Rob Hurd-1220824web.jpgChief Executive

Voting member

In post since:

August 2008

Trust Roles:

Chair: Executive Committee, Redevelopment Programme Board, Private Patient Development Sub-Committee, Fundraising Sub-Committee, Improvement Programme Board and Royal Free Partnership Programme Board

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Quality Committee, Finance Committee, Joint Academic Committee and Information Management and Technology Committee

Attendance at the following Trust Board Committee: Audit Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committee: Clinical Quality and Governance Sub-Committee

Experience:

1992: Joined NHS on the NHS Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme and worked at Southampton University Hospitals.

Rob has 26 years NHS Senior Management experience, including 13 years at Board level and ten years as Chief Executive of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

Rob played a leadership role in the successful UCLH Foundation Trust application in 2004. He also played a leadership role in the implementation of the full business case for the £422m UCLH FT New Hospital PFI (opened in April 2005) and was the lead for numerous associated business cases.

September 2005 until August 2008: Director of Finance at the RNOH.

As Chief Executive, Rob has led the turnaround of the RNOH from a "double weak" rated Trust (2008) to nine outstanding ratings from the CQC (2014). The internal culture and external engagement of the organisation has also been transformed.

In partnership with Professor Briggs, he established the "Getting it Right First Time" (GIRFT) Programme and is Joint Senior Responsible Officer for this National Programme, linked to the Vanguard Programme and the National Orthopaedic Alliance Vanguard. The GIRFT also has academic validation as a formal NIHR CLAHRC evaluation project and publication in BMC Health Services Research (and highly commended HSJ Award). He is also the provider Chief Executive sponsor of the North London Partners in Health and Care Adult Elective Orthopaedics Services review and the NHS Management Member of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee – a national audit programme commissioned by NHS England.

Chair: Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance, a collaboration of major specialist orthopaedic centres, which has a membership of 12 specialist orthopaedic units from across the UK. He is developing the RNOH’s contribution to the International Society of Orthopaedic Centres.

Qualifications include: BSc (Social Science) Economics, CPFA Qualified (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).

Joe Carlebach-9200web.jpgVice Chair

Voting member

In post since:

January 2014

Trust Roles:

Chair: Workforce and Organisational Development Committee and Information Management and Technology Committee

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

Attendance at the following Trust Board Sub-Committee: Fundraising Sub-Committee

Other Roles: Fundraising Lead RNOH, RNOH Charity Link, Workforce and Organisational Development Lead, Trustee of Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Trust

Experience:

A graduate of Newcastle University currently serving on the University Court. Past Chairman of the University's Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Development Committee.

Previous Executive and general management experience:

Nortel Networks - responsible for Nortel’s business in half of Western Europe, Panduit Corporation - Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wideyes AB - Chief Executive Officer. Served as non-executive director on a number of boards and as Chairman of the leading Savile Row tailor Henry Huntsman and Sons, Chairman of Myacom; a telecoms manufacturing business. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Previous roles include:

Member of the Adult Social Care and Health a Scrutiny Committee. A member of the Corporate Parenting Board. Trustee of Arthritis Research UK, and the Hammersmith and Fulham Citizens Advice and Vice Chair of the Wormwood Scrubs Common Charitable Trust. Councillor of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham up to May 2018.

Medical Director

Voting member

In post since:

October 2019

Trust Roles:

Co-Chair: Clinical and Quality Governance Sub-Committee and Information Quality & Governance Steering Sub-Committee

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Finance Committee, Quality Committee, Joint Academic Committee, Information Management and Technology Committee and Executive Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Redevelopment Programme Board and Private Patient Development Sub-Committee

Experience:

Lila joined the RNOH as Medical Director in October 2019, having been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Free Hospital London since 2001. She continues to work as a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH part time.

She has taken on a number of leadership roles during this time including Divisional Director of Surgery and Associated Services, Royal Free Hospitals London (2017-19), Chair of the Clinical Pathways Group in Surgery (2017-19), Lead Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2015-17) sitting on the editorial board for the Bulletin of the College as well as the Professional Standards and Revalidation Committees, NHS England Appraiser (2016-), Head of the Central London School of Anaesthetics (2013-17), Chair of the Training Programme Management Committee, UCLP (2013-17) and Executive Board Member of the London Academy of Anaesthesia, Health Education England (2010-17).

Paul Fish-9295web.jpgDirector of Nursing and Governance

Voting member

In post since:

February 2015

Trust Roles:

Co-Chair: Clinical and Quality Governance Sub-Committee

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Quality Committee, Information Management and Technology Committee, Workforce and Organisational Development Committee and Executive Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Improvement Programme Board and Redevelopment Programme Board

Other Roles:

Director of Quality, Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC), Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs, Accountable Emergency Officer / Director for Emergency Planning, Executive Lead for Safeguarding, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Human Tissue Authority Executive Lead

Experience:

Paul has worked in a variety of nursing roles in both the North of England and London. His clinical background is in critical care and emergency nursing in addition to working as a Nurse Consultant with a focus on improving practice.

