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Council of Governors

Governor elections closed Thursday 3 March 2022. Click here to view the Report of Voting. Click here to view the Statement of Nominated Candidates and here to view the Notice of Poll.

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:

Our Council of Governors

Public Governors (15)

  • Adur (1 seat): Dave Collins
  • Arun (2 seats): Sandra Daniells and David McGill (Interim Lead Governor)
  • Brighton & Hove (3 seats): Stella Benson, Zara Grant and Tanya Petherick
  • Chichester (2 seats): Craig Gershater and Alan Sutton
  • Crawley (1 seat): Amber Villar
  • High Weald Lewes and Havens (2 seats): Janet Baah and Matthew Stubbs
  • Horsham (2 seats): Lilian Bold and Susan Morton
  • 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): Harriet Clompus
  • Nurses and Healthcare Assistants (2 seats): Ngaire Cox and Shingai Ngwenya
  • 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): Eli Aide 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 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 15 March 2023
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 16 March 2022
Joint Board of Directors and Council of Governors Meeting

Agenda

Minutes - draft

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Agenda

Minutes

 

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

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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Dave Collins
Adur

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Rebecca Cooper
Worthing

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Sandra Daniells
Arun

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Craig Gershater
Chichester

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Zara Grant
Brighton & Hove

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Anne Jones
Mid Sussex

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David McGill
Arun

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Sue Morton
Horsham

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Tanya Petherick
Brighton & Hove

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Matthew Stubbs
High Weald Lewes Havens

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Alan Sutton
Chichester

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Amber Villar
Crawley

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Staff Governors


Harriet Clompus
Doctors and Dentists

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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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Shingai Ngwenya
Nurses & Healthcare Assistants

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Appointed Governors

Ann Barlow
Volunteers

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Elaine Foster-Page
Volunteers

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Eli Adie
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