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.membership@nhs.net.

Public Governors (15)

  • Adur (1 seat): Martin Osment
  • Arun (2 seats): David McGill and Ian Blackmore
  • Brighton & Hove (3 seats): Stella Benson, Christine Hearn and Stan Pearce
  • Chichester (2 seats): Carolyn Costello and Richard Norrie
  • Crawley (1 seat): Ratnam Nadarajah
  • High Weald Lewes and Havens (2 seats): Martin Ensom and Tim Sayers
  • Horsham (2 seats): Lilian Bold and Anne Walder
  • Mid Sussex (1 seat): Jane Richardson
  • Worthing (1 seat): Tanya Procter

Staff Governors (5)

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

Appointed Governors (8)

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

  • Children and Young People (2 seats): Jacob Bayliss and Grainne Saunders
  • Volunteers (2 seats): Elaine Foster-Page and Colin Lyall

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

  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (1 seat): Dr Rachel Harrington
  • Higher Education (1 seat): Professor Tara Dean 
  • Local Authorities - Brighton and Hove City Council (1 seat): Rob Persey
  • Local Authorities - West Sussex County Council (1 seat): Joy Dennis

Future meetings

Wednesday 11 September 2019
4pm - 5pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting (held in private)
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Annual Members Meeting - everyone welcome to attend
Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN

Tuesday 10 December 2019
4.30pm – 7pm
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

Tuesday 17 March 2020
4.30pm – 7pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital BN2 3EW

 

Previous meetings

 

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Agenda

Draft Minutes

 

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Agenda

Minutes

Monday 17 September 2018

Agenda

Minutes

Public Governors

Stella Benson
Brighton & Hove

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Ian Blackmore
Arun

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Lilian Bold
Horsham

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Carolyn Costello
Chichester

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Martin Ensom
High Weald Lewes & Havens

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Christine Hearn
Brighton & Hove

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Richard Norrie
Chichester

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Stan Pearce
Brighton & Hove

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Tanya Procter
Worthing

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Jane Richardson
Mid Sussex

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Tim Sayers
High Weald, Lewes & Havens

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Anne Walder
Horsham

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Staff Governors

Ngaire Cox
Nurses & HCAs


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Emma Swarbrick
Nurses & HCAs


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Griselda Wireko-Brobby
Doctors and Dentists

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Appointed Governors

Jacob Bayliss
Children & Young People

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Elaine Foster-Page
Volunteers

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Colin Lyall
Volunteers

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Grainne Saunders
Children & Young People

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