I have been a Patient Governor since 2015 and was Lead Governor from June 2016 to September 2021.
Passionate about good health, during my six years as governor I’ve participated across a wide range of Trust activities and initiatives to help deliver and maintain excellent patient care. I am a governor observer at the Board’s Quality Committee and sit on several Trust committees, including the Patient Safety Group. I chair the Governors Nomination and Remuneration Committee and am a member of the Governor Strategy Group. Before Covid restrictions, I regularly participated in patient focus groups and ward inspections.
During my final 3-year term as governor, I look forward to working with the Board to provide feedback and support to ensure that services meet the needs of our patients, our members, and our regional healthcare system. With the recovery from Covid, the establishment of the Cambridge and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS), and the Cambridge Children’s and Cancer Research hospital developments, this will be a busy and exciting period.
I hold BSc and PhD qualifications in pharmacology and during my career have worked across all stages of pharmaceutical development, including discovery research, clinical trials, product and portfolio management, business development, consumer health and regulatory affairs.
In addition to my governor responsibilities, I participate as a patient representative on the steering committees of two breast cancer clinical trials. I am also a lay chair of the Trust’s Advisory Appointments Committee.
I split my time between Hertfordshire and Edinburgh. My interests include participating and spectating across a range of sports, reading, and creative writing.