Paul's senior leadership roles have included being an Associate Director of Nursing at a large integrated foundation trust, where he took a particular lead on clinical standards and practice development issues before moving to London to be Deputy Chief Nurse at University College London Hospitals. Paul has experience of providing operational leadership in large specialist hospitals and has an interest in/expertise in nursing workforce issues, research, education, leadership and practice improvement.

Paul is a Virginia Mason Certified Leader and has first and higher degree's in nursing practice. He is a visiting professor in nursing leadership at London Southbank University.

Lucy Davies_web.jpgChief Operating Officer / Director of Improvement and Strategy

Voting member

In post since:

May 2015

Trust Roles:

Executive Director for Operational Performance

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Quality Committee, Workforce & Organisational Development Committee and Executive Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Improvement Programme Board, Workforce & Organisational Development Committee, Cancer Strategy Sub-Committee, and Clinical Quality and Governance Sub-Committee

Other Roles: Trust lead for Decontamination

Experience:

Lucy joined the NHS as a General Management Trainee, and then worked at Morriston Hospital NHS Trust in Swansea before moving to Milton Keynes General NHS Trust as a Services Manager.

In 1997 Lucy joined the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust, firstly as a Directorate Manager of the Surgery Division, and as General Manager of the Division.

Six years later, she became Head of Performance, and subsequently Head of Modernisation, delivering the 18 week target two months early.

In 2010, she took on the Divisional General Manager role of the Heart and Critical Care division, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer and managing a budget of £92 million.

She was also the senior operational manager for the Harefield site, one of the two specialist hospitals within the Trust.

Lucy holds a first class BA honours degree in French and an MBA with distinction.

Hannah Witty-9243web.jpgDirector of Finance

Voting member

In post since:

September 2016

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Finance Committee and Executive Committee

Attendance at the following Trust Board Committee: Audit committee Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Redevelopment Programme Board, Improvement Programme Board and Private Patient Development Sub-Committee

Experience:

February 2016 until August 2016; Acting Director of Finance and Estates at the Home Office.

Hannah’s previous roles were Head of Financial Planning (Home Office), Head of Corporate Services (Committee on Climate Change), and Head of Governance and Assurance (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service). She also has worked in the private sector, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the National Audit Office.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, FCA (Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales).

David Isenberg-9158web.jpgNon-executive Director

Voting member

In post since:

June 2011

Trust Roles:

Chair: Joint Academic Committee

Member: Trust Board, Remuneration Committee, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, and Quality Committee

Other Roles: Academic Link Lead

Experience:

Since 1991: Academic Director of Rheumatology at UCL. He has co-authored approximately 700 scientific manuscripts and 17 books.

Since 1996: Arthritis Research UK Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London Medical School.

Since 2008: Chair of the Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease clinical trials sub-committee for Arthritis Research UK.

2004 to 2006: President of the British Society for Rheumatology.

2006 to 2011: Chair of the British Society for Rheumatology's Biologics Register Committee.

1998 to 2004: Chair of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Group .

Chair: British Isles Lupus Group.

Member: Centre of North London Clinical Trials Network Board.

Robin Whitby-8747web.jpgNon-Executive Director

Voting member

In post since:

September 2013

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, and Remuneration Committee

Attendance at the following Trust Board Sub-Committee: Redevelopment Programme Board

Other Roles: Redevelopment Lead

Experience:

Robin is a Chartered Builder previously employed as a Bid Director and SPC Director with one of the UK’s largest construction and engineering contractors. He is currently providing consultancy services to both public and private sector clients and maintains an active interest in the development of healthcare facilities.

Robin’s experience, in excess of 30 years in property development and construction, spans most elements of public and private sector property development with particular emphasis on preconstruction project development and project procurement. During the last 10 years, Robin’s experience includes leadership on many successful awards winning major hospital developments/redevelopments for the private sector on behalf of the NHS, as well as being a Director of Special Purpose Company Boards providing ongoing services to the NHS.

Gabrielle Silver-8760web.jpgAssociate Non-Executive Director

Non-voting member

In post since:

November 2015

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, and Workforce and Organisational Development Committee

Attendance at the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Improvement Programme Board

Experience:

Dr Gabrielle Silver joined CHS Healthcare as the chief executive in January 2019. CHS Healthcare is the leading provider of hospital discharge services and Continuing Healthcare in the UK.

A qualified doctor who practiced as an anaesthetist, Dr Silver brings extensive experience of leading healthcare businesses on a national and global level.

Dr Silver qualified and practised as a doctor in London before moving her focus to the life sciences sector, taking new therapies through development to market in the fields of neuroscience, psychiatry and pain management. She has held strategic leadership positions in global companies including Eisai, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GE Healthcare and Brunswick, where she co-led the global healthcare practice.

Dr Silver’s recent positions have been operationally focused, as Speciality Operations Director for McKesson UK, combined with the role of General Manager for LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare. She also serves as the Senior Independent Director at Opiant Pharmaceuticals, a NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company, focused on developing drugs for addiction disorders.

Mark Bramwell_web.jpgAssociate Non-Executive Director

Non-voting member

In post since:

July 2018

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee and IMT Committee.

Experience:

Currently in the position(s) of CIO and Director of Professional Services for Said Business School - University of Oxford.

