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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible to its regulator, NHS Improvement, for all aspects of the Trust's work, including maintaining standards, achieving targets set by the Government (e.g. waiting time targets) and achieving financial balance.  

Next Board of Directors Meeting:

Thursday 28 October 2021

  • Time: 1.00 pm
  • Venue:  Harris Room (Cowdrey Building - Second Floor), Canterbury Cricket Ground - The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ and as a WebEx teleconference (Please note we have been informed by the venue that the meeting room is accessible via stairs only as the lift is temporarily broken).
  • Meeting pack

If you wish to join the Board meeting in person or by teleconference, please contact Sylvia Robson, Board Support Secretary, by telephone:  01233 651923 or e-mail:  Sylvia.Robson2@nhs.net - to be provided with the dial in details.

Use the links below to access the papers from the Board of Directors meetings:

The Board of Directors

Click on the photos below to view each Director's profile >

Niall Dickson, East Kent Hospitals Chair
Niall Dickson CBE, Chair
Image of Susan Acott, Chief Executive
Susan Acott, Chief Executive
Rebecca Martin - Chief Medical Officer
Rebecca Martin, Chief Medical Officer
Sarah Shingler
Sarah Shingler, Chief Nursing Officer
Rebecca Carlton
Rebecca Carlton, Chief Operating Officer


Image of Liz Shutler, Director of Strategic Development and Capital Planning for the Board of Directors
Liz Shutler, Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Strategic Development and Capital Planning
Tina Ivanov, Director of Quality Governance
Tina Ivanov, Director of Quality Governance
Philip Cave board photo small
Philip Cave Director of Finance and Performance
Andrea Ashman
Andrea Ashman, Director of Human Resources
Neil Wigglesworth
Neil Wigglesworth, Director of Infection Prevention and Control


Natalie Yost, Director of Communications and Engagement
Natalie Yost, Director of Communications and Engagement


Jane Ollis, Non Executive Director
Jane Ollis, Vice Chair/Non Executive Director
Nigel Mansley
Nigel Mansley, Non Executive Director
Chris Holland - Non-Executive Director
Professor Chris Holland, Non-Executive Director
Sunny Adeusi, Non Executive Director
Sunny Adeusi, Non Executive Director
Dr Olu Olasode, Non Executive Director
Dr Olu Olasode, Non Executive Director


Luisa Fulci, Non Executive Director
Luisa Fulci, Non Executive Director
Martin Jolly, Non Executive Director
Martin Jolly, Non Executive Director
Sarah Dunnett
Sarah Dunnett, Non-Executive Director
Vacant
Raymond Anakwe, Non-Executive Director
Vacant
Stewart Baird, Non-Executive Director

Other attendees to all Board of Director meetings:

  • Dorothy Otite, Group Company Secretary

Register of Interests

Access the register of interests of our Board

Access the register of interests of decision-making staff