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 (Lead Governor) and Vacancy
  • 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 (Deputy Lead Governor) and Janet Baah
  • Horsham (2 seats): Lilian Bold and Anne Walder
  • Mid Sussex (1 seat): Vacancy
  • Worthing (1 seat): Tanya Procter

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): Jacob Bayliss and Grainne Saunders
  • 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): 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 24 June 2020
2pm–3:30pm
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this meeting will be held in private via Skype

Wednesday 9 September 2020
4:30pm–7pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Members' Meeting
Venue TBC

Tuesday 2 December 2020
4:30pm–7pm
J1 Boardroom, Brighton General Hospital. BN2 3EW

Wednesday 17 March 2021
4:30pm–7pm - Joint Council of Governors and Board of Directors Meeting
Venue TBC

 

Previous meetings

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

Draft Minutes

  

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Annual Members' Meeting

Agenda

Draft Minutes

 

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Agenda

Minutes

 

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Agenda

Minutes

Monday 17 September 2018

Agenda

Minutes

 

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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Martin Ensom
High Weald Lewes & Havens and Deputy Lead Governor

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Christine Hearn
Brighton & Hove

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David McGill
Arun and Lead Governor

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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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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

Jacob Bayliss
Children & Young People

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Elaine Foster-Page
Volunteers

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Ann Barlow
Volunteers

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Grainne Saunders
Children & Young People

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