I was elected as a Patient Governor in July 2017 and re-elected in July 2021 and July 2023. I was elected as Lead Governor with effect from 1 October 2021. I am a member of the Strategy group and observe the Performance and Audit committees. As well as being a patient governor, I am also a member of several patient and public involvement panels, including the CUH PPI Panel, the Cancer Patient Partnership Group, the MyChart Stakeholder Group and I co-chair the Patient Advisory Group for the new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital. I am keen to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and have a positive experience while in hospital, while ensuring the hospital runs efficiently and effectively.
My career spanned 25 years in the pharma and biotech sector, mostly supporting drug discovery with IT and informatics. From 2010-2016 I worked for Monitor (now NHS Improvement), leading the internal knowledge and information management department. I hold a BA and D.Phil in Chemistry. These experiences together with the excellent care I received as a cancer patient at Addenbrooke’s motivated me to get more closely involved with healthcare delivery at my local hospital.
I am married with two grown-up children. My daughter is a GP in Newcastle and my son is a science teacher with a PhD in molecular biology. My son has type 1 diabetes and has also benefited from the excellent care provided by staff at Addenbrooke’s hospital. In my spare time, I enjoy mountaineering, rock climbing, running and playing racquet sports.