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Non-Executive Directors

Aileen McLeish
 

Aileen McLeish
Chairman

Aileen McLeish has been Chairman of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals since October 2008 having been a Non-executive of the Trust since November 2005. She obtained a degree in Mechanical Sciences from Girton College, Cambridge ... read more
 
Professor Mike Baxter
 

Professor Mike Baxter
Non-Executive Director

Professor Mike Baxter was appointed as a NED in July 2016. Currently in practice as a private physician, diabetologist and endocrinologist at the Runnymede Hospital, Chertsey, Mike possesses a long and successful track record at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals as a previous Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive ... read more
 
Professor Chris Ketley
 

Chris Ketley
Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2016, Chris has amassed significant senior management experience in a variety of sectors including banking, private healthcare, energy and media, with a particular focus on digital marketing and transformation ... read more
 
Professor Hilary McCallion
 

Professor Hilary McCallion CBE
Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2016, Hilary currently works as an Independent Healthcare Consultant providing leadership development, service and incident reviews, and transformation to support organisations and individuals to achieve their optimum potential; she was previously Executive Director of Nursing and Education at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust ... read more
 
Keith Malcouronne
 

Keith Malcouronne
Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2016, Keith has a background in consultancy with KPMG, specialising in audit and corporate finance internationally. Since then he has developed experience as a Public Sector / NGO Non-Executive Director, particularly with World Vision UK as Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee ... read more
 
Neil Hayward
 

Neil Hayward
Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2016, Neil Hayward has held Board and Executive level appointments for over 20 years, in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and globally ... read more
 
Terry Price
 

Terry Price
Non-Executive Director

Terry joined the Board in September 2008. Terry Price has wide ranging Executive and NED experience in both the public and voluntary sectors, holding a number of roles with Thameswey Group Ltd and Woking Borough Homes Ltd, East Thames Housing Group, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education Ltd, and Community Building Services Ltd (a subsidiary of Affinity Sutton Housing) ... read more
 
Meyrick Vevers
 

Meyrick Vevers
Non-Executive Director

Appointed in July 2016, Meyrick has a significant CFO and Commercial Director background across multiple industries including Telecoms, Professional Services, FMCG & Film/TV. Within these industries Meyrick has experience of all aspects of commercial, financial, operational & business transformation within Large international listed companies and smaller PE backed organisations ... read more

 

Executive Directors

Suzanne Rankin
 

Suzanne Rankin
Chief Executive

Suzanne joined the Trust in December 2010. Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire ... read more
 
Valerie Bartlett
 

Valerie Bartlett
Deputy Chief Executive
Director of Strategy and Transformation

Valerie is Deputy Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust. In her current role Valerie’s portfolio includes strategy and transformation ... read more
 
Dr David Fluck
 

Dr David Fluck
Medical Director

David obtained his MBBS, MRCP (UK) and FRCP (UK) from the University of London. He trained at a number of hospitals in London and the South East, including St Bartholomew's Hospital, Guys Hospital London, and the Hammersmith Medical School. He held Registrar positions at Whipps Cross Hospital and the London Chest Hospital and was a Research Fellow at St Mary's Hospital ... read more
 
Simon Marshall
 

Simon Marshall
Director of Finance and Information

Simon Marshall has a degree in Economics and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants. Following 10 years working with PricewaterhouseCoopers on finance assignments across the central government, local government, health, education and charitable sectors he joined the NHS in 2002 ... read more
 
Louise McKenzie
 

Louise McKenzie
Director of Workforce Transformation

Louise McKenzie joined the Trust in April 2013. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and holds a degree in Public Administration and Economics ... read more
 
Heather Caudle
 

Heather Caudle
Chief Nurse

Heather Caudle first joined Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Fondation Trust as Associate Director of Quality in October 2011 then went on to become the Deputy Chief Nurse—Associate Director of Quality in October 2013 and was appointed as the Chief Nurse in September 2014 ... read more
 
James A Thomas
 

James A Thomas
Director of Operations for Planned Care and Diagnostics

James joined the Trust in 2015 as Associate Director of Operations for Theatres, Anaesthetics, Surgery and Critical Care, and went on to become Director of Operations the following year.
 
Tom Smerdon
 

Tom Smerdon
Director of Operations for Urgent and Emergency Care

Tom Smerdon has managed clinical operations in the NHS at a senior level since 2005, overseeing theatres, anaesthetics and day surgery and later medicine at UCLH. He moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2009 as manager for Surgery prior to joining Ashford and St Peter’s in 2013 as Associate Director of Operations for Medicine and Emergency Services.