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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible to its regulator, NHS England, 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 9 February 2023 at 9.00 am to 11.30 am

Meeting pack

If you would like to attend, in person or online or you wish to submit a question please contact Sylvia Robson via Sylvia.Robson2@nhs.net or telephone:  01233 651923.

Guidance on Board meetings held in public

The guidance document provides information about attending one of our Trust Board meetings which are held in public.

A meeting in public is where members of the public can attend to observe a formal meeting of a Board.  As such, observers can see the Board in action and the decisions it makes but are not allowed to join the discussion, or take part in the meeting in other ways.  (This is clearly different from a public meeting, which is usually on open forum where the public can express their views and discuss issues, usually on a specific topic).

However, where the Board is meeting in public, members of the public are able to ask questions at the end of the formal business.  If you would like to ask a question, it would be helpful if you could do so in advance.  This allows us to group similar questions together, answer as fully as possible, and make the best use of time.

Good practice and etiquette for attending Board of Director meetings virtually

Please mute your microphone.  We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting mute themselves to avoid background noise interfering with the meeting.

Please disable your video.  We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting disable their video to limit distraction.

There is the opportunity at the end of the meeting for members of the public to ask questions.  We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting wait until the Chairman welcomes questions from the public.  You can enable your video and either raise your hand or electronic hand to make the Chairman aware you wish to ask a question, and unmute yourself when invited to ask a question.

Members of the Board will enable their video and will unmute themselves when invited to ask a question.

Thank you for agreeing to this etiquette and for your interest and attendance at our public Board meeting.

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 Tracey Fletcher, Chief Executive
Tracey Fletcher, Chief Executive
Rebecca Martin - Chief Medical Officer
Rebecca Martin, Chief Medical Officer
Sarah Shingler
Sarah Shingler, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Matt Powls
Matt Powls, Interim Chief Operating Officer


Natalie Yost, Executive Director of Communications and Engagement
Natalie Yost, Executive Director of Communications and Engagement
Tina Ivanov, Executive Director of Quality Governance
Tina Ivanov, Executive Director of Quality Governance
Phillip Cave board image
Philip Cave, Chief Finance Officer
Andrea Ashman
Andrea Ashman, Chief People Officer
Neil Wigglesworth
Dr Neil Wigglesworth, Executive Director of Infection Prevention and Control


Jane Ollis, Non Executive Director
Jane Ollis, Vice Chair/Non Executive Director
Nigel Mansley
Nigel Mansley, Non-Executive Director
Chris Holland - Associate Non-Executive Director
Professor Chris Holland, Associate Non-Executive Director
Dr Olu Olasode, Non Executive Director
Dr Olu Olasode, Non-Executive Director
Dr Andrew Catto, non-executive Director
Dr Andrew Catto, Non-Executive Director


Luisa Fulci, Non Executive Director
Luisa Fulci, Non Executive Director
Stewart Baird, Non-Executive Director
Stewart Baird, Non-Executive Director
Raymond Anakwe, Non-Executive Director
Raymond Anakwe, Non-Executive Director
Simon Corben, Non-Executive Director
Simon Corben, Non-Executive Director