Rob’s wife received a heart/lung transplant at Papworth in 2013 which has transformed their lives and this has encouraged Rob to support Papworth Hospital.  Since 2015 Rob has been the Co-Chair of the NHSBT Cardiothoracic Transplant Patients Group and he is also a committee member of the Papworth Transplant Patients Representative Group.
Keith Jackson
Keith has a professional background as Faculty Director (Technology) at Cambridge Regional College. He has been Cambridge Community Health Council Chairman and held representative appointments on both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and East Anglian Ambulance Boards. His long association with Papworth Hospital is as Chairman of the British Cardiac Patients Association. Keith is also actively involved in various committees within the Hospital.
Simon Marner
Simon Qualified as a Doctor in 1979 at King's College Hospital in London. After spells working at King's Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals specialising in ENT Surgery, he transferred into General Practice. He became a partner at a surgery in 1992 and retired 22 years later as the senior partner in 2014. He continues to work as a locum GP for a few sessions a week. He became a patient at Papworth Hospital in 2015 and was appointed to the Council of Governors in 2017.
Harvey Perkins
Harvey is a retired business consultant and professional engineer and brings to the Council of Governors a wide range of general management, commercial, and financial skills. Harvey is a returning Governor having previously served as a Governor from 2004 to 2014, during which time he held a number of positions including Chair of the Forward Planning Committee, Chair of the Appointments Committee and Lead Governor.

Staff Governors

Penny Martin, Allied Health Professionals
Biog to follow:
Helen Munday RGN, MSc. Nursing
Helen qualified as a Registered Nurse from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1984 and gained post-registration experience in both Accident & Emergency and general surgical nursing before specialising in cardiothoracics. Initially this was at Harefield Hospital before moving to Papworth Hospital, where she has worked for the last twenty five years. Helen has held senior nursing posts in the Intensive Care Unit and the Research & Development Department. In September 2015 Helen was promoted to Trust Matron. Prior to this Helen worked as the Lead Nurse for Practice Development in which she works closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Nursing to the deliver the quality strategy across nursing and allied health professionals within Papworth Hospital.
Katrina Oates, Scientific & Technical
Katrina has worked in Respiratory Physiology at Papworth since 2002. Her role is primarily in education and research but she also has a clinical workload and leads the exercise physiology service. Fifty percent of her time is seconded to Anglia Ruskin University, where she teaches and develops degrees in clinical physiology.
Cheryl Riotto, Nurses
Cheryl is the Matron for Transplant and Ambulatory services. She has worked at Papworth Hospital since 1994 having started working within the Critical Care Unit before progressing to Sister and Transplant Coordinator within the Transplant Unit. Cheryl has been a Matron since 2013 and is responsible for managing the nursing teams within the Transplant Unit, Cardiac Day Ward, Cardiac Outpatients and Cardiac Rehab.
Helen Rodriquez, Administrative, Clerical & Managers
Helen has worked at Papworth Hospital since 1992 in a variety of roles as a consultant secretary, then admin manager for the surgical team and Information Governance Manager covering the data protection requirements for the hospital. Helen’s current role is Patient Access Manager for the Booking Team helping to monitor and improve waiting times and delivering timely in-patient admissions and out-patient appointments for the various specialties within cardiology, cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.
Alessandro Ruggiero, Doctors
Biog to follow:
Tony Williams, Ancillary, Estates & Others
Tony is a Porter at Papworth Hospital and says we are undergoing a change that will be both exciting and challenging for many members of staff . He feels it is of the utmost importance to keep staff informed of all the latest developments and to listen to what they are saying.

Appointed Governors

Dr Caroline Edmonds
University of Cambridge
Ann-Marie Ingle
Chief Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals.
Cllr Peter Topping
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Cllr Nick Wright
South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC covers Papworth Everard).

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