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Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Trust on a day-to-day basis and planning for the organisation's future.

The Board is made up of:

  • Executive Directors, who are usually full-time staff and have a permanent contract
  • Non Executive Directors (NEDs), who are usually part-time and have a fixed term of office

There are four committees which report to the Board:

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Investment Committee
  • Integrated Governance Committee
  • Nomination and Renumeration Committee

Board meetings

The Trust's quarterly Board Meetings are open to the public. You are very welcome to attend and ask questions.

For more information about asking a question at the Board of Directors Meetings please email

For details of all dates please click here 

Board papers

For copies of all board papers and other reports and plans please click here

Board members 

Chief Executive






Tom Cahill


Chris Lawrence







Jinjer Kandola

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Workforce and Organisational Development



Keith Loveman

Director of Finance


Asif Zia

Director of Quality and Medical Leadership


Karen Taylor

Director of Strategy and Integration

Dr Jane Padmore

Director of Quality and

  Jess Lievesley

Director of Service Delivery and Customer Experience

  Ronke Akerele *

Director of Innovation and Transformation


In attendance

Jonathan Elwood *

Company Secretary

  Sue Darker *

Assistant Director for Mental Health and Learning Disability, Hertfordshire County Council


* Non-voting



Non Executive Directors


Simon Barter


Sarah Betteley


Robbie Burns


 Tanya Barron


Catherine Dugmore


Michelle Maynard


Loyola Weeks








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