The board of directors is responsible for setting the Trust’s strategic direction. This includes overseeing the quality of the care and services we provide, our performance and corporate governance and promoting links with our local communities.

It consists of non-executive and executive directors and is chaired by Tom Hayhoe. Board meetings are held monthly and in public. Board papers (Part I) are published on the website.

Board committees include:

  • Finance and performance committee
  • Workforce and Organisational Development committee
  • Audit committee
  • Quality committee.

Non-executive directors

Tom Hayhoe, ChairmanTom has been Chairman of West London NHS Trust since 2015 having previously served as Chairman of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and as a member of the NHS Improvement and Care Quality Commission Chairs’ Advisory Board.

Tom has served the NHS in non-executive roles in west London since 1985 as:

  • Director and vice chairman of Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority
  • Chairman of the Local Improvement Finance Trust company, a public private partnership developing community and primary healthcare buildings for the NHS
  • Chairman of the West London Pathology Consortium, a collaboration between the local acute hospitals
  • Chairman of the North West London regional Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards.

Tom’s appointment as chairman of the Trust is part-time. His other current roles include chairing Fitness to Practice panels for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and being advisor for two health technology companies.

Tom received an MBA from Stanford University where he studied as a Harkness Fellow and in his private sector career worked as a management consultant with McKinsey, the Brackenbury Group and The Chambers, and in retailing with WH Smith and Gamestation.

Tom has a hearing impairment and is a strong advocate for people for disabilities. 

Elizabeth Rantzen, Vice ChairElizabeth joined the board of West London NHS Trust in 2013, after eight years on the boards of Hammersmith and Fulham, and then North West London, Primary Care Trusts.

Her experience spans public, private and non-profit sectors.  She was Chief Executive of a set of barristers’ chambers for a number of years, having previously been Director of Business Development at a City law firm. She also spent 12 years as a panel member at London Central Employment Tribunal.

Her current portfolio includes roles as:

  • Independent member of the Parole Board
  • Non-Executive Director of a housing association
  • Panel Chair of fitness-to-practice committees at the General Dental Council
  • Treasurer of the Prison Reform Trust
  • A number of other charity trustee positions.

Elizabeth chairs the Trust’s:

  • Finance and Performance Committee
  • Charitable Funds Committee. 

Professor Paul Aylin, Non-executive DirectorPaul was appointed to the Board in October 2014.

He's professor of epidemiology and public health and co-director of the Dr Foster unit at Imperial College London.

Paul’s academic interests are in the use of information, with a focus on primary care. He has led important work – recognised both nationally and internationally – examining routine data to identify variations in quality and safety in healthcare organisations.

He is also the director of postgraduate teaching at the School of Public Health.

Paul chairs the Trust's Remuneration Committee. 

Professor Sally Glen, Non-executive DirectorSally was appointed to the Board in July 2014.

Sally is an academic with extensive experience of strategic leadership as a Deputy Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean in a range of universities.

She has published widely in the field of healthcare professional education and continues to supervise mid-career nurses and allied health professionals undertaking health related PhDs.

Sally has a number of active roles and interests, including as a:

  • Registered adult and children’s nurse
  • Registrant panel member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise panels
  • Trustee of a charity supporting service users with mental health and learning disability challenges
  • Samaritan Leader and Listener
  • Member of North West London’s Clinical Academic Excellence Awards sub-committee
  • Member of a local authority children’s safeguarding board
  • Vice Chair of Governors of an inner London community primary school.

Sally chairs the Trust’s:

  • Workforce and Organisational Development Committee
  • Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberties Committee.

 She’s also the Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. 

Hassaan Majid, Non-executive DirectorHassaan was appointed to the Board in June 2016.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry in the UK, Europe and North America. He is currently the chief financial officer for EDF Renewables, UK and former finance director for EDF’s UK coal and gas power stations business.

Hassaan chairs the Audit Committee. 

Janice Barber, Non-executive DirectorJanice was appointed to the Board in April 2018.

