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Council of Governors

The Council of Governors plays an important role in the successful running of the Trust.

They are responsible for ensuring that our services and overall direction relate to the needs of the local communities that we serve.

Our 28 governors:

  • Hold the non-executive directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the board of directors
  • Represent the interests of the membership of the Trust and the interests of the public
  • Comply with the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance.

If you are interested in becoming a member or a governor, get in touch via
SC-TR.SCTMembership@nhs.net.

View our short animation below outlining the changes we made to the composition of the Council of Governors to ensure it is more representative of the communities we serve:

Council of Governors Election

Our Council of Governors

Public Governors (15)

  • Adur (1 seat): Martin Osment
  • Arun (2 seats): Sandra Daniells and David McGill
  • Brighton & Hove (3 seats): Stella Benson, Christine Hearn and Stan Pearce
  • Chichester (2 seats): Carolyn Costello and Richard Norrie
  • Crawley (1 seat): Amber Villar
  • High Weald Lewes and Havens (2 seats): Martin Ensom (Lead Governor) and Janet Baah
  • Horsham (2 seats): Lilian Bold and Anne Walder
  • Mid Sussex (1 seat): Anne Jones
  • Worthing (1 seat): Rebecca Cooper

Staff Governors (5)

  • Allied Health Professionals (including Therapists) (1 seat): Jessica Poulton
  • Doctors and Dentists (1 seat): Griselda Wireko-Brobby
  • Nurses and Healthcare Assistants (2 seats): Ngaire Cox and Emma Swarbrick
  • Support Staff (1seat): Anita Sturdey

Appointed Governors (8)

Where the Trust appoints Governors to represent a specific group of the community it serves:

  • Children and Young People (2 seats): Polly Labanya and Grainne Saunders (Deputy Lead Governor)
  • Volunteers (2 seats): Elaine Foster-Page and Ann Barlow

Includes appointed representatives from the organisations with which the Trust has close relationships with:

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (1 seat): Pennie Ford
  • Higher Education (1 seat): Julie Fryatt
  • Local Authorities - Brighton and Hove City Council (1 seat): Rob Persey
  • Local Authorities - West Sussex County Council (1 seat): Andrew Baldwin

Council of Governors Meeting Dates and Papers

Future meetings

Wednesday 8 December 2021
2pm – 3:30pm

Via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 16 March 2022
2pm - 3:30pm - Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting
Via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 22 June 2022
2pm – 3:30pm
Via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 21 September 2022
2pm - 3pm - Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting
Venue TBC

3:30pm to 5:15pm - Annual Members' Meeting
Venue TBC

Wednesday 7 December 2022
2pm – 3:30pm
Via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday 16 March 2022
2pm - 3:30pm - Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting
Via Microsoft Teams

 

If you are interested in attending a future meeting via Microsoft Teams please contact our Deputy Trust Secretary by calling 01273 696011 ext. 1520 or email
SC-TR.SCTMembership@nhs.net.

See: Register of Governors' Interests

Previous meetings

 

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting
Agenda
Minutes - draft

Annual Members' Meeting
Agenda
Minutes - draft
View the recording here 

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Agenda

Minutes 

Thursday 29 April 2021
Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting

Agenda

Minutes

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Agenda

Minutes

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Agenda

Minutes 

Wednesday 9 September 2020
2pm-3pm - Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting
Agenda
Minutes

3:30pm-5pm - Annual Members' Meeting
Agenda
Minutes 
View the recording here.

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Agenda

Minutes

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Please note: in line with national guidelines relating to COVID-19, this meeting was cancelled.

Agenda

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Annual Members' Meeting

Agenda

Draft Minutes

 

Read some of our Governor profiles

Public Governors

Janet Baah
High Weald Lewes & Havens

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Stella Benson
Brighton & Hove

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Lilian Bold
Horsham

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Carolyn Costello
Chichester

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Rebecca Cooper
Worthing

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Sandra Daniells
Arun

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Martin Ensom
High Weald Lewes & Havens and Lead Governor

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Christine Hearn
Brighton & Hove

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Anne Jones
Mid Sussex

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David McGill
Arun

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Richard Norrie
Chichester

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Stan Pearce
Brighton & Hove

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Amber Villar
Crawley

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Anne Walder
Horsham

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Staff Governors

Ngaire Cox
Nurses & Healthcare Assistants


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Jessica Poulton
Allied Health Professionals

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Anita Sturdey
Support Staff


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Emma Swarbrick
Nurses & Healthcare Assistants


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Griselda Wireko-Brobby
Doctors and Dentists

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Appointed Governors

Ann Barlow
Volunteers

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Elaine Foster-Page
Volunteers

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Polly Labanya
Children & Young People

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Grainne Saunders
Children & Young People and Deputy Lead Governor

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Get in touch with your local governor

The Council of Governors have a responsibility to represent the views of our members and to hold the Board of Directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Click here if you would like to:

  • contact your local governor;
  • submit a question, query or to provide feedback.

Alternatively you can email them at: SC-TR.SCTMembership@nhs.net