Previous Chairman of the Corporate IT Forum and Non-Executive Director positions for Circle Care and Support and CPM/Stipenda.

Experienced and skilled in IT Strategy, Technology Transformation, Digital Strategy, Change Management and Team Building.

Proven track record and experienced in successfully creating, delivering and managing complex change programmes in IT.

Experienced in the pro-active strategic, commercial and supplier performance management of external solution vendors and experienced and influential in building professional business and customer relationships at all levels.

Katherine Murphy_web.jpgAssociate Non-Executive Director

Non-voting member

In post since:

September 2017

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee and Quality Committee.

Experience:

30 years' experience in highly influential roles, across complex and demanding healthcare and NHS environments. A passionate campaigner and advocate, promoting care provision improvements and enhancement of patient health outcomes, within the UK.

Former CEO of The Patients Association 2007 to 2017.

Director of The Patients Association 2000 to 2007.

Former nurse by profession.

An innovative strategist, leading successful projects and change initiatives, aimed at driving significant improvements in service delivery.

Active Member of Norman Lamb's Panel of Independent Specialists 2016/17; studying funding models to support the future of health and social care.

Part of Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director, NHS England Review Team; reviewed high mortality rates and failing hospitals within the NHS, 2013 to 2014.

Instrumental and extensive involvement in reforming the NHS Complaints Systems; highlighting failures of the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman.

Promoted and championed the first media contact of the PA; conducted a vast number of interviews with TV, radio and broadsheets, concerning various health and social care stories.

Set up the new APPG for Patient Safety; launched with Andrea Jenkyns MP as Chair, focusing on ensuring that patient safety remains at the heart of the Governments agenda, bringing together interested Parliamentarians, members of the public and healthcare experts to address all issues affecting patients in the care sector.

Positively represented on the Prime Minister's Nursing Care Quality Forum; the Chief Nursing Officers for England Vision for Nursing.

John Skinner-2427web.jpgDirector of Research and Innovation Centre

Non-voting member

In post since:

January 2017

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Joint Academic Committee, Strategy & Sustainability Committee and Executive Committee

Other Roles: Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCL and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Specialist interest: revision hip surgery

Experience:

Professor John Skinner has now been a Consultant at Stanmore since 1999, initially as Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the UCL Institute of Musculoskeletal Science, with an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon contract at the RNOH since 2003.

He has collaborated and published with more than 200 co-authors worldwide and mentored and supervised several MD theses and supervised research projects for trainees, medical students and other researchers.

John has also contributed to work at the RNOH by taking various leadership roles, such as chairing the Infection Control Committee for 11 years and the Medical Staff Committee for five years.

Nationally, he chairs the Joint BOA –MHRA Expert Advisory Group on Metal Bearing Hips and has been President of the British Hip Society.

He is on the council of the British Orthopaedic Association and the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Saroj Patel-3320web.jpgChief Digital and Innovation Officer

Non-voting member

In post since:

March 2005

Trust Roles:

Member: Trust Board, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, Information Management and Technology Committee, and Executive Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Improvement Programme Board

Experience:

2003: Joined the NHS. More than 20 years IT industry experience in both private and public sectors including development of ICT strategies, programme management, process transformation and solutions delivery.

Since 2005: Director of IM&T.

2009: Appointed the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO).

October 2011: Appointed a Trustee of Aspire (Spinal Injury Charity) based at Stanmore, Middlesex.

2011: Role extended to include Workforce and Corporate Affairs and as a subsequence became a voting member of the Trust Board.

Qualifications include: BSc Statistics and MSc Computer Science (University of London), MBA, Diploma in Marketing, PhD (Cranfield School of Management) and MSP Practitioner.

Mark Masters-9316web.jpgDirector of Estates and Facilities

Non-voting member

In post since:

November 2003

Trust Roles:

Chair: Estate & Facilities Sub-Committee and Medical Gas Sub-Committee

Member: Trust Board, Quality Committee, Strategy & Sustainability Committee, and Executive Committee

Member of the following Trust Board Sub-Committees: Redevelopment Programme Board and Decontamination Sub-Committee

Experience:

25 years management experience in estates and facilities having worked both for the NHS and the Private Sector.

MSc in Planning Buildings for Healthcare.

B.Eng (Honours) Degree in Building Services Engineering.

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.

Chartered Engineer.

Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management.

Daryl Lutchmaya-8856web.jpgTrust Secretary / Head of Corporate Affairs

Non-voting member

In post since:

November 2015

Trust Roles:

Attendance at the following: Trust Board, Quality Committee, Strategy & Sustainability Committee, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Executive Committee

Co-Chair: Information Quality & Governance Steering Sub-Committee

Senior Information Risk Owner

Experience:

Daryl’s career experience has been gained from working in a wide variety of sectors including having worked for Government Executive Agencies, International Organisations, private sector businesses and a Professional Membership Body.

Daryl graduated from the Royal Holloway College, University of London with a degree in Economics and Public Administration, and also studied at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where he gained his MBA focusing on the management and governance of International Organisations.

Daryl is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and member of the Institute of Risk Management (MIRM).