She's a practising solicitor specialising in NHS law, with a particular emphasis on regulation, information law and governance, employment law and NHS governance.

She also has experience in clinical negligence, professional discipline, NHS reorganisations and mergers, judicial reviews and public inquiries.

Janice is also a Trustee of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, which undertakes in-depth reviews of clinical practice, publishing detailed reports designed to improve patient care.

Professor Nick Barber, Non-executive DirectorNick was appointed to the Board in April 2018.

He's a pharmacist with an international reputation in patient safety, patient-centred care and technology implementation, with related experience in organisational change and national health strategy.

He is a former Vice-President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, and is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy at University College London School of Pharmacy.

His work led to the creation of a national new medicines service that the NHS funds through community pharmacists.

Nick chairs the Trust’s Quality Committee.

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He’s a chartered financial analyst and currently EMEA lead at Credit Suisse, with experience across a broad range of industries including financial services, retail and investment banking and the education sector.  

 

Executive directors

Carolyn Regan, Chief ExecutiveCarolyn is a highly experienced Chief Executive across both healthcare and the justice system. She joined the Trust as Chief Executive in December 2015. 

Carolyn’s career highlights includes:

  • Establishing West London Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Chief Executive of the Legal Services Commission
  • Chief Executive of North East London Strategic Health Authority
  • National lead for health for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid.

In the evolving North West London integrated care system, she’s the lead for mental health, learning disabilities and autism and for health inequalities.

Carolyn was named in the Financial Times OUTstanding top 20 LGBT public sector leaders in 2017 and as an outstanding leader by the NHS London women’s leadership network in 2018.

Paul Stefanoski, Director of Finance and BusinessPaul joined the Trust as Director of Finance and Business in January 2015.

He previously worked at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where he was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Resources. 

Paul has executive responsibility for the Trust’s finance and information management and technology services. 

He has over 20 years’ experience working in mental health services. He has significant experience in finance systems integration, business intelligence and transformation. 

Stephanie Bridger, Director of Nursing and Patient ExperienceStephanie joined the Trust as Director of Nursing and Patient Experience in 2017.

She has a broad range of mental health nursing experience from her roles at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust where she was Divisional Director of Operations and, before that, Divisional Director of Nursing.

Stephanie also held senior roles at North East London NHS Foundation Trust and in the North London Forensic Service at Chase Farm Hospital, part of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.

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Sarah Rushton, Director of Local ServicesSarah was appointed as Director of Local services in August 2014. Her career in mental health services spans more than 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings from community through to forensic services.

Sarah trained and practiced as an occupational therapist and retains her registration. She has more recently worked both in operational management roles and as a commissioner of mental health services across health and social care.

She has expertise in service development and partnership work, with a focus on the patient experience.

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Leeanne joined the Trust as Director of High Secure Services in February 2010. In April 2014, she took over the additional responsibility for forensic services. 

Leeanne has over 25 years’ experience working in adult mental health and forensic mental health services. She was previously Borough Director of Tower Hamlets Adult Mental Health Services, working at East London NHS Foundation Trust managing medium secure services and adult mental health services. 

She also spent six years at Rampton Hospital as manager of mental health services, personality disorder services, and dangerous and severe personality disorder services.

Leeanne is a registered general and mental health nurse.

Nina Singh, Director of Workforce and Organisational DevelopmentNina joined the Trust as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in August 2020.

Her previous roles have included:

  • Director of Workforce, Royal Marsden
  • Director of Workforce and Development, West Middlesex University Hospital.

She has worked in primary care, mental health and in acute care services. 

She completed her masters in Human Resources Leadership at Manchester Business School. 

Henrietta Joy, Director of Communications and StrategyHenrietta has extensive experience of working in communications, predominantly in the health sector, with a strong focus on strategy development. Before joining the Trust in 2018, she was Director of Communications and Engagement at the British Medical Association.

She has worked across the NHS, including as Director of Communications and Public Affairs at NHS Blood and Transplant, and as Director of Communications at North East London Strategic Health Authority.