Meet your governors 

Our Council of Governors represents the interests of members and partner organisations in the local health economy. The majority of governors are elected by a membership of local people, patients and staff and through this Body members have a say in how the trust operates.

Click here to view the register of governors.

Alexander DeMont
Public governor

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Amanda Gibbon
Public governor

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Frances Lefford

Frances Lefford
Public governor

I have just been elected Public Governor in 2015 and am looking forward to my new role.

I am a Camden resident and have a long association with UCL and UCLH.  Using my experience as a teacher, researcher, and part-time Camden GP I hope to make a useful contribution to future developments at UCLH in patient care, particularly working across professional boundaries which involve patients moving into different care settings. I shall endeavour to ensure that the patient voice from the multiplicity of sources in London is heard and listened to at all levels within the organisation.

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Vacant
Public governor

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Vacant
Public governor

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Sally Bennett
Patient governor

My son was born at UCLH in 2014 and I have always been keen to draw on the experience to help further improve other parent’s experiences. However, it was my inpatient stay in January 2018 that spurred me to stand as a Governor. Although I no longer practice, I am a qualified medical doctor and I also have over 20 years of experience as a senior analyst in the healthcare industry. Being elected as a UCLH Governor is a huge privilege and I will work passionately and constructively with staff and the other governors for the benefit of patients.

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Graham Cooper

Graham Cooper
Patient governor

Having been both a patient and a carer in recent years, I would like to use this experience to try to improve things for others. I believe patient feedback can contribute to the Trust’s goal of delivering top-quality care, and that patients’ complaints should be dealt with efficiently and considerately.

Since 2014, I have volunteered as a patient representative on the UCLH Clinical Integration Programme Board which has given me a good understanding of the complex task of coordinating healthcare and social care and the importance of clear and timely communication between patients, GPs and hospitals.

My other interests include:

  • care of the elderly;
  • mental health; and
  • research & education.

I have lived in Islington for 30 years and am a scientist by training. My career in publishing has given me valuable experience in questioning senior executives and specialists and getting them to explain things in plain English.

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Ann Fahey
Patient governor

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Jonathan Harper
Patient governor

I am 67 years of age and I have lived in London since I was a student and in Islington since 1985. Now retired, I spent my career in marketing and as a business adviser. In 2017 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I am now coming to what I hope will be the end of my treatment. Although this was first class and the clinical staff were wonderful, I could not help but see areas along my pathway that could have been improved. I hope my role as patient governor will help to address these issues.

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Annabel Kanabus
Patient governor

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Andrew Todd-Pokropek
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Vacant
Patient governor

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Katie Wright
Patient governor

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Allesa Baptiste
Staff governor

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Richard Cohen
Staff governor

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Caroline Dux

Caroline Dux
Staff governor

I am a registered nurse, midwife and educator, with experience in many different areas of nursing. I have worked on the Neonatal Unit in the EGA Wing since 1996, as a Neonatal Sister and Nurse Educator. My experience has given me an awareness of many of the challenges and pressures that are important to staff, patients and visitors. I have, together with my husband and children, also been a patient at UCLH. It is a very different experience from being a care provider. I feel seeing both sides of our work further helps me to understand our patients and their families.

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Innica Halsey
Staff governor

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Josie Turgill-Clarke
Staff governor

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position Vacant
Staff governor

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Katie Coleman
Appointed stakeholder governor

Dr Katie Coleman is the Vice Chair (clinical) of Islington CCG and the Clinical Lead for Primary Care and care closer to home across North London. She works as a GP in Islington, having established the practice in 1999 in collaboration with Dr Josephine Sauvage, Chair of Islington CCG. Together they developed the organisation into a thriving inner city training practice. Her lead areas for Islington CCG include Patient and Public Participation, Integrated Care as it interfaces with general practice, actively developing enhanced Primary Health Care Team across all practices in Islington. She is also the Chief Clinical Information Officer and has lead on the development of Islington’s Integrated Digital Care Record. As Clinical lead for primary care and care closer to home in North London, she provides the strategic clinical leadership to support the development of Care and Health Integration Networks (CHINs) and Quality Improvement Support Teams (QISTs) across the five boroughs of North London. In addition she supports the delivery of self-management support and social prescribing that will be central to supporting people take a more active role in their own care.

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Rishi Madlani
Appointed stakeholder governor

Rishi Madlani serves as an elected Councillor in the London Borough of Camden, representing Bloomsbury ward, the home of UCLH. Rishi has had a long affinity to UCLH as a former patient, neighbour and proud uncle of babies born in the maternity ward! Rishi holds an economics degree from the London School of Economics where he serves on the Court of Governors. He is also a council member at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Outside the office, Rishi is a trustee of Opening Doors London, the older people's LGBT charity looking to help older people across London.

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Diarmid Ogilvy
Appointed stakeholder governor

Diarmid has over 20 years’ investment experience in both the public and private equity markets. He is a Founding Director of an FCA regulated Investment Advisory boutique and also leads a number of investments into young and fast-growing companies across a variety of sectors. Following a severe road accident, Diarmid was keen to give something back. He became a Trustee and subsequently Treasurer of The National Brain Appeal, a UCLH charity that supports the work of The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

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Jenny Shand
Appointed stakeholder governor

UCL Partners

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Irving Taylor
Appointed stakeholder governor

UCL

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Warren Turner
Appointed stakeholder governor

London South Bank University

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Position Vacant
Appointed stakeholder governor

Vacant

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Vacant
Appointed stakeholder governor

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

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Claire Williams

Claire Williams
Appointed stakeholder governor

Friends of UCLH

I have been an active member of the Friends of UCLH since 2005. For 10 years, I was a Friends of UCLH trustee, helping the charity provide equipment and resources that are not available from the NHS for patients and staff at UCL Hospitals.  After secondary school in Camden, I studied geography at university then qualified as a solicitor.  I worked in a City firm until my son was born (at the former UCH Obstetric Hospital).  I have also been a lay member of an advisory panel on the appointment of magistrates in Shropshire and a trustee of the Friends of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital.

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